Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Ahh! Stupid internet…I love you so why do you trick me?

 

I was looking online for the following

“Pixel ratio for 8.5 x 11”

And a discussion board came up that had exactly what I was looking for. It had numbers for the dimensions of other sizes and a screen shot of a Photoshop tool.

I left it up in browser while I went and worked in my new favorite program. www.picnik.com

I upgraded to a premium membership on this so I could do all sorts of fancy stuff with my pics. It is pretty cool and has a ton of font options that I like but some of the functionality is really quirky. I can’t figure out how to rotate pics once you upload them and the editing features seem really separate, between photo editing and text editing.

So far I’ve just been playing around.

Here is a collage of some cake pics I liked and wanted to put together to bring on a tasting:

 

cake collage

Here is an instance where I ran into trouble. I tried using pics from my birthday but once I loaded them I couldn’t rotate them (so I made the whole thing kooky to offset) . And worse, once I loaded the pics and moved on to text editing, I realized I put two of the same pic in and couldn’t delete it. Hence the birthday cake stamp on top of the dup Smile

B-fit day 28

It was cool and I went back to my  source for pixel dimensions. It was then (like 2 days after I opened that tab and had it hanging in my browser) I realized it was a white supremacist discussion board. AHHHHH! I am still a bit freaked out. And embarrassed. And disgusted. Ugh.

I will now go elsewhere for my photo dimension needs.

But I will keep working in Picnik. 

1 comment:

The Devil's Starchy Fingers said...

Mmmmmmmm, cake porn! So very pretty. I can't wait to see what you guys come up with.

While it is repulsive that there are white supremicist message boards you can maybe take solace in the fact that at least they are spending some of their time discussing non-hate filled things.