IrfanView Makes Excellent Panoramic Photos for Free

Panorama Photos

Panorama photos are one of the latest trends in digital photography. Panoramic photos are good for displaying landscapes, sightseeing, monuments, and object covering vast area. But they are rare in our home photo collections.

Usually after vacations we bring several separate photos of one place or building. We explain to our friends that we couldn’t shoot it as one pic and ask them to believe that it looks gorgeous as a united monument unit. But there is one free program that can save your friends’ imagination – IrfanView. It creates one panorama photo out of a few split pictures.

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Black IrfanView Window to See Images

Free IrfanView Image Viewer

Everyone who works with piles of digital images, scanned faxes, PDF-documents, Photoshop files, and other stuff of that kind is familiar with standard Microsoft Document Viewer. Say it frankly, is it enough? If yes, skip this post, if no, go on reading.

I’ll ask the question and I’ll answer it myself basing on my personal experience. What a good viewer program should possess so that its users would run about and enthusiastically tell everybody how good it is?

Tick off points on your fingers. The perfect viewer has to:

  • support a manifold of formats as there are plenty of exotic ones specific for various parts of the world;
  • have a user-friendly interface (someone can object that it applies to all programs but I meant a big clear space left for image viewing);
  • have a tool set to process files;
  • be sold at a reasonable price and ideally be free of charge;
  • offer some small but pleasant features as a compliment;
  • have a multilingual support.

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jKiwi – Free Beauty Transformer

jKiwi Open Source Virtual Makover

Beauty is an incredible weapon. A right haircut makes us self-confident. When we go to a hairdresser to change hairstyle, we may feel uncertainty. A new haircut is a long-term investment in appearance. If it doesn’t go well, you may feel ill at ease and less self-assured. Did you ever dream to change your look or try new haircut, but uncertainty in successful outcome stopped you from something new?

Give a try to jKiwi, free desktop software that casts away all doubts. jKiwi is a virtual appearance makeover that helps you try various haircuts, makeup and eye colors. There are over 35 hair tints among them ash pearl blond, medium gold cooper, light cocoa brown or exotic blue, violet and green. Besides, you may pick up one of 30 highlights colors for a sophisticated style. You can put on diverse mascara from the rich palette of blush, eye shadows, lip glosses and toners. jKiwi application makes easy and funny personal style change.

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100 Samples to Create a Photo Mosaic

PhotoScape

I have just downloaded the latest version of the program and was expecting to overview the common 20 or 30 page samples to place your pics in various configurations. And I was shocked when I had to grab my mobile and switch on the calculator to count the exact mosaic templates number.

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How to Merge Photos in MS Paint

Merge Photos
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

GIMP logo

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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7 Easiest Ways to Make an Online Photo Portfolio in 3 Minutes

In my previous post I spoke about a good photo portfolio. Every photographer knows that amazing photo portfolio is a key to profit. However, just a fine collection of your professional photos is not enough to succeed. You need to display your photos publicly. Ideally, you make an online photo portfolio. There are several options: you code a website yourself, order a website from a freelance programmer or choose a photo portfolio builder. The last option empowers you to customize your photo portfolio without solid coding skills.

I would like to present 7 easiest ways to build your own photo portfolio website.

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How to Take Screenshots without PrntScr Key

Print Scren Button on the Keyboard
Sometimes there’s a vital need to have a screenshot to show it to a tech support specialist, friends, or just to save it for your own. I suppose all of us want to make screenshots quickly and for free. But our requirements may be different: sometimes it’s necessary to have only a part of the screen, sometimes the full screen, sometimes only a program window. Let’s discuss the topic in detail.

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