Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

After Programs


  • Please log in to reply
18 replies to this topic

#1 DSTM

DSTM

    "Bleepin' Aussie Addict"


  • Members
  • 2,649 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:SYDNEY-AUSTRALIA
  • Local time:09:17 AM

Posted 04 June 2010 - 07:18 AM

 Hi Guys.I am looking for a Graphics Program,free if possible, to give my photos a soft edge like this,with a transparent background.




Posted Image




Also is there a program also that would give my photos a Fish eye effect?

Thanks for any help. :thumbsup:

Edited by DSTM, 04 June 2010 - 07:21 AM.















BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 petewills

petewills

  • Members
  • 1,375 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Birmingham, UK
  • Local time:12:17 AM

Posted 04 June 2010 - 01:02 PM

Freeware Photo Editing Software

http://www.easytorecall.co.uk/free_softwar...oto_editing.htm

However, I just downloaded the following:

VCW VicMan's Photo Editor

http://www.vicman.net/vcwphoto/index.htm

It looks quite excellent, is feature packed and has the FISHEYE effect installed by default; works, too.
The brief video tutorials are informative.

Can't answer any questions, haven't got to grips with it yet.

I recently tried The Gimp, but decided it was too much to learn for the limited use I had for it.

Paint.NET looks interesting, is apparently easier than The Gimp, but too much for my needs.

Perhaps others can comment on these specific programs.

#3 DSTM

DSTM

    "Bleepin' Aussie Addict"

  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 2,649 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:SYDNEY-AUSTRALIA
  • Local time:09:17 AM

Posted 04 June 2010 - 03:15 PM

Thanks Pete.I will download and give them my best shot.

I tried Gimp,but a fair learning curve,and was looking for something simpler.

I have been searching for 3 days, trying to find Programs to do this.

VCW VicMan's Photo Editor,I will try first.

Once again Thanks.Much appreciated. :thumbsup:















#4 petewills

petewills

  • Members
  • 1,375 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Birmingham, UK
  • Local time:12:17 AM

Posted 05 June 2010 - 06:38 AM

Hi DSTM

It seems very easy to use and the transformations are fine; quite a few useful ones for
such a small package; still needs full investigation, but you can dive in straightaway.

I like the oval transformation, something along the lines of your picture.

Efffects, Stylize, Button gives a nice edge.

I've just downloaded a Redeye removal tool which works with this program:

Anti Red Eye

http://anti-red-eye.software.informer.com/

You just copy 'antiredeye.8bf' file from the Anti Red Eye directory in C:\Program Files\Anti Red Eye
to 'Plug-ins' directory of VCW Vicman's Photo Editor in Program Files and then Import this plugin
through the Plug-ins menu.

With freeware, you sometimes have to put up with cobbling various programs together, to get everything you want,
but this program can make use of Photoshop plugins and there are plenty available free, if this package
does not do everything you want.

The Web Album is also useful, if you opt to download it after installation.

Edited by petewills , 05 June 2010 - 06:40 AM.


#5 DSTM

DSTM

    "Bleepin' Aussie Addict"

  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 2,649 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:SYDNEY-AUSTRALIA
  • Local time:09:17 AM

Posted 05 June 2010 - 09:31 AM

Hi Pete.

Very impressed with Vicmans Photo Editor.It  has all the bells and whistles I need.

Still coming to grips with it,however to me,easier than Gimp.

A lot of Photoshop Plugins will work,so that's a plus.

Very happy so far.Thanks for recommending it. :thumbsup:















#6 petewills

petewills

  • Members
  • 1,375 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Birmingham, UK
  • Local time:12:17 AM

Posted 06 June 2010 - 09:24 AM

Hi DSTM - excuse any information overload.

You may already have the freeware Irfanview, which has some very good effects, (and accepts Photoshop 8BF plug-ins).

If you load an image in Irfanview and select, Image / Effects / Effects browser, you get the before and after
display and I see that it also has the fisheye feature. Been using the program for years, duh.

-----------------------------------
If the 'Blur' filter in VicMan's PE is too basic, you may find this link of interest, for dreamy, soft focus, warm romantic, styles:

http://www.autofx.com/freeplugins/dreamyphoto.asp?id=7

Works as a free standalone version, of DreamSuite Dreamy Photo, not a plug-in.
Easy to use; blur, blending, ghosting, tint.

(Photoshop users can install it as a plug-in).

You have to send email address to get immediate activation serial number.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

[Animation creation still ongoing; member Vaerli has recommended The Gimp several times
in this forum, for different projects. I looked at the Gimp tutorial on flying logos, but gave up; too impatient].

#7 tg1911

tg1911

    Lord Spam Magnet


  • Members
  • 19,274 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:SW Louisiana
  • Local time:05:17 PM

Posted 06 June 2010 - 11:48 AM

Mind if I hijack your topic for a minute, DSTM? :thumbsup:
I have a question for Pete, regarding:

[Animation creation still ongoing; member Vaerli has recommended The Gimp several times
in this forum, for different projects. I looked at the Gimp tutorial on flying logos, but gave up; too impatient].


MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P, CPU: Phenom II X4 955 Deneb BE, HS/F: CoolerMaster V8, RAM: 2 x 1G Kingston HyperX DDR2 800, VGA: ECS GeForce Black GTX 560, PSU: Antec TruePower Modular 750W, Soundcard: Asus Xonar D1, Case: CoolerMaster COSMOS 1000, Storage: Internal - 2 x Seagate 250GB SATA, 2 x WD 1TB SATA; External - Seagate 500GB USB, WD 640GB eSATA, 3 x WD 1TB eSATA

Become a BleepingComputer fan: Facebook

#8 petewills

petewills

  • Members
  • 1,375 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Birmingham, UK
  • Local time:12:17 AM

Posted 06 June 2010 - 12:28 PM

Hi tg1911

What would you like to know, exactly; why I'm taking so long to sort it out?

I can do some with UnFreez; was wondering what's best for generating animations, without having to prepare
numerous pictures.

#9 tg1911

tg1911

    Lord Spam Magnet


  • Members
  • 19,274 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:SW Louisiana
  • Local time:05:17 PM

Posted 06 June 2010 - 01:44 PM

Was just wondering, what type of animations; gif, 3D, ............
MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P, CPU: Phenom II X4 955 Deneb BE, HS/F: CoolerMaster V8, RAM: 2 x 1G Kingston HyperX DDR2 800, VGA: ECS GeForce Black GTX 560, PSU: Antec TruePower Modular 750W, Soundcard: Asus Xonar D1, Case: CoolerMaster COSMOS 1000, Storage: Internal - 2 x Seagate 250GB SATA, 2 x WD 1TB SATA; External - Seagate 500GB USB, WD 640GB eSATA, 3 x WD 1TB eSATA

Become a BleepingComputer fan: Facebook

#10 petewills

petewills

  • Members
  • 1,375 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Birmingham, UK
  • Local time:12:17 AM

Posted 06 June 2010 - 01:47 PM

Something along the lines of the DSTM avatar; according to Irfanview, it comprises 45 images.

#11 tg1911

tg1911

    Lord Spam Magnet


  • Members
  • 19,274 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:SW Louisiana
  • Local time:05:17 PM

Posted 06 June 2010 - 02:05 PM

DSTM's avatar was made with 3DPlus.
So was El_Tel's, and mine.
That's a simple to use, basic, 3D application.
For a more complicated, but much more flexible application, there's Blender.
Both freeware.

There are a few other freeware gif animation programs, that you might want to try out, located here:
http://www.aplusfreeware.com/categories/mm.../animation.html
MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P, CPU: Phenom II X4 955 Deneb BE, HS/F: CoolerMaster V8, RAM: 2 x 1G Kingston HyperX DDR2 800, VGA: ECS GeForce Black GTX 560, PSU: Antec TruePower Modular 750W, Soundcard: Asus Xonar D1, Case: CoolerMaster COSMOS 1000, Storage: Internal - 2 x Seagate 250GB SATA, 2 x WD 1TB SATA; External - Seagate 500GB USB, WD 640GB eSATA, 3 x WD 1TB eSATA

Become a BleepingComputer fan: Facebook

#12 petewills

petewills

  • Members
  • 1,375 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Birmingham, UK
  • Local time:12:17 AM

Posted 06 June 2010 - 02:13 PM

Thanks tg1911

I'll check them out tomorrow - it's 20.13pm now and I have to disappear.

Much obliged. :thumbsup:

Edited by petewills , 06 June 2010 - 02:13 PM.


#13 tg1911

tg1911

    Lord Spam Magnet


  • Members
  • 19,274 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:SW Louisiana
  • Local time:05:17 PM

Posted 06 June 2010 - 02:26 PM

You're quite welcome, Pete.
A couple more examples of the effects you can get, with 3DPlus:

Posted Image

Posted Image


Sorry about hijacking your thread, DSTM. :thumbsup:
MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P, CPU: Phenom II X4 955 Deneb BE, HS/F: CoolerMaster V8, RAM: 2 x 1G Kingston HyperX DDR2 800, VGA: ECS GeForce Black GTX 560, PSU: Antec TruePower Modular 750W, Soundcard: Asus Xonar D1, Case: CoolerMaster COSMOS 1000, Storage: Internal - 2 x Seagate 250GB SATA, 2 x WD 1TB SATA; External - Seagate 500GB USB, WD 640GB eSATA, 3 x WD 1TB eSATA

Become a BleepingComputer fan: Facebook

#14 DSTM

DSTM

    "Bleepin' Aussie Addict"

  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 2,649 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:SYDNEY-AUSTRALIA
  • Local time:09:17 AM

Posted 07 June 2010 - 08:17 AM

Hi TG1911. You not Hijacking in the least.

I welcome your input.

Never too much information overload,Pete.

I find Graphics so interesting,and welcome everyone's participation. :thumbsup:















#15 petewills

petewills

  • Members
  • 1,375 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Birmingham, UK
  • Local time:12:17 AM

Posted 07 June 2010 - 01:39 PM

Hi DSTM

I'm finding VicMan's program very entertaining. I'll address a question to tg1911, if you don't mind,
as you are also interested in the subject generally.

Hi tg1911

Perhaps I should start a new topic about 3DPlus.

I downloaded the program, which is now 3DPlus2 and saw that I could create a gif like the DSTM avatar
with the one included animation.

The 2 other examples in Post #13 - are they your own creations from scratch, or did you have access
to other animation styles, by upgrading/buying the product. If from scratch, I have a lot of work to do. :thumbsup:

I used a gif resizer to get the file to 83 x 83 pixels, because I haven't fully got to grips with the program yet.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users