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Tips and Ops Issue #5 - Neat Photo Editing Tool
September 16, 2011
Creating Clean Smooth Photos With Neat Image
Welcome to Tips and Ops, the newsletter with insider tips for getting the most from your nature and flower photographs. I will be sharing some of my secrets and strategies for better pictures. We'll have photo contests once a month as well as other opportunities to share your stories.
September 16, 2011 Issue #05
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Look at every obstacle as an opportunity.........Everyday Wisdom by Wayne Dyer
Photo Tip - Photo Editing Software, Neat Image
The popularity of digital photography has carried with it a few challenges of its own. For instance, there is something called noise when settings aren't just right. Many people I talk to don't notice or don't know what I am talking about, so don't feel bad if you are scratching your head right now. And asking, "What the heck is noise?"
Before And After Images Cleaned With Neat Image Software
It's easier to show you what noise is than it is to tell you. The first image is a section of a full moon before editing. The second is after just a few clicks of the mouse using this free software.
Finally Software That is Easy to Use as They Promise
Once you've installed Neat Image on your computer you only have about five to seven clicks of a mouse to make your image clear and clean.
You may be wondering why this is important. You can clean up your image in your regular photo editing software. It has been my experience that cleaning up your photos this way can be a struggle.
Sometimes this grainy look can be worse than others. You may find yourself discouraged if you end up with pictures like the one below.
This photo is a cropped section of an Orchid Flower picture taken indoors with poor light. When you look at your photos in their smaller versions on your computer you may not see the grain in them. This one is pretty bad, but looking at it through my camera view finder, it didn't seem so bad.
Cleaning the image up was a snap with this software. You can download it as a demo for no cost. And the purchase price is very reasonable. It is availble for Windows PC or Mac. They include an easy to follow how to with the download. Use this link to get yours today http://www.neatimage.com/. I used the "Stand Alone" version for the images in this post.
Featured Artist Clark Ostergaard - Lilies of The Field
Every so often a visitor to my site will write and ask if they can use one of my photos as an reference for a painting. Clark is one of those readers. He wrote to ask me if he could use a lily picture he found on my site as a reference for a painting he wanted to enter in a contest.
I am always honored when fellow artists see the beauty that I do when taking pictures. And I love the added perspective as well.
Clark's work speaks for itself. He mailed me photos of some of his additional work as well as the finished "Lilies in the Field" painting. He won't know until January whether or not he wins that contest. But it would seem he has won several over his 50 years of being an artist. You can see the painting of my Lilies picture and read more about Clark Ostergaard here...
Free Photo Gallery 744 Images Loaded and Growing Fast!I'm organizing the gallery into ten sections for now. You can access each one from the thumbnails to the right of each album page. If you have any ideas of how I can make this photo gallery easier to navigate, please reply to this newsletter and let me know. I welcome any suggestions and comments. You can also leave comments, rate photos and even add your own. If you haven't visited yet be sure you do.
This brings us to a total of 744 images in Nature and Flower Pictures Gallery so far. Hope you are enjoying them
To your success and happiness,
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