Over the last week or so, I’ve been having an email conversation with Kearn Reif, a listener who recently started his own blog on BGG and was asking for some advice. We discussed a number of things, but one in particular was the taking and post-processing of photos for my blog.
That sort of intersected with me recently discovering a free web app called Screenr, which lets you record up to 5-minute-long screencasts without any real investment other than registering with the website. So what came out of all that are these two short demos talking a little about how you can improve your photos pretty quickly using some readily-available software.
I’m no real expert at photo editing or manipulation, but my goal here is to show how relatively quick and easy it is to make a significant difference in your pictures, especially when you’re taking them in less-than-ideal conditions (like dim game store play areas).
The first demo is about using Microsoft Picture Manager’s editing tools, which most PC users probably already have on their computers:
This second demo is using the free GIMP software that can be downloaded here:
I certainly hope these are useful to y’all, but I’m also interested in how useful you think things like this may be, especially going forward…