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    A very good free on-line image editor many web designers use is called "Pixlr"

    It has a Photoshop kind of layout, but much simpler.

    It is easy to use and perfect for adding overlays/captions to pictures and making logos etc.

    If you type the word "pixlr" into YouTube search you will find lots of tutorials

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    @Harold - I always found Gimp confusing. There was a Photoshop look alike version that I was never able to get working properly. Remember I use Linux.

    Have you really been able to get your hands around Gimp and like it.

    How do you configure it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by billbenson View Post
    @Harold - I always found Gimp confusing. There was a Photoshop look alike version that I was never able to get working properly. Remember I use Linux.

    Have you really been able to get your hands around Gimp and like it.

    How do you configure it?
    I use GIMP to do the same basic things over and over.

    Resize images
    Crop images
    Color, invert, BW, and Brightness
    Sharpening
    Removing backgrounds
    Adding copy to an image
    Drop shadow
    Flip, switch and rotate.

    I know how to do those things with it and that's about all I ever need to do.

    I have been successful following a few tutorials to create a few special effects, but no one ever asks me to do stuff like that.
    When people need real graphics work, I put them in touch with a professional.
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    Do you remove backgrounds? I would have occasion to do that both for work or screwing around.

    Also, do you do batch resizing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by billbenson View Post
    Do you remove backgrounds? I would have occasion to do that both for work or screwing around.

    Also, do you do batch resizing?
    Yeah, but not with the same efficiency or dedication as I would if I was a graphic designer. I know how to do some necessary things, but I won't spend an hour editing or creating a graphic the same way I'll spend hours on something code or web related. And I don't charge people for graphic work. If it's something easy that I can take care of, I will. Otherwise as I said either I'll purchase something to edit or send them to a pro.

    I don't think I've ever had to batch resize.
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    Use Canva. It's easy and it's free unless you want to use some of their fancier templates

    www.canva.com
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    I've always thought PhotoFiltre is great little program for simple photo edits.

    It's freeware--no downloads with a catch or hidden monthly charges. And it's easy to use....unlike Gimp.

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    Photoshop would be the best, but the price of it something like awesome.

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    MS Paint allows you to add test to images, so that might be the easiest way to go.

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    +1 for GIMP. I used it years ago in Windows and have been using it for years in Linux. There might be a Mac version too.

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