You like to mess around with photos?
I do. But I don’t have $700 to drop on Photoshop. So, what’s a guy to do?
I use GIMP, and I’ve been using it for years. GIMP allows you to edit, resize, crop, add layers, move layers, add text, manipulate just about anything, and of course, touch-up and enhance.
Here are some before and afters of what I’ve done with it (but please remember, I’m just a novice):
That’s not too much editing; I get that. Again, I’m only a novice. But here’s something I did for a series on Best Friends:
And then, I made a series of images for a teaching I did called “Imagine.” All of the images were made using GIMP. From scratch. But, instead of just showing you each of the 16 images (although I’d originally made 20+, some made the cutting room floor), I’ll show you the final video I then threw them into, using Windows Movie Maker.
Get GIMP. You’ll like it.