Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Photo Fun

Miss Piglet, of Weddingbee did an awesome post on Photoscape, which is a free photo editing software. When I first read her post, I had been debating whether or not to purchase Photoshop. I had it on my computer until it broke and I completely lost Photoshop. I really didn't want to spend the money on the program, but I loved being able to edit all my photos.

When I saw Miss Piglet's post and saw the word free, I figured why not give it a try? Well after editing multiple photos, I give this product two thumbs up. It is super easy to use. I feel like it is a little more basic than Photoshop, but that's all I really need.

I had fun editing photos from a few recent events, but it was really cool to use with our engagement pictures. I loved the way our photographer had edited the photos, but it was fun to be able to zoom in on a couple of pictures and play around with them to get a whole new effect.
Here are a few of my experiments:
After cropping and blurring: (I think blurring leaves a dreamy effect)
A different approach: I changed it to black and white and increased the blurring, making the "Love is Life" graffitti, the focal point.
After: Cropping and black and white effect
After: Sepia Tone, this one reminds me of a vintage postcardBefore:
After: Cropping, it was fun to zoom in and see our facial expressions on different shots

Have you used any photo editing software? Which one do you think is the best?


jlc said...

these photos are ALL breathtaking!!

Joanna said...

I love the way you edited them all, they are such great photos.

honey my heart said...

pretty! love the sepia.

Katy said...

Great pics! I enjoy using the editing features in iPhoto on my mac, that's where I store all my digital pics, so it's super convenient to copy and edit them right there.

Newport Nuptials said...

Thanks the sepia is my favorite too!