For my birthday, Josh gave me an awesome program called Adobe Lightroom.
Up until this point, iPhoto has served me quite admirably. I love the simplicity of the program and, with a few exceptions, I felt like it met my demands as an amateur photographer.
But I am trying to teach myself Photoshop. And I am trying to become a better photographer which sometimes means becoming a better photo editor. And my husband likes to buy me cool programs for my computer.
And, so far, I love Lightroom. It is so much more powerful than iPhoto... both in organizing and editing my pictures... but is still fairly intuitive (which is more than I can say about Photoshop).
I'm still learning all the ins and outs of the program, but one of the features I love is the ability to easily put watermarks on the pictures I post on the blog.
What's a watermark? It is an overlay that establishes ownership of a picture. Please don't think that I have an overly high opinion of my photos that I need to protect them... I have just heard way too many stories of pictures from blogs being copied and used for other purposes without the blog owners knowledge or approval. I really don't want to make the blog private, so putting a watermark on my pictures seems like the best option.
I've been playing around with the design I like the best...