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:
Before:
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.
Original:
After: Cropping and black and white effect
Before:
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?

5 comments:

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!