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A note from Rick about the images linked at this site. The images included in our Europe Trip Diary were, for the most part, taken by Lin (35mm Print film, on Kodak Gold Film - ASA 200 with a Cannon "SureShot "Owl" , processed in Kodak chemicals, and Printed on Kodak Glossy print papers - or by Rick with a Sony 8mm HandyCam Video Camera on Sony P6-120, Video8, MP Metal particle tape. Where photo's were taken by others, they are credited.
Images were aquired and converted to digital format using one of the
Prints - were scanned with a Mustek Paragon 800SP flat bed scanner
Video Images - were aquired with Play's Snappy
Live Digital Camera - Connectix Color Quick Cam2
Digital Image editing:
Included with some of the devices listed above, and our Lexmark 2050 color ink jet printer, we have been provided many image editing software products. Each have their own strengths & weaknesses and we have come to use all of them from time to time.
Micrografx Picture Publisher: Came bundled with the Mustek Scanner, was used initially but on installing Photo Deluxe - some sort of conflict was created that bombed this application. Repeated attempts to resolve the conflicts thru contacts with Mustek and Micrographics failed to resolve the conflicts and it has been removed.
JASC PaintShop Pro: Share ware program - EXCELLENT image support, love it's infinate color pallette. Big strength - file browse and let the program generate a "snap shot" image portfolio of ALL IMAGE TYPES which may reside in any given "folder" or subdirectory. THIS IS MY IMAGE EDITING PROGRAM OF CHOICE.
ArcSoft Photo Impressions: Came bundled with the Lexmark Printer - Lexmark Photo Workshop CD. This was the first image editor used with our current system and was THE FINAL EDITOR used prior to saving .JPG files for web publication. (I now prefer JASC's PSP) I don't really know what the differences are, just that these programs save the most compact .JPG files. A second "we like" attribute of both of these program is their Photo Album / Slide Show feature.
ULEAD Gif Animator: Share ware Program - EXCELLENT, easy, intuative - not to much more to say. Used to create all of the "thumbnail - photo prevue slide shows" on this site and has also been used for some of the other animated graphics.
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