Friday, August 22, 2008

Graphic Image Manipulation Program is great!

Everyone always talks about how great photoshop is, and this is sort of like that. An open source (free) program, called The GIMP is an excellent alternative - and it's got all the high quality features. I've been using it for the AnimeIowa Picture Gallery, and I'd like to upload an example. The original image was super dark due to the backlighting, but because of the dodge/burn tool with the Gimp, we can actually get a high quality photo from it!

BEFORE -------------------> AFTER

Friday, August 1, 2008

New Layout Up

My AnimeIowa 2008 Pictures section has a brand new layout. This features some cool things, like a rotating front-page picture, access to the new system, and much more. You can always join to get access to the latest cool features including comments, profiles, larger thumbnails, and much more.

This new layout has a much cleaner look than the old one. I think I'll borrow the picture from the front page of the old layout and put it on the new layout. This new layout focuses on blue, and has a strip of pictures from 2007 along the bottom. I may incorporate pictures from 2008 if I get the chance. Be sure to watch the website for live updates from AI 08, which is coming up in just a couple of weeks!