Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Coloring Page


This one I had fun with. I took a picture of our Christmas tree last night, then made it into a coloring page, then made it Sepia, and finally gave it a spotlight effect.
The photo editing software that came with the camera is very limited, although it has been fun to mess around with it so far.
I have started looking at reviews of photo editing software and so far it sounds like Adobe Photshop Elements is the way to go for the amateur, Adobe Photoshop CS2 for the professionals (VERY BIG price difference between the two.)
I mihght try this one out in the meantime, it's Freeware. It's called Irfanview. And there is another one called GIMP. And then there is Picasa, which I have used before and it doesn't have any more features than the software from Kodak. I think I may try the GIMP, as it seems like the only one that can do other things I can't do already.

2 comments:

Tim & Kendra said...

Happy New Year you guys!!
Hope it was good and it felt like winter there....we had to drive 8 hours north to upstate NY to find any decent snow.

For a great photo editing software, check out "Paint.net". It's FREE and pretty powerful (it's what I use 99% of the time with my photos). It's easy to use, but I know it doesnt have the "coloring book" effect, which is pretty cool by the way.

Take it easy!!!
Tim

Lame Shrill Owl said...

This is the url that my friend Tim is talking about:
http://www.getpaint.net/index2.html

We downloaded GIMP, but its way too overwhelming for an amateurwho just likes to take pictures of her daughter and doesn't have time to learn everything.

The reviews of GIMP that I read had compared it to Photoshop CS2.