Wednesday, May 16, 2012

One Step Forward And Two Steps Back...





Sigh.  I treated myself to an iPad this week after being finally convinced by my kids that "I" (read: they) needed one.  I have to admit that it is "way cool" and a delight to read on, as I generally do much of my surfing on my iPhone because the family computer is pretty much occupied by everyone else in the house (sometimes it seems like the whole neighborhood and their dogs as well) during waking hours.  That suits me, save times when I want to update by blog or my website (and as we all know that isn't often done with any neck breaking urgency now is it?  Oh the shame!).  Well, everything was going along swimmingly in Adcock computer land until I decided to pimp my iPad out a bit and upgrade my iMac in order to get it fully functional...and there lies the rub.  I upgraded my iMac to Lion and poof went my ability to use Dreamweaver and Photoshop.  Ugh!  Admittedly my purchased software was as old as dirt, but it did the job nicely.  With my upgrade to Lion, I got an error message stating that my versions of Dreamweaver and Photoshop were no longer supporting my PowerPC!  What nerve.  *sob* And of course my iPad purchase had already thrown out the budget...so to make a long story even longer, I am without use of those requisite items to post my latest creations to my blog. *snort*

So, until I can figure out an Adcock budget-friendly way to edit my photos, the bench warmers from my draft folder will finally get a spin (fingers crossed they haven't be posted before. *prays*).  What can you do?  Please let me know if you have any bright ideas or suggestions for a half decent photo-editing software for me: one that won't break the bank (any further than I have already broken it that is).  I sure would appreciate that so.

Thanks so much for swinging by.  {{{SqUisHy HuGs}}}

13 comments:

carol (krillsister) said...

Sorry to hear about your woes! Your card is lovely. Love how the gingko die cuts lay over some of the stamped images.
I am not very technical, but have you thought about Picasa. It is a free download.

Deanna Jean said...

Beautiful card!

Cathy Weber said...

Love this card Jen, so sorry you are having computer trouble, know it can be a nightmare. I also use Picasa almost all the time and I think it is free. I honestly don't even know how it got onto my computer either! Good luck, you will figure it out sooner rather than later I hope.

Joyce said...

Wonderful card. I sympathize with your computer problems. One thing always leads to another, and upgrades are never very much fun. I have missed seeing you, so I certainly hope you get it all worked out soon.

Leah said...

Such a pretty card! Love that set :) I have inkscape and it's a free download as well :) Hope you find something you like soon!

Marybeth said...

So are you saying you cant just use the I photo on the mac to edit now? Once you get that all figured out you will love your ipad and it will be permanently attached to your hand. My husband is not the jealous type but he is very upset that I have such an attachment to my ipad. Ok love your beautiful bright card. Love the stamping and all the details on this beauty.

Deb said...

Oh Jen, I am so sorry to hear this news. Unfortunately, I do not have any advice. I am not a Mac user and I only use Photoshop to edit. {{{HUGS}}} Your card is beautiful!

Cindy said...

This is so beautiful. All I do on my ipad is surf. And I have attempted to start a recipe book so to speak so I can open that up and read rather than printing out recipes. I need to take a class!

Winnie said...

Such a beautiful card! love the colors and elegant look to it. Sorry you are having computer issues. I just did the conversion to Lion, and it took me awhile. i don't have photo editing software so I haven't had that issue, but did have weird issues with naming my photos after saving them for some weird reason..Waiting for my computer IT brother to visit this summer to fix it all up for me..Hope you get what you need...

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Jen! Simply stunning! I use Chrome on all Mac devices without any issues. I recommend PS (Photo Shop) ~ even if it is the basic program ~ works amazing! Surely you will be very satisfied! Doesn't have all the bells and whistles as PS elements but enough to edit your crafty projects :) Hope that helps! We only use Apple products in our home and I have never had an issue with PS.

christy compton hall said...

Way to treat yourself, girl! You deserve it. This card is absolutely flooring me. I love EVERYTHiNG about it. Must CASE!

Dayna Sabrina said...

Ooh, I love this. The colors are so pretty Jenn, powerful but yet understated. Great job!

Tina Connolly said...

This card is stunning! Love the design, love the colours, just gorgeous!