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Global Moderator Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 35,465
Photo Editing
« on: January 19, 2017, 12:48:22 AM »
Well I have been taking a lot of pics in the last few months and it has been hit or miss :facepalm: Some have turned out really good and others not so much :D I have been messing with effects and such for the last day or so and would like to try my hand at editing them and messing with the contrast, brightness and other aspects :cheers: Any tips and tricks would be appreciated and I am trying to get some photo editing software as I am typing this and will see how that goes :tu:

I am also starting this thread as I was starting to hijack the calendar thread :whistle: :D



Global Moderator Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 35,465
Re: Photo Editing
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2017, 12:51:15 AM »
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20170118_165439 by Poncho 65, on Flickr

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20170118_165439 by Poncho 65, on Flickr

Global Moderator Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 35,465
Re: Photo Editing
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2017, 12:52:05 AM »
Any advice on this will be helpful and I hopefully can get a handle on this :whistle:

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Re: Photo Editing
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2017, 01:31:39 AM »
I use Corel Paintshop Pro X9 at the moment. I switched over from Adobe Photoshop quite a while back as it does mostly the same thing but a lot cheaper.

Adobe Lightroom is ok...but I do not much care for it personally.

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Re: Photo Editing
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2017, 02:37:32 AM »
I take all my pics with my iPhone. Started using snapseed app to edit them. Simple and free
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Re: Photo Editing
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2017, 03:35:41 AM »
Already some good suggestions :tu: Thanks guys :cheers: :cheers: :like:

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Re: Photo Editing
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2017, 12:18:31 PM »
I take all my pics with my iPhone. Started using snapseed app to edit them. Simple and free

+1 on snapseed, great for making pics look a whole lot better
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Re: Photo Editing
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2017, 12:21:34 PM »
I have been using mainly google Picasa for several years.

It is no longer officially available, but you can still download it.
Just turn off the update function, after you install it, so as not to get update messages all the time.

this link should?  work
http://filehippo.com/download_picasa/
« Last Edit: January 19, 2017, 12:24:00 PM by dks »

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Re: Photo Editing
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2017, 05:51:56 PM »
I find it better to adjust light first and then color. I also try to keep it as natural looking as possible by not going too extreme unless I'm trying for an effect.
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Re: Photo Editing
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2017, 06:03:06 PM »
I'm using Picasa as well. All the basic operations, and then some. It doesn't do mirroring or resizing though (for resizing Paint will do just fine).
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Re: Photo Editing
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2017, 06:06:47 PM »
picasa does resizing. you need to select the photograph and export it to the size you want.

all my photographs posted are resized with picasa

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Re: Photo Editing
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2017, 06:14:03 PM »
picasa does resizing. you need to select the photograph and export it to the size you want.

all my photographs posted are resized with picasa
OK, didn't know that. Thanks.
Global Moderator Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 35,465
Re: Photo Editing
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2017, 01:06:25 AM »
More great suggestions and thanks for the link dks :tu:

Rained all day today so I didn't get to get out and snap any pics :-\

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Re: Photo Editing
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2017, 02:55:45 AM »
I just tweaked this one to make it a bit brighter and the colors pop a bit more :think: :tu:

20170114_152232 by Poncho 65, on Flickr

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20170114_152232 by Poncho 65, on Flickr
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Global Moderator Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 35,465
Re: Photo Editing
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2017, 02:58:58 AM »
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20170112_080422 by Poncho 65, on Flickr

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20170112_080422 by Poncho 65, on Flickr

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Re: Photo Editing
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2017, 03:00:56 AM »
I have noticed a big difference with sharpness as well as warmth and saturation :cheers: :cheers:

This could get addictive though :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :D

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Re: Photo Editing
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2017, 03:14:09 AM »
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20170114_152337 by Poncho 65, on Flickr

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20170114_152337 by Poncho 65, on Flickr

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Re: Photo Editing
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2017, 05:39:20 AM »
Nice job , those look great   :tu:
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Re: Photo Editing
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2017, 12:43:50 PM »
I take all my pics with my iPhone. Started using snapseed app to edit them. Simple and free

+1 on snapseed, great for making pics look a whole lot better
+2 snapseed is great... has options for hdr, b&w, vintage looks


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Re: Photo Editing
« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2017, 11:08:39 PM »
Looking great Poncho!

