- Camera: Nikon D60
- Lens: 55-200mm
- Settings: Auto
- Editing: Picnik
- Effects: cropped (using Rule of Thirds), resized, adjusted color saturation (+), increased sharpness, added watermark
The only changes I made to the original image was to resize for posting and add a watermark.
I have Aperture 3 photo-editing software installed on my MacBook, where I do the vast majority of my photo storage and editing, but have still not learned how to use it. My bad, since it seems to be fairly straightforward. That’s my new challenge in the coming months, to finally run through the tutorial and start using that editing tool.
At one time, I had the pro version of Picnik – having won a promotional free month, but found that I didn’t use the advanced features enough to justify keeping the paid edition. Sometimes I also simply use the editing tools in iPhoto, but I can’t add a watermark with that program.
While anyone can still steal your photos if they are watermarked, it makes it difficult to claim for their own if your name is plastered across the image. I started adding a copyright to my photos sometime in late 2009. It’s also a good way to keep track of when you originally took the photos.
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