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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A little photo editing...

It's been a while since I updated my blog, so I decided to show you what I've been working on today! This photo is of my grandparents. Sadly, my grandmother died in 1993, but thankfully my grandfather is still with us. He turned 80 this year. I made my first card ever for his birthday. You may remember seeing it. If not, it's on my blog toward the bottom of page 2...maybe the first of page 3. :o)

ANYWAY, this is the BEFORE photo of my grandparents. It is not the original, but rather a copy of the original that I scanned into my computer. I'm not sure how they'll convey on the web, but the "before" had a few creases where someone folded it and it has several dark spots.




This is the AFTER photo. I fixed the creases and removed the dark spots. I'm VERY new at editing photos and this is my first stab at using "The Gimp", so my projects will hopefully get better over time. :o)


I would love to hear what you think and get your input on fixing anything else you see in the photo.
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7 comments:

Sheri said...

I love it....beautiful!

Heather in FL said...

I think you did a great job of getting rid of the crease and evening out blotchy areas. Nice job!

Heather said...

You did a great job!!!!!

JenE said...

wow Billie, you did a GREAT job fixing up this photo!!

pprice said...

I think that turned out great!

Nancy said...

You did a great job Billie - looks perfect!

Suzanne Q said...

You did a great job; absolutely fantastic, for someone who hasn't done this type of editing very much. It's so hard to learn all the ins and outs of photo editing programs!

FYI, there's a group on the Flickr.com photo web site that is called Fix My Pic (http://www.flickr.com/groups/fixmypic/) where a person can post an old, damaged photo, and some very experienced people will work on it and repair it. I think you did great, but I've found the Flickr group to be very handy when I've found some of our family's heritage photos. Just thought you might want to know.