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Old 01-18-2005, 10:20:48 AM
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Google has just released a new version of their picasa photo management software and it inlcudes a great photo editor. VERY easy to use. Just thought some of you taking pics of your engines with a digital camera would like to check this out! It is free for now.

http://www.picasa.com/
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Keith, Looks like pretty good stuff! Just downloaded it. Don't have time to play with it. Will check it out tommorrow.Thanks, Fred
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Keith, Looks like pretty good stuff! Just downloaded it. Don't have time to play with it. Will check it out tommorrow.Thanks, Fred
Have your tried it yet? If so, what do you think about it? Thanks! Helen
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downloaded it tonite been playin with it a little and I can not find how to resize pics. I do not think it will but it should if anyone knows how let me know Thanks Joe M.
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downloaded it tonite been playin with it a little and I can not find how to resize pics. I do not think it will but it should if anyone knows how let me know Thanks Joe M.
I just took a look at it and it seems to be about on par with Kodak "Easy Share". In other words: a POS.....and quite useless at that. At least the other stuff is good for fertilizer.

I do a quite a bit of photo editing and I'll tell you four things. ONE: You get what you pay for. TWO: you have to spend TIME with an editing program to become proficient with it......a LOT of time. THREE: if it came "bundled" with your camera, scanner or printer software it's probably crap....that's why they GIVE you a watered down version....so you'll BUY the full version that actually works. FOUR: see number ONE.

Don't get me wrong as I'm not criticizing people for wanting a freeby here and there but when it comes to imaging there is no free lunch.
Adobe didn't get to be the highest rated imaging software for nothing. Adobe Photoshop Elements is WAY more than enough for 99% of the population who does imaging and you can buy it here for $49!!!
http://www.buycheapsoftware.com/adob...cturerID~2.asp
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I have been using this one.
http://www.irfanview.com/
Make a copy of the image you want to work on.
When you first load a pic it is displayed 1 to 1 so you have to zoom out to see the entire picture. Place a box around the part of the picture you want, just click and drag, you can adjust each side of the box for fine tuning.
Then hit the crop in the option in the menus.
Then goto the resize menu option, there are a lot of options but I usually just use the percentage, it shows the current size and what the resulting size will be, in pixels.
Then save it, a second window pops up with options on what type of picture fill to make it, compression level, and how you want the picture to paint on the screen when viewed.
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I have been using this one.
http://www.irfanview.com/
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Thanks for the opinions.

I, too, have used IrfanView for years but before I installed Picasa I wanted to know if it was worth having both programs. I think IrfanView is great, I think it's still free! You can put captions on pics in IrfanView also. The most important thing about saving pictures is the file name and storing in identifiable folders, that is my opinion.....Helen
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Well I have 3 POS ones.... Two that came with Puter, Arcsoft Photo Impression and HP Photo and Imaging. And one that came with camera, Olympus Camedia 4000. And Yup You Geussed it... they all will resize pictures... But the buttons are in different places...
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Default Re: OT: Photo Editing

Just to get a little perspective on problems with editing photos, take a look at the picture these people put together.
http://www.tpd.tno.nl/smartsite.html?id=966
Click on the image to get to the viewer, then hit the '+' sign to zoom in.
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Just to get a little perspective on problems with editing photos, take a look at the picture these people put together.
http://www.tpd.tno.nl/smartsite.html?id=966
Click on the image to get to the viewer, then hit the '+' sign to zoom in.
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That photo is amazing!!

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I've been using Ifranview, and a few others for a couple or so years. Ifranview by far is the easiest for me for resizing photos for internet use, BTW still a free download.
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