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davehold
19-02-2009, 04:52 PM
I have been using MS picture it for a while to create, and print customised labels (png and jpg) on to self adhesive sheets. I have found the programme to be just great but wonder if there is an alternative as I have lost the original disc and want to put it on my work computer. Any suggestions as to a good alternative programme?

Capt.Hook
19-02-2009, 05:23 PM
There's Picasa 3.
Its free.

davehold
19-02-2009, 06:23 PM
I have looked at Picasa but it doesnt let you change the default size of the image, print labels 8 up or let you edit PNG image files (I someone knows how it does this please tell me)

Scouse
19-02-2009, 06:31 PM
If it is only labels you want, why not use Word or Publisher. Both let you make great labels to include all fonts and your own graphics.

wainuitech
19-02-2009, 06:35 PM
Don't know if this is what you are after- but several you can "play with"

Paint.net (http://www.getpaint.net/) or Photo Scape (http://www.photoscape.org/ps/main/index.php) - looking " interesting" Photo Plus (http://www.freeserifsoftware.com/software/photoplus/) or Gimp (http://www.gimp.org/) or May be something here (http://www.thefreecountry.com/utilities/imagephotoediting.shtml) - or here (http://www.digicamhelp.com/processing-photos/basic-editing/free-software.php)

davehold
19-02-2009, 07:35 PM
Thanks for the suggestions guys - I have looked at most of these but am more interested in creating my own labels rather than working with images. The other hassle is the very limited print options with most programmes, and this is one of the great features in Picture it. I have looked on trade me for weeks to buy a copy but there has been nothing.

Blam
19-02-2009, 07:38 PM
Infranview?

wainuitech
19-02-2009, 07:40 PM
Do you still have the product key for Picture IT - (cant remember if it needs one) ??? and if so what version of Picture IT ??

Sweep
19-02-2009, 07:57 PM
Infranview?

Maybe you meant Irfanview but I have no idea as to whether it does do what the origional poster wants.

Sweep
19-02-2009, 08:00 PM
Do you still have the product key for Picture IT - (cant remember if it needs one) ??? and if so what version of Picture IT ??

Picture It does need a product key. Well the version I have does anyway.

Poppa John
19-02-2009, 08:52 PM
Microsoft Office Picture Manager is what we use. I think it will do what you are asking. PJ

davehold
20-02-2009, 01:43 PM
Thanks for that. I have MS Picture Manager on my PC and it really has no print options. I use and print different sizes of images and labels and need to be able to print them 6-8 up on either preformed labels (Avery generally) or just adhesive label paper then cut them to size. Avery has their own programme but its pretty sh*tty at what it does. To answer a previous question... yes MS Picture IT (ver7.0) does need a product key. I have also looked at Gimp but couldnt make out how to really do anything (not at all intuitive given I know and use Picture IT, Publisher, word etc)

wainuitech
20-02-2009, 03:07 PM
Dave- open your PM's in your profile - or send me one and allow a return - I may possibly have a solution for you.