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#1 Turi

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Posted 12 August 2007 - 02:33 PM

So everyone, I'm a novice when it comes to editing pics, but my grandad has taken some RUBBISH pics from our fundraising night. Everything has a white glare off his flash (the kind professional photographers use when taking pics of things in the pitch black dark, not in a bar)

So I'm looking for some program or trick that will get rid of the glare. Which free and safe programs do you recommend? And how would I go about editing the pic?

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Posted 12 August 2007 - 02:41 PM

Look in this thread, there are quite a few in the graphics design and editing area, I have heard that GIMP is quite good, I personally use imageforge.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.html

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Posted 12 August 2007 - 02:47 PM

My bf recommended GIMP but there were issues between it and my laptop :thumbsup:
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Posted 12 August 2007 - 02:58 PM

what kind of issues?

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Posted 12 August 2007 - 03:08 PM

Can't remember now, something about GTK+ Runtime environment not found...
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Posted 12 August 2007 - 03:30 PM

Easy fix you just forgot to download GTK+ (Ive done it more than once). Download it from here and install it before installing GIMP.http://gimp-win.sourceforge.net/stable.html

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Posted 12 August 2007 - 03:32 PM

Ah right, so it's safe? Good,good. I'll get to it.

Tips & tricks?

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Posted 12 August 2007 - 04:11 PM

GIMP is definitely my favorite, next is Paint.Net . If you feel a little lost using them at first, it does take a while to get used to. Since you have a specific task that involves photos, you might want to try the editing tools that come with Picasa2. Although the tools in P2 arent as powerful as GIMP, they are specifically designed for editing/enhancing photos, and are relatively straight-forward. My only misgivings for P2 is the way it handles file/directories, which can be kind of confusing. Also I'm not sure if you can work with glare issues in P2, but it might be worth a shot.

But whichever you go with, good luck with it. :thumbsup:

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