Wanna Go On a PicNik? A photo PicNik that is...this is a photo enhancing program that my friend in ActiveRain, Kris Ginsberg* (see below) turned me onto. It's a free program, and you could upgrade for as little as $2 a month approximately. Here's just a sample of before and after shots that I've taken and tweaked:
Fishhawk Lake August morning my backyard
Fishhawk Lake August morning enhanced using PicNik
Kris is going to work with me on a "tutorial" today, as I prepare for writing a blog post for the PhotoBlogging Contest (William Johnson on ActiveRain**see below). In the meantime, I just googled PicNik and it was really easy to walk through...I thought.
- Upload photos-I hit that first
- I loaded a photo from "My Pictures" (directly from my computer)
- It went right to Edit on PicNik
- It gives you tabs to choose from: Autofix, Color, Exposure, etc. (I might suggest Autofix if you don't want to do it manually)
- When done, hit Okay
- To further enhance-hit Create
- You can add framing, effects, text (I chose Matte frame, and then added my signature)
- Then hit Save and Share
I just did this one quickly while writing this post.
My old Fishhawk Lake Northshore Drive home in Winter, Sold in 2010
You can send to your Facebook, Twitter or e-mail ,print it, --oh my goodness--the POSSIBILITIES!
*Kris Ginsberg's PhotoBlogging entry: http://activerain.com/blogsview/2291830/activerainphotobloggercontest-a-little-piece-of-americana-in-my-own-neighborhood
**William Johnson's Photoblogging contest:
(Sorry, I've tried several times to get this to link to their names and it's not working--so this is the old-fashioned way!)
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