Today's postings

  1. [Baren 44035] Resizing Images (Andy English)
  2. [Baren 44036] resizing images in Picasa (April Vollmer)
  3. [Baren 44037] RES: Resizing Images ("Maria Regina Pinto Pereira")
  4. [Baren 44038] thanks! (Joe Martin)
  5. [Baren 44039] enlarging/reducing (cjchapel #
  6. [Baren 44040] RE: enlarging/reducing ("Maria Arango Diener")
  7. [Baren 44041] Re: Resizing Images ("Eli Griggs")
  8. [Baren 44042] shiny black wood ("bobcatpath #")
  9. [Baren 44043] Resizing images in computer ("Phare-Camp")
  10. [Baren 44044] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Andy English
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2011 13:09:58 GMT
Subject: [Baren 44035] Resizing Images
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I will add my own gratuitous puff in favour of the free and rather wonderful GIMP. I moved over to it instead of buying another Paint Shop Pro upgrade and it can do anything I want. You can work it out yourself but there is a good manual.

As far as resizing and reversing is concerned, I prefer to do these freehand or by "squaring" up or down. It is time consuming but it fits in with the way that I work; nothing that I do can be rushed and so it is congruent with my "slow" existence.


Wood Engraver / Printmaker / Illustrator
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Message 2
From: April Vollmer
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2011 13:49:39 GMT
Subject: [Baren 44036] resizing images in Picasa
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Photoshop Elements is great with many of the most useful features of Photoshop and a fraction of the price. However, why not use Picasa? It is the free Google photo sharing and editing program that will resize jpegs to any size and export them to a folder on your hard drive or upload to the web. It is designed for managing and sharing jpegs (not tiffs of psds). Very useful. And free, maintained and updated by Google, available on any computer, any platform.

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Message 3
From: "Maria Regina Pinto Pereira"
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2011 14:12:53 GMT
Subject: [Baren 44037] RES: Resizing Images
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I’m a Paint Shop Pro fan too! I did all I want with it.

For resizing and organizing pics ACDSee is a very good tool!


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Message 4
From: Joe Martin
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2011 14:47:15 GMT
Subject: [Baren 44038] thanks!
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Hey, MANY THANKS to Clive, Carol, Lori, Jan and Barbara for your tips about methods to enlarge and flip drawings! I'm going to investigate all the ideas.

Suzi SM
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Message 5
From: cjchapel #
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2011 14:47:33 GMT
Subject: [Baren 44039] enlarging/reducing
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Wouldn't a photo-copy be the least expensive way to enlarge or reduce an image?

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Message 6
From: "Maria Arango Diener"
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2011 15:08:16 GMT
Subject: [Baren 44040] RE: enlarging/reducing
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Actually you'd have to drive to the nearest Kinko's thus spending auto

A PENCIL would be the cheapest way and I find at least two free ones on the
ground every morning during my walk.

Just joshing.



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Message 7
From: "Eli Griggs"
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2011 15:20:30 GMT
Subject: [Baren 44041] Re: Resizing Images
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I also use Gimp, for a number of years now, in both mac and windows os, and I find it very useful.

At least give it a try, it cost nothing and, you most likely will never need anything else, for this sort of work. This program has such a large following, it may very well be updated into the next decade!

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Message 8
From: "bobcatpath #"
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2011 16:41:13 GMT
Subject: [Baren 44042] shiny black wood
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Jan- i was just showing my favorite old woodblock to a friend last nite

and it sounds just like what you described-

it is VERY shiny black , holds EXTREMELY fine line

and , i suppose , might look like plastic, if one doesn't know

the very heavy wood - OAK !!

in '77 i carved a loon family on one side

and an eagle with ruffled head feathers on the other

a mallet is needed to carve this VERY HARD WOOD-

but it PRINTS like no other wood i have used

OAK has an open grain that print as a swirly line of white holes

this can be very useful for various effects such as bird feathers , water etc

or it can be too much for some subjects

the 11 x 22 " block is in PERFECT condition

even after sitting around the studio wrapped in newsprint

for 34 years

i think it is my highest seller so i'm glad that

i did not know much about editions at the time

and put an edition of 250 on it

i have over 100 blocks stored and ready to print

i wrap them at least twice in newsprint

and stack on end in cubbies at floor level

with mat board or foam core between each one

so they are like books on a shelf with lots of padding

gillyin gatto machias maine usa
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Message 9
From: "Phare-Camp"
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2011 20:35:01 GMT
Subject: [Baren 44043] Resizing images in computer
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If you have a pc running on windows you should have a Microsoft program
titled "Picture Manager" or some such. In it you can very easily correct
color, change hue, change value, reverse images and change the size via
preset parameters or type in your own. Its similar to Photoshop le yet it
should have come free with your windows operating system. If you don't have
it but you have windows go to the Microsoft website and see if you can
download it free or extremely cheap.

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Subject: Another Aussie and a California girl contribute their blocks
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Alison Fenech from Mackay, Queensland, AUSTRALIA

Awesome newspaper background on this one! Alison writes:

 My city of the world is already on our coastline and this is only a part of one of it's many nooks and crannies.

Somewhere to relax and think creatively, and enjoy what we already have.  

Jean Eger Womach from Richmond, California USA

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