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Old 07-18-2009, 09:49 AM   #21
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I use Picasa for quick crops and edits, and organizing. Photoshop Elements 7 for more control or artistic work. Picasa is free and would suit your needs and is worth trying.

These are called "Amazing Circles" and are made in Photoshop. Each of the following is made from my own flower photos.
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You are welcome to add links to the software being discussed and recommended.
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Old 07-18-2009, 12:42 PM   #23
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Those are really NICE!
They look like paper weights.............
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Old 07-18-2009, 04:04 PM   #24
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What programs do you use to make these photos?
For the sunset and the grass picture, I just used a windows photo editing software. Which was included in an old windows package.

The posterized pics were done in photoshop.(That I paid $200 student price for, when I took a class at the local community college.... retail it costs around $400)

I recently got a new mac computer, with aperature and iphoto on it. Though I am used to using photoshop for most editing so I haven't played around with them yet.
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Old 07-18-2009, 06:47 PM   #25
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HDR of some slimy algae ridden rocks at a local lake. Looses details when shrunk down and resized though.
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Old 07-18-2009, 06:50 PM   #26
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original for comparison
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Old 07-18-2009, 09:31 PM   #27
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I thought Sage's flower shots looked like paperweights too. They're verrrrry nice.
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Old 07-19-2009, 12:53 AM   #28
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Are there any free applications that do some of the fancier things?
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Old 07-19-2009, 10:39 AM   #29
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For HDR I use Dynamic Photo HDR which has many free trial programs and a good place to start learning is here.

To make an hdr image you need three (at least) auto-bracketed shots. To get identical shots which line up perfectly, a tripod and timer is best. Close nature shots are difficult because the slightest breeze moves things between shots. Practice!
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Old 07-19-2009, 11:02 AM   #30
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Picassa 3 free for Windows XP/Vista.

Picasa 3: Free download from Google

PhotoScape 3.3 2009 for Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista

Photoscape : Free Photo Editing Software (Photo Editor) Download

Paint.net for Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista

Download Paint.NET 3.50.3480.39777 Alpha / 3.36 Build 3.36.3158.38068 - A handy image and photo customization software - Softpedia

None of the above create HDR images.
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