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Saturday, February 18, 2012
Trying out new photo editing programs. . .
I have boxes & boxes of old family photos that still need to be scanned & enhanced.
In the past few days I have been experimenting with a couple of editing programs
that I have downloaded on my computer.
Someone suggested "Pixlr-o-matic".
I used it on both of the floral photos & had fun messing around with them.
It isn't something that I would use for enhancements,
but I love what can be done with it.
Makes my not so perfect photography a little more interesting.
At some point, I had already download "Photoscape"
and it seems to be more what I am looking for to replace "Picnik".
There are tools to crop, enhance, brighten, darken, intensify color,
several filters, and also frames.
I haven't conquered all of the features
Below is a family newspaper clipping that I grabbed from a Facebook post
(thank you very much, Kathy!).
I was able to crop, lighten & enhance the photo
and now can use it in my genealogy notebook.
What did we ever do before the Internet?
I also purchased a scanner that will scan negatives, old slides,
and up to 4x6 photographs.
My previous one bit the dust.
If you are interested, I found one one sale at Kohls.
Good luck to all who enjoy playing around with their old pictures.
It just takes a little practice...and quite a bit of patience,
plus a whole lot of time!
Downloads I use:
And a quick question...
I am having trouble posting comments on some blogs.
Some posts go through fine.
Others show that I have posted,
but if I go back the comment is not there.
Also, I'm not sure that comments are showing up
that are made on my blog.
Through my blog editing, I have seen that I have missed
a few comments.
I have installed Google Chrome but the problem is not resolved.
And I no longer can got to my blog without signing in to