Computer tips for the crazy quilter....
What a great day to blog and stitch...it's snowing outside!!!
A fellow crazy quilter, Claire Turner, ask me about how the computer can be best used to show off our crazy quilts. So I told her that I would do a blog on a few ideas I have, if you have others, please add them in the comments section for all of us to learn from!
Now, I don't use my cell phone to take pictures, I just like my digital camera best. And on my laptop I have Windows 8.1. So if you have an older version of Windows, some of what I do on mine will not apply to yours.
First of all, when I take pictures of my work, I do not try to zoom in. I find I get a better picture with the camera at normal. I also find that my Ott Lite gives me great light for my cloth works.
Another tool I learned and love recently, from Nicki Seavey is the "snipping tool". I have had so much fun with this tool. When you are on a web site, I will use Nicki's blog page, you would use your search tool, which on Windows 8.1, it's found by moving your mouse to the upper right corner and waiting for it to show, then click on it and type 'snip', then when it pops up, click on it, and it brings a little box on your page. By clicking on "new" your mouse changes to a pair of scissors, and you move it around your picture that you want to save.
Be sure to visit Nicki at her blogspot, Raviolee Dreams, thanks, Nicki for this tool!!!!
And one last tool for crazy quilters especially. By visiting Big Huge Labs, you can design your color palettes just the way you want. You click on "browse" and then upload your photo by then clicking on "create palette" and wait for the magic!
First you will want to click on your snipping tool, which is the only way to save the palette that comes up.
Well, I hope this helps all newbies, including Claire. And I am sure there are more tips that I don't know about. So please add them in the comments section.