Christmas Photo Frames and New Year Photo Effects

Merry Christmas

We wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. And hope you have taken enough funny, touching and interesting pictures to start making something beautiful out of them. In this post, we have gathered all possible ideas of Christmas photo effects and frames that you could use to add more snow, snowflakes, fir trees and Christmas toys in your pictures!

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How to Merge Photos in MS Paint

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Merge Photos

Merging photos is a very demanded feature that every common photo editor must have no matter whether it is a desktop photo editor or a web-based application. At the same time there are specially designed tools for joining pictures together (www.mergeimages.com, www.photojoiner.net, etc. ) This feature is especially useful for those who want to organize photos taken in a quick photo session or to add an object with a similar background.

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How to Change Photo Background in PhotoScape

PhotoScape is a free powerful photo editor. As we reviewed earlier, it’s full of various photo editing techniques among which there is image background editing. To replace an old background in PhotoScape, you can select one of the following methods: crop photo background, paint background or clone background. Each option has pros and cons. Have a look at a PhotoScape tutorial to apply the method that suites you best.

Crop Background

Crop background is a good way to remove photo background in PhotoScape. However, if you use this mode, you will save only important photo element with no background at all. Here is a step by step guide on how to crop a background as in the image sample:

Crop Background

  1. Open PhotoScape Editor tab;
  2. Select a photo;
  3. Choose “Crop Freely” and mark “Chop Round Image” as in the image above;
  4. Use your mouse to create a circle and stretch it to select the key area;
  5. Click “Crop” to preview the image without old background;
  6. Save cropped area to get an image without background.

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5 Reasons Why GIMP Is The Right Photo-Editing Software For Beginners

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I wanted to talk to people about GIMP photo-editing software because it might stop them from wasting a lot of money on alternatives that are not right for them.

If you decide you want to take your photos to the next level you will have to acquire some photo-editing software. If you’re like most people you don’t have a clue what to go for, but you might be tempted to choose Photoshop because it’s the most popular software around.

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MS Paint’s Evolution: from Ugly Ducking to Magnificent Swan

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Microsoft Paint is a well-known drawing program. Very often MS Paint is an object of amusing jokes, so its functionality is underestimated. In fact this is a perfect image editor. It performs a lot of routine common tasks and substitutes bulky and expensive photo software. The only thing is needed: you should know how to use the program. Unfortunately only the lucky and the persistent have found the key to MS Paint’s heart. Besides following the ugly rumors that Paint is good-for-nothing, practically nobody wants to give it a try. Let’s attempt to save MS Paint’s reputation.

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Wordle, A Word Cloud Generator

WordleThere are a lot of means to illustrate your blog and make it more expressive. In our previous posts we spoke about image license types and image resources such as photo stock and photo sharing websites. Besides you can draw smart pictures yourself using free photo editing programs like Paint or professional Adobe Photoshop.

Today I’d like to draw your attention to Wordle, a free online web application that creates images out of a word cloud. Wordle saves you much time and displays your creativity to the utmost. It shows a new approach to your blog post because it conveys the main idea out of chosen key words.

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5 Top Fun Photo Editors

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The list of fun photo editors is close to infinity and many of the applications are worth mentioning. But in this article, we would like to observe 5 of them from a different point of view.

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Top 10 Best Free Photo Editors of 2012 | +Bonus Apps

10 Best Photo Editors of 20122012 is a remarkable year on photo editing apps landscape. We’ve lost Picnik; Instagram was swallowed by Facebook. Old free photo editors were updated and continue to edit your pictures better than before.

Some photo editors kept top positions since the Best Photo Software list of 2011 was published.

This year Photo Software & Design Blog compared over 30 free photo editing websites and software programs one by one. And now we are willing to show the complete list of best free photo editors of 2012 in our review.

These photo editors edit photos, create collages, add awesome photo effects, remove skin imperfections, rotate, flip, crop, cut your images, merge and compile pics, create wonderful frames, convert your photos into stylish black and white images and do much more cool things to improve your photographs.
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