Gif. Jif. No matter your pronunciation preference, it's easy to create that word using a variety of apps and services. Since I started working at Lifehacker, I've found that it's sometimes easier to show, not tell, in the form of a little animated image that demonstrates some key feature or setting. Consequently, I've started making a lot of GIFs, and here's the app I use to do it on Windows.
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If you want to tweak your Twitter avatar or Facebook pic, but avoid all the well-trod Instagram filters, try tossing your photo into Duotone Effect Generator. With this simple photo editor you can convert your photo into two colours of your choice, or presets like Spotify, Fire Engine, or Gryffindor.
When it comes to digital images, colours aren't simply stored as red, green and blue. In fact, they're modified so darker values are stored with more granularity than brighter ones. Unfortunately, if an image editor, such as Photoshop, doesn't take this into consideration when say, blurring, you'll get an incorrect -- and sometimes poor-looking -- result.
Last week, my favourite web-based photo editor, PicMonkey, started charging users. As it turns out, PicMonkey has also been a favourite with a good number of my Lifehacker coworkers. It's easy, lightweight and makes small edits like resizing photos or creating collages (stuff we do here pretty regularly) super simple. I've been using it almost every day, multiple times a day, for years.
Adobe's Creative Suite is one of the best software packs out there for professionals, but the suite is prohibitively expensive for most people - and it's about to get even pricier in Australia. If you can't drop the cash, you can still get a similar experience with free or cheap software. Here's how to build your own Creative Suite.
When it comes to photo-editing software, Adobe leads the pack. So, whether you’re pursuing a career in design or just looking to pick up a new skill, the Adobe Super Bundle is the perfect way to start.
Preview is one of the best parts of macOS. It's an image viewer, lightweight PDF editor and more. Six Colours reminds us that it's also probably the simplest way to quickly batch resize a bunch of images.
It's easy to become reliant on plug-ins for simple editing tasks when in reality, a lot of these effects can be accomplished with a little knowledge of Photoshop's built-in functionality. Take "dynamic contrast" -- turns out you can do this yourself with the help of PS' Unsharp Mask, High Pass filter and blend modes.
Last week we saw comparisons between image formats for single-pixel images. But what about the other extreme -- massive, single-colour pictures? Once again, Cloudinary's Jon Sneyers dives into the world of compression to see if JPEG, PNG or GIF comes out on top.
iOS: Pixelmator is a surprisingly robust image editing tool on iPhone and iPad, and today it's getting a bit easier to use with new selection tools.