LJN Blog Posts

Google has a way of quietly working away on their products and without a big fuss they release a mature, user friendly application that is a million miles from the half baked application they started with. Picasa is one of these applications, it's always had some good features but with the release of version 3.1.0 most of the omissions have been addressed.I'm please to see that you can now add text, that makes it possible to add plant names, locations and watermarks easily to your images.........remember Picasa is non destructive so your original images will not be changed in any way.Most images need some sharpening and Picasa has been able to do this for ages, however it was harsh and uncontrollable, now you have a simple slider and the degree of sharpening is in your control.....this is a biggie and I'm so pleased to see itSync to webalbums is a new feature that keeps any edits you do on your local PC updated if those images are in your Google webalbumsThis one you'll love............in the experimental menu there's an option to search by colour!........and it works. Picasa will look through your albums and show the images that match your colour request - could be very handy for designers.The Collage option has also been enhanced giving far more options, a great way to make a composite print for customers.There's a shed load of other new features but the ones above should be enough to tempt you to try it. As a professional I use Photoshop when I need to get the very best from an image but for quick and dirty results, including Flickr uploads and making slide shows I always go to Picasa first.
Email me when people comment –

You need to be a member of Landscape Juice Network to add comments!

Join Landscape Juice Network

Highlighted blog posts

Open forum activity

Andy Sheridan replied to Andy Sheridan's discussion Tricky customer
"Will root out the other photo.
In answer to your questions though....
It’s just one area. Front left of gravel. Approx 1 metre on from blocks and a metre from house.
Surface run off from gated area is towards area in question. Behind gates is a conc…"
2 hours ago
David Benson replied to Andy Sheridan's discussion Tricky customer
"try and get the other photo up is it all over or just one area wiich way dos the surface run beond the gates also in the photo the house wall looks wet do they park and clean there car on it, things do not add up
in the last resort dos your liabilat…"
3 hours ago
David Benson replied to Trevor Stephens's discussion Converting a Pond to plant bed.
"i think thats about right if it is a rubber liner make shore  you take chunks of it out rarther than just slitting it or the fork through it 
it looks a nice pond a shame realy and i hope there is macanical access as there will be a lot of tonage in…"
3 hours ago
Andy Sheridan replied to Andy Sheridan's discussion Tricky customer
"This was taken just before completion, but all gravel etc is in place. I do have a pic taken since but it’s saved on another device. "
3 hours ago
Andrew Betteridge replied to Andy Sheridan's discussion Tricky customer
"Is that a recent picture or from when the work was first completed?
I assumed there would be signs of movement.
 Andy "
3 hours ago
Andy Sheridan replied to Andy Sheridan's discussion Tricky customer
""
4 hours ago
Andy Sheridan replied to Andy Sheridan's discussion Tricky customer
"Hi Andy,
that would seem to be the problem.
I’ve attached a photo of the area in question. We put the gravel drive, block paved threshold and gates in place. The (steeper) tarmac section was already in place. 
The nearest part of the gravel section…"
4 hours ago
Andrew Betteridge replied to Andy Sheridan's discussion Tricky customer
5 hours ago
Andrew Betteridge replied to Andy Sheridan's discussion Tricky customer
"I’m trying to picture what has happened in my head.
Is there are problem with clay heave? Is the clay pushing the membrane up through the stone?
 Andy "
5 hours ago
Andy Sheridan posted a discussion
Hi all,I’m new on here. Read through some of the threads and have to say I’m very impressed by the advice and knowledge which is being shared.So, perhaps some of you might be able help me put my mind at ease.I have a small company based in Leamingto…
6 hours ago
adrian Stoute is now a member of Hard Landscaping Group
6 hours ago
Ben Carter replied to Neal Rollingson's discussion Tree planting prices?
"Its funny that any rootballed stock that i have planted have done Ok its just the bare root stuff! glad its not just me!
 "
7 hours ago
Scott H replied to David Benson's discussion Bakker,s
7 hours ago
Trevor Stephens posted a discussion
Hi all,One of my clients has a large pond that they now wish to fill in for safety due to new baby and the potential for disaster.They are happy to have it converted into a plant bed, however the initial priority is water out and then filled with th…
8 hours ago
David Benson posted a discussion
i have herd on the grape vine that Bakker of spalding have gon bust for £33M, any body else herd anything my mum is a bit concernd as she has some outstanding plants that are paid for and cannot contact them tried three differant tel no 
8 hours ago
Colin Hunt replied to Ian Bridgford's discussion Repointing a patio
"If the slabs are not soundly bedded, you are opening a can of worms Ian. It could be that the reason for the pointing failing is slight movement, in which case yours could do the same.  
450 X 450 slabs wont take a lot of knocking to dislodge even t…"
11 hours ago
More…

Tricky customer

Hi all, I’m new on here. Read through some of the threads and have to say I’m very impressed by the advice and knowledge which is being shared. So, perhaps some of you might be able help me put my mind at ease. I have a small company based in…

Read more…
8 Replies · Reply by Andy Sheridan 2 hours ago

Bakker,s

i have herd on the grape vine that Bakker of spalding have gon bust for £33M, any body else herd anything my mum is a bit concernd as she has some outstanding plants that are paid for and cannot contact them tried three differant tel no 

Read more…
2 Replies · Reply by Scott H 7 hours ago