Photo editing is fun.

 
 
Yes, the title is a bit elementary, but a kindergartner, in a fully equipped playground, is what I become when I play in the wonderful web of photo editing tools.  Of course it is gratifying to learn to navigate your way through Photoshop or Lightroom... yet equally time consuming and pricey.   When you're ready to get creative with your photos [or simply enhance, touch-up, organize, or arrange], Free and Simple are good friends to play with.  

Jacob and I had a blast - animating, polodroiding, distorting, saturating, framing, collage-ing, and doodling.  If you want your 12 year old son to think you're super cool, or simply want to have a little FUN, head over to Picnik, FotoFlexer, or one of the other many online photo editing sites (see here & here). But a little addictive - so be careful.

* Once you get and idea of what each program has to offer, you can use the tools in conjunction with one another.  Just edit and save your picture, then upload it onto another site for additional editing. 

Here is a sampling of our fun.

{Most of the following images were taken by Jacob; Originals on the left... Edited on the right}

Color sketch - FotoFlexer
  
Orton-ish effect - Picnik

Picture taken in B & W setting; Doodle effect - Picnik

Cartoon effect - FotoFlexer

1960's effect - Picnik (+ a little cropping & red-eye removal)

Before any effects were added...
  
Painting effect - FotoFlexer
     

5 comments:

  1. cute pictures! i like the 1960's thing - that would be fun to play with!

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  2. oh how fun to play around with the pictures-best wy to learn and get better right? The kids are adorable! And, thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. Sounds like we enjoy the same simple things in life. Have a great weekend,
    Naina

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  3. This is so cool! I love all the beautiful pictures and the fun ways you've enhanced them, Torrie! I'm sorry you weren't feeling well yesterday. I hope you're doing better today. My family lives in Fresno (well, actually just outside of Fresno). I'm looking forward to seeing them! It takes about 4 hours to get there, so hoping to get out of LA soon and miss the traffic. Have a great weekend!

    xo
    Valerie

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  4. I'll have to check these out, although I really don't need any other applications for photo editing! :)

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  5. Hey Torrie, thanks for sharing. Emma and Kaley love taking pictures. We got them each their own cameras to take to Hawaii with us and they took so many pictures. They will have a lot of fun editing them using this website. As I was reading your post, they were looking over my shoulder and saying "how cool".

    Melissa

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