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Discussion in 'Through-the-Lens Club' started by unit 900, Mar 9, 2006.

  1. unit 900

    unit 900

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    While on vacation, I downloaded PICASA (free, by Google)to size and lightly edit digital photos. It saves the images in a proprietary format, but leaves the original as a jpg on your drive. The program has a great feature that allows one to create a b&w photo and edit it as if it were taken with a yellow, orange blue or green filter. It blows PS Elements away in this regard. When I try and export the finished image as a jpg to my drive, it is automatically resized from 1.2 mg to about 750 kb. Anyone that uses this program know how to avoid that?
     
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    Doesn't PS Elements have Channel Mixer like the regular Photoshop? If it does, then all of the filters can be applied in post-processing with an almost infinite control.
     

  3. unit 900

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    PS Elements lacks the channel mixer feature. I can't dig deep enough now for a full PS, so the Picasa option seemed pretty good. I figured to use Picasa to do the b&w filtering, export to hard drive and use Elements for everything else.
     
  4. Fred

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    Do a search for "Grant's Tools" for Elements users. You'll find a very useful download of tools that include a channel mixer for Elements that works very well.
     
  5. unit 900

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    Thank you Fred. I will download these and give 'em a whirl.