Remove People From Photos Automatically

Posted on July 12, 2010. Filed under: Graphics, Techniques | Tags: , , , , , |

Jake Ludlington tells how to Remove People From Photos Automatically using the online editing site Snapmania.

Basically, you use Tourist Remover, a function of Snapmania that combines the unmoving features of several identical shots to eliminate the changing elements (which are presumed to be the tourists).

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How to Make a People-Free Photo in a Crowded Place

Posted on July 12, 2010. Filed under: Graphics, Techniques | Tags: , , , , , , |

Shutterstock tells How to Make a People-Free Photo in a Crowded Place using Adobe PhotoShop CS3 Extended.

Recommended by Lifehacker as a good tip.

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CreateHDR: Add HDR Effect to Images Without Photoshop

Posted on December 7, 2008. Filed under: Graphics, Online Software | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

MakeUseOf has a post onCreateHDR: Add HDR Effect to Images Without Photoshop

Ever see a photo that looks “more real than real”?  So detailed and sharp that it looks kind of unnatural but in a really good way?

That’s probably HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography, which is a technique used to improve photo quality so that everything stands out in sharp and bright detail.

This online service lets you:

  • Generate HDR images online.
  • Use it as many times as you like.
  • Supported image formats: JPG only.
  • Maximum allowed image size 6 MB
  • Flickr integration coming soon.
  • No sign up needed.
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Image Composite Editor ICE says a stitch in time…

Posted on October 28, 2008. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Graphics | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Microsoft Research Image Composite Editor ICE “is an advanced panoramic image stitcher. The application takes a set of overlapping photographs of a scene shot from a single camera location and creates a high-resolution panorama incorporating all the source images at full resolution. The stitched panorama can be saved in a wide variety of formats, from common formats like JPEG and TIFF to multi-resolution tiled formats like HD View and Silverlight Deep Zoom.”

Features

  • State-of-the-art stitching algorithms automaticaly place source images and determine panorama type
  • Advanced orientation adjustment view allows planar, cylindrical, and spherical projections
  • Support for different types of camera motion
  • Excellent exposure blending using Microsoft Research fast Poisson algorithm
  • Automatic cropping to maximum image area
  • No image size limitation – stitch gigapixel panoramas
  • Native support for 64-bit operating systems such as 64-bit Vista
  • Output in a wide variety of image formats:

Support

Microsoft Image Composite Editor is provided free of charge and without official support. However, if you have questions or issues with Image Composite Editor, you may find help at the Image Composite Editor Forum, which is monitored by the developers and provides community-based support.

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Gizmo’s Best Free Photo Noise Reduction Software

Posted on October 6, 2008. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Graphics | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Gizmo’s TechSupportAlert does detailed reviews and is a great source of information.

For digital photography, check out Gizmo’s – Best Free Photo Noise Reduction Software.

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Gizmo’s Best Free High Dynamic Range HDR Software

Posted on September 21, 2008. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Graphics | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Gizmo’s Best Free High Dynamic Range HDR Software.

Digital photography is a wonderful technology, but it’s not very good at handling scenes that are comprised of both very dark and very brightly-lit areas. The human eye is superb at this, but the sensors in digital cameras are not.

But, there is way to overcome this problem; It’s called HDR photography. HDR photography works by combining several photos of the same scene, taken at different exposure settings, into one photo. The details of dark areas (from a longer-duration exposure) are combined with the details of brightly lit areas (from a shorter-duration exposure). The result is a single photo that is correctly exposed in both the dark and light areas; it not only looks like it is correctly exposed, it also looks more dimensional.”

Gizmo continues this feature with his reviews of the best software.

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50+ Free Online Photo Tools

Posted on September 21, 2008. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Graphics | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

50+ Free Online Photo Tools

The English at Zepy.net can be a little choppy, but there are some useful links to digital editing tools here.

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Lightbox Image Editor for editing photos

Posted on September 21, 2008. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Graphics | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Lightbox Image Editor.  “If all you need is basic editing features like print,crop, resize, advanced red-eye removal, in addition to fast and intuitive photo enhancement features then Lightbox Free is for you. It’s free and doesn’t nag. Just download it and run it. Then get professional-level results in minutes.”

A more advanced pay version is available also.

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From photograph to art in one program

Posted on March 24, 2008. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Graphics | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Fotosketcher is freeware that “can help you create images that look like they have been hand drawn by an artist. If you want to turn a portrait, the photograph of your house or even the picture of your pet into a black & white or colour drawing or painting, then look no further, FotoSketcher will do the job in just a few seconds.”

It’s certified free of malware, and boasts high ratings and awards.

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Photo editing freeware

Posted on November 13, 2007. Filed under: Everything, Freeware/Shareware, Graphics | Tags: , , , , , , |

  • GIMP is the Gnu Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages.
  • Paint.NET “Paint.NET is image and photo manipulation software designed to be used on computers that run Windows 2000, XP, Vista, or Server 2003. It supports layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. It started development at Washington State University as an undergraduate senior design project mentored by Microsoft, and is currently being maintained by some of the alumni that originally worked on it. Originally intended as a free replacement for the MS Paint software that comes with Windows, it has grown into a powerful yet simple tool for photo and image editing. The programming language used to create Paint.NET is C#, with a small amount of C++ for setup and shell-integration related functionality.”
  • Fototagger is freeware. It allows you to add comments at the appropriate places on your photos, etc. For example, put names next to people, descriptions next to events, and have the tags be visible or not, when you choose. Recommended by Lockergnome.
  • Fauxto (pronounced foh-toh) is an online service similar to PhotoShop. You need to register but at this time [5/24/2007] the service is free. Save results to Fauxto’s server or your hard drive. Recommended by Gizmo’s Support Alert Newsletter.
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