8/23/2010

I admit it....I'm a snob

As most of you know, I have a photoblog and I loooooove taking pictures. At times, I am amazed at the colors and textures and such on other folks photos and I gaze in wonder at them--until I find out that it's not their prowess at photography or their super-duper great cameras that make the photos so cool, it's some program they have used to enhance their work.

Now, even though I am a purist of sorts, I'm not at all adverse to these things. I just can't justify the money for something that I would rarely use.

And all that leads to my confession of being a snob.

Each time that I read about a new 'something' that someone is thrilled about on their gizmo (be it a phone or ipad), I check my old faithful program and, sure enough, I find something that I could use as comparable.

That program is a free download called photoscape.

As I recall, it was probably the very first free program that I downloaded and it seems to work well with my limited technical vocabulary. Having learned  some of the phrases and terms that are used in such programs, subsequent downloads were still beyond my older-than-dirt mentality and I alway go back to my old faithful photoscape.

I don't do a lot of fidgeting with my photos, but I know that I could if I wanted to.

And I think that makes me a snob.....



Here are some pics that I had some fun with on photoscape





taped corners















blurred except for rocks














cute cube











                       outlines
















all kinds of add ons











And, finally, proof that you can't believe everything you see on the internet...





And all this is just in the 'editor' portion. There a lot more stuff but I'll save that for another day!


8 comments:

nannykim said...

Nice pictures. Since you are from New Zealand have you heard of sugar bears? There were people selling these marsupials and I think some are from New Zealand.

Juli Ryan said...

Beautiful photos! Will check out your photo blog. xx

chitra said...

Betty
Left a comment on your photo blog. I am also going have a look at photoscape. Thanks for sharing this wonderful info.

Ann said...

you are getting very savvy.

eileeninmd said...

Great photos and you are very creative. I love the cube photo, is that easy to make? The Oystercatcher are cool looking birds.

bettyl said...

Thanks for all your lovely comments! Everything that you see here, including the cube, is done with just a few clicks. The cube and blur shots were made from the 'filter' menu, the lines from the 'frame line' button, the tape from the 'frame' menu'. The added items are from the 'object' menu and the cloning of the flowers was done in the 'tools' menu.

JOE TODD said...

That was fun

Julia Writer said...

The cube is awesome and I would so love to be able to do that trick with my flowerbeds ha ha. Great pics :)