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Need affordable photo software for alterations and mods.

by mike62 / April 10, 2007 1:44 AM PDT

I have read the many links on here talking about Photoshop, GIMP, Photoshop Elements, Picasa, etc. and most are about editing, red eye, and the like. I can get that with most basic programs.

I am assisting my daughter on a project which I need to superimpose (for lack of the technical term) features from one picture to another, i.e. a head from one person to the body of another and so on.

Which program would be best for doing a decent job? Its hard to justify the Photoshop price for what might be a one time project but we want to do a good job but also want something that won't take forever to learn to use.

Which program would make this the simplest? Thanks for any suggestions.

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have you tried
by 06Altima / April 10, 2007 6:51 PM PDT

irfanview? you can d/l it free from their site......www.irfanview.com

not sure about their crop feature as i've never done any of that.

worth a try.

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Try the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP)
by FMCook / April 13, 2007 11:22 AM PDT

You also have to install the GTK+ Runtime in order to use GIMP. But it's worth it! It's everything in Photoshop for free!

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I think the term is Blending.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / April 13, 2007 6:14 PM PDT

You would normally superimpose one image on another using Layers and Masking. I think the term is called Blending.

Most good image editing applications will do this. I use Paint Shop Pro, but it is not cheap.

I haven't used GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP). Maybe that will work for you. If you need help on Masking, try Googling for something like "Paint Shop Pro, Blending images", (or whichever application you use, and remove the quotes from the search keywords).

Mark

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