Free Photo Editing and Conversion Software

Many people ask us how to convert their large RAW files to JPG files for uploading to dotPhoto. Others want to know about free photo editing tools.

Here is a collection of really excellent free editing and conversion software.

FORMAT FACTORY
http://www.pcfreetime.com/
Converts many photo file types plus audio and video.

IRFANVIEW
irfanview.com
This sophisticated editing program also offers a powerful bulk conversion routine.

INKSCAPE
inkscape.org
Open-source vector graphics editor that will output to SVG files

GIMP
gimp.org
Open-source image retouching tool

A man, his cameras, and the glaciers…

Now available on Netflix is the story of a nature photographer who wanted to record the receding glaciers. It’s partly a technological tale, too, because he thought, when he started in 2008, that he would be able to buy time-lapse cameras off the shelf that would gather photos over several years. For anyone who has ever tried to implement a big project, Chasing Ice is heartbreaking on two levels: the first is when the team returns to find that the equipment didn’t work as expected. I won’t spoil too much of the movie, but, if you’re interested in the planet and love beautiful photos, see Chasing Ice. http://www.chasingice.com/

Share dotPhoto with your own email system.

The nice thing about your own email system is that you have already established your own groups of family, co-workers, and other organizations. Now it’s easy to share your dotPhoto albums and pictures through your own email system. Here’s how: http://dotphoto.freshdesk.com/solution/categories/93155/folders/152747/articles/106274-how-can-i-share-dotphoto-albums-and-photos-with-my-own-email-

Share your dotPhoto albums on Facebook!

Facebook is a great place to share, but dotPhoto is an easy way to organize, print and backup your photos. Now we’ve made it easy to upload your photos to dotPhoto and share them to Facebook. Just click into any dotPhoto album and use the Facebook share icon in the upper right. Here’s a step-by-step FAQ: http://dotphoto.freshdesk.com/solution/articles/106273-how-can-i-share-my-dotphoto-photos-to-facebook-

Free shipping on orders over $25

dotPhoto now provides free shipping on orders over $25, which is a lower “free ship” point than most of our competitors who require a $30 purchase. We’ve also lowered prices on First Class, 2-Day and Overnight shipping by the entire amount of economy shipping, so your shipping costs are lower across the board. For complete info, see http://dotphoto.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/articles/104135-how-does-dotphoto-free-shipping-work-