View Full Version : Photography/editing question
11-24-2009, 08:28 PM
i use to have my own small spyderco website. just a bunch of pics of my knives. well it was hacked around last year so i just shut the whole thing down. i want to start a new one but i would like to put my name on the pics so they aren't borrowed/stolen which was done before. the surprising thing is my pics aren't all that good when you look at some of the works or Paul, Wouter, Rycen, Peter, George...well you get the idea. i dont have any picture programs other than what came on the computer, paint or windows pictures. is there a simple way to put my name across the picture? thanks and sorry for this novice question. thanks
11-24-2009, 08:38 PM
I think if you use MS Paint which comes with Windows you can do a text box and check off the 'draw opaque' option. and this should give you the ability to put some text anywhere on your picture.
You could invest in Photoshop of Photoshop Elements if you want to muck around a bit more with pictures :)
11-25-2009, 01:53 AM
Tony, an easy way to put your name on your pictures is IrfanView - Freeware (http://www.irfanview.de/). Software is good for other things too ;)
11-25-2009, 03:45 AM
Photoshop has a watermark to ID photos. I hate to give advice, since my post production/workflow artists do all this for me.
I only really do the camera work, and lighting. Not to mention the logistics of running a major photography company that works worldwide.
Hope this helps.
Tony, Photoshop or PS Elements is nice but not exactly cheap if you're not able the get a good deal.
If you want functionality comparable to Photoshop you could try GIMP (http://www.gimp.org/). It is freeware and offers a lot of functionality.
I've also heard good things about Paint.NET (http://www.getpaint.net/), which also features layers and it is free too.
A more simlpe, yet still feature rich (for freeware) approach to image editing could be Photoscape (http://www.photoscape.org). It covers the most basic needs. Not good for spectacular things but good enough for basic editing.
11-27-2009, 03:18 PM
If you want to send us an E-mail, I will have someone get back to you with whatever you need.
We would be happy to give you a hand.
11-27-2009, 08:18 PM
thank you for all the replies, i will check them out to see which works best. thanks for the kind offer too Toad.
11-28-2009, 06:47 AM
I use photoshop, but the programs mentioned should be good for basic editing too. Look for any option resembling ´add text´ or a ´T´ symbol.
I mainly use 'crop', 'filters', 'color balance' and 'sharpen'
11-28-2009, 07:32 AM
I use Google's Picassa, another free photo editor. It allows adding text as well as performing the basic photo editing functions. Perhaps best of all, once you're done it can create web page photo galleries with the push of a button. They look quite good but, if you know a bit of html and css, you can make them look even better by changing the background and text colors and adding more meaningful captions.
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