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03/23/2006 07:19:23 AM · #101
Ahh, I'm SO happy now. If only this stayed this high or higher, I'm be thrilled !

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And the comments are a combination of complimentary and constructive - and very true on the constructive criticism.
03/23/2006 07:20:49 AM · #102
AND UP A LITTLE MORE....

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03/23/2006 07:25:58 AM · #103
If your photoshop skilles are not good and mine are not competing in here against ppotoshop proes is difficult. It is a rare photo that looks exceptional in here without work. Many great photoes are overlooked because of this. And many average photoes ie. sunsets look awsome because of it. Try and look at the quality and composition of a photo when judging it.

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03/23/2006 07:31:38 AM · #104

as an art teacher and a qualified adjudicator for cambridge, i agree. constructive criticism isn't - 'oo, it's lovely' but - 'it's an interesting image, i like the exposure, but the composition could be improved if you cropped here, or shot from this angle, or burned here...'

And that is a perfect example. As some of the comments I have seen ,were not suggestive in ways to fix or reshoot.
03/23/2006 07:36:53 AM · #105
Originally posted by holdingtime:

If your photoshop skilles are not good and mine are not competing in here against ppotoshop proes is difficult. It is a rare photo that looks exceptional in here without work. Many great photoes are overlooked because of this. And many average photoes ie. sunsets look awsome because of it. Try and look at the quality and composition of a photo when judging it.


Very true that.

I don't have photoshop, and the program I'm using (Paint Shop Pro 5) simply doesn't have the bells & whistles that PS does. Or, if it does, they're not somewhere I've found them yet.

Like - what the heck is "curves" ???
03/23/2006 07:51:00 AM · #106
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Slowly rising...hope this trend continues after yesterday morning's nosedive!
03/23/2006 08:28:33 AM · #107
Originally posted by kashi:

Originally posted by holdingtime:

If your photoshop skilles are not good and mine are not competing in here against ppotoshop proes is difficult. It is a rare photo that looks exceptional in here without work. Many great photoes are overlooked because of this. And many average photoes ie. sunsets look awsome because of it. Try and look at the quality and composition of a photo when judging it.


Very true that.

I don't have photoshop, and the program I'm using (Paint Shop Pro 5) simply doesn't have the bells & whistles that PS does. Or, if it does, they're not somewhere I've found them yet.

Like - what the heck is "curves" ???


yup. i try to take that into account when voting and commenting. if an image is good, but is out of focus, or needs just a little something, i won't mark it higher, but will say in the comment section where a little bump could make the image rate much higher.

i'm pretty sure photoshop elements has most of the stuff needed for a sharp image (i know microsift editor doesn't - my first entry was done on that, and lost a whole lot of res. going from full size to reduced), so if you can't afford a full PS, elements is pretty cheap - hey, it was free with my camera (ok, it was a pricey camera, but...). or, cultivate a friendship with someone who has studnet status - student reduction on the pscs2 is about 70%!
03/23/2006 08:46:50 AM · #108
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Well..... atleast it isn't a 5.0 anymore.


03/23/2006 08:53:19 AM · #109
Originally posted by xianart:

i'm pretty sure photoshop elements has most of the stuff needed for a sharp image (i know microsift editor doesn't - my first entry was done on that, and lost a whole lot of res. going from full size to reduced), so if you can't afford a full PS, elements is pretty cheap - hey, it was free with my camera (ok, it was a pricey camera, but...). or, cultivate a friendship with someone who has studnet status - student reduction on the pscs2 is about 70%!


Photoshop Elements runs about $100 here, and it's in the plans right now, but not the budget.
03/23/2006 11:05:13 AM · #110
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03/23/2006 01:18:40 PM · #111
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hmm. holding steady at.... mediocre.
03/23/2006 01:43:04 PM · #112
Originally posted by kashi:


Photoshop Elements runs about $100 here, and it's in the plans right now, but not the budget.


I understand there is a free program called "Gimp" that does all that elements does and possibly more. It is often mentioned as the program of choice for some in the forums.

Calling all Gimp users, can you help "kashi" out?
03/23/2006 02:08:49 PM · #113
Originally posted by KaDi:


I understand there is a free program called "Gimp" that does all that elements does and possibly more. It is often mentioned as the program of choice for some in the forums.

Calling all Gimp users, can you help "kashi" out?


Is this it KaDi ?
03/23/2006 02:08:52 PM · #114
GIMP == GNU Image Manipulation Program, and is free software. see //www.gimp.org for various builds.

edit to add: it's interface is a bit less savory than PS or other commercial software, but once you're used to it, it's just as functional. (and yes, it'll run on windows and Mac :) )

Arjuna

Message edited by author 2006-03-23 14:10:22.
03/23/2006 02:17:26 PM · #115
Up a smidge


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03/23/2006 02:18:42 PM · #116
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seems I got the commentors' attention but not the voters :(
03/23/2006 02:22:55 PM · #117
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03/23/2006 02:24:19 PM · #118
I use Photshop Elements 2 and you can get some free downloads to add curves and layer masks to the program. I have tried PScs on a trial basis and I have absolutley no clue what to do with most of it. 30 days just isnt enough time to really figure it out. Elements has most of the stuff you really need and it costs so little on ebay.

Probably even the best photo editor wouldn't have helped my entry by much.

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03/23/2006 02:28:15 PM · #119
Originally posted by kashi:

Is this it KaDi ?


That would be the one. Just be aware that it takes time to learn these programs....you'll start out slow learning a few good tricks then, one day, it'll all be second nature to you. Good luck!

Edit to add: Be sure to check out their tutorials //www.gimp.org/tutorials/ I think you'll find others on the web as well.

Message edited by author 2006-03-23 14:29:33.
03/23/2006 04:35:53 PM · #120
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Still horrible, but looks like Mambe or someone else might beat me out for the brown. Some blessed soul gave me a comment! Yeah!
03/23/2006 05:00:54 PM · #121
Thanks KaDi - I'll take a look at it after the kids are in bed tonight.

Back under the 5.0 mark now :(
03/23/2006 05:16:55 PM · #122
115 votes and 1 comment (???) :((
03/23/2006 06:19:04 PM · #123
I'm very dissappointed. I think this is one of my better challenge entries but it looks like it's only going to bring down my average score.

Hanging around 4.8
03/23/2006 06:23:22 PM · #124
My worse challenge so far... hanging aroud 4.2
03/23/2006 08:21:42 PM · #125
I still haven't moved to much in score.

But I do have to try Gimp, it is what I use and once you get used to it you will love it. It took me a little while to learn and would not go back to photoshop now.
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