Saturday, June 10, 2006
Example of edited photo
I use Photoshop Elements version 4. The main changes I made to the photo were to adjust its contrast and lightness, darkening the photo overall. I also burned in Annie's face a little which darkens it in relation to everything else in the photo. I saved the photo under the same name but with "edited" added to the file name so it would save as a seperate file, and saved it as a .tiff file in my album so it would loose no data when saved. The image uploaded to Flickr is a .jpg file as it will not have any more editing done on it and since .jpg files are smaller they upload/download faster than .tiff files do.
Do you notice a difference between them? This type of thing is easy and fun to do. The main thing to remember is to work on a copy of the original file and save it as a copy so you always have the original. As long as you are working on a copy you can do no worse than deleting that copy and going back to the original to experiment some more. Go ahead and try it.
As to the online dating thing. It is now over a week since I responded to the two on Craigslist and I have heard nothing from either of them. I guess I would get a better response if I went to one of the dating services where that is about all they do, but so far my experience with it has been pretty poor.
Like you, I use Adobe Photoshop - both the regular version and Elements (though similar, they do accomplish different things. :) )
Something you'll want to keep in mind when you are "fixing" photos for posting ~ few computers "see" photos in the same contrast.
While you say your first shot is light, it doesn't appear that way with the screen contrast my computer has.
Screen contrast has been my biggest issue. I keep two websites going and some people tell me my photos are too light. Some say too dark and some say just right. *sigh*
I've found that there is no standard in screen contrast and few people actually see my photos the same as I do.
I've gotten to the point that I make them look good on my screen and just let everyone else adjust their screens. *grin*
BTW -- I enjoyed looking at your photos. And good luck with the online dating. :)
Good luck on the internet meetings. Have you thought of looking for internet clubs that are interested in what you are. Yahoo has some of those and you never know, might meet someone through one of those too. A lot of places let you put up your profile for free but to connect with anyone, it takes paying. Although a few let you respond if they write first.
btw I like the picture with the mustache but then I have a thing about mustaches-- on men that is :)
Your Annie looks like a great woman, and the two of you a wonderful couple.
I love my adobe! I've been just a playing with it. It takes some getting used to as it's different from the adobe photo editing software I used to use. That's OK.
I bought my husband a rather large digital camera for father's day. The adobe is going to be getting a lot of use I think.
I guess I'm a little lazy, I don't tweak my photos much (although I did blank out a car number plate in my current post). It is fun to try and do stuff with them though.
Hope it starts to happen with the dating thing, soon, Dick. It will happen when it happens, I guess.
Take care, have a great week, Meow
Don't give up on dating just yet. It took me two years to get a date, and even longer to get a successful one (which hasn't happened yet). Its not easy to make yourself jump into the pool, but you never know when lightening may strike.
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