Friday, February 22, 2008

Today's accomplishment(s)

After much grim-faced trial and error, I managed to find a program that will 1) re-size photographs and 2) run on my new laptop. Because the old one I used to use--Adobe Cave Painting for Macs--won't work anymore.

In my search, I checked out every photography-related application on my hard drive, which resulted in much frustration and quite a bit of swearity-swear-swearing. In fact, it's safe to say that there was a whole FUCKLOAD of it.

Because nothing did what I wanted it to do. Now that every idiot in the world is using a digital camera, they've had to dumb down the software. All I was looking for was a program that would resize photographs by pixels rather than print photography sizes. 

In other words, I was trying to avoid producing images that were 3.5 by 5 inches, or even worse, 4 by 6 inches.

Anyway, I found something that sounded promising. And clicked on it. 

And found myself looking at ... myself.

It was first thing in the morning. It was NOT pretty.

So I Pop-Art-ed the image.

And here you have it: Pop-Art Poppy. (I could have called myself a "Pop 
Tart" but it would have been wishful thinking. In fact, it would have 
been X-TREME Wishful Thinking, worthy of a mutant alien superhero 
Marvel Comics character.)

Anyway.  Here's the reason for the re-sizing frenzy--my latest 
Mamarazi entry, cleverly titled "Cruella de MILF." Frankly, the copy 
doesn't live up to the title, so please judge the book by the cover. 

Also, please note that the photographs have been resized to be no more than 375 pixels wide.

You're welcome.

And now, I'm ready to go back to bed.


  1. I think you look pretty fine.

    Do you not have photoshop?

  2. Ooh! Poppy in Blue!

    Lord. Were you on for hours?
    I hate using new photo software.

  3. I'd have guessed you'd go for the pink and green version of yourself.

  4. Have you checked out the Gimp?
    It is a program developed for linux, but there are versions of it that run on macs and windows boxes -- it is extremely powerful, reasonably simple to do simple things, and best of all, the price is right. As in free.


  5. And it was a delightfully snarky Mamarzzi. Thank you for sharing your snark with us.

  6. Thank you for your kind words, Jen. Your check is in the mail.

    blackbird: No, I do not own Photoshop. Last I checked, it cost $600 ... which seems a bit steep for a hobby. If I go there, I might as well start using dollar bills as fireplace kindling.

    Breadbox: I'll check out Gimp--thanks!


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