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Use the Latest Additions button
Added on 08 February 2017 at 23:21 by Steven Heddle
I'm delving into pictures that have been bulk uploaded in the past, that I've held back to avoid swamping you with images that are similar all at once. They don't show up in the thumbnails below, which is strictly chronological by the date the pictures were submitted - so you might not see them. But you will if you use the Latest Additions button.
Happy New Year!
Added on 01 January 2017 at 00:00 by Steven Heddle
A Happy New Year to you all. Contributions and comments welcome as we go into 2017, and far more regular updates of the Image Library. There's a resolution for you! Cheers Steven
Large pictures now back, and comments problem fixed!
Added on 18 January 2015 at 19:33 by Steven Heddle

The Large Pics facility on the Orkney Image Library of Orkneycommunities.co.uk has returned, and I am pleased to say can in some instances be applied retrospectively (approx 2 years back). Any favourites you want to see large, get in touch and I'll see what we've got on file.

Also there was a short-lived problem about a fortnight ago where comments were added to the wrong pictures. This should be fixed, but if you added a comment between a week and three weeks ago and it hasn't appeared, please add it again.

Editing pictures
Added on 02 December 2009 at 14:26 by Steven Heddle

I'm often asked about how to improve or resize scanned pictures, and can now offer the following advice that anyone can try, as the software to do it is freely available online, and doesn't require anything to be installed.

If you haven't edited a picture before try this yourself and have a bit of fun. The following example looks at how to brighten up a faded picture.

This is the kind of thing you would do in Photoshop, or Paint Shop Pro, or Photo Plus etc. but many people do not have this on their computers, and the programs are rather daunting at first anyway. However, there is an excellent online photo and picture editing package called Pixlr, available at http://www.pixlr.com which is just the trick, and can can do picture resizing, cropping and a huge range of editing functions, and also handily has an express version which is far easier to use and can cover the basics very well.

To edit your picture-
1) Visit the link I've just given, and select Pixlr Express.
2) You'll be prompted to 'Open Image From Computer', so click that button and browse for the picture you want to edit on your computer. It will then open in Pixlr.
3) Select 'Adjustments' from the options on the left, which will expand to show what adjustments you can make.
4) 'Brightness and Contrast' are what you are after, so whap up the contrast a bit, then increase the brightness a bit to get something with an appropriate balance.
5) Experiment.
6) When you are happy with the picture click 'Apply' then the 'Done' button at the bottom.
7) You'll be prompted to click 'Save' - do that, BUT SAVE WITH A DIFFERENT FILENAME OR YOU WILL OVERWRITE YOUR ORIGINAL. Work with a copy of the image from the start if this is a concern.
8) Bob's your uncle.

A whole new world of interesting activity has now been opened...!

Cheers,
Steven

http://www.pixlr.com

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