Friday, May 15, 2009

I'm a Winner!

I won my first contest! I won the Aurora Photo Editing program in a giveaway hosted by Staci at Momma’s Gone over the Wall. After a quick download, I started editing some photos. It’s amazingly easy and intuitive to use. I didn’t need any instructions at all. As soon as I opened it, it imported all my photo files into the program. Then I picked one and started editing. There is no need to create a extra copy of your photo since it automatically saves your edited file as a new file with an “au” at the end. It also shows you exactly what your photos will look like before you change anything. And you can press a button at any time to see the original photo.

One of the best things about the program is the relight feature that “turns on the light” in pictures. You can see an example at Momma’s Gone over the Wall.

I thought I had a pretty good picture of the girls from Easter when I started but with a little bit of added crispness, color warmth and strength it turned into an amazing photo. I can’t believe how much better it looks. Another great feature is that it fixes red-eye with just one button click. There is no need to drag rectangles over every person’s eyes manually with this program.

Before


After



I’m so glad I won this. There a few other giveaways for Aurora that are still open if you'd like to win it for yourself
Potamus Prefers (Ends May 15th)
Two of a Kind, Working on a Full House (Ends May 20th)

You can also purchase it for only 19.99 (50% off) at Aurora or download a free 7 day trial of Aurora.



What's the best thing you've ever won?


13 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you're enjoying it! The photo looks wonderful!

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  2. Congratulations! I'm dreaming of the day I win hehe

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  3. wow thats a difference
    CONGRATULATIONS ON U'R WIN HOPE MANY MORE ARE IN YOU'R FUTURE

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  4. WTG on your first win. My first win that I remember was a t-shirt and I was beyond excited! My best win so far was a trip to New Orleans for the Essense music festival.

    Thanks for following my blog :)

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  5. How cool. Congrats on the win!

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  6. I know what you mean about showering everyday! LOL When my children were younger, I promise you I didn't get a shower everyday! :) The pic above of your girls is adorable and what a difference Aurora made! WOW! I'm going to have to look into getting that! Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  7. Congrats, that software looks great!

    I've won a lot of things from bloggy giveaways, I can't even remember just one that was my favorite!

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  8. Awww you're girls are so adorable! How far apart are they? I'm such a goof, I always use to get so jealous seeing moms with two little girls close enough in age that they can wear matching outfits.

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  9. Wow, that is amazing! I love dressing my girls the same (as you may have noticed!!)

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  10. @Staci- Thanks again

    @ KiddiesCorner- Keep trying! You'll win eventually

    @ Night Owl Mama- Thanks for the suggestion.

    @ Becca- A free trip would be amazing.

    @ Cat- The girls are 21.5 months apart. I love them that close together but wouldn't have wanted them any closer together.

    @ Clair- I don't dress them the same a lot, just on some special occasions.

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  11. nice win! i like that light feature bc my photos are often taken in the wrong light and it's great to know you can correct it.
    Also -- cutest little girls ever! love their matching outfits :)

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  12. Congrats...it is always exciting when we win! Oh yeah, can be a bit addicting too!

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