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Free image software that will make frames for my pictures???

24 Feb 2009 5:00PM
Hi all, does anyvody know of a free image software that I can make frames for all of my images, to put on EPZ???


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strawman 14 22.1k 16 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2009 5:02PM
Yes the GIMP. All image editing software I have ever used support frame making, just re-size the canvas or image. I am certain it is in the learn section

But for posting to EPZ, its best not to as all you do is make the image even smaller.
davidburleson Plus
11 3.0k 3 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2009 5:03PM
24 Feb 2009 5:08PM
Thanks Ive got gimp but I cant find out how to do that, and Just had a look on the http://www.newfreedownloads.com/Multimedia-Graphics/Image-Editors/Framing-Studio.html but that is free to try but $24 to buy so I probly won ure that one, thanks
bmh1 Plus
12 572 1 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2009 5:12PM

Quote:Thanks Ive got gimp but I cant find out how to do that ...

I would guess what you want is under the menu Script-Fu -> Decor -> Add Border.
strawman 14 22.1k 16 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2009 5:16PM
IF it is just a colour border, then decide how many pixels you want the border to be, and re-size your picture to be 600-border pixels wide. Next re-size your canvas to be 600x600 and keep your image in the middle.

If you want a black or white border select that option in the re-size dialogue box.

Suppose you want a 2 pixel wide colour line, with white around it as a border. Re-size your image to 590 x 590 pixels. re-size the canvas to 594 x 594. copy your image to the top layer, select all of the bottom layer and fill it with white.

re-size the canvas to 596 x 596. Stick another layer beneath your white one and fill it with whatever colour of line you want.

Then re-size the canvas to 600x600 and select the white fill. You now have a coloured line etc etc.

Play with it and free borders. But it does rob you of image size and often looks tacky.
tg 13 86 Scotland
24 Feb 2009 5:17PM
I agree with Strawman!! adding a frame to your EPZ shots will make them really small.

Do you have Photoshop Elements? There are alot of spare copies out there. Ask some friends if they have a copy that they do not use. Alot of people do have spares/unused software as Elements used to come free with some new printers and cameras.

Hope this helps,
24 Feb 2009 6:20PM
Sorry about that comment I had just made I was on my dads acount becasue he was just on here, and I thought that it was on mine, so I deleted it the comment i had made to people who didnt see it were

Thanks everyone, Im getting CS3 soon, so will that help??
M0TFT 12 73 England
24 Feb 2009 7:01PM
You could also have a look at Faststone Image resizer, you'll need to venture into the advanced settings, the yellow flower and pink rhododendron in my pf were done with it

Alan (M0TFT)
Xiaoli 9 661 14 South Africa
24 Feb 2009 7:33PM
if you have photoshop or photoshop elements there are any number of free plugins you can download.

google free photoshop plugin
Xiaoli 9 661 14 South Africa
24 Feb 2009 7:35PM
and adding a border doesn't necessarily mean you are resizing your image. It depends on how you compress your pictures. Compression doesn't have to mean loss of size.
User_Removed 9 694 3 Scotland
24 Feb 2009 8:36PM
I think the point was that you are limited to certain pixel dimensions on this site. Adding any border will eat into these dimensions and reduce the size of the displayed image.
24 Feb 2009 8:56PM
OK thanks people, much appreciated.
macroman 15 15.3k England
24 Feb 2009 10:14PM
I always add the border after resizing for Epz (allowing for the border dims) as the border sometimes seems to degrade if you do it beforehand.

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