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Adobe Photoshop Express Goes Live

Real Estate is very much a photo-dependant business. That’s why I’m excited to share the news about Adobe Systems launching their beta Adobe Photoshop Express. This new addition strengthens Adobe’s online offerings by adding a photo editing tool for the “average user”-not the professional designer. Adobe is also taking advantage of the growing popularity of social networks and communities with ability to connect and share photos from Facebook, Photobucket & Picasa.? They also built in public galleries for you to showcase these photos. Perfect for real estate agents looking to store listing photos online and present them in animated slideshows. Adobe will give users 2 gigs of photo storage;?and all albums will have a direct link and embed code supplied.

I must say that I was impressed with the features available in this beta. It’s nothing like Photoshop but it does have some useful features for real estate agents looking to quickly edit a photo on the fly. Users can apply sketch effects, remove red eye, touch-up, sharpen, and?re-color with a single click of the mouse. Don’t like what you just applied, revert back to the original. Users can also download their edited photos in [Read more…]

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Color Generation Technology for your Real Estate Blog

New real estate blogs join the blogosphere everyday, but unfortunately some really miss the boat with basic design elements. Often the design could be saved if the colors were updated to a more complimentary color palette. For example, say you download a beautiful WordPress or Blogger theme and then change out the header graphic with a local photo of your geographic area. But the new local photo is full of different colors. Now your blog?s CSS needs to be updated to reflect these new colors. How do you choose the perfect hexadecimal color without being an expert? If you are off a few shades it can impact the total design.
BigHugeLabs comes to the rescue with its free color pallet generator. This is one cool technology. You simply upload or paste a link to your main blog header photo, and BigHugeLabs returns 15 complimentary colors in hexadecimal format, with CSS for your blog (or Website, print design, home design etc.). If your photo is stored in Flickr or Photobucket, BigHugeLabs also has tools for pulling in the photo(s) for palette generation. If you have questions about editing your CSS, you may want to peak at this CSS Cheatsheet.
Other useful Palette Generators:
Color Hunter
Sonosphere