Thursday, January 19, 2006

Pip Picture

I have finally succumbed to Picasa. Wow. Nice program and it even has some lovely little editing tools. This picture of Pip turned out very well considering the original was not particulary great.

You can expect to see more pictures dropped in now and then. I'm sorting and saving (and taking a few new ones, of course -- grin). One of my goals for this year is to make some sort of sense out of at least some of the picture collection. It's gotten way too far out of hand, and if I ever want to find anything again, it's time to stop messing around. I plan to do some print scanning as well. I might as well get serious about tagging them all from the start. The colors on this new camera are incredible. Look at the red in that shot! My poor CD1000 had started having red-shift problems, but I could mostly correc them in post production work.

I really like this stuff.

Yes, I did work on Kat Among the Pigeons today, too. It's still up back there behind a few other windows, I think. You know, I think I'm going to find a nice couple short stories to edit and send off, and not push myself on Kat. I'm too excited about other stuff, and I found myself racing through the book today and yesterday. When I went back for the final edit on yesterday's stuff there were far more mistakes than there had been on previous stuff.

Well, we'll see. Maybe in a couple days I'll calm down enough about the photography to get back to work... but somehow I doubt it.

Time to go play some more....
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Zette said...

Yes, January is misspelled. I went in and fixed it on the original. You can click on the picture to see the larger version. And I posted this via Picasa... kind of handy for someone who does pictures like this.

E.Jim Shannon said...

I like your workspace photo. I'm considering getting a digital camera as well.


Valerie Comer said...

I've been using Picasa for awhile now and find it handy. Haven't tried it for photo-editing though. I mostly use PhotoShop for that. But then I don't actually do much that way, not like you! It's one of the things I keep saying I want to do, but never quite get there. Like writing used to be.

Zette said...

I love my new Sony DSC H1. So far, I've found nothing I dislike about it, though it does have an odd manual focus system.

Valerie -- I use Corel Photo Paint (Version 9 -- I think they're up to 12 or so now) and I love it. But the Picasa stuff is nice for a quick fix, and they do have some fun little filters. I used the soft focus one on the picture of Pip.