Hi guys, I was wondering what framing software you use to frame your images for the web or other. Monte.
Sounds like a vanity thing. I've never considered showing framed images on my web site. Just images are all that's necessary to make sales.
I reviewed an interesting program called QuickMats:
looks like a great program Larry. Little more than what I want to spend right now but I will keep this one in mind. Thanks.
Paint Shop Pro has this built in with a good variety of frames mats and photo edges - even a Wanted poster and film frames - that it scales to whatever size original you have. If you subscribe to their newsletter, they quite often offer more for free download. If you have PSP, then you already have this feature.
I need to upgrade. I am way behind. I still use a 800htz Mac and PS elements. I am looking at new computers now. Just hate to spend the money.
I expect the old box has earned its retirement, without owing you anything. Even the cheapest current machine will leave an 800MHz in the dust and empower you to do things with ease that are unthinkable with the old machine.
However, the old machine may have its uses as well. I have a 400MHz dating back to 1998 that is now a dedicated music production computer, and it still handles this task with grace. The old machine might also be used for e-mail, and web browsing. If there are family members who share, it can serve them, while you are free to process images and the like on the new machine. Give it some consideration, at any rate.
At this point, Paint Shop Pro is Windows only. A decent photo processing program, and an excellent graphics program at very low cost. I use both the full version of Photoshop and PSP and find them complimentary rather than rivals.
I use Digital Image Pro 10 by Microsoft as my image editor. I have saved a few backgrounds that I found on the net -- would like to find more and then by adjusting the color and blurring etc I can make different backgrounds to create a frame. Once I have the image to be framed, I add appropriate borders but so far have not been able to figure out how to bevel them. It might be somewhere in the program and I have not discovered it -- if someone uses DIP 10 and knows how, I'd love the tip.
I then check the size of my image and then resize the background image to about 200 pixel larger. Sometimes that is fine but sometimes I'm still too small.
by dragging the picture image over the background image, I still find the picture image has to be resized by dragging the handles but that is usually not a major problem.
Next, if the image still has a side that is not equal to the other sides then I simply crop visually and now the whole thing is framed. Maybe not the best or easiest and if others have helpful info, I'm mostly ears lol.
This way one does not have to purchase a program but then again, I'd also like to find as freeware actual Picture Frames to use rather than having just the "matted" look.