Borders

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by EEcuber17, Mar 20, 2006.

  1. EEcuber17 macrumors member

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    what d'you guys think is the easiest way to put borders around your pics?
     
  2. Danksi macrumors 68000

    Danksi

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    Black Marker Pen

    EDIT: Sorry, couldn't resist. What software do you normally use? Using Photoshop Elements, I add black borders by simply extending the canvas size by a few pixels on each edge, using a black fill colour. Good enough for my needs.
     
  3. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    are you printing them? yourself? or just for computer use? or what?

    ps elements works... not sure of a way to do it in iphoto or any other such app. i bet gimp or other various freeware can do it though.

    if you're talking of printing it, you can sometimes get online printing services to add borders for you, which may be a better option. or, could get a matte if you plan on framing... may look better than a bunch of black (or whatever color) ink.
     
  4. EEcuber17 thread starter macrumors member

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    Hm..I don't have Elements. So I'm looking for a freeware type program.

    I'll try Gimp.
     
  5. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    There is more than one way to do this with Gimp. I can think of three. Also Gimp has its own script language and you could make a "make borders" function and apply it to a batch of photos. There are a few gimp email lists and some books you can read both printed and PDF format.
     

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