Sharpening: Unsharp Mask vs High Pass Filter

One thing that all photographers really strive for are sharp photos – crisp edges that take your breath way. Obviously things like tripods and fast shutter speeds help give you sharp photos, but sometimes we all need a little help getting a sharper photo after-the-fact.
The most popular way of sharpening photos in Gimp is [...]


Gimp Plug-in Review: Vintage Photos

A flickr friend of mine (AndYaDontStop – inspiring!) saw the following one of my photos on flickr:

And he, having been obsessed with a Vintage Film action he found recently, tried it on my photo and showed it to me. Because he said “action”, I’m assuming he uses photoshop, but inspired by the image he [...]


Gimp Plug-in Review: Urban Acid

This week we’re going to look at the Urban Acid plug-in that you can find here. If you don’t remember how to install the plug-ins, go back to this entry for a refresher.
I was curious about this plug-in because I’ve seen a lot of Photoshop users on flickr talk about using an Urban Acid [...]


Weekly Gimp Plug-in Review: FX-Foundry Part One

This week’s gimp plug-in is actually a suite of plug-ins called FX-Foundry. Their website, I felt, was lacking. No screenshots, examples, or how-tos, but it seemed to be a popular tool in the GIMP Users group on flickr, so I thought I’d give it a shot.
Anyway, you can download the suite by clicking [...]