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Better Than Photoshop? Make GIMP Even More Powerful With These Plugins

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Better Than Photoshop? Make GIMP Even More Powerful With These Plugins

We all know that Photoshop is the premiere application for image and graphics manipulation. It simply does everything you could possibly want, which is the reason why most professionals choose it and why your wallet has a deep hole after you buy it. But Photoshop isn’t the only image manipulation tool on the block. The leading open source alternative to Photoshop, GIMP, has plenty of power under the hood as well.

23-02-2013
Better Than Photoshop? Make GIMP Even More Powerful With These Plugins
The 3 Most Effective Quick Photo Fixes You Can Apply To An Image

Android Creative

The 3 Most Effective Quick Photo Fixes You Can Apply To An Image

Photo editing is a fine art that you can only learn by experimenting. In the long run you will eventually find your own style, your own preferences and hopefully recognize some of your shortcomings as a photographer while tidying up in the post process. There are a few fixes that can really make a picture stand out, and they’re often the simplest of things.

21-02-2013
The 3 Most Effective Quick Photo Fixes You Can Apply To An Image
How To Easily And Automatically Create Diptychs And Triptychs In Photoshop

Windows Creative

How To Easily And Automatically Create Diptychs And Triptychs In Photoshop

Most of us have seen them around in things like ‘Before’ and ‘After’ photos, on T-shirts, or even on famous art, but few realize that there’s a slightly un-stylish word used to describe them. Diptychs and Triptychs are images or photos that bring together two or three similar (or different) images and place them side-by-side, often separated by a slim border.

19-02-2013
How To Easily And Automatically Create Diptychs And Triptychs In Photoshop
Fotografix: Edit On The Go With This Portable & Lightweight Photo Editor [Windows]

Windows

Fotografix: Edit On The Go With This Portable & Lightweight Photo Editor [Windows]

Great software can be hard to come by. That is why there are a select few that stand out and become increasingly popular. What defines “great software”? Typically a program should be practical and useful, lightweight – even portable, feature-packed, and to top it all off, free. Fotografix is all of those and that is why it landed a spot in the Image Editors and Viewers category on our Best Of Portable Apps page.

09-02-2013
Fotografix: Edit On The Go With This Portable & Lightweight Photo Editor [Windows]
Don’t Be Photo Bombed – Restore, Retouch & Repair Your Photos With InPaint [Rewards]

Windows

Don’t Be Photo Bombed – Restore, Retouch & Repair Your Photos With InPaint [Rewards]

Photoshop virtuosos who can work their magic with the clone tools, know what a mask and content fill is will probably appreciate the labor it takes to touch up a photo. Inpaint flattens out the learning curve while helping you to keep your savings from bottoming out. It costs only $19.99 and comes for both Windows and Mac. But you can claim one of 18 free licenses using your MakeUseOf points!

06-02-2013
Don’t Be Photo Bombed – Restore, Retouch & Repair Your Photos With InPaint [Rewards]
Take Your iPhone Photos To The Next Level With Adobe Photoshop Express [iPhone]

iPhone and iPad

Take Your iPhone Photos To The Next Level With Adobe Photoshop Express [iPhone]

Adobe is already known for its amazing artistic applications like After Effects, Flash, and Photoshop. However, it has always typically established its home in the desktop realm. The company’s software was typically meant for professionals, and since most professionals do not use their iPhone to create work for clients, there was not much of a reason to venture away from this territory.

29-01-2013
Take Your iPhone Photos To The Next Level With Adobe Photoshop Express [iPhone]
Crop, Retouch, Fill, And Create New Images With These 4 Online Photo Editors

Internet

Crop, Retouch, Fill, And Create New Images With These 4 Online Photo Editors

While there is simply no comparing robust photo editors like Photoshop or Gimp to online alternatives, sometimes a simple online tool is all you need to get the job done. We’ve put together a list of four online tools that should be in the arsenal of any photographer, designer, or blogger, making it easy to get basic photo editing tasks done on the fly, and in some cases, even on your mobile phone. In no particular order, here they are.

19-01-2013
Crop, Retouch, Fill, And Create New Images With These 4 Online Photo Editors
Capture Vintage-Looking Images Through Old Virtual Cameras With Retro Camera [Android]

Android

Capture Vintage-Looking Images Through Old Virtual Cameras With Retro Camera [Android]

Who doesn’t like taking photos with their smartphone? Of course, taking the photo itself is usually just half the fun. The other half (the “larger” half, some would say) is applying funky effects to those photos. Apps like Instagram and FX Camera make it easy to apply beautiful effects to your images, and often have creative names for those effects like “Willow” or “Orton”. Retro Camera is very much like those two apps.

