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LVRALPH
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Posted - 09/24/2005 :  07:12:50 AM  Show Profile
Guy's,

Being a newbie to digital photography I have a question. I saw a photo that Terry had posted on his layout progress. He had a lot of text with arrows point to various things in the photo.

How does one do this? Do you need an expensive photo program?

I would like to learn this as I think it can help with some future posts.

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railphotog
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Posted - 09/24/2005 :  07:30:18 AM  Show Profile  Visit railphotog's Homepage
Most simple photo programs will allow you to add text to an image. If you have a digital camera or scanner they probably came with a basic program. While I use Paint Shop Pro, I also make use of Print Shop, which came free with a package of Avery paper, because it can do some things the other program cannot do. You should be able to pick up an inexpensive program to do it.

Good luck!


Bob Boudreau
My model railroad photography website:
http://sites.google.com/site/railphotog/

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railphotog
Fireman



Posted - 09/24/2005 :  07:30:18 AM  Show Profile  Visit railphotog's Homepage
Most simple photo programs will allow you to add text to an image. If you have a digital camera or scanner they probably came with a basic program. While I use Paint Shop Pro, I also make use of Print Shop, which came free with a package of Avery paper, because it can do some things the other program cannot do. You should be able to pick up an inexpensive program to do it.

Good luck!


Bob Boudreau
My model railroad photography website:
http://sites.google.com/site/railphotog/

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rrkreitler
Crew Chief

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Posted - 09/24/2005 :  10:14:38 AM  Show Profile
If all you are after is adding a little text and drawing an arrow or two the basic Paint programs that come with Windows or the Mac OS will work fine. You may have to actually draw the arrows (meaning arrowheads will not be added automatically to the end of the lines) but with a little practice it is very easy to do.

The more high powered packages you see the folks using here allow you to do things like adjust color balance and brightness and apply fancy filters for special effects. Text and arrows can be done without the need for the higher powered software.


Thanks,
Dave K in NB

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rrkreitler
Crew Chief

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Posted - 09/24/2005 :  10:14:38 AM  Show Profile
If all you are after is adding a little text and drawing an arrow or two the basic Paint programs that come with Windows or the Mac OS will work fine. You may have to actually draw the arrows (meaning arrowheads will not be added automatically to the end of the lines) but with a little practice it is very easy to do.

The more high powered packages you see the folks using here allow you to do things like adjust color balance and brightness and apply fancy filters for special effects. Text and arrows can be done without the need for the higher powered software.


Thanks,
Dave K in NB

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