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Old 01-03-02, 12:40 PM   #1
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Digital Camera Software Question !

I need your help.
I know alot of you are wizzards with photo editing, I see your work posted here all the time !

My question is this:
I have an Olympus Digital camera (that I love BTW) and it came with its "Camedia" software. It is ok, but I am trying to do the following and maybe you can help me find software that will do this.

I want to take a photo and convert to black and white. This is easy enuff. But then I want to highlight a very small portion or object in the picture and change it back to color. You may have seen this technique with childrens photos in the past.

I have heard that the way this is accomplished is to put to versions on top of each other with a B&W on top and a Color on bottom. Then you cut the portion of the B&W out that you do not want stack the two on top of each other. The result is everything is B&W except the part that you cut out.

This is probably a snap with Adobe Photoshop, but I dont have $600 lying around to spend on software. Any suggestions would be great.

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Old 01-03-02, 01:24 PM   #2
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The freeware Irfanview* has a greyscale option and allows cuting and pasting so that would be a rough and ready solution. I'm no graphics expert but I just tried it and it does work....

[* the site can be slow. You can get a barebones download from a variety of places. Try Google for a list].
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Old 01-03-02, 01:57 PM   #3
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Originally posted by benedict
The freeware Irfanview* has a greyscale option and allows cuting and pasting so that would be a rough and ready solution. I'm no graphics expert but I just tried it and it does work....

[* the site can be slow. You can get a barebones download from a variety of places. Try Google for a list].
The site is slow, but I will give it a try....
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Old 01-03-02, 02:03 PM   #4
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If you want to email it to me, I'd be more than happy to do it for you.

Chris
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Old 01-03-02, 03:52 PM   #5
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If you want to email it to me, I'd be more than happy to do it for you.

Chris
Thanks for the generous offer, but I kind o wanna learn how to do this stuff myself....That's the fun part !

BTW, what software do you use ?
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Old 01-04-02, 02:26 AM   #6
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I use Adobe photodeluxe 4.0. It's only $50, and it works great. Easy to use, also. I have Photoshop 6.0 also, but it's pretty confusing, so I stick with photodeluxe. Adobe photoshop 'elements' is supposed to be excellent, and it's around $50 too.
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