04-01-2013
Capture Vintage-Looking Images Through Old Virtual Cameras With Retro Camera [Android]
Think You Know Them All! Challenge Your Brand Knowledge With the Logos Quiz Game [iOS]

iPhone and iPad

Think You Know Them All! Challenge Your Brand Knowledge With the Logos Quiz Game [iOS]

Thanks to the tsunami of ads around us, we see logos every day. Sometimes we notice the good ones, sometimes the not-so-memorable ones pass us by. As a business student, a favorite pastime of ours was to quiz each other on logos by covering up the essential details. That’s why I was pleasantly surprised to find a similar game on the Apple Store. The Logos Quiz Game will stretch your knowledge to the hilt, not to mention your memory cells.

25-12-2012
Think You Know Them All! Challenge Your Brand Knowledge With the Logos Quiz Game [iOS]
Starmatic – Kodak’s 1959 Toy Camera Revived As An iOS Social Network

iPhone and iPad

Starmatic – Kodak’s 1959 Toy Camera Revived As An iOS Social Network

There’s no denying that Instagram has the monopoly on vintage, filtered photography, and mobile photosharing. Competitors have come and gone, and Instagram is still going strong. That hasn’t stopped the team behind Starmatic from putting together a slick app which is a joy to use. Starmatic’s photo-taking interface allows you to use the front and back cameras, turn the flash on and off, and turn on grid guidelines.

22-12-2012
Starmatic – Kodak’s 1959 Toy Camera Revived As An iOS Social Network
Don’t Install An Image Editor: Try These Cloud-Based Photo Editors Instead

Internet

Don’t Install An Image Editor: Try These Cloud-Based Photo Editors Instead

If you want to get really good results, you need to download some kind of graphics software or other editing app, and put it through its paces. But now, you can do most of your photo editing online, and achieve some pretty impressive results. Yes, there are some things you’ll still need Photoshop and friends for, you can’t escape that, but today I’m going to show you several online editing tools that will blow you away. The future is truly here!

21-12-2012
Don’t Install An Image Editor: Try These Cloud-Based Photo Editors Instead
5 Easy Ways to Create Diptychs & Other Photo Collages Without Photoshop

Mac

5 Easy Ways to Create Diptychs & Other Photo Collages Without Photoshop

A diptych consists of 2 images displayed side by side, and can often be a creative and attractive way to tell an even more elaborate story with your images. While with a little bit of effort, you can create a diptych or photo collage using Photoshop, there are now web-based, desktop and mobile options that make the process a lot easier. Each of the options below offer users a different experience.

19-12-2012
5 Easy Ways to Create Diptychs & Other Photo Collages Without Photoshop
13 Easy & Free Ways to Watermark Photos

Internet

13 Easy & Free Ways to Watermark Photos

Have you ever needed or wanted to mark an image as yours to prevent others from duplicating it and/or claiming it as their own? You might already know that this is called watermarking. The process is pretty simple, but finding an efficient, easy and inexpensive way isn’t always as simple. There are some very powerful do-it-all photo editors out there, such as Photoshop, which can watermark photos.

13-12-2012
13 Easy & Free Ways to Watermark Photos
Having A Bad Day? Turn Your Life Into A Comic Book With Halftone [iOS]

iPhone and iPad

Having A Bad Day? Turn Your Life Into A Comic Book With Halftone [iOS]

Some days just don’t start right. Do you ever have days when you wake up in the morning and things just feel off? Your work seems meaningless, your life seems boring, you feel too fat/thin/tall/short, you don’t have time to do the things you really like, and things just suck in general. If you’ve never had one of these days, I’m sure we’re all jealous, but when this happens to me, I try to find small things to cheer me up.

10-12-2012
Having A Bad Day? Turn Your Life Into A Comic Book With Halftone [iOS]
Sumo Paint Is As Close As You Can Get To Photoshop In Your Browser [Chrome]

Browsers

Sumo Paint Is As Close As You Can Get To Photoshop In Your Browser [Chrome]

Photoshop is one insanely powerful program. It has so many features that it is honestly hard to wrap your head around it. Unfortunately, it also comes with a price tag and learning curve that reflect the load of features and options. After all, there are entire classes dedicated to just learning the program, and once you do, you will have to run out and drop hundreds of dollars to have it installed on your own computer.