I don't have any skill whasoever with that stuff, so I will just enjoy watching if you don't mind!  :D

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Global Moderator Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 35,465
Re: Photo Editing
« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2017, 03:14:27 AM »
Looking great Poncho!

I don't have any skill whasoever with that stuff, so I will just enjoy watching if you don't mind!  :D

Def

Just set your phone to the highest res and focus in on it and push the camera button :D Sometimes I get lucky and sometimes I think it is a good shot only to see it on a bigger screen and it is blurry :facepalm:

Do you have a Samsung Galaxy S5 :think: For some reason i was thinking you did ??? That is all I am using :tu:

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Re: Photo Editing
« Reply #21 on: January 21, 2017, 05:05:20 AM »
I've been using Lightroom for years, and love it!

Global Moderator Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 35,465
Re: Photo Editing
« Reply #22 on: January 21, 2017, 04:24:37 PM »
I've been using Lightroom for years, and love it!

Definitely  will check that out  :tu:

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 18,860
Re: Photo Editing
« Reply #23 on: January 21, 2017, 04:30:47 PM »
Poncho are you cropping your pics or is your camera set for a certain aspect ratio ?

I've noticed they seem to be short and wide. Or maybe that's the way flickr resizes them ?
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Global Moderator Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 35,465
Re: Photo Editing
« Reply #24 on: January 21, 2017, 06:42:32 PM »
Poncho are you cropping your pics or is your camera set for a certain aspect ratio ?

I've noticed they seem to be short and wide. Or maybe that's the way flickr resizes them ?

It is set for 16:9 ratio which is the only way I can get the highest resolution on my phone :tu: I guess I have got so use to looking at them like this that I hadn't noticed that they look any different than normal :facepalm: :D

If I go to the next setting down it is 4:3 and that would make for a better rectangular shape but it goes from 16mp to 12mp :-\ I am sure it might not make much of a difference but I take all pics in that format and if I was to change it back and forth I am sure I would forget :ahhh I can try cropping some to get a better image though :tu:

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Re: Photo Editing
« Reply #25 on: January 21, 2017, 09:27:59 PM »
12mp should be more than enough. Most of my pics are 3mp or 5mp. I just started shooting some with 7mp, that's the max for my camera.
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Re: Photo Editing
« Reply #26 on: January 22, 2017, 01:24:58 AM »
Yes I am using an S5, but I've always believed it is the photographer, not the camera that counts. 

I am sure there are guys on this forum that can take better pics with a Polaroid or Fisher Price camera than I can with a top of the line Nikon and a full studio.   :P

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Global Moderator Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 35,465
Re: Photo Editing
« Reply #27 on: January 22, 2017, 02:06:57 AM »
Yes I am using an S5, but I've always believed it is the photographer, not the camera that counts. 

I am sure there are guys on this forum that can take better pics with a Polaroid or Fisher Price camera than I can with a top of the line Nikon and a full studio.   :P

Def

That's true there are some guys on here that take really good pics for sure :cheers: :tu:

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Re: Photo Editing
« Reply #28 on: January 25, 2017, 01:26:11 AM »
There are some VERY talented photographers here!!  I consider myself lucky to be able to see the different styles that they offer. :)

I also have to say that I agree with what Grant said (damn it!).  A good photographer can capture a great image no matter what equipment they are using.  Saying to one "Hey, great pic.  You must have a really nice camera" is equal to saying this to a chef "That food tasted great, you must have a really nice stove".  ;)

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Re: Photo Editing
« Reply #29 on: January 25, 2017, 02:15:12 AM »
There are some VERY talented photographers here!!  I consider myself lucky to be able to see the different styles that they offer. :)

I also have to say that I agree with what Grant said (damn it!).  A good photographer can capture a great image no matter what equipment they are using.  Saying to one "Hey, great pic.  You must have a really nice camera" is equal to saying this to a chef "That food tasted great, you must have a really nice stove".  ;)
It's the man behind the gun that matters :cheers:


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