Kind reader should you find time to offer advice know this writer's pc awareness level is equivalent to having to use fingers to add 2+2.
The Story: A neat red Casio Exilim camera was delivered to my Xmas stocking ... and a 140 page manual!
The problem: "touch up"/re-centering of digipics is called for prior to printing photos:
The Questions: - Is a basic photoedit soft standard kit with PC's nowadays (the OS = XP Windows)? The chances are the pc already has one only I don't know it! - What "foolproof" photo edit freeware is available - What providers are recommended for ordering prints online?
brundle has suggested a good starting point with picasa2.
This will allow you to arrange, label and display your pictures nicely. Just be aware that deleting a picture from your display, will delete it completely. Make sure early on that you have your photo files safe in a separate folder with the best ones duplicated so that any fiddling is done with copies and the originals are still there.
There are more sophisticated programs out there from the freebies like Irfanview right through to Photoshop CS @ several hundred pounds.
For the present you are on the right tack. Get the feel of handling your photos and when you yearn for the ability to do fancy things with them, you will have a better idea of costs in money and time
My two favourite free programs for photo editing are Picasa and Irfanview. Picasa is great for sorting your photos and letting you find the one you want. Irfanview is a great simple viewer with basic editing facilities.
Found Microsoft Photoeditor stashed away amongst my software programmes :-)
Pamy, thanks tried basic Paint, but seems (to me at least) a bit clumsy to use.
Oldbeefer2 thanks for this I'll taka a look.
Brundle your encouragement appreciated.
Diemmess: you've hit the nail on the head! I discarded the manual and opted for field exercise and trail and error... More fun and best way to learn. Time Expansion Factor software would be a boon but that's for a Wellsian world we have yet to reach.
Fasstone Image Viewer another free and excellent program for editing digital photos and well worth a try click here. Between it and Picassa 2 which has already been mentioned I hardly ever use anything else. Both programs cover all the basics.
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