Need Some PHOTO EDITING Software...

Discussion in 'Graphics Programs and Photo Gallery' started by SlySniper, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. SlySniper

    SlySniper TPF Noob!

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    Hello,

    Anyone know of any program other than PS that can add borders? It needs to take up a small amount of my computer resources because I have a crap computer.


    Thanks!
     
  2. woodsac

    woodsac TPF Noob!

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    I know that in PS, most of us are only increasing the canvas size for simple borders. Check out GIMP and see if it can do that? I would imagine you could even do it in MS Paint?
     
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    MS Paint,the best you can do is add rectangles around the edge. Pretty generic, but I did it for a few pics :mrgreen:
     
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    I know nothing about MS Paint :confused: But I just did this. Ashamed to say it took me like 5 minutes...would've taken a few seconds in PS. It leaves a lot to be desired, but it can be done.

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    Matty-Bass TPF Noob!

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    heh, nice pic wood! ;) It took me like 5 per picture when i did some and they weren't nearly that nice. mine were uneven rectangles :lmao:
     
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    All right, I guess I'll use MS Paint for a while. Any other suggestions?
     
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    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    I second the gimp. The problem with ms_paint is that it doesn't let you control compression on your jpgs. In fact, does it even let you save as a jpg?
     
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    You can save in jpg. I also recommended the gimp to him, but he says he needs the smallest program available. I don't know how big the gimp is? Really limits your choices!
     
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    SlySniper TPF Noob!

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    Ya, I tried to download it, but, it was 19 MB and my internet wouldn't all it to download all. So, I'll stick with Paint for a while.
     
  11. John_05

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    im not sure just how small of a program you need, but a friend of mine referred me to this site for a free program called "2 Pic" to add frames and a few other effects to pictures. the file is only 1MB, so it may be small enough to suit your needs.

    http://wwwhome.cs.utwente.nl/~moor/2pic/frames.php?lang=english

    i hope this helps. there are other frames there you can download, or just use the default ones that come with the program itself. i havent tried it, but my friend says it works pretty good, and its easy to use.
     
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    I guess it's a bit of overkill to suggest Corel PhotoPaint.
     

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