This page was written over 15 years ago and since then we have made huge technological advances, especially with smart phones, iPads and Tablets now able to process perfectly good photos for use online (a different level of quality to print images is needed as they are processed differently).
As such some of the links to software no longer work, and today the page has had a makeover. New options will be added as time allows, but for now all the links should work.
Nowadays, you don’t just need to know how to bounce your flash off ceilings, aperture sizes and length of exposure to be a photographer, but it seems you also need to be a computer whizz to use the software to manipulate your digital photos as well, often with old dark room processes not seeming to cross reference. Well things aren’t quite that bad, and you will soon find everyone has their favourite way of doing things. I have created these basic lessons and steps to try and help you have a starting point or reference manual to get started while making it understood no matter your level of computer literacy.
I can certainly also recommend the various video and written photography tutorials at the following websites, The Radiant Vista for really good Photoshop lessons and for everything
photographic add Ken Rockwell to your favourites.
* Tutorials are in PDF format so you can right-click and save to your computer, or open them by clicking directly.
Image Manipulation, Resizing, Editing Software
Photoshop 7, Photoshop CS2, + Photo Elements
This is a simple illustrated step by step guide for anyone to batch resize digital images to a much better file size for use online. Although some of the wording is slightly different, you can also use this guide as a basis if you use Photo Elements.
Free Image Resizer for Windows 10
This is a relatively simple photo and image resizer tool that will be added to your “right-click” mouse options on your computer. Importantly it is FREE!
To use you go to your folder;
- select the photos you wish to resize, right-click on them and look for the “Resize pictures” option and click it.
- A new window opens with various generic sizes selected. Select your size, or create a new size e.g. 1024 x 768 and process the images.
- Always use the default option to create a new image as then you can still always use the original photo.
A fundamental guide for resizing images using this tool can be found on the download page.
Photo Watermarking Software
UMark Batch watermarking tool –
This tool lets you put your own personal watermark or copyright over your digital photos to help prevent theft. The free version is no longer available!
System Requirements: Windows 2000, XP, Vista and you need to install
Microsoft.Net Framework 1.1 all of which is explained in my tutorial.
Download my uMark User Guide [39kb]