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Editing Flower Pictures with iPiccy


All of us that are in real estate know that editing will improve any photograph that we plan to use in marketing materials.  We also know that we must present a true picture of the property so the images will not be misleading.

When we take photographs for personal use, there are no editing rules other than to enjoy to process and to have fun with colors.  Those that follow my blogs know that I use a lot of flower photographs in my blogs and in my comments.  I use the free photo editing service of iPiccy.com and recommend it to you if you are not currently editing your photographs.

So, my advice is to enjoy your camera and be creative with your photo editing.  These two dahlia photographs were taken at the Dahlia Show at Brookside Gardens in Montgomery County, Maryland. The first photograph is the original that I would use to realistically present the flower image.  The second picture was edited to change the color, just for fun.

Photo secrets, just for you:  When one of our photographs is part of our Imagination series on Flickr and Pinterest, there is usually a letter following the image number or the word Imagination will be included in the title for the photograph.  The photographs that I used in blogs are stored in Flickr.  All I have to do is select the desired image size and then copy and past the photograph in the blog.

Dahlia, Brookside Gardens,Dahlia Show IMG_7367


Dahlia, Brookside Gardens, Imagination IMG_7367 A

Photographs by Roy Kelley using a Canon PowerShot G11 camera

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Roy, Debbie is a big fan of iPiccy.  She won't even think of using the program I prefer.

Jan 30, 2013 10:24 AM #13
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!
Roy, I have been using ipiccy last time you blogged about it. I love it. Suggested
Jan 30, 2013 11:02 AM #14
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Roy, I came over from Belinda's re-blog. I do use iPiccy and love it but never used the color editing, must give it a try!

Jan 30, 2013 11:18 AM #15
Kwee Huset
Kwee Huset Realty - Venice, FL
Venice Florida Homes For Sale

Hi Roy, your pictures show Ipiccy is a great editing tool.  Thanks for sharing.

Jan 30, 2013 11:49 AM #16
Sondra Meyer:
Star View Real Estate - Colorado Springs, CO
See It. Experience It. Live It.

Roy, thank you for sharing some of your secrets with us.  In the blog post, I think I liked the origionals the best.  On the photos in your follow up comment, I'm amazed at how you could change the color of the flowers yet keep the leaves green. 

Jan 30, 2013 02:00 PM #17
Dagny Eason
Dagny's Real Estate - Wilton, CT
Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo

Roy - I love your photo work!  You never seize to amaze me with your skill and expertise in changing things around so easily.    Thanks!

Jan 30, 2013 03:02 PM #18
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

You make it photo you share come alive for us. You talk about getting your image across, you certainly get that accomplished.

Jan 30, 2013 06:31 PM #19
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Roy.  That is really cool.  Thanks for sharing.

Jan 30, 2013 06:52 PM #20
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Roy, you should be a paid endorser of "ipiccy!" You do a wonderful job with your photos! Enjoy your day!

Jan 30, 2013 08:05 PM #21
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

Our flower expert is now also teaching US how to make OUR photos better! I love it! Thank you, Roy!!! Keep those beautiful photos coming!

Jan 30, 2013 09:29 PM #22
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Your images Roy are always so amazing, that you don't need any other tools for their beauty...Always nicely done!

Jan 30, 2013 09:34 PM #23
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Roy I do not know anyone who takes better pictures than you. I love your tips as they have helped me to be better at taking pictures and editing them.

Jan 30, 2013 09:53 PM #24
Larry Atkins
State Wide Realty Co. - Farmville, VA

Your photos are beautiful! I'll check this site out, I still haven't gotten over the loss of Picnik.  Have a great day!

Jan 30, 2013 10:36 PM #25
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Your feedback is much appreciated.  If you previously used Picnik, you will enjoy iPiccy.com which is even better.  

Original and edited photographs:

Dahlia, Brookside Gardens, Dahlia Show IMG_7344

Dahlia, Brookside Gardens, Imagination IMG_7344 A

Photographs by Roy Kelley using a Canon PowerShot G11 camera.

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Jan 31, 2013 12:00 AM #26
Cindy Edwards
RE/MAX Checkmate - Johnson City, TN
CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677

Hi Roy,

I have not yet learned ipiccy, I was such a fan of picnik.  I'll have to get in there and play around.

Jan 31, 2013 12:08 AM #27
Robin Dampier REALTOR®
Coldwell Banker King - Hendersonville, NC
Hendersonville & Western NC Real Estate Source

I always enjoy your flower pics.  I have photo edit programs but I'm going to check out iPiccy as well.  Thanks for sharing.

Sue of Robin and Sue

Jan 31, 2013 12:28 AM #28
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional
Hi Roy, Is there a way to change just a flower color and leave the rest of the photo in its normal state? I have not tried this process as yet but wondered if you knew?
Jan 31, 2013 10:38 AM #29
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks so much for your feedback.  Again, I recommend iPiccy.com for those that do not have a photo editing site.

William:  I do not know how to change just the flower color and leave everything else the same.  That takes a high level of skills and I am still low on the basic skills level.

Dahlia, Brookside Gardens,Dahlia Show IMG_7364

Photograph by Roy Kelley using a Canon PowerShot G11 camera.

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Feb 01, 2013 01:54 AM #30
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

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