help me pick my facebook profile pic!

Discussion in 'Picture Gallery' started by svalentine, Dec 25, 2009.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I just got my MacBook Pro and I've been playing around with the built in camera. I'm bored this Christmas day and decided to take a few photos of myself. Which do you like best? Thanks lol ;)

    Also I own iPhoto and Aperture, I was wondering how do you brighten only a certain area of a picture. i.e. the eyes. Thanks!
     

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  2. thread starter macrumors regular

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    and the other 2.

    Sorry for the odd request.. haha ;)
     

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    trekkie604

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    #3 from the first post imo...
     
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    TheOnlyJon

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    It's difficult to selectively brighten/expose in iPhoto, I know that much. I haven't used Aperture, but I'm fairly certain it's just a slightly more advanced version of iPhoto. Your best bet is Photoshop. Or just set up some lamps to brighten things up.
     
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    I would say the third one from first post too.
     
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    deorg

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    dude... the best profile pictures are the one in the outside I really prefer not the webcam pics...
     
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    digitalnicotine

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    What a cutie! :)
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

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    Is this a serious thread? I lol'd.
     
  9. macrumors regular

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    Ditto
     
  10. macrumors 68020

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    you changed outfits for the webcam? thats classic
     
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    zer0tails

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    3rd pic from the first post too. Gotta hand it to the narcissism of mac users
     
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    Schtumple

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    Jesus, can the current generation really not even make the simplest decision for itself?!?!
     
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    I usually just ask my mom which ones look best. If not, I ask my friends from Runescape.















    LAWLZ
     
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    Xavier

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    This
     
  15. macrumors regular

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    Second row on the right. :D
     
  16. macrumors 68020

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    Go with the third one. :p
     
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    Surely

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    HA

    I was thinking the same thing........
     
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    If you really want a cool Facebook profile picture, you'll use one of the built in backgrounds on Photo Booth. I recommend either the "Earthrise" or "Clouds" for the best "out of this world" effect.

    No, seriously. Get a picture from an outing with friends. Or try to look goofy or fun or something other than ... that. :)

    Just my opinion.
     
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    Its only facebook, i doubt anyone would mind which you picked as they are all basically the same :)
     
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    hatehereyes

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    The only difference between them is, in some your head is tilted to the right and in the others it's tilted to the left.
     
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    SchneiderMan

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    It's hard, because they all look the same.
     
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    BlackiBook

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    Maybe try not to look so :cool: in your photos... Natural photos or goofy photos would be best for facebook in my opinion... But I also think you are making a joke!

    P.S.- Also paint a wall or something!
     
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    spencers

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    quoted for the mother effing truth.

    For what it's worth, my vote is to put them all into a compilation and make that your profile picture.
     
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    Perrumpo

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    My thoughts exactly.

    But to make my post useful. I think the third one is the least creepy.
     
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    CHAOS STEP

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    Difficult to pick, because in every one you look like just any random Facebook user.

    Why don't you just pick any one and draw a moustache and beard on it with MS Paint or such (why don't Macs have a similar basic program like MS Paint?)

    I'll admit that I do have a facebook account, albeit with a pseudonym and a doctored picture (for the lulz). I don't have any one on there but my small circle of friends - I don't want to know about old school buddies thanks.

    Anyway even with this I get to see inane 'updates' from people mentioning whatever stupid thing they did today or a stupid chain request.

    To make a long post short, even my small facebook universe is stuck full of these vacuous jauntily angled self shots that look exactly the same.

    Try smiling in one or just 'shop one with something random.
     

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