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Editing Photographs
Fri 22-Oct-10
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bobbyW
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Here's a neat little free program for having fun with your photo's

http://www.photoscape.org/ps/main/index.php

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Fri 22-Oct-10
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Looks good, have you used it yet and, if so, how was it?

I'll try that again!

Fri 22-Oct-10
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I have it TA, it does as good a job as my top of the range editor and a bit more to boot. I like it as it is so fast and the help files are all on video making it easy to follow.

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Fri 22-Oct-10
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In that case I shall investigate it further.  Have you used Picassa?  I don't understand it at all!

I'll try that again!

Fri 22-Oct-10
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I have used Picasa but I'm not over fond of it, although the ability to upload straight to a google photo album from within the editor is a nice touch. The main issue I have is unless you set it exactly, it searches out all images on the computer.

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Fri 22-Oct-10
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Thanks for that Bob, I should just spent some time in looking into it properly.

I'll try that again!

Fri 22-Oct-10
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I recently moved from windows to mac (where I work has been gradually moving over to mac) so I've been using Gimp - it works pretty much in the same way as on windows so it was easy to get up and running on the new machine.

I'll let you all into a little secret though - I've recently been dabbling with a programme called Fiji. It has a 'local contrast adjustment' which is great at adding a bit of 'sparkle' to a slightly flat looking photo. Fiji itself it a bit fiddly to use because it is designed for technical/scientific use but you can do all the usual cropping and adjusting but to be honest I usually only load it when I need to run the contrast filter.

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Sun 24-Oct-10
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I am a fan of Gimp also, Mike.

I mainly use it for simply preparing images for the web site, rescaling to a smaller footprint and saving mostly as GIF format.

Thanks for the tip about Fiji. I shall look it up.

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Mon 25-Oct-10
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I found GIMP a pain to use but it has the look and feel of a windows based system and I have used Macs from the beginning and struggle with most things windows based. roll_eyes

Fri 29-Oct-10
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Personally I find the mac way of having the one menu bar right at the top of the screen to be a bit awkward, especially when using a 2nd monitor plugged into my computer. The windows/linux way of having menus attached to the windows feels more natural to me. There are some aspects of the mac which are much better than windows, and to be honest I don't want to go back to windows now, but I could do with something which had the best bits from both wink

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Fri 29-Oct-10
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I guess it's what your used to as well. I am so used to the toolbar at the top I get confused when using excel and the likes. cheers

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