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Playing With New Apps


I’m not much of an “app girl.” Looking at my phone, I really have very few, especially in comparison to everyone else I know.

But I have come across a couple lately that I couldn’t resist. Thanks Facebook! If it wasn’t for you, I wouldn’t even know about them.

The first is “Photomyne.” With this app, you take a photograph of an old photo, and it scans it into your phone, where you can edit it in a number of ways, save it to your photos on your phone and/or share it, including on Facebook. It’s a super easy way to get old photos into a digital format.

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Then, I have a photo printer (Canon Selphy) that I can print photos on, but they have to be on your phone in order for it to work, and the majority of my photos are not taken with my phone, so this is really an amazing application.

So I took a photo of my computer screen showing a photo taken with my rebel camera and loaded into my photo program.

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It’s not perfect, but not bad! And now it’s on my phone! Certainly good enough for a small photo reprint (I’ll have to try it on the Canon selphy to be sure, but that will have to wait for another day.)

The second that caught my eye is  “Waterlogue.” It takes photographs and makes them look like watercolor paintings.

I don’t have a clear idea yet of how I’ll use it, but I suspect that making elements to add to my scrapbook pages would be a good place to start!

THEN, as I was goofing around with the apps, I took a photo of a photo on my computer screen with the Photomyne app, and made a watercolor out of it with Waterlogue. I’m addicted!

Directly from my camera phone:

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Waterlogue:

Preset Style = Vibrant Format = 6" (Medium) Format Margin = Small Format Border = Sm. Rounded Drawing = #2 Pencil Drawing Weight = Medium Drawing Detail = Medium Paint = Natural Paint Lightness = Auto Paint Intensity = More Water = Tap Water Water Edges = Medium Water Bleed = Average Brush = Natural Detail Brush Focus = Everything Brush Spacing = Narrow Paper = Watercolor Paper Texture = Medium Paper Shading = Light Options Faces = Enhance Faces

 

Photomyne:

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Waterlogged:

Preset Style = Vibrant Format = 6" (Medium) Format Margin = Small Format Border = Sm. Rounded Drawing = #2 Pencil Drawing Weight = Medium Drawing Detail = Medium Paint = Natural Paint Lightness = Auto Paint Intensity = More Water = Tap Water Water Edges = Medium Water Bleed = Average Brush = Natural Detail Brush Focus = Everything Brush Spacing = Narrow Paper = Watercolor Paper Texture = Medium Paper Shading = Light Options Faces = Enhance Faces

 

Photomyne:

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Waterlogue:

Preset Style = Vibrant Format = 6" (Medium) Format Margin = Small Format Border = Sm. Rounded Drawing = #2 Pencil Drawing Weight = Medium Drawing Detail = Medium Paint = Natural Paint Lightness = Auto Paint Intensity = More Water = Tap Water Water Edges = Medium Water Bleed = Average Brush = Natural Detail Brush Focus = Everything Brush Spacing = Narrow Paper = Watercolor Paper Texture = Medium Paper Shading = Light Options Faces = Enhance Faces

I like the closer up photo of a person better than the combination person/landscape…but how do you know if you don’t fool around with it?

The landscape on its own is pretty interesting!

Photomyne:

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Waterlogue:

Preset Style = Natural Format = 6" (Medium) Format Margin = Small Format Border = Sm. Rounded Drawing = #2 Pencil Drawing Weight = Medium Drawing Detail = Medium Paint = Natural Paint Lightness = Auto Paint Intensity = Normal Water = Tap Water Water Edges = Medium Water Bleed = Average Brush = Natural Detail Brush Focus = Everything Brush Spacing = Narrow Paper = Watercolor Paper Texture = Medium Paper Shading = Light Options Faces = Enhance Faces

I can see that I have a lot playing to do!

About tatterednworn

I am a woman who has committed to living a creative life.

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