Thursday, March 22, 2012

Tintii



As you can see, these are Black and White photos with some colour selectively left in. This is an effect that I really like, but thought it to be difficult and time consuming, normally done with layers and masks  and hours of work in Photoshop (or GIMP). Earlier this year, on New Years Day in fact, I happened across an Open Source Application called "Tintii", which makes this effect real quick and easy. You can read all about it here http://www.indii.org/software/tintii

OK - so I see it is no longer free; it was when I installed it! But it's good to have. Being just a bit of a purist, I don't like over-using any effect - only when the photo demands it! Yes, the bench really does have "Free Hugs" painted on it in blue, and I didn't add that to the photo myself - I used Tintii to make it stand out. The red and blue logo on the truck and the green on the store fronts were pretty obvious to me too.

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