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Old 02-20-2007, 07:13 PM   #1
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Any good Freeware paint programs as good as

Photoshop?
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Old 02-20-2007, 07:18 PM   #2
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http://picasa.google.com/
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Old 03-03-2007, 06:37 PM   #3
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^That sounds great...so what's the catch? It just seems a bit too good if you know what I mean.
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Old 03-04-2007, 01:12 PM   #4
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Well you cant do certain things like in Photoshop but I havent really found any other catches
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Old 03-04-2007, 04:29 PM   #5
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There's no catch. I use it everyday. The only thing I wish it had was more Batch Edit options (like saving a sequence of edits and then applying them all to selected photos, rather than just black and white, or just sepia).

The program can be a bit buggy. Sometimes it won't automatically import new photos and when I browse to them and select them to be imported, nothing happens. Other times it will select a photo and then I can't click anything and it won't let me deselect the photo. But hey, it's free and does almost everything I use, so I can live with the bugs.
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Old 03-05-2007, 01:22 PM   #6
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Yeah I dont really like how it transfers all your folders in there.
Like I just want to be able to simply open one file.
Is there any way around that?
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Yeah I dont really like how it transfers all your folders in there.
Like I just want to be able to simply open one file.
Is there any way around that?
I keep all mine on a external drive, so it doesn't catch them anyway and I have to import what I want. However sometimes random pics are X-ed out for no reason (have to then right click and say "include in selection) or sometimes I select them, import, and.....absolutely nothing happens. Then I end up copying the photos I want to the master hard drive so that it picks them up on it's own.

I think it's designed to do this because it's also meant to generate photo albums and web pages for you. It's really designed to be a complete package, rather than something like FireWorks or PhotoShop that does very specific functions on individual images. Basically, like many simple programs it's built almost TOO well, too user-friendly.
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OK, I was wrong. You can go to Tools > Folder Manager and change which folders or drives the program automatically scans and imports.

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I am using it on my computers

it did a great job uploading images as thumbs with links to the larger images

one thing I have not figured out
is that most images are large files
that are almost poster size

because everyone is buying the 5 and 6 megapixels cameras

how do we reduce the file size and image size to something like, no bigger than say 6 by 8 inches do we do not get pictures like the one below in our emails
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the file was too big

it is a picture of my one hour old baby neice - Paige

3264px by 2176px

3007.17 KB (3079342 bytes)

her head is about 20 inches in diameter
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I am using it on my computers

it did a great job uploading images as thumbs with links to the larger images

one thing I have not figured out
is that most images are large files
that are almost poster size

because everyone is buying the 5 and 6 megapixels cameras

how do we reduce the file size and image size to something like, no bigger than say 6 by 8 inches do we do not get pictures like the one below in our emails
Your posts are hard to read!

When export, just select a smaller size. For posting my cat pictures on Interference, I choose 480 which is this big:


For posting other photos in my online albums, I choose 640 or 800, which is this big:


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this is off topic, but i love your cat, lies!
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Thanks! Unlike Beckham who is solid charcoal gray, she photographs much better in black and white. I love her too!
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