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Saturday, February 25, 2012

No Picnik Soon




Look at this beautiful 1957 Coco Chanel dress I found while looking at the Metropolitan Museum Website. (I am thinking I want to go there - for a week) I think the dress is just lovely. It is made to wear without undergarments as it has heavy boning and netting at the bodice. I can imagine Audrey Hepburn in something like this.


This is what I remember women wearing in the 1950s. They were mostly sewn from patterns. I do not believe I ever saw an evening gown during the 50s. I think I would remember that.

But......the reason for this post is to ask if you have ideas for editing photos after Picnik closes in April. I just got it figured out...and it shuts down. I would mostly like to resize the photos and make the little frames around the pictures. Any ideas?

8 comments:

  1. a blogger i follow did an excellent post on other programs out there - free downloads and the like.

    http://moredoors.blogspot.com/2012/02/which-way-to-go-when-picnik-is-gone.html

    i hope you can copy and paste in that link to read her reviews/recap.

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  2. Glad Tex Wis could give us a good source for help with pictures.

    I love these vintage dresses. I love the styles but I'm glad I don't have to wear them!!!!!

    Have a blessed Sunday.

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  3. I remember my mother in those sorts of dresses - always so elegant. My father was in the air force and my mother had some ball gowns - like a princess!
    I don't know if I can help with your question. I use Picassa but I don't know if it is what you're looking for. Good luck!

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  4. I have never used Picnik..I use a scrapbook program and my photo editing software and Photoshop:)

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  5. I remember gowns like that. Love them!

    Regarding images, we use a number of them depending on what we want to do. Photoshop is probably my favorite.

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  6. I love the clothes from this era. My mother had some beautiful dresses - she gave me some to dress up in when she was finished wearing them, including some ball gowns. I find that quite incredible when I think about it now! (I got some of them very muddy and bedraggled pretending to be a princess in the garden!)

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  7. The black dress made me think of Audrey Hepburn immediately, and then I could see Ginger Rogers and Grace Kelly in it as well!

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  8. Hi there!

    Just wanted to give you a heads up about a definite Picnik alternative swingin' your way soon, www.PicMonkey.com. It's from former Picnikers! We think it's going to be just as great...if not better...than your old fave!

    Sign up PicMonkey's site and we’ll keep you updated on a launch date. Also, feel free to send me your feedback, feature requests, and, of course, any questions you have!

    Regards,
    Jenn

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