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Picassa,  Google's version of photoshop, is the best photo editor!

This photo editor easy to use, everything is in plain sight, making B+W's look really good, rather than the usual kind of flat look that most digitally taken B+W's have is the easiest thing in the world. Fixing colours works like magic. All you have to do is choose to warm or cool the colour, and it makes it look completely different.

The only things I could see someone not liking about it is the fact that you don't have as many options as you do in photoshop, but for me, there's nothing better.

Oh, the other thing that's great about it? It's free.


Photo editor programs that have Layers

Note: These methods work with Elements and PS, and other photo editor programs that have Layers, though the exact names and menu options may be slightly different for PSP or other programs.

Method 1 (easiest):

Open picture and make duplicate layer.

Desaturate that layer (don? ?emove color?.

Use the Eraser on the duplicate layer to go over the parts you want colored.

Method 2:

Open picture and make 2 duplicate layers.

Desaturate the top layer (don? ?emove color?.

Use the Eraser on the top layer to go over the parts you want colored.

Since the colored and BW portions are on separate layers, each can be individually adjusted for color, contrast, etc. to get just the end result you want.

Method 3:

Note: Your program doesn't have Masks- no problem! This works the same way, and only using one layer!

Open picture.

Add a Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer.

Desaturate it to get BW.

With the foreground color set to black and the background color set to white, use the Brush to paint over the part of the image you want to be in color. (Don? panic, the color will show through).

If you mess up, swap the foreground and background colors and paint over the part you still want BW. (In other words, painting with black lets the color show through, painting over the black with white restores the BW).

I? sure others will weigh in with their methods because there? many, many ways to do it, but these are three simple, but effective ways.

Finally, and this is just me, ok, but be careful which photos you selectively color. Sometimes it's effective, but not all the time.


Foto-Mosaik helps you to create mosaic-pictures, which are composed of many small pictures (tiles), from your own photos.

The individual tiles, from which the mosaic-picture will be created, can be selected at random. After analysis, Foto-Mosaik puts them into one or multiple databases.

As a basis you can grab the pictures from your private collection, or from a photo-cd.

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