I use a basic Polaroid point-and-shoot camera I got the winter of my freshman year of college (yeesh, already six years ago). While it's nothing fancy, it has a couple of settings, is user friendly, and has been able to do most of what I've wanted it to do.
Beyond just taking the picture and cropping it afterwards (in Paint! :-) ) I don't really know anything about post-editing, so I always try to get a decent shot the first time. Back here I told you that I used Pixlr to add some "effects" to my photos, but recently I have fallen out of love with the effects it offers. I still like the rounded edges, but I don't like the color distortion any longer.
As always, I hit up Google to see what was out there under "free photo editors" and found FotoFlexer. I played around with it on a couple of photos I had taken and couldn't believe the difference. I don't know enough about the settings to do much beyond have it "auto fix" the image, but even that makes a huge difference. (I also used it for my last post to create the photo collage). So far, I have to give FotoFlexer two thumbs up from this lazy photo editor, with the only complaint being that it is fairly latent.
What do you think; worth it? Do you have any free photo editing tips? Any good tutorials I should start reading to make my photos look more 'professional'?
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