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What Software Do You Use to Edit Photos?

The scary mascotYou remember I wrote about the controversial mascot for Nara’s Heijo-Kyo anniversary, right? Well Tokyo Mango picked up the same story and posted the photo you can see here. Clearly the little girl is frightened out of her skin at the sight of the antler-inflicted Buddha guy… or is she?

Seeing isn’t believing

It turns out that this picture was “photoshopped”, a word used to describe an image edited (or in this case, faked) with the popular graphics program, Adobe Photoshop. Quite why such an expensive piece of software is so popular its name gets used as a verb, I have no idea, but it seems everyone has a copy… literally. πŸ˜‰

How do you edit your photos?

I’m stuck with an old version of Paint Shop Pro, which is way cheaper than Photoshop and can do almost as much, but how about you guys? What do you edit your photos with?

The Sun Sets on Kakamigahara

I’m not much of a photographer, but Mike convinced me to get a new camera after writing about his Nikon Coolpix S200. I’ve been looking a lot at stock photos recently, and thought it would be great to submit my own photos for sale on the web, but I’m going to have to put in a lot of practice to get to that level.

Here’s a photo I took of a typical Kakamigahara sunset:

Kakamigahara sunset

Here’s what $1 will buy you from a stock photos site. This is the Red Rock Canyon in Nevada:

Nevada sunset

The professional photo may look better, but I’d rather in live in Kakamigahara than live in a desert! πŸ™‚