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  2. I'm so sorry mate, Photoshop is the only software I know.
  3. Yes I did. I only came across you today, via the article you reference, but it didn't seem to directly address my issue, except for solution 5, which didn't really tell me how to "add the artistic border"; that discussion usually leads to PhotoShop, much too expensive and complex for my needs. I am trying to help out my sister, who is only a small step away from being computer-illiterate; Mpix has sizes that would work for printing the photo, but sis wants to fill the width of an existing 8x10 frame. That led me to the idea of using borders as you suggest, but I couldn't find a way to do it without PhotoShop. Anyway, as I got into the issue (adding uneven borders), I find I'd like an answer for myself as well. I see now that I can probably download a trial version of PhotoShop to avoid buying it, but I'm certain the learning curve would be steep, even just to accomplish the border task (I can't even handle the simpler tools I already have). I'm looking for a way to create a frame in the LxW ratio I desire, and place a photo where I want it inside that frame. BTW, the need for fitting the photo into a larger border was brought on by a similar dilemma, where I was trying to add a border on another photo she wanted to have Mpix print on a raised canvas frame; MPIX wraps the edges of the photo around the sides of the frame, which would have cut off people's toes. I was able to find a way to add a border using layers in Paint.net (but it was a uniform width border all around the photo, with no way to change the centering of the photo, so would work for the canvas frame and not for the 8x10 frame issue because it would only make the photo smaller, not change the proportions) Thanks, Wayne
  4. Hi @Wayne, welcome. I'm not sure how long you've "known" me, so I'm not sure how many of my articles you've read. Have you seen this one?
  5. I recently tried to have a digital photo printed via an online vendor (MPIX) and found that my photo would be chopped off at both ends because it didn't match the proportions of the paper sizes they offer. The photo is 5283 x 3419 pixels. I am a casual photographer; I do not print photos at home, but I do minor editing, which sometimes entails cropping and/or stitching photos to form panoramas. The ends Mpix would cut off contain people in a wide group photo shot, but they could not print the whole width of the photo on an 8x10, because their equipment always fills the shorter dimension (height in this case). None of their paper sizes allowed full width. That seems ludicrous. I am perfectly willing to cut a mat to cover the borders above and below a print to frame it, if necessary, but I can't accept their truncating a photo. To me, the obvious way to resolve the mismatch is to digitally add strips above and below the photo to make the pixel count proportions match the frame proportions, then print the 8x10, and cut a mat to mask the added portions (with border additions to both height and width, a mat would not even be needed). Searching the net, I could not find a way to add border strips to my photo. Surely there is a simpler way to print the entirety of a digital photo with a L x W ratio that doesn't conform to standard paper sizes, what am I overlooking? I use Windows 10. The tools I have on my computer, in approx order of usage, are PhotoScape, Paint.net, PhotoImpact 12, and Paintshop Pro X8. To me its not worth the multi-bucks for fancy photo edit programs like Photoshop.
  6. I have passed your recommendation on to her. (It's her monitor we use for editing, not mine.) And I will look at what you just sent. Thanks!!
  7. Also, this: https://www.damiensymonds.net/art_tscs000.html
  8. What the heck????? PLEASE fix your screen brightness problem.
  9. You are so incredibly kind to check back! Actually, it's my daughter-in-law who is the photographer...we gave up on the color replacement tool method, and we were able to figure out how to accomplish it to her satisfaction this morning with a hue/sat adjustment layer. Color changing had never come up before, so we had just started to research it for the first time a couple of days ago. The replacement tool was the first thing we can across, but we couldn't get it to work correctly. As soon as we switched to experimenting with H/S/L, it took an immediate positive turn and everything just fell into place. I was going to let you know how very much I appreciated your time and your offer to help. It's amazing what you do for everyone!! Thank you!
  10. When you first lower your screen's brightness to where it correctly matches the prints, you're likely to HATE it. But I promise, within a week you'll be wondering how you ever tolerated it so bright before.
  11. No, sorry While you're waiting for the calibrator to arrive, can you at least compare your screen to prints, and turn its brightness down to match them?
  12. Is this one light enough to be able to tell me how to replace the diaper color?
  13. Oh gee, this is bad. We can't continue while your photo is so dreadfully dark. PLEASE buy a monitor calibrator as soon as you can.
  14. I do exposure adjustment in ACR and everything else in PS. That's where this image is now.....the ACR-processed non-photoshopped image, before I started trying to do anything with the diaper, saved as a jpeg.
  15. Will do. THANK YOU!!! So, send you the jpg as soon as I bring it into Photoshop, not the .psd file....correct?
  16. Oh, phew. It's vitally important never to commence any Photoshop work before the raw processing is done. Because once Photoshop work has commenced, you can't go back, you know? So go ahead and do your raw processing on this photo, then post it for me again.
  17. Oh, I hope it IS easy. I hesitated to ask and take up your time, but I've been fighting with it since yesterday. Can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. Any guidance you can give me to point me in the right direction would be appreciated! This is my first attempt at color replacement.
  18. I can help with this easily. But you'll need to post the actual photo for me, since screenshots aren't colour-managed.
  19. Looking for the QUICKEST way, not necessarily the BEST way, to replace a color on a small area of an image (the diaper cover between the legs.) When I use the eyedropper to select a color from another area of the image (the red socks) it brushes on this pink color instead of the selected red. (The original color of the diaper cover is nude/tan.) I also get the "out of gamut" warning in many areas of the red. ??
  20. I would like to learn the method and make the subject darker. Thanks!
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