Monday, December 21, 2009

Super Simple Photo Editing

Looking for some super simple photo editing software?  Try PhotoScape!  I LOVE it!  Not only is is easy to use, it's FREE!  Let me say, before I continue any further, that this is not a paid post for PhotoScape.  In fact, I have absolutely no relationship with PhotoScape.  I simply Googled "free photo editing software", happen to come across PhotoScape, and discovered that I LOVE it!  There's so much you can do and it's got little to no learning curve.  Of course, it is just basic editing.  When I want to get down and dirty, I use Gimp which is also FREE! 
I attempted to take a few Christmas card pictures of the girls.  I was in a hurry and set up a "studio" in my basement with a cream colored bed sheet.  I had a limited amount of time to squeeze this photo shoot into my day so I didn't have time to get the lighting quite right.  I knew I could edit the pictures later.

Before and After in 3 easy steps

Step 1: Fix the white balance to get rid of the blue tint.

Step 2: Add a little backlight so that I don't wash out the girls in the next step.

Step 3:  Bloom the picture so that it gets a soft, fairytale type look

Before and After again

Just for fun.  I'll show you what it's really like to try to quickly squeeze a photo shoot into your day.  Here are some un-edited "bloopers" to brighten your day :)

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Catharine @Bliss Photography said...

Great job! Way to use your resources! Helps to have cute subjects!

Helga said...

Thanks for sharing :o) I am going to try that website. I have a free version of Lightroom but it is kinda hard to use. I can't wait to try these out though. Thanks again :o)

*Jess* said...

you use GIMP!!?? Oh, please email me!! I need your help!!!

Thank you!!

Melanie said...

I love your photos!

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