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    Mar12 M F Comp. 'Objects arranged/Still life' Closed

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    Objects arranged/Still life
    Big or small, arrange a collection of objects that are somehow related and which perhaps tell a bit of a story. The objects are important, but remember it’s the light that will make it a really good shot.

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    This image is just 53Kb - so there is NO EXCUSE for large file sizes. Do all the necessary adjustments then reduce and sharpen your image before using Save For Web http://www.siuya.plus.com/pics/save-for-web.jpg If you don't have PhotoShop or Elements then use PIXLR below.


    Thanks to Roger_Provins for use of this image.

    If you don't know how to compress images. Use PIXLR and my tutorial (Resize-Crop-Sharpen) below to find out how and see your file sizes before saving!


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    FILE COMPRESSION & image manipulation programs

    PIXLR - recommended if you want a Photoshop type experience for Free!
    Great on-line photo editor...... http://www.pixlr.com/
    When you 'Save' your image, a 'Save Image' dialogue box opens with a compression slider which shows you in real time the size of the file you are saving.
    See my tutorial on how to Resize, Crop and Save http://www.siuya.plus.com/pics/pixlrtutorial.jpg ------ How to create a borderr http://www.siuya.plus.com/pics/pixlr-border-tut.jpg
    There are 30+Video tutorials as well - including
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    See complete list
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    Adobe PhotoShop and Adobe Elements
    "Save for Web” used in Adobe PhotoShop and Elements is an easy way to watch in real time what size your image will be when posted. Do all the necessary adjustments then reduce and sharpen your image before using Save For Web Tutorial http://www.siuya.plus.com/pics/save-for-web.jpg

    PaintShop Pro users
    Paint Shop Pro resize and compression tutorial http://www.digitalscrapbookplace.com/university/tutorials/psp_resizewebep.shtml

    Pixresizer
    Pixresizer Free http://bluefive.pair.com/pixresizer.htm --- See my visual on how to use it http://www.siuya.plus.com/pics/pixresizer.jpg

    GIMP - takes some getting use to
    Gimp - similar to Adobe PhotoShop http://www.gimp.org/ but takes some getting used to.
    Search "Google" for tutorials

    IRFANVIEW
    Irfanview plus Plug-ins http://www.irfanview.com/ Make sure you download the Plug-ins as well as it has a "Save for Web" feature which strips all unnecessary info from the file, thereby making it smaller for the web.
    Search "Google" for tutorials

    PHOTOPLUS SE
    Seriff PhotoPlus SE http://www.freeserifsoftware.com/software/photoplus/

    PICASA
    Simple to use image editor http://picasa.google.com/
    Has a Straighten tool for horizons etc.

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    Basic DSLR tutorials
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    Using on camera flash
    Wow! If you want to learn about flash, then look no further!. As you know, light is what makes stunning images - without it your doomed so, if you wanna know all about it, bookmark this site. Click me http://neilvn.com/tangents/

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