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Elsie's picture

I just realised that I never introduced myself! Ok, here goes.

I am a major bird lover and I have a bit of an obssesion with taking photos of birds toocheeky I really like this forum because everone is so friendly and encouraging and don't really care about the quality of my photos (when I post themwink). 

So there, sorry about the late introsad

Annie W
Annie W's picture

Welcome Elsie!  Definitely don't let anything stop you posting your shots!!  Great to have you here & look forward to seeing your local birds and sharing in them.

West Coast Tasmania

Woko's picture

I'm always interested to see what's been in your camera's sights, Elsie.

Araminta's picture

Hi Elsie, to me it feels as if you have always been herecool, just stay the way you areheart


Elsie's picture

Thanks everyone!smiley I had been reading the forum for a long time and then I decided to join!That was because everone was so encouraging to each other. Hopfully I will get around to posting some photos sooncheeky

Thanks again everyone for your kind comments!

Elsie's picture

I have a question and I thought that instead of hijacking someone elses thread I would hijack my ownwink I was wondering how to crop my photos? I am uploading them staight from documents but can't see anywhere to crop them. If anyone knows how to could you please reply?


rawshorty's picture

Hi, Elsie. You should have a disc that came with your camera, it will have a program on it so you can crop and do other enhancements before you put it in documents to load here.

Shorty......Canon gear



Elsie's picture

Ok, thanks very much shorty!


dna1972's picture

Welcome Elsie.

You can use Photoshop or Lightroom. Probably the two best software applications out there. An affordable I was meaning to try out was PaintShop Pro.

Elsie's picture

that sounds good too! Thanks dnasmiley

Silvereye's picture

HI Elsie,

I'm fairly new here and don't know much about birds compared to those who've been birders for ages but I know a bit about photo software. I have Paint Shop Pro X4 which is not the latest but does everything I need. 

However, if you just want to crop your photos, you could download Picasa for free and it will crop and do many other edits as well. http://picasa.google.com/ You can store your photos online for free at Picasa as well.  I do and share them on Google+. wink

To save your resized photo in Picasa, you need to export it with a new name. 

I hope that helps.

Kim smiley


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