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Oh, Phixr, You're My Hero!

So my older computer at work is finally really, most sincerely dead - it gave up the ghost with a hard drive failure last week. The new computer has Photoshop but ... no one has yet given me the group license serial number that I need to get it working. And I had to come up with a picture of a Valentine's Day bouquet for a column to be published tomorrow. I found art on the Interwebs, but it wasn't the right size.

Phixr to the rescue. No, it doesn't have layers or anything like that, but if you want to just re-size something, add a little text, crop it, do some simple special effects, Phixr does for you at no cost at all. (You could probably do simple icons, for example.) It's saved my behind several times - a really good little online service.

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dana1witch
Jan. 9th, 2008 03:27 am (UTC)
If you're looking for a free program with almost all the functionality of Photoshop including layers, the Gimp is the one. www.gimp.org I think. For some thing I even think it works better than photoshop.
chomiji
Jan. 9th, 2008 03:44 am (UTC)

Thanks, but actually, I have Photoshop on my Mac here at home, and I should have it at work. But I use Phixr when I can't get to either of those - on my work laptop, for example, and when I'm using someone else's computer and they don't have a graphics program. Because it's online, it's essentially portable.

What kinds of things is Gimp better at doing?

dana1witch
Jan. 9th, 2008 04:42 pm (UTC)
I think that when it resizes images the results are slightly better, the gradients are a lot easier to use, it does a better job with file sizes in jpeg format, and the set of filters is somewhat different, although most of them are probably equivalent.
theloomofmoira
Jan. 9th, 2008 09:31 pm (UTC)
I had heard about this
and then forgot it *shakes head*

I think I heard about it here: http://www.ruletheweb.net/

maybe some more help there?
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