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:
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!
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.
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!)
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.
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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X Marks the Spot for Good Baguio Foods is a personal blog. Everything posted in this blog is PERSONAL OPINION DERIVED FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE and since TASTE can be pretty SUBJECTIVE, should NOT be taken as THE NORM or the LAW OF DINING around in the City of Pines.
Its (prosaic =b) contents are meant to help with the question “san tayo?”/where do we go? in relation to eating out in Baguio, to ENCOURAGE EXPLORING (eatsploring) and TRYING NEW THINGS offered in the City of Pines.
By all means, eat where you want to eat and eat what you want to eat. May you have a great experience with all the places you visit and may all the restaurants you go to deserve a ton of treasure chests! (“,)
(Also, if you have any second thoughts about a certain place you arrive at, please DON'T LET THIS BLOG BE THE REASON YOU ARE FORCED into ending up anywhere. If the restaurant doesn’t have what you want, please FEEL FREE TO WALK AWAY.)
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