06-12-2012
Sumo Paint Is As Close As You Can Get To Photoshop In Your Browser [Chrome]
View, Resize, & Manipulate Image Files With Classic Utility IrfanView [Windows]

Windows

View, Resize, & Manipulate Image Files With Classic Utility IrfanView [Windows]

We all work with image files, all the time; be they graphics for the Web, corporate images for work, or just holiday snaps. These days there are more digital images than ever before. Windows comes with its own built-in image viewer, and if you have Google’s Picasa, it comes with its own fancy viewer. But neither of these options surpasses a true classic.

04-12-2012
View, Resize, & Manipulate Image Files With Classic Utility IrfanView [Windows]
FxCamera Is An Instagram Alternative On Steroids – Try It! [Android]

Android

FxCamera Is An Instagram Alternative On Steroids – Try It! [Android]

Yes, Instagram is great, Instagram is cool, but why did it become so popular when there are much better apps around? The answer to that probably lies with Instagram’s own community, and not in the app itself, but when it comes to apps, there are many awesome Instagram alternatives that can get you much better results. Today I’m going to tell you about another one. It’s called FxCamera.

16-11-2012
FxCamera Is An Instagram Alternative On Steroids – Try It! [Android]
How To Use a Digital Camera With Linux

Linux

How To Use a Digital Camera With Linux

The days when working with digital cameras and other common consumer hardware on Linux was a chore that involved fiddling with terminal commands are over. Using a digital camera with modern Linux distributions like Ubuntu is an extremely simple process. In fact, the built-in software on Ubuntu and other Linux distributions is better than Windows for this, as it allows you to easily do basic photo-editing and upload your photos to web services.

31-10-2012
How To Use a Digital Camera With Linux
Get The Image Properties Context Menu To Find Out Everything About An Image [Chrome]

Browsers

Get The Image Properties Context Menu To Find Out Everything About An Image [Chrome]

Being a blogger and an editor there was one feature I missed. Firefox has a default image properties feature that gives you the basic dope on any image on a webpage. It is as easy as right-clicking on any image and selecting View Image Info. It is not even an add-on. Strangely, Chrome lacks this feature, or let’s say that Chrome’s Inspect Element isn’t actually user friendly and is lacking when it comes to straight-up information. So, I guess it’s time to run to an extension.

23-10-2012
Get The Image Properties Context Menu To Find Out Everything About An Image [Chrome]
RIOT: The Most Radical Image Optimization Tool You Can Freely Make Use Of [Windows]

Windows

RIOT: The Most Radical Image Optimization Tool You Can Freely Make Use Of [Windows]

Let’s RIOT! No, not that way. That way gets people injured – never good. I’m referring to the “radical” image optimization tool that is one of the best, if not the best tool for… well… optimizing images of course. You might be wondering, but I don’t “optimize” images and you could be very correct… right now. But you will, especially after reading about Radical Image Optimization Tool, otherwise known as RIOT.

20-10-2012
RIOT: The Most Radical Image Optimization Tool You Can Freely Make Use Of [Windows]
Speed Through Your Image Editing Tasks With These 3 Great Batch Editing Tools

Creative

Speed Through Your Image Editing Tasks With These 3 Great Batch Editing Tools

When it comes to resizing or converting images, it can often be a tedious task of doing one after the other. Luckily there are a lot of great tools out there that make it easy to get through the process at just about the click of a button. Not only can you find great batch editing software to resize or convert image files, you can also find a few that will give you a few pretty impressive batch editing features as well.

17-10-2012
Speed Through Your Image Editing Tasks With These 3 Great Batch Editing Tools
7 Free Apps to Batch Edit, Resize, & Rename Images

Linux Mac

7 Free Apps to Batch Edit, Resize, & Rename Images

Some of the most common edits your images will have to go through are simple things such as resize, rename, format conversion, basic color fixes, etc. While you can’t be expected to sit through an album of 300 photos, manually resizing and renaming each one, many of the common image viewers don’t let you do these things by batch. Don’t waste your time, though, just download one of the free tools below, and start batch-editing!

15-10-2012
7 Free Apps to Batch Edit, Resize, & Rename Images