Mountain Snow and Photoshop

Yesterday I posted a photo of the amazing view I had as I was leaving for work. It was simply stunning.

I decided to play around with some of the Photoshop Filters and came up with some really cool images of the same mountain scene. What fun!

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Tips to get your through your day …

  1. Never stop learning.
  2. Incorporate fun into every lesson.
  3. Get down on the floor and look up.
  4. Give credit where it is due.
  5. Make a plan.
  6. Say thank you.
  7. Eat chocolate.

Breathe in winter and rejoice. Spring is down the road, waiting with open arms to dazzle with yellows, pinks, and all shades of green.

The internet isn’t totally evil.

GIMP Image via Wikipedia

As I mentioned previously, there is evil lurking on the internet. Tracking cookies and data mining by websites that we ‘thought’ were our friends only to find out that is not so. They all want something. To be balanced and fair (like Pox News would say), the light needs to shine on the good side of the internet as well.

There are many free resources that were created using open source tools that are useful, helpful and available to each of us.

One useful tool that I have installed on my desktop is called GIMP.

GIMP is a free photo editor that is comparable to the high priced Photoshop. You can use it as a paint program or perhaps to crop, resize and retouch your images. Like Photoshop, you can spend more time learning the system and use it in more advanced ways if that is your calling.  Remember it’s free so use it and promote it whenever you can!

GIMP download

Want some helpful tutorials and videos to help you learn GIMP? Check out GIMP-Tutorials.

So, money is no longer your excuse to manipulate your photos, images and graphics … having fun yet?


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Photoshop 7 “Scratch Disk” message is MAKING ME CRAZY!

I have Photoshop 7 (it’s not the newest version, I know but it works just fine for me) and a Dell Studio desktop. When I try to install Photoshop 7 to my pc, I get a message that says:
Could not initialize Photoshop because the scratch disks are full.

And when you click OK, the program closes. If it stayed open, I would go into Preferences and make changes to the Primary Scratch Volume but that’s not happening. Ugh. Criminy!

So, the next course of action is to take that message to Google Search and enter it to see if others have the same issues.

There were dozens of others with the same pain and heartache on not being able to install Photoshop.

I’ve tried to uninstall and reinstall and perhaps go to Preferences and edit the primary scratch volume. However, as soon as I get the message that says my scratch disks are full … I have to click OK to get the picture off my screen. Then Photoshop closes down!

2 hours later … no Photoshop.

What’s one to do? If you know, please leave a message for me and for all the others who are trying to fix this instead of doing WORK. Ok, I am working but am not succeeding.

There’s a free program to edit photos called GIMP that I’ve used in the past and will use again because Adobe Photoshop is ignoring my plea for help. My pc is new I have a terabye of memory, RAM up the yingyang but my scratch disk is full. NOT!

There are tons of bloggers asking the same question about the scratch disks error – where is our assistance?

Ok, no assistance. Let’s talk about GIMP.

GIMP IS very similar to Photoshop. I downloaded it and edited a photo. I resized it, added text, changed the name and filed it.    It’s fine, it’s free and most of all – it works! Drats to Adobe for leaving us all hanging here.

Yippee to GIMP!

GIMP – The GNU Image Manipulation Program

The GNU Image Manipulation Program, for X Windows systems. Official site, including download area, documentation, FAQs, and a plugin registry.–what-this-error-message-means-5865