Watermarks? Photo editing?

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  1. Tinkgrrbell

    Tinkgrrbell TPF Noob!

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    Hello!

    I am just curious what programs you all use to put watermarks or your name (and copyright) on your pictures? Also, what programs do you use to sharpen your images or change them from color to black and white?

    Thanks!
     
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    CWA_JGEISINGER TPF Noob!

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    all of the above can be done in adobe photoshop


    here's there link www.adobe.com
     
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    Tinkgrrbell TPF Noob!

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    Thank you!

    HOLY CRAP! They want $650 for that. I guess I'll wait for a while... just spent that much last week for my camera. Ouch!
     
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    lifeafter2am TPF Noob!

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    Are you a student? You can get it cheaper if your a student.
     
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    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I'm not sure (I haven't done watermarks) but I believe you should be able to accomplish the same in Photoshop Elements which is a fraction of the cost.
     
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    BigBacon03 TPF Noob!

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    I use a program called GIMP . it's similar to photoshop. what i do for some simple watermarks is add a layer of the text in grey and make is transparent onto the image. also you can make pictures black and white on GIMP.
     
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    Tinkgrrbell TPF Noob!

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    Gimp huh? I'll have to check that out.

    Thanks!

    And no... I'm not a student... maybe I should go back to school though lol!
     
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    Photoshop is the way to go. I think they have like 15 day trials. I think maybe Photoshop Elemements might be the next best thing...
     
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    GeorgeUK TPF Noob!

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    I used an old version of Photoshop CS2.

    If on a budget, as mentioned, check out Photoshop Elements. Paint Shop Pro is also worth a mention.
     
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    lifeafter2am TPF Noob!

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    Download the Gimp and check it out. It's free and it will probably be enough for you to get started with. I used it for quite some time when I was on Linux, its a great program, but it's not Photoshop.
     
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    You can do everything you asked about and much much more in photoshop elements and it is under 100 bucks. A great book to go along with the program is....The Photoshop elements book for digital photographers by scott kelby. It is great!
     
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    I use Photoshop Elements 5.0 - newest version is 6.0 I believe.

    I go to used book stores and get "how to" books that teach Photoshop CS2 or CS3. So far, Elements can do all the "photo fixing" stuff used by CS2/CS3 - but I'm only using basics.

    I got Elements for little under $100 - I think you can get it for less @ CostCo (~70 maybe).
     

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