This article will cover the basics of adding transparent .png images to background images in GIMP. Once you have mastered this technique, you will be able to create your own unique source images by combining backgrounds with selected transparent images from sites like Pixabay. To start, choose a background image. In my example, I use a photograph I made of a beach at sunset: Next, choose a suitable transparent image to layer onto your background. […]
Category: Image Editors
Photoshop’s free basic image editor for desktop machines.
Photoshop Mix is one of my favorite mobile tools for layered graphic composition, color manipulation, and collage for DDG. It’s almost as fast as PS Express for collage creation, and offers many advanced options that PS Express doesn’t, like overlapping layers, Photoshop’s layer blending modes, advanced masking capabilities including soft edges, and the ability to paint stylized “Looks” selectively onto parts of a layer. I cover my collage creation process with Photoshop Mix in detail […]
Several websites offer software for download or online use to change images into low-poly graphics. The website Triangulator stands out for its easy-to-use online Delaunay triangulation image generator. You simply upload an image, choose one of three algorithms, and select an output resolution. The generator treats large color planes as large triangles. Conversely, more detailed features are split into many small triangles. Here, Triangulator compares favorably to other mesh or triangulation programs that produce triangles […]
PhotoFunia is an Odessa-based website currently offering just short of 600 image editing effects. PhotoFunia works with a wide variety of programs and some web browsers. The tool is free and very easy to use: Simply choose an effect, drag and drop or upload an image, and click go. Download your finished image. Here’s an example: The first image is the original, the second showcases the image with the “famous gallery” effect.
Upload an image with a file size of up to 20MB to the TiltShiftMaker website, and let the website create a “bokeh” effect, i.e. a selective focusing and defocusing of parts of the image. The area and degree of defocusing can be adjusted using a slider to change both the uploaded image and the tilt-shift preview. Scroll down the page for handy how-to-use instructions. To download the finished image in low resolution, simply click on […]
PhotoMania is a free photo editor. No registration is required for online use. The app can be downloaded for use on Android and iOS moblile phones. The editor stands out for its ease of use. Regulate the intensity of effects by using a slider. On the downside, applying one of the wide variety of effects will reduce image resolution; also, the image is watermarked. Here’s a sample: The first image is the original, the second […]
Overlay Multiple Images Software Overlay Multiple Images Software is one of 1,400 Windows apps created by Peter Sobol. Most of these apps are for file conversion, image extraction or file resizing, and most are available as a free version for download. The free Overlay Multiple Images software is very basic, however. For example, images cannot be scaled to fit over each other precisely. The sofware allows users to place images on top of each other […]
Dynamic Auto Painter is a software for download that emulates artists’ styles (including own styles) to render photos into digital art. It works as a bitmap-based application that converts your images. The trial version is free, the full version is available at cost. Various special offer packages are available, such as a free upgrade to a new version currently under development. Reviewers confirm that it renders a high level of detail and large formats. Thanks […]
picresize Decrease the size of large bmp or jpg images. Drag & drop or upload single images to the site or add multiple files for batch resizing.
Painnt is a neural image enhancer app produced by Moonlighting Apps LLC (an apps publisher based in Cordoba, Argentina). Painnt is available in a free and paid version for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android. The free version limits output resolution, has ads and adds a watermark, plus you can choose from a library of some 1,000 styles. Over 2,000 styles are available to subscribers, or you can use custom styles. For the paid version, every […]
Freeware image viewer/editor for use with Windows. Many thanks to Andrew Irving for drawing DDG’s attention to this tool, which offers image scaling and enhancement by interpolation.
Category: Image Editor Description: The industry leader in layer-based image editors, Photoshop is not cheap, but it offers a whole lot of bang for its buck. The latest version, Photoshop CS 2018, is available only as a subscription service, for 10 bucks a month or as part of a larger package of Adobe’s multimedia tools. License/Cost: Paid (Expensive) Link: https://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.html Platform: Windows,Mac Tutorial(s): https://www.notion.so/7284bcb7d0a84bc68f05a924fd6f791d, https://www.notion.so/1b960cc891234e14820a366f49e40ec8
Lunapic has numerous functions similar to those of other image editors. The editing tools, effects, filter, and art effects are easy to use. Particularly useful tools include quality increase, resizing, overlaying, color histogram visualization and selective color adjustments. Tutorial(s): https://www.notion.so/1b960cc891234e14820a366f49e40ec8
Description: This photo organization tool also contains a number of tools that are useful for deep dreamers, such as an ability to make animations from a series of still images (very useful for animating a deep dream’s stages of evolution) and a number of options for manipulating images. The “Pop” slider is especially useful for giving images an extra “visual punch”. Tutorial(s): Tailoring a Style to Fit Using a Color Histogram, Media Management Tips for Android
Photo editor, collage maker, design tool. Basic functions are free, more functions are available at a monthly rate of USD 2.91 billed yearly (or a monthly rate of USD 4.95 billed monthly). Has a very good cartoon render effect in Artsy/Digital.
A “digital darkroom” for organizing, optimizing, preparing, and tweaking large photo collections. Also used to tag our deep styles with its AI image recognition feature.