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#1 djd1


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Posted 07 May 2008 - 06:45 PM

Hi, can anyone recommend a good free download for photo editing? I have received pictures that I would like to use as my background but they are too small. When I try to stretch them out to fit my screen, they are unrecognizable. They are jpeg images. Help!! I have xp pro. sp2 120gig hd and 2gigs of ram.

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Posted 07 May 2008 - 07:16 PM

Have you taken a look here?: Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Apps

Check in post #3 scroll down to Graphics Design & Editing
There is an extensive list. All free, so try as many as you like.

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 10:47 AM

The Gimp is pretty standard.

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 11:25 AM

Unfortunately, there is a realistic limit to how much you can enlarge a file without distortion or fuzziness using any photo editor. A .jpg file of 17Kbs cannot take the place of one of 345Kbs, for example. What you can do with a photo editor, however, is to make a panorama (or collage) incorporating several of the smaller pictures on a larger background that will fill the screen and not produce distortions.
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