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arkiejazz
11-29-2006, 06:18 PM
Ok, most of us are using digital cameras these days as an integral part of our Studebaker hobby. Editing software can be expensive. Photo Shop is very nice, but also quite pricey. I recently ran across a software that does 98% of what Photo Shop does and costs ZERO. Yup, it's free. I'm not telling you to go to their website, just that it's there and it is free if you need such a program. www.gimp.org is the web address

steve blake
http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt
http://tinyurl.com/l7oqh

arkiejazz
11-29-2006, 11:28 PM
Has anyone else tried it yet? There is a fairly steep learning curve, but it's alot of software for free[:o)]

steve blake
http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt
http://tinyurl.com/l7oqh

arkiejazz
11-29-2006, 11:28 PM
Has anyone else tried it yet? There is a fairly steep learning curve, but it's alot of software for free[:o)]

steve blake
http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt
http://tinyurl.com/l7oqh

bonehead007
11-30-2006, 12:07 AM
Another good one is Picasa through Google...go to www.google.com & type in picasa.Great for downloading & copying, as well..

bonehead007
11-30-2006, 12:07 AM
Another good one is Picasa through Google...go to www.google.com & type in picasa.Great for downloading & copying, as well..

sbca96
11-30-2006, 07:24 PM
http://www.irfanview.com/

Absolutely free, easy to use, does quite a lot of stuff. Its also not
a memory hog like some programs.

Tom

'63 Avanti, zinc plated drilled & slotted 03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, soon: 97 Z28 T-56 6-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves, 'R3' 276 cam, Edelbrock AFB Carb, GM HEI distributor, 8.8mm plug wires

sbca96
11-30-2006, 07:24 PM
http://www.irfanview.com/

Absolutely free, easy to use, does quite a lot of stuff. Its also not
a memory hog like some programs.

Tom

'63 Avanti, zinc plated drilled & slotted 03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, soon: 97 Z28 T-56 6-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves, 'R3' 276 cam, Edelbrock AFB Carb, GM HEI distributor, 8.8mm plug wires

arkiejazz
12-01-2006, 10:29 AM
Ross, that's interesting. I always thought of Picasa as a site just for downloading. I never knew it had editing features. GIMP is a bit complicated at first. However, if you read the instructions that come along with the package, it isn't that bad. I find it simpler than Photo Shop, and ....it's free.

steve blake
http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt
http://tinyurl.com/l7oqh

arkiejazz
12-01-2006, 10:29 AM
Ross, that's interesting. I always thought of Picasa as a site just for downloading. I never knew it had editing features. GIMP is a bit complicated at first. However, if you read the instructions that come along with the package, it isn't that bad. I find it simpler than Photo Shop, and ....it's free.

steve blake
http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt
http://tinyurl.com/l7oqh

Rosstude
12-01-2006, 10:32 AM
I have downloaded both Picasa, and Gimp. I am a total rooky when it cones to editing software, so take my opinion for what it is worth.
Picasa has worked well for viewing, organizing, and has a easy to use to use editing section for basic fixes, tuning of light & color, and some effects such as black&white, sepia, etc. My daughter uses it to make my face look funny, and convert picís to black and white. It was free, and I like it.

The Gimp on the other hand confuses me, I just do not have a clue. I am learning however. I think it is aimed at a more advanced user. I have managed to use it successfully the create a 57 sedan delivery, and several other experiments. It was free, and has caused no problems.

Ross.
Riverside, Ca.
1957 Provincial X2
1958 Transtar
1963 Lark. F.S.

Rosstude
12-01-2006, 10:32 AM
I have downloaded both Picasa, and Gimp. I am a total rooky when it cones to editing software, so take my opinion for what it is worth.
Picasa has worked well for viewing, organizing, and has a easy to use to use editing section for basic fixes, tuning of light & color, and some effects such as black&white, sepia, etc. My daughter uses it to make my face look funny, and convert picís to black and white. It was free, and I like it.

The Gimp on the other hand confuses me, I just do not have a clue. I am learning however. I think it is aimed at a more advanced user. I have managed to use it successfully the create a 57 sedan delivery, and several other experiments. It was free, and has caused no problems.

Ross.
Riverside, Ca.
1957 Provincial X2
1958 Transtar
1963 Lark. F.S.