Sunday, November 25, 2012

Irfanview, a Beautiful Garden & Macro Photography

I had the pleasure of visiting the best garden in Marlborough the other day.  I got there a little later than I wanted to, but it was a brilliant sunny day and a perfect morning for macro photography.  First up were the beautiful white poppies...





Most of these were under the shade of a tree with just a little light on them so I was able to control the glare much better. 


Then there were the beautiful roses.  




After finding all these, I had a bit of time before my physio appointment, so walked over to the fountain for a rest in the sunshine.  That's when I discovered these...

They were pretty hard to photograph because the slightest movement and they were off, so I'm pleased with these results.


So what's the Irfanview in the title?  Irfanview is a small free programme available to download that is saving me a whole heap of time.  Usually when putting my blogs together, I decide which photos I'm going to put up, open photoshop, and resize each and every one.  It takes time.  Irfanview is brilliant as I'm able to select all the images in the directory, choose advanced batch processing, then resize them all, saving them into a new directory as they go.  Total time it took to do all these, including the ones I didn't add to the blog:  1 minute!  I hardly know myself.  Irfanview is really easy to figure out - just open it and have a play.  Check out their website or all the details - I've just had another look and seen they do so such more than just resizing.  The bonus is that it is free.  Thanks to Trevor from our Camera Club for finding this beauty and encouraging me to download it!  Let me know if you end up using it and what you think of it!

4 comments:

Vivie said...

I use Irfanview all the time! it's brilliant , it's my go to tool for anything, almost.

Beautiful pics Robyn :)

Robyn said...

Thanks Vivie :)

Eric Szvoboda said...

Wow those are beautiful pictures! I love the white roses! You are an amazing photographer!

Robyn said...

Thanks Eric - very much appreciate the comment.