Thursday, July 1, 2010

It's Amazing What a Little Editing Can Do... & I'm over at Gucci Mama today-- For Real!

It's 12:30 and I just woke up. After 13 hours of sleep. And I could have gone longer, had I not woken up and saw 12:30 on the clock and sprung out of bed like a jumping ant and screamed "SHIT" as loudly as possible. There's a slight chance I took too much medicine before bed, so if any of this sounds loopy, it probably is.


The interview I did with Gucci Mama is up today. Sneak on over there and have a looksy! I swear, it's really there. I'm not lying this time!

If you're stopping by from Guc, WELCOME! Thanks for popping in :) I hope you enjoying reading it as much as I enjoy writing it!

Lately I've been really pissed with my camera. It's two years old, but barely been used. However, it has been acting up big time and it's really ticking me off! Whenever I change the setting to, say, black and white or sepia, or anything other than automatic, the pictures come out blurry.

As a result, I've been looking at new cameras. I'm sure all I need to do is take mine in and have them look at it (one of the settings is probably throwing everything off), but I'm still curious as to what's out there. I've been asking bloggers whose photos I love what kind of camera and editing programs they use. While I couldn't tell you off the top of my head what the cameras are, I can tell you the editing program: Picnik.

Last night, I checked out the program (which is online and free). It seems like a solid program and allows for great editing. But it made me realize what a moron I am...

I have a MacBook. If you don't know anything about Mac computers, they have every program you could imagine. Like Garage Band, for music editing, some movie program to help you create and edit your own videos, and even their own photo booth program! All standard. So, naturally, they have a photo editing program, called iPhoto. I use iPhoto to store all my photos and have since I bought my computer, but I tend to forget that I can edit with iPhoto. And had I not looked at Picnik, I probably would have continued being annoyed with the ugliness of all my pictures. I wish I had thought to edit sooner! So to the ladies who pointed me to Picnik, thank you for opening my eyes to realize an awesome photo editor was right in front of my face!

Here's an example:

Before


After


Before


After


A LOT better, right? Now you can actually see the true colors of the beads! I just can't believe I was so stupid to not be doing this all along. Sigh. Sometimes common sense isn't my strong suit...



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7 comments:

Tracy said...

Read you over on Gucci Mama's blog... love your interview!!

As far as camera's... My husband bought me a Nikon DSLR for my birthday and I LOVE THE THING!!! It's awesome! And wow, I have a macbook, totally didn't realize I could be editing on iPhoto. Yes, the program I use to upload all of my pictures into. I am a picnik user. This whole time I could've used iPhoto. HAHAHAHAA sorry for the brain fart in your comments but thanks for teaching me!

Brittney said...

Oh i freakin love picnik :) I do all my posties for PINT on that website :) hehe! and the difference in those pics really is amazing

Anne said...

I own Photoshop and I STILL prefer to use picnik most of the time :-)

Yankee Girl said...

Coming over here from Gucci Mama's. Obviously I didn't get enough of you from one blog post because I came over here and I am your newest follower.

And I don't know anything about camera's so I can't really offer anything there.....but I'll be back to read more.

Helene said...

I also just recently discovered Picnik...love it! Have you tried the wrinkle remover? Probably not, since you're still a youngen!!

Helene said...

Oh going over to read your interview now!

JoJo said...

Enjoy the thirteen hours of sleep while you still can. Once you start nursing school, you're going to be a walking zombie, but totally worth it!
Oh, and great pics. Way too high tech for me to figure out.

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