Photo editor for Win7 SP1.


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Peter Jason

All I need is a Microsoft product that will allow
basic color correction of photos AND the facility
to put permanent text ON the image.

The "Windows Live Photo Gallery" cannot put text
on to a photo!

Peter
 
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ray

All I need is a Microsoft product that will allow basic color correction
of photos AND the facility to put permanent text ON the image.

The "Windows Live Photo Gallery" cannot put text on to a photo!

Peter
GIMP would do that, for free. There would also be much more
functionality, but if you don't need it - don't use it. At some time,
though, you might decide to broaden your horizons.
 
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jfg

Peter Jason said:
All I need is a Microsoft product that will allow
basic color correction of photos AND the facility
to put permanent text ON the image.

The "Windows Live Photo Gallery" cannot put text
on to a photo!

Peter
Photofiltre free can do this. A great image manipultion program in one
man's opinion. HTH
 
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Good Guy

All I need is a Microsoft product that will allow
basic color correction of photos AND the facility
to put permanent text ON the image.

The "Windows Live Photo Gallery" cannot put text
on to a photo!

Peter
Have you tried Google's Picasa? It might just do what you want to do:

<http://support.google.com/picasa/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=93773>
<http://support.google.com/picasa/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=156342>

Good luck.

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Peter Jason

GIMP would do that, for free. There would also be much more
functionality, but if you don't need it - don't use it. At some time,
though, you might decide to broaden your horizons.
Thanks, I'll check out GIMP. It's for someone
with low computer skills.
 
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jfg

jfg said:
Photofiltre free can do this. A great image manipultion program in one
man's opinion. HTH
Meant manipulation. It does work with 7 and it's dead easy to learn. J
 
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Nil

All I need is a Microsoft product that will allow
basic color correction of photos AND the facility
to put permanent text ON the image.
Not a Microsoft product:

Irfanview
 
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Good Guy

All I need is a Microsoft product that will allow
basic color correction of photos AND the facility
to put permanent text ON the image.

The "Windows Live Photo Gallery" cannot put text
on to a photo!

Peter
About Text, Picasa says this:


Text

Quickly and easily add text to your pictures. Once you click the Text
tool, just click anywhere on your photo and type your desired text. You
can edit the style, size, and angle of the text, as well as drag it to
your desired location. Click Apply to accept the edit.

A few tips:

Use the Copy Caption button to insert any previously existing
caption as text on the photo.
After you've applied text to a single photo, you can bulk apply
that text to multiple photos in a single folder or album by using the
Copy Text and Paste Text options available under the Edit menu.

<https://support.google.com/picasa/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=93403#>

Go to the above link and click on the Text item to see what it can do:

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Paul in Houston TX

Peter said:
All I need is a Microsoft product that will allow
basic color correction of photos AND the facility
to put permanent text ON the image.

The "Windows Live Photo Gallery" cannot put text
on to a photo!

Peter
Irfan can do that. Its what I use for
work related photo editing.
 
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JD

Peter said:
All I need is a Microsoft product that will allow
basic color correction of photos AND the facility
to put permanent text ON the image.

The "Windows Live Photo Gallery" cannot put text
on to a photo!

Peter
Two people mentioned IrfanView but no link:

http://www.irfanview.com/

It's free.
 
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Wolf K

Thanks, I'll check out GIMP. It's for someone
with low computer skills.
No, it's not. I know, I've tried it (and Photoshop, too). The learning
curve is steep, it has "floating" menus, and other such stuff. Not
needed unless you plan to scan old photos and slides many/most of which
will need more or less thorough cleanup, colour adjustments, etc.

I recommend XnView and IrfanView, both free. I use XnView for almost
everything, and Irfanview for the rest. Both are very simple to use
compared to GIMP.

FWIW, one of the reasons I dumped the Mac is that there was nothing as
simple and powerful as IrfanView and XnView for it, and AFAIK there
still isn't.

HTH
 
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R.H. Breener

Peter Jason said:
All I need is a Microsoft product that will allow
basic color correction of photos AND the facility
to put permanent text ON the image.

The "Windows Live Photo Gallery" cannot put text
on to a photo!

Peter
I use the free Photofiltre. It will do what you want.
 
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Peter Jason

No, it's not. I know, I've tried it (and Photoshop, too). The learning
curve is steep, it has "floating" menus, and other such stuff. Not
needed unless you plan to scan old photos and slides many/most of which
will need more or less thorough cleanup, colour adjustments, etc.

I recommend XnView and IrfanView, both free. I use XnView for almost
everything, and Irfanview for the rest. Both are very simple to use
compared to GIMP.

FWIW, one of the reasons I dumped the Mac is that there was nothing as
simple and powerful as IrfanView and XnView for it, and AFAIK there
still isn't.

HTH
XnView is looking good, and though there is a
facility to crop at fixed ratios this ratio cannot
be locked in for a session.
 
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...winston

WLPG doesn't have an add text option.

.....but it does have a 'Create/More Tools' option which will provide the
option to open a picture (the same picture) in Paint, or IrfanView (if
installed), or another installed program etc. and add text. Changes to
picture once saved in the picture editor as the same pic/location will
automatically appear in the picture being displayed in WLPG.


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"Peter Jason" wrote in message

All I need is a Microsoft product that will allow
basic color correction of photos AND the facility
to put permanent text ON the image.

The "Windows Live Photo Gallery" cannot put text
on to a photo!

Peter
 
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J. P. Gilliver (John)

(Wolf, Peter didn't mean "GIMP is for someone with low computer skills",
but his _requirement_ was/is.)

I'd use Irfan for even those now!
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XnView is looking good, and though there is a
facility to crop at fixed ratios this ratio cannot
be locked in for a session.
Do give Irfan a look: shift-G to get at the colours menu, (draw a box
and) Ctrl-T for the text one. (Ctrl-Z to undo and try again, as is
common for many Windows softwares.) It's small and (thus?) fast.
 
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Roger Mills

All I need is a Microsoft product that will allow
basic color correction of photos AND the facility
to put permanent text ON the image.

The "Windows Live Photo Gallery" cannot put text
on to a photo!

Peter
I agree with what has been said about Irfanview and Gimp. [Gimp is
powerful but not for the faint-hearted!]

If you want to stick to MS products, why not use good old 'Paint' to add
the text. I don't think it does colour correction, so you may need to do
that with the likes of WLPG first.
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Cheers,
Roger
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Wolf K

On 23/07/2012 1:57 AM, Peter Jason wrote:
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XnView is looking good, and though there is a
facility to crop at fixed ratios this ratio cannot
be locked in for a session.
I hadn't noticed that. I don't resize very often, and when I do it's
usually scans of varied proportions that I want to bring to a standard
height, so I just type it in.

H'm.
 

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