Thursday, June 7, 2012

Photo editing with picmonkey

I use Photoshop Elements most of the time when I am fixing up photos.  But I am not using it anywhere near its capacity because you just about need to take a short course to master it. If you don't own editing software, but you want to play around with some effects for your digital photos, try picmonkey.  It's a free photo editing site.  Just click on "edit photo" and it'll take you to your own computer files to choose a photo and then you're away. After you have what you want, you can save a copy on your own computer for printing or whatever.

With a quick click, you can add various lighting, texture and focus effects.  Here's one of my pictures as an example.

The original

Again using "Dusk".

Again using "Gritty".

And finally using "Boost".

There's plenty of other options and if you forgot to put your lippy on before that special family shot, you can even add that in too.


Karen said...

Ooh, thanks for this! I will definitely check it out, iPhoto can do a few things but this looks like it might be able to do a few more. I have contemplated getting Photoshop Elements before, but don't have the time to work out how to use it, so have decided it's just not worth the money right now...

Tasmanian said...

Yep have used this on your recommendation! Nice.

Catherine said...

Great link! Thanks for the suggestion Deb!