Doesn’t a frame make a normal photo look like a work of art? Picasa 3.9 has several options for framing your photos, and you won’t believe how easy they are. There are 5 new options that all relate to framing your photo. They’re all on the last tab of Picasa’s editing tools. So, just pick any picture and try clicking on these options. Just like all the other editing features, if you don’t like it, you can just click Undo.
Here’s a picture I took in the Bahamas. I’m just going to try each option in turn.
|My picture with NO framing
|Vignette – one click
|Border – one click
|Drop Shadow – with all sliders at the extremes
|Museum Matte – one click
|Polaroid – one click
The real fun comes with combining the different framing features, and adjusting the options on them. Notice that most of the samples above are the results of simply clicking once on the option specified. But, let’s take the museum matte as an example, there are several options. The museum matte puts two borders around your picture, inner and outer. For each border you can specify it’s width and its color. You can even pick up a color from the picture itself by simply clicking the spot with the color you want.
You can even add the museum matte a second time to have 4 borders! I like to use the Vignette to start, then I use border and I increase the Corner Radius to the maximum to get the oval effect. Lastly I add a museum matte or two in my specified colors. Here’s the result:
Way Cool? or Too much?
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