Archive for the ‘Photo Editing’ Category

Editing Photos in the Cloud [7 Online Photo Editors]

19 May

If you can’t afford any fancy photo editing software, or your computer grinds to a halt when you use GIMP or other photo editors, then try these online photo editors that allow you to upload or import photos from your desktop or online storage sites.

These are very handy when you want to edit and you’re away from your normal computer. (more…)

Templates – Laying Out for Printing [8R, 6R, 4R, R-D-R-R]

26 Mar

OK – the last one in the title was a joke – R-D-R-R (get it, ha-de-ha-ha).

I sometimes get frustrated with the way that others crop my photos, so I’ve developed some templates, and I’ve included a grid in them so that I can try and fiddle with placement and the rule of thirds.

Below is a table of common photographic sizes and the pixel sizes required to print each size. It is important to be aware that your camera doesn’t usually take photos in these sizes, and sometimes the action at the sides or top and bottom of an image can be cropped.

I’ve recently been printing in 8R format, so I have some templates:

10 Photoshop Alternatives [Free, Web-Based & Open Source]

14 Mar

GIMP and other reviewsI enjoy Photoshop, but it is pricey, and I am learning that GIMP is a very powerful alternative (not to mention it makes me think of the Pulp Fiction movie = “bring out the gimp” LOL).

Six Revisions has brought out a very cool list of Photoshop alternatives for those of us of the much-interest-little-budget variety.

Personally, I have used Paint.Net, and GIMP. Paint.Net has been handy on low-spec machines, if I just want to resize or crop. GIMP is MUCH more powerful, and even has features that I wish they would incorporate into Photoshop (which I use at work).

If you do not wish to install software (and sometimes at someone else’s PC, or if you are at the office, and have limited admin rights, etc), you can try  LifeClever’s 10 Free Web-Based Alternatives to Photoshop. Personally, I only have used Piknik, because it integrates easily with Flickr.

If you know of any that are not included in these lists, please let me know, and perhaps we can get an extensive list going here.

A Visual Feast

My very own interestingness…