Basic Photo Editing
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カラー写真をクラシックな白黒に変える簡単な方法が1つある。ここで紹介する処理方法では最終的な画像イメージを得るために、限定された機能しかないことを前もって説明しておく。

イメージ・エディタを開く。メニューバー上の「イメージ」をクリックする。次に「モード」をクリック。 そして「グレースケール」をクリックする。最後に「OK」をクリックしたら完成。写真の白黒の特性をコントロールする機能は制限されている。写真の明るさを調整することは可能だ。

blurredimageMany of us who don’t want to be constantly fiddling with the tiny buttons of today’s digital cameras often get some shots that are, well, less than perfect. Most cameras today have automatic settings, adjusting everything automatically without much need for fiddling but one good tip for good, crisp and clear shots is to ensure your camera moves less during shots especially during low light settings where the flash may not have enough power to illuminate the subject. You can choose to set the camera for low light pictures but this is more for steady subjects that don;t move a round too much. Read the rest of this entry » »

 

Flickr, the popular photo and video hosting website launched it’s own photo editor! This is an awesome news because a lot of people with agree with me when I say that Flickr just got more awesome. Last year, yahoo announced that they have more than 51 million users. The website which is powered by Yahoo lets you upload photos online and manage them. It also gives you the option to share them to social networking sites such as Facebook, twitter etc. The option to edit your photos are also now available. They have partnered with Aviary to bring you this new option. There are now different tools to make your photos even more beautiful. You can crop, correct blemishes, enhance effects, rotate, adjust brightness and contrast and the likes. Aviary replaced Picnick which was the previous photo editor used by flickr. This is a simpler and faster tool so the replacement was a no-brainer.

 

撮影した写真をPCでアップロードすると、暗くなってしまった経験がある。光の当たり具合の確認を怠った自分を責める代わりに、写真を編集すれば、ほら、問題解決!

私なら、イメージ・エディタでガンマ補正機能を使用する。ほとんどのイメージ・エディタでは、「イメージ」や「カラー」といったメニューにこの機能がある。
このツールは明るい部分を保ちながら暗い部分を明るくする。 しかし特定の設定はない。最初にこのツールを使用して、写真の適切な明るさを制御する方法を学習することをお勧めする。

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Let’s take a break from editing and focus on picture taking. Whether you are an amateur or professional photographer, there are still ethics involved in taking pictures especially those of unknown subjects in of different cultures while traveling n another country. You can’t just go shooting at random people with your camera! In this series of posts, I shall attempt in giving a few tips on how to be polite when taking photos.

Always ask permission. If a person or a small group of people are the main subjects of your photo, it is best to politely ask for permission. It depends though on the situation. Sometimes a mere smile and a simple gesture to your camera is enough but there are times that you really have to be verbal about it. Most people are actually accommodating but if someone says no, then just thank them despite of it and move on. Try to be sensitive about the vibes people give off as sometimes there are those who say yes but do it out of politeness. If you’re taking a picture of that encompasses a very large group like a parade, you don’t have to ask permission. This time, you can get away with clicking on!

これは私のお気に入りの編集ツールだ。以前やっていた演奏のために画像にテキストを入れなければならないことがあった。それはともかくとして、この編集ツールは「A」もしくは「T」で表されているのでツールパレット上でも見分けやすい。操作方法は簡単で、ツールアイコンをクリックして写真をクリックすればカーソルが現れる。

ツールアイコンの上を単にクリックする文字Aか文字T.で表されて、カーソルが現れる写真をクリックするとき、この編集ツールはツールパレットで容易に見つけられます。 そして、私が願っているように、字体とサイズを調整して、私はテキストをタイプします。 テキストの位置を変えたい場合は移動ツールをクリックする。

If your personal computer is supervised by the Microsoft Windows, then go open it. Right click in the desktop and click Refresh. Yes! Refreshing your computer is good for your machine. After that click the Start button, go to programs then to Accessories and click Paint. Your computer is not normal if there is no Paintbrush program.

Someone ask me. “Is the Paintbrush program an image editing software?” I was just quiet at that time, and after that I ask on myself, is it really a picture editing software? I said maybe it could because you can import pictures to the Paintbrush or simply called Paint program. Then I realized it is not because you just can import pictures and the only thing can do by the program is to draw and paint, other than that, no more.
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Picnikは強力で頼れる編集機能で簡単にイメージを素敵に編集できます。 納得するまでいじる。 もっとクリエイティブに、もっとプロみたいに。 効果、フォントのバラエティー、異なる形とフレームなどがあります。 楽しくて簡単、そして手早くできます。. 写真の調整もボタンをクリックするだけです。 コントールを見れば、その使いやすさが実感できます。 写真のサイズ変更、クロップ、回転もリアルタイムでできます。 リンク張りにも山ほどの効果が用意されています。 手早くアクセスも簡単で、ブラウザにも馴染みます。 タイピングが必要ないざという時のために、最新のフォントも揃っています。 Mac, Windows、Linuxにて作動します。 そして何よりも素晴らしいのは、ダウンロードしてインストールする必要がありません。

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If you want to give your photos some drama and a bit of vintage flavor, why not consider adding a viewfinder frame? The dust, noise, and other elements can turn your photos from boring to statement-maker.

Here’s how to do it:

1) Open your background image on Photoshop. Here, I decided to use a picture I took of a cookie shop sign.

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2) Look for a viewfinder image you want to use. I used this one, which also happens to be part of a great collection of other viewfinder frames. [Read: save the link for reference.]

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3) Download and open the viewfinder image on Photoshop.

4) Go back to your background image, and check its image size. How do you do this? Go to Menu >> Image >> Image Size… See those two values encircled in orange below? Remember those; you’re going to need them for our next step.

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5) Go to your viewfinder image, and go to its Image Size window. If the Constrain Proportions box is checked, uncheck this first. Remember those values you saw? Put those in the boxes they below, and click OK. If the resulting image size looks too large for you, don’t panic,. Just Press Cntrl and the Minus sign to make it fit your screen.

6) Choose the Move tool on your palette (It’s the uppermost-right button on the left side of your screen, and looks like a arrowhead with a directional cross beside it.) Click on your viewfinder image, and drag it onto your background image. Move it around so the two images are aligned.

7) You can’t see the background image, you say? Here’s where the fun begins. Go to your Layers window on the right. Highlight the viewfinder image layer. Look at the drop-down menu under the Layers tab. Click on it and choose Multiply.

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Ta-daa! Now you have a great viewfinderized image. Enjoy!

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Here are more tips on photo-taking ethics. As I’ve said in previous posts, you just can’t go shooting at random people with your camera! I shall attempt in giving a few tips on how to be polite when taking photographs especially of people when you’re in one of your globe trotting adventures!

Now, read carefully. Before photographing children, it is best if you ask permission from an adult. Better if the child’s parent is present. Probably too bothersome but this is a very delicate situation, and you need to treat it as such. There are varying child pornography laws in different countries and you can never be too careful lest you be accused of taking perverse pictures of children. Foreigners are considered suspicious entities, remember that. I have a photographer friend who carries release forms wherever he goes to avoid hassle – that’s how careful he is.