Trying out the new camera...

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Alfie

Post   » Sat Jan 05, 2002 12:04 am


We got a digital camera for Christmas and this is my first batch of shots of the piggies. Bear with me - I´m still working out how to use it.

Here is a pic of the newest resident, Daisy, who is now definitely not pregnant but is gaining weight at an impressive rate...
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Alfie

Post   » Sat Jan 05, 2002 12:05 am


Poor thing, she always looks demonically possessed. Another example, with Alfie.

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Alfie

Post   » Sat Jan 05, 2002 12:10 am


And a group shot. You all probably think Lucy and Carrie don´t really exist because I never post pics of them, but the truth is I can´t work out how to make dark coloured pigs show up properly in pictures. For these ones I´ve had to muck around with brightness and saturation in Photodeluxe.

Any advice, anyone?

(L-R: Carrie, Daisy, Alfie, Lucy)
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Jin

Post   » Sat Jan 05, 2002 12:12 am


I think this is the first time I´ve ever seen your pigs, Alfie. They are all very cute (even if they DO look demonic in the pictures!). I love Daisy´s color.

Stacia

Post   » Sat Jan 05, 2002 12:14 am


Very cute. I like the demon glare. Especially in the group photo where the two in the middle seem to be trying to jump out of the picture.

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Lynx
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Post   » Sat Jan 05, 2002 12:34 am


They are cute! You can actually edit out the red eye by bringing the photos into a paint program and using a big fuzzy brush to put a dot of black in each eye. And a point or two of white in the corner is nice -- gives them the Mona Lisa look.

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Alfie

Post   » Sat Jan 05, 2002 12:39 am


LOL - but Lynx, they are actually red-eyes! I tried the red-eye remover and they looked even more freaky.

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Lynx
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Post   » Sat Jan 05, 2002 8:23 am


I know -- so you would need to actually doctor it in a paint program.

You might experiment making them redder or something to get them the way you want.

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Jill

Post   » Sat Jan 05, 2002 10:31 am


Cute pigs! We got a digital camera for Christmas as well, so I´ll have to attempt posting a picture at some point too.

LJPiggies

Post   » Sat Jan 05, 2002 12:52 pm


Me too! Me too! - I also got a digital camera for X-mas. Think I will try taking some pics. today.
Might need some help on how to post them thou.

Jenn - a cavy slave for life.

Tara Kate

Post   » Sat Jan 05, 2002 10:13 pm


some of mine have red eyes. Alfie, i dont think they look possessed.?!!

mon

Post   » Mon Jan 07, 2002 6:04 am


Oh they´re wonderful. Still pestering the b/f to show me how to work the scanner so I can post picture. I´m totally hopeless at these things and I don´t want to break anything.

I want a digital camera. How come Santa delivered to everyone else??? That´s the next thing to save up for!

Oh and Emily, they are all gorgeous piggies. They look extremely happy, especially Daisy with her piece of parsley.
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Alfie

Post   » Mon Jan 07, 2002 5:02 pm


We got one from the b/f´s family because we kept irritating his dad by borrowing his. He´s very generous but he likes to have his stuff when he wants it, so he tends to buy us stuff to get his back! (It was nice because it was a better model than we could have afforded.)

Thanks for the compliments! Yes, Mon, Daisy was very pleased with her parsley, particularly seeing she´d just nabbed it from Lucy.

kleenmama
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Post   » Mon Jan 07, 2002 10:33 pm


The pigs are adorable, and you will LOVE your camera! I have taken over 800 pictures with mine in less than a year. About 750 were of pigs....I have no life.

Anyway, since I used to breed blacks, I had a dickens of a time, but finally worked out how to take pictures without them looking like black blobs. You have to light them up, In other words, I have one person holding our torchiere lamp pointing right at the pigs. that way, you get the pig flooded with light. It works great for dark pigs. I´ll take a pic and post it on another thread so I don´t corrupt yours!

mon

Post   » Mon Jan 07, 2002 10:37 pm


Just a quick question regarding digital cameras. How do you end up with hard copies of your pictures (ie. photos for the albums)?? Do they process them at a lab? Or do you do it yourself at home using the computer and scanner?

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Lynx
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Post   » Mon Jan 07, 2002 10:53 pm


Well, you just leave your computer on all day and rotate among them.

Or you can go to one of the places that does pics and get a real nice one (not cheap). I´d like a good printer (you have to look for one that will do a good job) but I mostly save mine. Someday they´ll have lovely picture screens that play several pics and maybe even movies.

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Alfie

Post   » Tue Jan 08, 2002 12:13 am


Mon, we have an ´adequate´ printer which does a nice printout (well, my friends and family couldn´t tell the difference, at least, especially once I worked out that the computer doesn´t automatically select the best print quality). It´s thirsty on the ink cartridges, though.

And you can have hard copies printed out at a lot of camera/film processing places. I know you can burn a CD or download them onto a disk and take them to the Kodak counter at Kmart. Haven´t tried it but I suspect the quality would be better than ours.

KM, I´ve taken over 100 already! My b/f despairs of me, but then he took a few dozen at the cricket the other day - mmmmm, white person-shaped blobs on a big green paddock! Interesting!

kleenmama
I GAVE, dammit!

Post   » Tue Jan 08, 2002 1:18 am


It´s addicting, especially when it is so easy!

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Lynx
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Post   » Tue Jan 08, 2002 8:09 am


It is very freeing to be able to take a bunch of pics to ensure you get what you want. And it´s easy to dump the ones that aren´t quite as nice. I´ve gone to Walmart and got pics printed up. They are really nice. It´s a fancy machine by Kodak that prints them out.

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Jill

Post   » Tue Jan 08, 2002 8:20 am


How do the prices compare to having prints made from "regular" film? I´m thinking we need a new printer to use with our digital camera, but am wondering if it wouldn´t just be better to have the prints done elsewhere. Think I´ll start a thread on printers in General chat

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