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Fabphotos4all Screencast Tutorial 1


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Trial tutorial for fabphotos4all Membership Site

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Fabphotos4all Screencast Tutorial 1

  1. 1. fabphotos4all
  2. 2. <ul><li>Before: original file </li></ul>Cropping photos <ul><li>Sometimes it’s good to crop a photo because it didn’t turn out as expected, or it needs a new angle </li></ul><ul><li>After: cropped image </li></ul>
  3. 3. Cropping your photos <ul><li>Before… </li></ul><ul><li>little robin, a bit lost… </li></ul><ul><li>After… </li></ul><ul><li>completely new photo! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Benefits of cropping <ul><li>gain more detail </li></ul><ul><li>gain more impact </li></ul><ul><li>tidy up photo </li></ul><ul><li>cut unwanted parts </li></ul><ul><li>change the composition </li></ul>
  5. 5. Problems when cropping <ul><li>focus is not perfect </li></ul><ul><li>loss of resolution </li></ul><ul><li>poor quality to enlarge </li></ul><ul><li>lose ‘bigger picture’ </li></ul><ul><li>e.g. the top photo was originally only 1600x1200 pixels (taken on 2.1 mega-pixel camera, 1999, BTW) – the cropped image would not enlarge much beyond 7x5 inches for printing </li></ul>
  6. 6. Cropping photos with Picasa i) <ul><li>Click on CROP tool, on first tab in Picasa once image opened </li></ul>
  7. 7. Cropping photos with Picasa ii) <ul><li>Different presets to choose from, or do your own. </li></ul><ul><li>N.B. keep your final photo as large as possible for printing </li></ul>
  8. 8. Cropping photos with Picasa iii) <ul><li>now “save as” </li></ul><ul><li>or “Export “ (folder icon below) </li></ul>