Friday, January 08, 2010

Using Picasa for editing photos

I've been using Google's Picasa, a free photo editing/organization software to handle my photos for my picture-a-day project, and I'm really happy with it. In particular it has lots of adjustments for color, tone, contrast, etc, just like you would expect - but it also has a button that says 'I'm feeling lucky', and when you hit that it throws what it's got at it. And it's usually pretty subtle, but so far it's been pretty right on.

This is a picture I took the first day of the project, but I wasn't using Picasa yet, and it was not nice enough to use.

But after running it through Picasa and hitting the magic button:

Dang, that's not bad!

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