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Old 11-08-2006, 01:11 PM   #1
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Digital Photos and editing

I have several photos that I took with my digital camera and uploaded on the computer. The people in the photo look great but the background isn't and/or there is something sitting in fronot of the people (example bottle).

Is there a program or way to remove the bottle and change the background?

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Old 11-08-2006, 01:13 PM   #2
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Photoshop is a great program to do stuff like that.
If you don't have it.. or anything else, you can do it with Windows XP Paint... it just isn't a great program it you want to keep a perfect picture.
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Old 11-08-2006, 01:16 PM   #3
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thanks Gobo.....I'll go check out photoshop
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Old 11-08-2006, 01:20 PM   #4
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Oh.....so its a program I'll have to buy. I'll have DH check with all his computer buddies and see if they have the program. Thanks again Gobo!
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Old 11-08-2006, 01:20 PM   #5
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Photoshop is the gold standard, but the full version is very expensive. I think it is about $700 right now. You can get a lesser version which is called Photoshop Elements. I think that runs about $100. These programs are jam packed with all sorts of things you can do, but they not terribly easy to learn how to use. With Photoshop you can do just about anything you can imagine if you have the patients to learn how. I have some Photoshop books that are giant (4 hundred pages or more) and there are some classes I have looked into, but just have not had the time to take. I know how to use maybe one half of one percent of what the program can do.

There is a free program out there called Gimp. I do not know much about it, but have heard it is a great alternative to Photoshop if you don't feel like dropping $700.
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Old 11-08-2006, 03:45 PM   #6
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I would suggest bringing your Digital Camera to a place that sells software and computer accessories and ask them what to do. Here we have Staples and they carry a large assortment of software for editing your pictures.
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Old 11-08-2006, 04:52 PM   #7
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Google has a free program called Picasa which allows you to archive and edit photos.

http://picasa.google.com/
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Old 11-08-2006, 05:12 PM   #8
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You can download a free trial version of photoshop here

http://www.adobe.com/downloads/
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Old 11-08-2006, 05:50 PM   #9
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Great suggestion Aurora! Picasa is a great program and very easy to use.
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Old 11-08-2006, 07:06 PM   #10
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Photoshop is just too much. Picasa is good. Photoshop Elements might be worth a look if you want to spend a little money. PictureIt is a versatile program that can do lots of things.
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