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kenkew

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Re: Digi Enhancement
« Reply #20 on: October 20, 2007, 23:18:44 »
You'll find quite a lot of things to do with your pic's using nothing more than what comes with windows. Practice with that before you go out buying expensive software.

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Re: Digi Enhancement
« Reply #20 on: October 20, 2007, 23:18:44 »

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Re: Digi Enhancement
« Reply #21 on: October 20, 2007, 23:24:42 »
I use the Gimp, which as you say is free, but I've never mastered it. I only use it for brightening up pics and sorting coin scans, but there's one thing I've never twigged. How do I clone a small bit of colour lifted off another part of the pic? I sometimes get irritating bits of dust on coin pics, and I really need to be able to get rid of them.

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Re: Digi Enhancement
« Reply #22 on: October 20, 2007, 23:35:08 »
You'll find quite a lot of things to do with your pic's using nothing more than what comes with windows. Practice with that before you go out buying expensive software.

Expensive software is not an option......I just have not explored windows for enhancement of pics, guess what I will be doing tomorrow ;)
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Re: Digi Enhancement
« Reply #23 on: October 20, 2007, 23:38:36 »
Not used 'Gimp', Robert. I'm told it's quite a goody for the money! But I'm sure there's others on here who will come back on your querie.
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Re: Digi Enhancement
« Reply #24 on: October 21, 2007, 09:14:27 »
The Gimp's Clone tool is explained here

http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/feature/15037.html

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Re: Digi Enhancement
« Reply #25 on: October 21, 2007, 11:11:01 »
Thats in bookmarks as well.....thanks ;)
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Re: Digi Enhancement
« Reply #26 on: October 21, 2007, 22:41:13 »
Thanks.

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Re: Digi Enhancement
« Reply #27 on: November 21, 2008, 10:54:32 »
A plant I grew this year  :) :)

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Re: Digi Enhancement
« Reply #28 on: November 21, 2008, 13:54:37 »
That's a cracker, dc2. I'd suggest putting it in 'The Gallery'.
Very nice.
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Re: Digi Enhancement
« Reply #29 on: November 21, 2008, 16:16:16 »
That's a cracker, dc2. I'd suggest putting it in 'The Gallery'.
Very nice.
Ken.
Thank you  :)

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Re: Digi Enhancement
« Reply #30 on: November 24, 2008, 12:05:40 »
If anyone would like a challenge - Ive been unsuccesfully trying to turn the picture below into something I can give the wife for her Birthday.

http://www.dsf.co.uk/test/Lucy-in-snow.jpg

its a picture of one of her rescue dogs that was too old and unwell to rehome so we let her see out the rest of her time with us (anticipated 6 months but she dragged it out for nearly 3 years!) Possibly the most well behaved and likeable dog we have ever rescued.

If anyone could turn it into a realistic setch or painting I'd be eternally grateful all my attempts just look artificial and photoshopped. Only down side is the picture needs to be good enough to print at a reasonable picture frame size eg 8"+ high.

Failing that i'm going to have to find an artist who could draw from the photo but dont know if i can afford this

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Re: Digi Enhancement
« Reply #31 on: November 24, 2008, 13:19:41 »
Glow777  not sure if you will like it but if you do I made so you can fold it in half and make a xmas card or trim as a photo  :)

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Re: Digi Enhancement
« Reply #32 on: November 24, 2008, 13:42:02 »
Here's a couple of 'paintings' Glow.

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Want some more attempts?
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Re: Digi Enhancement
« Reply #33 on: November 24, 2008, 13:51:39 »
I've sharpened this one up a bit.[attachment=1]


This is your original.
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Re: Digi Enhancement
« Reply #34 on: November 24, 2008, 14:35:24 »
thanks all i like KK's B best any chance of a larger file  ;)
it looks a lot better than my over computerized files.

Was it gimped or photo shopped?

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Re: Digi Enhancement
« Reply #35 on: November 24, 2008, 16:18:02 »
the one I did was enlarged to 8 inch high

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Re: Digi Enhancement
« Reply #36 on: November 24, 2008, 20:58:08 »
it looks great on screen dc2 but pixelates badly when printed at size, more than likely because of my small original image (either that or the forum software resizes) - i was hoping that the image could be enlarged for printing and then the conversion would hide the pixelation with interpolation.

this is a weird one for me - as for one of my jobs i design websites - i have a degree in computing but i cant get this one imagine to look how i want it too! Ontop of that I think ive just broke a toe playing badmington  :-[

looking closer at your image it is good tho, what pckage/filter/settings did you use?

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Re: Digi Enhancement
« Reply #37 on: December 04, 2008, 23:16:03 »
Not used 'Gimp', Robert. I'm told it's quite a goody for the money! But I'm sure there's others on here who will come back on your querie.
Ken.

For a good series on using The Gimp, download Full Circle Magazine issues 12 - 19
http://fullcirclemagazine.org
The magazine is free as is The Gimp.
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Re: Digi Enhancement
« Reply #38 on: December 16, 2008, 12:03:05 »
Hi All,

I'm completely new to this, but having read this forum I downloaded Gimpshop for use on a PC running Windows XP.  My problem is that I can't even find how to load an image.  There doesn't seem to be anything in the menu.  I tried opening a jpeg using Gimpshop and just got a message that libgimpui-2.0.0.dll was not found.  Anybody else having trouble even starting?

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Re: Digi Enhancement
« Reply #39 on: March 28, 2009, 23:46:54 »
Sorry for the late reply.

I use The Gimp (not GimpShop), with that you go the usual way,  [File], [Open], you then navigate to where the picture file is and click it.
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