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Old 07-19-2009, 11:09 AM   #31
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I don't autobracket. I save the same pic three times, under diferent brightness to simulate different exposures. Photomatix also senses when a pic has the same exposure and will autobracket them for you. I do that sometimes too, just save the pic under three different names, and a popup window comes up in photomatix where you can pick the exposure value steps, and it shows you how light or dark each one will be. Pretty cool I think.
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Old 07-19-2009, 12:08 PM   #32
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Sage,
I too use Picasa for quick edits and organizing. It's pretty efficient and very easy to use. Also makes uploading photos to Google's photo sharing site a snap.

I use Photoshop Elements for more detailed edits. The full blown version of Photoshop is just way more than I need or want.

My favorite editor of all is called Neopaint. So easy and so much fun to use. AND no need to understand layering. It's a small program that does a whole lot with an easy learning curve.

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Love all the creative photos posted so far!

Here's a few of my photos with filters applied.

Big Blue Jellyfish washed up on Cochorite Beach, Mexico
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Snail on my patior door, Miramar Beach, Mexico
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Centipede in the wall, Las Playitas Beach, Mexico
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Millipede on the ceiling, Las Playitas Beach, Mexico
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My dog, Pancho, behind our house in Ensenada, Mexico
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Old 07-19-2009, 07:05 PM   #33
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Great shots, Becky! Love the snail!
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Old 07-19-2009, 09:42 PM   #34
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Sage,
I'm so happy that you DIDN'T say that you loved the centipede and millipede shots, as those two photos were taken on the INSIDE OF MY HOUSE! Yiiiiiiiiipes!

I like the snail photo too because that critter was kind enough to respect my boundries on stay on the OUTSIDE of my house.

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Old 07-19-2009, 09:48 PM   #35
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I have PhotoFiltre. The program is free. It creates lines as well as text. It does other things however I have not quite figured out all that it does.

The HDR would be an application that interests me very much so. The skies it can produce are phenomenal.
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Old 07-26-2009, 10:21 PM   #36
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Here is a fairly edited image. First I HDRd it. Then I cropped it down big time. I blurred the background slightly, darkened the foliage where necessary and added shadows. The buterfly didn't look like it was on anything so I cloned the area adjacent to its legs to give it some footing. There was an unattractive dead weed I cloned out as well. The original is in the butterfly id thread for comparison ( pretty sure its the same one anyway!)
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Old 07-27-2009, 02:53 AM   #37
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Ewww ahhhh.... nice new avatar trillium. sage> I'm really liking those paperweights.
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Old 08-03-2009, 04:16 PM   #38
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How much is the NeoPaint? They don't provide a price.

I have a program that has some special effects. Not many. One is sienna and one is cartoon. When I get some photos to play with I'll add them. This should be fun.
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Old 08-03-2009, 04:23 PM   #39
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Can't wait to see what you come up with.........
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Old 08-04-2009, 10:44 AM   #40
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How much is the NeoPaint? They don't provide a price.

I have a program that has some special effects. Not many. One is sienna and one is cartoon. When I get some photos to play with I'll add them. This should be fun.

NeoPaint is $59.95 + shipping for the full version on CD, or $49.95 if you just want to unlock the download version.
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