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How the Foodstuff Photos were Put Together…

No doubt about it, I’ve taken a lot of photos.  It’s really not that far off when I can just reach into my itsybitsy bag, take out my camera and capture the great moments of my life (no matter how small or seeming shallow).

With so many photos; not only of food, of me and my loved ones going on an eating binge, but also of sights and scenes in my city and beyond, I have to put them together artistically so it would fit my Facebook account and my blog. =b

Online Photo Editing/Collaging Tools

The tools that I make use of are mostly found online.  These are freeware like:

1.)    www.picnik.com

Visiting picnik.com, you read on the main page (the only page now) that the ‘picnik’ is actually over.  It has been for a few months now.  (*sniff)  However, I still make use of the photo collages I made with that online tool so credits still go to them.  When they left the picnic to join Google, they packed the features of making kookie photo collages, the kaleidoscope effect and some really cool holiday-themed picture editing tools away in their basket.  Away they went.  You’re sorely missed, picnik.com.  But that’s life; things change, people come and go and so do websites and freeware. (“,) Thanks for helping me edit/collage my photos!

Photo editing effects with Picnik

Picnik features I miss.

2.)    www.picmonkey.com

Before they closed, however, picnik left word about a new photo editing/collaging freeware, picmonkey.com.  It’s almost the same as picnik minus the kookie collages, the kaleidoscope effect and the holiday themes that are open all year long.  (They’ve got a Halloween theme going on these days which I assume won’t be usable when we’re back to regular days.)  Anyway, they have more designs to offer for frames.  The best thing about this tool is that you can customize the placement of the photos in your collage.  That feature is totally rad in my book.  \m/  I’m all for putting photos together in my own unique way.  Yey, picmonkey!

UPDATE 12/29/2013: Click here.

Fancy borders with PicMonkey.com

Fancy borders with PicMonkey.com. Yey!

Customized collage formats with PicMonkey.com

Customize your collage formats with PicMonkey.com. Double Yey!

3.)    www.ipiccy.com

My (foodie) friend, Ave was the one who discovered picnik.com.  When it closed, she went into a frenzy looking for a replacement photo editing/collaging freeware.   (This was her self-bestowed quest, too =b)  As you can see, her quest was successful.  She found ipiccy.com.  It still doesn’t have the kookie-ness features that picnik had but then it had more to offer with things like equalize image (best used for against-the-light photos) and new formats for the photo collage.  Also, the frames that you had to pay for at the old picnik are free here.  (Weeee, let’s do the wave!)

Equalize feature with ipiccy.com

Equalize! Voila, a clearer image with Ipiccy.com. Weee! (“,)

Artistic collage formats with Ipiccy.com

Artistic collage formats with Ipiccy.com. Longer Weeeeee! (“,)

Fancy frames free from Ipiccy.com

Premium, schme-mium. Fancy frames like this mirror frame free from Ipiccy.com. \m/

Between these two tools, I’ve done (and am still doing) a lot of damage.  ^^, Thank you, picmonkey and ipiccy!

My Offline Tool for Making Collages

Offline, I rely on particular software to put my photos together in a collage.  This tool is Microsoft Office PowerPoint.  It was my sister and her kids who got me into using this.  It’s so user friendly that once I learned how to make collages …ehem, presentations, there, I never stopped.  I especially like the gradient fills for collage backgrounds.

Gradient backgrounds with Microsoft PowerPoint

Gradient backgrounds…

More gradient backgrounds from Microsoft PowerPoint

More gradient backgrounds from Microsoft PowerPoint.

Putting my best photos into a collage, I’ve got all the implements I need.  (I’m so grateful, picmonkey.com, ipiccy.com and Microsoft. GROUP HUG!!! *hihi)

Want to edit and collage your own photos?  It’s easy with www.picmonkey.com, www.ipiccy.com and Microsoft PowerPoint. (“,)

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5 responses to “How the Foodstuff Photos were Put Together…”

  1. Anonymous says :

    Ang ganda lagi ng pictures nyo xine! This is jane, by the way.

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