Posts Tagged ‘images’

The New Facebook Page Timeline in a Nutshell

Category: Social Media

Posted on: March 31st, 2012 by Nicki. No Comments yet, be the first

 What the new facebook timeline means for your facebook page.

The new facebook page timeline rolls out this weekend. (March 30th to be precise.) What does this mean for your business or company’s facebook page and how can you make the most of this change? I will sum up the things you need to know to make the most of your facebook page and to take full advantage of the new timeline. Read on!

The cover image

The first main change to the facebook page is the use of the cover image. This large image is quite a striking feature and bows to the new fashion of large banner images currently trending amongst modern websites. This cover image can be used to create an eye catching, compelling image of your company or brand. There are some rules and regulations that facebook is imposing on the new cover image. It may NOT contain any advertising, special offers or contact details. There are other rules that you can read about in this article, but in a nutshell, all you need to know is that having a logo and a strapline or business catchphrase in your cover image is ok.

This sample image is one we have created for Costa Blanca Villas facebook page. Check out their page and like it if your like the design or are interested in what they do.

Facebook Page Cover ImageNo. 1 shows the large cover image with the allowed logo and strapline for the company. No.2 is the new profile image, now square. No. 3
is the new messaging system that allows your fans to email you directly rather than writing on your wall.

The technical information: Cover image size needs to be: 851 x 315px.

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Picnik – Photo Editing Made Fun! | part three

Category: Tutorials, Working with images

Posted on: May 7th, 2011 by Pablo. No Comments yet, be the first

Hello! In two earlier tutorials (part 1 you can find here and part 2 here) I introduced you to Picnik, the online photo editing software, where we took a couple of average photos from our computer and turned them into something smart and interesting to look at. If you remember we opened images in Picnik and using the built-in tools we improved the quality of the colour, used the cropping tool, resized the photos, did some sharpening, applied some effects, added text and a sticker, looked at the frames and borders options and finally saved our masterpieces.

Today will be a shorter tutorial as we shall be going back to Picnik and looking over a couple of things that we have already learnt but also investigating some different effect tools. Hopefully we will be able to take another plain image and make it awesome! The image I used here was another one taken at the same time with my camera phone so the quality is not great and I didn’t bother to think about composition and light – a perfect test shot for Picnik then!

Example three: Lion

Here we go again! Firstly head to www.picnik.com and upload an image from your computer. If you’ve forgotten how to do that or you haven’t read my first tutorial then have a quick look here.

Lion - The original photo opened in Picnik

Lion - The original photo opened in Picnik

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How to Photograph a Pet – Enlightening Hints and Tips!

Category: Articles

Posted on: May 2nd, 2011 by Pablo. No Comments yet, be the first
Another frustrating capture! Not what we want at all...

Another frustrating capture! Not what we want at all...

Many of us have pets and we want to capture their character on film, or more likely on screen nowadays, but sometimes this is easier said than done. Here are some tips that I’ve learnt whilst trying to photograph pets and some information that may help you the next time you try to shoot your pet – figuratively speaking of course! (more…)

Picnik – Photo Editing Made Fun! | part two

Category: Tutorials, Working with images

Posted on: April 28th, 2011 by Pablo. No Comments yet, be the first

Hello again! In an earlier tutorial (which you can find here) I introduced you to Picnik, the online photo editing software. If you remember we opened an image in Picnik, improved the quality of the colour, used the cropping tool and resized the photo, sharpened it a little and finally saved it to our computer. Didn’t we have fun?

Today we shall be going back to Picnik to look at some of the other cool things we can do to our photos that turn a boring run-of-the-mill snapshot into a work of art.

Example two: Hope

Okay, let’s get on with it! Firstly browse your, ummm, browser to www.picnik.com and upload an image from your computer. If you’ve forgotten how to do that or you haven’t read my first tutorial then have a quick look here. Click on any of the images in this tutorial to see them large in a lightbox. (more…)

Picnik – Photo Editing Made Fun!

Category: Tutorials, Working with images

Posted on: April 20th, 2011 by Pablo. No Comments yet, be the first

Nowadays almost all of us own a digital camera; be it an expensive DSLR, a Point-and-Shoot, or the camera built into our mobile phone, and sometimes we want to send the photos we take to our friends and family via email or put them on our website, but how often have you heard people say that the image we sent them was too large and it took ages to download, or that it was too small that it couldn’t be viewed very well? Perhaps you have taken a photograph but the light was too dark, or the colours look washed out or slightly strange. Not all of us have Photoshop or Gimp on our computers or sometimes we are on the move and we just want to quickly ‘process’ an image and show it to the world.

This is where online photo manipulation websites come in. There are a few but the one I am going to tell you about today is Picnik. Their website can be found here: www.picnik.com (more…)