Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Gimping Photo's

Morning all, Dex here, hope we're all doing well and those friends feeling a bit poorly are feeling better today. We've just been out for a walk, through the town and then to the park - we're back home and chilling out now and the human wanted me to tell you about The Gimp. It's the free photo editor she uses and she loves to play about with effects. This is the original photo she was messing about with and following are some of the groovy effects you can make. She loves it because it's free and also simple to use(it needs to be!), if you want to use it just Google The Gimp and download it - she says it's brilliant, hope you like these effects:
Louis Lou photo from the weekend
Can you see this one has a Canvas like effect?
This one has a Cartoon effect - great fun!
This has a Sepia effect - he looks like a Victorian Dog!!
This is a Van Gogh effect which makes it look more like a painting
Hope you liked those, there are lots more you can try too, hours of fun but the human says beware it is adddictive and you forget to do things like housework when you start messing about with it - a bit like blogging! Talking of blogging we have a new friend Magic who has a blog. Magic is so well behaved that she enters shows as well so she's a very smart cookie -  she loves meeting new folk too and we've told her all about you all. Her blog is called Life in the Doghouse - we spend a lot of time in there!!! hee hee  - Have a great day everyone, D & L xxx
Click here to go to Magic's Blog and say hello!


Rubie said...

Hi Dex, you look lovely in all the pics - and yes my mum will have a look at this tool as well.

Thanks for the tip - I've introduced myself to Magic on your advice.

Tail Wuggles, Rubie

Remington said...

That is really cool!

Magic said...

Great picture effects - and thanks Dex & Louis for introducing me to your friends. Really good to hear from Rubie. Love Magic xx

Oz the Terrier said...

That is so cool!

♥I am Holly♥ said...

We love the cool effects in the pictures! We'd rather play with that than do housework anyday!! Lots of love, Debbie & Holly

Winnie said...

Great tip on that free photo-thingy....but if I tell the Lady Of The House she'll be playing about with it for ages and I'll never get on the computer to write my blog....

Love and licks, Winnie

3 doxies said...

Oh goody, a blog I can comment on ....FINALLY! We is havin' issues withs commenting today.
Anyways, I has nevrs heard of Gimp so thanks fur da info! We ise photoshop but I is really likin dat Van Gogh effect.
Awesome fotos!

I must go meet your furiend!


~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

You know, I've found some dogs aren't photogenic no matter what you do to their pictures, but you are not--You look good however the photo finish is done!!

Frankie Furter said...

I have never heard of this GIMP thingy before. Looks FUN.

Anonymous said...

Hey that sure was nice of you to
share Gimp with us!

I'm off to say Hello to Magic!

woo woos, Tessa

Momo and Pinot said...

Dexter, we're glad to hear your mama loves Duran Duran.

Whoa, The Gimp does give you a cool effect on the photos! We have to give it a try!! We're so behind from everything so thanks for sharing that info with us. We'll say hello to your friend Magic now!

Momo & Pinot xoxo

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

OMD, that do be magical wot you did with those pikshures!

Sarge said...

Wow, that's really pawesome! Love those effects. The victorian one is really great.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

That's a fun tool to use, Dexter, we think we like the Van Gogh and the Cartoon effects best. Mom has tried to educate herself in the ways of photoshop, but it is not easy at all.

We like meeting new furiends too, we will say hello to Magic.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

OscarBlogger said...

Neat! Thanks for the heads up about that. It looks like fun! Also, I really like that picture of you, Dex!

Lorenza said...

Those pictures are pawesome!
Kisses and hugs

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I so khan't let my mom see this -

I nevFUR get my walks!

Pawesome stuff!


Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Dex
First of all I want to say thank you for sharing this. You are so generous to share your fun with others.
You, my friend are beautiful in everyone of the photos,,,
I cannot believe that in EVERY photo - you are magical looking,
Thank you again for sharing,
What a friend you are

scotsmad said...

SHE is always finding those play around with the picture things....

You look handsome no matter what the special effect.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Lincoln said...

I love the Van Gogh effect :-) My human says she loves to use photo editors too :-)

Anonymous said...

What good fun! I am of course partial to the cartoon effect ;)

Waggin at ya,

Cassie said...

I am definately going to try this. I love the sepia and the cartoon effects. Sounds like you had a splendid day! Cassie(the human)

You look wonderful in ALL of these photos!! BowWowZer!!!
Smooches from pooches,
BabyRocketDog & Hootie
(using mommy's blog!)

Priscilla said...

Those pictures are cool!

So glad that you had a good walk and the weather seems good too!

Santa, Minnie and Christmas said...

Thanks for telling us about The Gimp. Our human loves to play around with her pictures.

Peggy Frezon said...

Cool effects, the cartoon effect looks great with your curly fur!

Sagira said...

That is pretty cool. :)

I like the cartoon one the best.

Maggie and Mitch said...

Our mom LOVES to cartoonize us. It doesn't take much to amuse her! Thank you for the info, Dex!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch