photo editing software or website

@rebelmel (1387)
United States
April 16, 2009 7:10pm CST
Hey! I take a lot of pictures and lately more and more people have been using them - IE bands. I want to be sure that people are not using them under their name or anything, so I have decided I need to start putting a stamp on my photos. Does anyone know of any simple photo editing software? I need something free, and it needs to be legitimate. I have tried picassa, but for some reason whenever I use a photo and edit it, the original is edited too. I can't have that. I need to have a "save as" option. I am also hoping to find something that can do cropping, black and white transformations, and other simple effects. Let me know what ideas you have!
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@adam1980 (517)
17 Apr 09
i use jasc paint shop photo editor which i think was downloaded free from the net
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@nainesh1 (1656)
• India
23 Apr 09
When using picassa save your imge on the drive other than C, then open it with picassa for editing it will make a copy of it on C drive and then edit it. By doing this your original copy on other drive remains as it is.
@rebelmel (1387)
• United States
23 Apr 09
Its just a pain for me to do that. I do a lot of photography and I have about 50 new images a day. I just want to be able to put a time/name stamp on my photography. Picassa doesn't work out well for me.
@ktosea (2025)
• China
21 Apr 09
you could use the copies to edit with picassa if the software could works,if you also trying to find something can do cropping,color transformations and other effects,you could try to use Photo shop,don't know if you could use it for free but I could use it for free here
• United States
21 Apr 09
I use Paint.Net. I used Photoshop for the longest time and hope to go back when my computer decides to stop turning it down. :( But for now Paint.Net is a really good option. http://getpaint.net
• India
19 Apr 09
maybe you should try to use the software photoshop for photo editing. Using that, may provide you with your necessary requirements.
• Australia
19 Apr 09
There are plenty of free editors, some very powerful: The Gimp is a top pick; version 6 of PhotoPlus from Serif is free (they want you to buy Version X3) and will do all you want and more. Unfortunately, anything that can be added in a digital photo editor can be removed with one, too, so it really isn't going to help to put a visible watermark or copyright mark on your pics. Still if you like this approach, there are also program that will add a visual watermark to images, and one free one is available from http://picmarkr.com/ Another option is to add an invisible watermark. You can get a free one from http://www.adptools.com/signmyimage/index.html and if you register, you get 12 months during which they will notify you is your photos are published on the web (their spiders trawl the Internet the same way as search engines do). Reistration costs $US9.90. One last thing: Picassa does not edit your originals: it saves them to a new directory called Original (or something similar) which does not display in Picassa, but will show up in searches, Explorer etc.