Beginner Photo Editing Question

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Posted 1/13/2013 by StillACaliGirl in General Photography
 

StillACaliGirl
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Posted: 1/13/2013 4:01:10 PM
Most of the pictures I take of my daughter she fills up the whole frame - sometimes I want a smaller version of the picture to scrap but I don't know how to shrink it. Is there a program I can download? How do people do this? I may be dumb, but I am stumped!

voltagain
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Posted: 1/13/2013 4:08:44 PM
Do you have any kind of image/photo editing software that you normally use?

Directions on how to do it are specific to the program you are using.

No matter what program you use, always make a duplicate of the image first. Only edit or change sizes to the duplicate. That way if you ever want it full sized in the future you still have it.


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StillACaliGirl
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Posted: 1/13/2013 4:18:55 PM
No I don't. The only thing I have is the Koadak software that came with the printer I bought. Was hoping maybe there was some program I could download on the internet that was cheap or even free?! (Wishful thinking?!)

voltagain
OklaPhoma

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Posted: 1/13/2013 4:25:45 PM
I don't keep up with the freebies online so I'm clueless on what is out there.

But if editing software came with your printer you may want to fish around in it. There should be a help button that can answer the question too. Resizing images is such a basic function I'm positive it can be done.

If nothing else, if you are using a pc, you can import it into Works or word as a clip art and adjust the size. If you are on a mac I can't help there either.


What Your Kit Lens Can Do For You

Canon 60d, Canon 24-70mm 2.8L, Canon 70-200mm 2.8L, 50mm 1.8, 28-80, 75-300mm and Tamron 90mm 2.8 macro

voltagain
OklaPhoma

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Posted: 1/13/2013 4:29:09 PM
Most cameras come with a utility disk that no one ever down loads. That disc will have some editing software on it too.


What Your Kit Lens Can Do For You

Canon 60d, Canon 24-70mm 2.8L, Canon 70-200mm 2.8L, 50mm 1.8, 28-80, 75-300mm and Tamron 90mm 2.8 macro

bobbie01
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Posted: 1/13/2013 4:50:14 PM
Picasa is free and has several editing functions.



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StillACaliGirl
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Posted: 1/13/2013 8:36:58 PM
Thanks! I'll play around with it. I just hate to waste printer ink when it's so expensive and I'm on a super tight budget right now! Thanks for the help! It's nice to get a response, some forums no one ever replies so I really appreciate it!

brab74
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Posted: 1/14/2013 9:38:50 AM
I second the suggestion for Picasa. It's free and has a lot of editing capabilities. You can select the size of the photo you want to print and can even create photo collages.
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