A Picture is Worth


A Thousand Words.

You know the saying.  But I say – A picture is worth a few minutes of editing!  Seeing is believing.  Check out the photos here for before and after editing results.  I know which ones I prefer.  Do you work with Photoshop or Photoshop Elements?  See my post from Monday (or click on link in the sidebar), to see my video tutorial on how you can get the same results with your pet photos!  Don’t want the white background – just skip that one step.

Happy editing!




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32 thoughts on “A Picture is Worth

    • I have never tried Fotor so don’t know its capabilities, but I think Photoshop Elements sells for around $75 on Amazon. I just went directly with Photoshop due to my business, but know from friends that Elements has most of the editing capabilities anyone would ever need, unless perhaps you are a professional photographer. I am sure that I have only scratched the surface with Photoshop…it is a very powerful program. I had used film for years and joined the digital photography world late, but it has been so much FUN! I got absolutely giddy the first time I tried out all the artistic filters in Photoshop!!

  1. Mommy uses Picasa for regular editing and Pzap for anything fancy. She is too cheap to buy photoshop and you can tell if you look at the photos on our blog. We do enjoy seeing all the great things accomplished by others. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

    • Haven’t tried either of those but I guess it’s because I already have Photoshop. There is a free program called FotoFuze that takes the background out of photos if they are shot on a solid color like white or black. Photoshop gives far more control, though.

  2. We agree with your comments for ordinary folk who don’t have Photoshop, Elements does everything smaller folk need to make shiny good pictures. Mum has an older version pf PS which is fine by her! I am always surprised how much you can go with basic photo programs tho’ almost everything, including the most important – reducing the resolution to it doesn’t take up so much space on your blog!


    • Shiny good pictures…love that! My version of Photoshop is CS2, which if I remember came out about 2007, very old by technology standards! And yes it is very important to reduce the resolution so your photo doesn’t take up too much space on your blog. A graphic artist friend I have advised to try and stay around 100K or less, so that the file also doesn’t take too long to open.

  3. I love your edits! They look really good. Personally, I use this really old version of Photoshop that a friend gave me years ago. Maybe some day I will get to upgrade. Their new stuff looks really fun. Your cat is really cute by the way. What a perfect subject! 🙂

    • Thanks for the kind words. My version is really old too, CS2. I’m thinking about trying out the new subscription service Adobe has for all their products, so I can at least try the newer software.

      Lucy poses for most of my photos because she simply loves the camera. Never seen anything like it, really.

    • Have fun and hope it helps! There are lots of great free Photoshop tutorials online. I guess along with my sewing and pets, I am just fascinated with the new digital photography. Art and film combined!!

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