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My Winter Garden

PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 7:36 pm
by Pokie
This is one of my best Winter Gardens. It contains helleborus, snowflakes, jonquils, iris unguicularis and kaffir lillies underneath a 30 year old plum. :)

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 7:36 pm
by Pokie
Grrrr! Its too dark and small too. :(

PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 8:51 pm
by Spider Lily
Pokie can you repost the photos a bit larger?

They look like they would be lovely shots!

PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 9:17 pm
by Pokie
I dont think you can enlarge them. I think you can make them smaller but I dont think you can make it larger...

Thanks for yuour comment though. :)

PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 10:45 pm
by Yani
But you can take another shoots again :twisted: :lol: :lol:

PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 6:41 am
by Pokie
Yeah I suppose I can. :)

PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 10:15 am
by Chris C
Hi Pokie,

You could enlarge them, but the results would be poor.

I can recommend IrfanView as a fantastic piece of free software for editing and manipulating photos to be posted. You can resize the image by either saying what dimensions you want (in pixels) or by using a percentage - i.e. 50% smaller or 150% larger.

IrfanView download page

I use it for cropping, resizing and all manner of things.

PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 4:19 pm
by Pokie
Will look into it! Thanks Chris. :)

PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 5:10 pm
by Luzy
Good luck, Pokie - I'd love to see that garden with a bit more detail! :D

PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 6:06 pm
by Pokie
Thanks Luzy. :)

PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 6:39 pm
by midgin
Yes pokie, I would love to see the pics enlarged etc. I also use IrfanView photo software....it is excellent. (Y)
Edit: I also use Jasc Paint Shop Pro..... I have altered my spelling of IrfanView ...I had it wrong... :oops:

PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 9:08 pm
by Pokie
I will try to post it again. It wont have any more light but it should be bigger...

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 9:09 pm
by Pokie
And another photo....

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 8:26 am
by sara
Pokie - if you like I can post these for you nice and bright and clear - I have some professional photo editing software which will bathe these in bright sunlight. Just not too sure if you want me to do it or not. (Don't want to step on toes! :oops: )

PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 9:36 am
by Pam
I'd like to see you do it anyway, Ellengray, just to see what your software can do!

PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 10:21 am
by sara
OK - here they are:

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 10:23 am
by Pam
What a difference! May I ask what software you used, please?

PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 10:26 am
by Pam
With reference to the original size of your pics, Pokie, don't forget you need to keep a high resolution copy! I had to go scrounging through the trash can last time, because I'd inadvertently deleted the 'good' copy.

PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 10:26 am
by sara
Adobe Photoshop CS2 - it is an expensive package, and the only reason I could afford it was because I could buy it through my business (students and teachers can get it cheaper, though). It isn't very user friendly, but it is worth sitting down and getting a few books and going through the software as it can do wonders.

PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 11:41 am
by Yani
ellengray.. I have photoshop CS2 too. Would you mind to recommend me good books for more details on how to use more features. I know it can do lots of amazing things. But help section didn't give away much help. This is a sample I did with the CS2:

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It's original from my canon350D and I converted it to B&W. It's fun to play with photoshop :D . Btw..it's not me..it's our friend when last week we went to Thredbo.