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I am looking for a good free photo editor.

Posted on 06/07/2013 3:33:58 PM PDT by freebird5850

I want to overlay a photo on another photo. Gimp is too complicated. I'm pretty good with powerpoint but want to do more. I have a neat picture of an old schoolhouse that is black and white, actually "sepia" and want to overlay a color photo into it. You guys are really great doing stuff like that so any help appreciated, thanks.


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet; Hobbies
KEYWORDS: photography

1 posted on 06/07/2013 3:33:58 PM PDT by freebird5850
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To: freebird5850

Irfanview might do it.


2 posted on 06/07/2013 3:36:54 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: freebird5850

GIMP -Gnu Image Manipulation Program. Just do a websearch on “Gimp Download”


3 posted on 06/07/2013 3:37:37 PM PDT by fso301
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To: freebird5850

Will this online editor work for you? http://pixlr.com/editor/


4 posted on 06/07/2013 3:37:53 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: freebird5850

http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/pixelbasedwin/tp/freephotoedw.htm

Pixia is the one I used before I finally knuckled down and learned Gimp (best time I ever spent, as I now use it for almost everything photo related). You need one that uses layers, though, and I don’t remember if Pixia does that...


5 posted on 06/07/2013 3:39:56 PM PDT by FLAMING DEATH (I'm not racist - I hate Biden too!)
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To: freebird5850

http://fotoflexer.com/


6 posted on 06/07/2013 3:41:37 PM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: freebird5850

PhotoScape? I’ve been using it for a couple of years. I don’t a lot of retouching and blatant editing, but it handles albums, sizing, and all the generally accepted photo editing functions.


7 posted on 06/07/2013 3:43:58 PM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: PubliusMM

Thanks FReepers!


8 posted on 06/07/2013 3:45:51 PM PDT by freebird5850 (The only good thing about Barry getting re-elected is now we get to see him fall from a higher place)
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To: freebird5850

I like PaintDotNet. It’s a free download that has a lot of capabilities without getting too complicated.


9 posted on 06/07/2013 3:46:39 PM PDT by Bob
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To: Bob

Cool, I think the key is “layers”. When I figure out that and get a decent rendition, I’ll post it and have you guys look at it. It’s a nice photo we took coming back from the Blues festival at Sun Banks in central Wa.


10 posted on 06/07/2013 3:53:38 PM PDT by freebird5850 (The only good thing about Barry getting re-elected is now we get to see him fall from a higher place)
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To: freebird5850

What’s wrong with the GIMP? It would be my first choice for what you describe.


11 posted on 06/07/2013 3:57:08 PM PDT by dinodino
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To: freebird5850

Yes, PaintDotNet does layers.

You can copy the sepia photo into one layer and the color photo into another. You can set transparency levels on the layers individually for some interesting effects. (When you save the final image as a jpeg photo, the layers are merged into the file that’s generated.)


12 posted on 06/07/2013 4:00:21 PM PDT by Bob
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To: freebird5850

Actually, I was using Gimp a lot during my university days because I could not afford Photoshop. Now I use bittorrent/Pirate Bay to download Photo..er, I mean, Gimp is really good. It saved me a lot.

Try Google’s Picasa. It actually has the Sepia tone you’ll like. I hate suggesting anything Google because it’s in cahoots with the odumbo gubmint’ but it’s wroth a shot. the reason why we like it is because it has a nice front end feature which straightens pictures faster than Photoshop.


13 posted on 06/07/2013 4:00:58 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: freebird5850

I think irfanview will set you up. I think it has layers and you can set the transparency of the layer.


14 posted on 06/07/2013 4:01:32 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: dinodino

I was a moderator for an anime website run by my classmate and most kids use Gimp to make their own banners using their favorite anime characters. if 10 year old kids who watch Bleach and Naruto could grasp it, why can’t older dudes?


15 posted on 06/07/2013 4:02:54 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: freebird5850

There was one that was included in Front Page 98 — wish I could remember it - I liked one particular function that it had.


16 posted on 06/07/2013 4:06:38 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Great! also to max americana I have Picasa which I use only to download photos from our camera then switch to the minolta editor to re-size and adjust contrast/brightness etc. Really great help. Thanks all!


17 posted on 06/07/2013 4:08:24 PM PDT by freebird5850 (The only good thing about Barry getting re-elected is now we get to see him fall from a higher place)
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Here is my choice these days: http://www.jpchacha.com/chasysdraw/index.php

Excellent Free Editor!!


18 posted on 06/07/2013 4:14:54 PM PDT by gunsmithkat (There is no such thing as Too Many Guns)
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Also note that it has a “layer-based image editor”.


19 posted on 06/07/2013 4:16:42 PM PDT by gunsmithkat (There is no such thing as Too Many Guns)
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To: Bob
I like PaintDotNet. It’s a free download that has a lot of capabilities without getting too complicated.

Yes, a great editor and doing some minor almost CAD like graphics. and "Infranview" to view them. infranview is a pain to edit in, but has some functionality.

20 posted on 06/07/2013 4:18:07 PM PDT by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: freebird5850

Download a trial of photoshop. You can use it for 30 days. Why not use the best...even just for a little while.


21 posted on 06/07/2013 4:37:51 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: freebird5850

Picasa ain’t bad.


22 posted on 06/07/2013 4:40:08 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: freebird5850

Most “Free” programs are worth about what you pay for ‘em, but one that I’ve used for all of my graphics editing for years now is a French product - Photo Filtre.

http://photofiltre.en.softonic.com/

It is capable of doing things I’m not smart enough to figure out how to do.

It might not be as snazzy at PS but the price is right and it gets the job done for me.


23 posted on 06/07/2013 4:54:22 PM PDT by George Varnum (Liberty, like our Forefather's Flintlock Musket, must be kept clean, oiled, and READY!)
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To: freebird5850

Few are easy to use. Check out tutorials on Utube.


24 posted on 06/07/2013 5:14:05 PM PDT by aimhigh (Guns do not kill people. Abortion kills people.)
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To: freebird5850

I like Irfanview ... just google the name. It is located everywhere. It will convert your picture from just about any format to any other format. It has been described as the “poor man’s photoshop”.


25 posted on 06/07/2013 5:30:48 PM PDT by JohnEBoy
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26 posted on 06/07/2013 7:37:15 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Half White &Half Black..........SKUNK?.....................ENFORCE THE BILL OF RIGHTS! It's the Law.)
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To: freebird5850
  You guys are really great doing stuff like that so any help appreciated, thanks.

  Photoshopping Obama going out shooting all the time is our specialty. It took me a while to get the basics of Gimp, but I think it's ideal for what you want to do.I learned a lot of Gimp tricks from watching Youtube videos. Here's one in particular that might help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAdOq5nRhFM
27 posted on 06/07/2013 8:04:16 PM PDT by Maurice Tift (a)
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To: freebird5850
I'm with you, haven't really mastered the Gimp. Not freeware but I really like PaintShop Pro. There are legacy versions out there and my favorite is 7.04 for capability vs. ease of use and low MIPS requirement. Demo versions everywhere,with ways to extend that demo experience here and there, pretty reliable.
28 posted on 06/07/2013 8:04:34 PM PDT by Clinging Bitterly (I will not comply.)
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To: S.O.S121.500

Bookmark


29 posted on 06/07/2013 8:29:27 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: freebird5850

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30 posted on 06/07/2013 8:32:53 PM PDT by bannie
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