Do your friends and family compliment you on your photos? I love it when that happens.
Little do they know I have a dozen Mac apps to help enhance those photos of the kids, and make their mommy look 10 years younger. I hate it when they look at a photo of me and ask about the interesting shade of eye shadow. I don’t use eye shadow, but I fix digital photos, point and click pronto.
Point And Click Pro Photos
Don’t consider me the Photoshop guru of Mac360. I’m strictly a point and shoot, don’t give me any instructions to read, kind of Mac user.
Choose your photo enhancing apps wisely, said the old knight guarding the Holy Grail.
What you want is a way to click three or four times and save a photo that gets oohs and aahs and platitudes from family and friends.
For the zenith, try Photoshop. It’ll take you a few years to master all the intricacies, but the compliments will flow. Or, try Picturesque. Compliments can be obtained on the cheap, you know.
Once you’ve clicked on the enhance button in iPhoto, and maybe moved the saturation bar a little to the right of the Tea Party, use Picturesque for the rest.
What this handy, almost-pro app does is add a few features not easily added in any inexpensive app.
Picturesque will turn a static portrait or landscape photo in a nearly 3D photo. Two slider bars control the angle and tilt.
One click controls those delicious reflections that are all the rage among people who don’t know the effect went out a few years ago.
A single click will add nice, adjustable curves to the corners, and another click gives your photos shadows, glows, and border strokes.
Photos? Did I say photos as in plural? Yes. Picturesque batches your photos with all those adjustable effects. It comes with presets to try out, but you can save your settings to use later.
What I’d like to see is a built-in slider bar for color saturation. You gotta love saturation. It’s what the Kodachrome generation is all about.