View Full Version : Help! I'm using paint to edit my photos!
02-19-2006, 02:21 AM
Ok....I've been using "Paint" to edit my photo's and I've noticed it doesn't work so well....any suggestions as to some free software for resizing, croping and basic photo "tweaks"?
02-19-2006, 07:01 PM
gimp for windows (http://gimp-win.sourceforge.net/)
both are very good suggestions...
how about picasa2?
02-19-2006, 09:17 PM
I've downloaded both, and am going to give them a try...We'll see if the pics look better...I think "paint" has been been killing the resolution...
02-19-2006, 09:58 PM
Doesn't seem to be much difference between the two
02-20-2006, 09:08 AM
i dont know if my eyes are buggin but it almost seem sthe paint is a tad bit better...i use hp photo and imaging, but it came with out color photo printer. works well enoiugh though.
02-20-2006, 09:41 AM
Quality is the same, resolution is slightly different.
What are you doing in the graphics program? Just resizing?
02-20-2006, 02:57 PM
Just resizing and croping
02-21-2006, 09:51 AM
Now for the barage of Q's.
What camera do you have and what quality are you shooting in?
If I can grab the manual I may have some suggestions.
You may give a shot at a little "unsharp mask"<not sure if gimp has it> before cropping.
However for all the wonder that can be worked in post production, the best bet is to take a better picture from the get go.
02-21-2006, 04:35 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS!!!!
if you just did some cropping and resizing, the paint program did a much better job.....IMHO....
02-21-2006, 11:03 PM
Kirch24 Photoshop is probably overkill for CD's budget. The other options are free or close to it. I honestly don't see a quality difference between the two pictures above, but I would also have to admit that this monitor is tined for games and not images.
I'm using my laptop right now to view the pix and guess what, the gimp is much better. Earlier i was viewing it in a CRT monitor. hahahahhaha:D
02-22-2006, 11:25 AM
Either way I guess seedy has his answer, paint is honestly good enough, it's all about learning to take pictures in some of the most difficult environs.
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