Cute MySpace 2.0 Layouts
Editing photos for Myspace is not difficult. A Myspace user probably does not even need to put a caption inside the picture itself. Most people use social networking sites to record their exciting adventures in film. Facebook and Myspace shows have taken over the place of the family photo album for many individuals.
Things You Will Need to Edit Photos On MySpace:
- A digital camera
- The Gnu Image Manipulation Project (The GIMP)
- Linux, Windows or the Macintosh OS.
- Load the photo onto your computer. If you have a cell-phone camera, this may involve mailing it to yourself. Most cell phones allow the user to transfer files from their phones directly to their computer, however. Move the file to the desktop directory if you are likely to forget where the computer stores it. Rename the photo from the date format favored by most cameras so it is easier to remember.
- Download the GIMP. You can find the version of the program for your operating system at Source Forge or gimp.org. Download the Gnu toolkit if you need to. Only Windows and Mac OS users should need to do this. Linux distributions usually include the needed software tools. Install the software.
- Open the GIMP. The gimp takes a while to load. When it does, do not worry about the multiple screens.. These are normal for the program. One of the windows will give the user their tools, and the second loads the picture. The second menu also contains the file menu.
- Crop or Resize the Picture. Digital cameras take very good photographs with high resolution, but the photo size are usually larger than Myspace and other social networks can handle. To edit your photo down to the right size for online display, select "crop" from the edit menu. Use the" crop tool" to select the areas of of the pictures you want. Once you use the tool, the rest of the image will be lost. Do not crop the picture until you are absolutely sure you are ready to do so. You can find the crop tool from the edit menu. You can also resize the pictures to edit them for Myspace. The "re-size option" from the edit menu lets you a new picture size in pixels. When you select this option, you will see a dialog boxes asking for the new X and Y coordinates. You only need to enter one of these and the program will automatically scale the remaining coordinate. Hit enter when you are finished. Save it just as you would with a cropped photo.
- Save the photo on JPEG format. GIMP will inform you that you may lose transparency data by doing so. Ignore this and hit yes. Wait for the program to save. Now that you have edited for Myspace, log into your Myspace account and upload it.