There was a time that I absolutely loved adding frames to my images and I scoured the internet for Photoshop actions to help me find new ones. I mean with frames you can’t do the same ones over and over…seriously, what is the fin in that? Then I kind of out grew that and went for something more austere a border and a drop shadow perhaps. Anyway, I don’t use any of that anymore, letting the image stand alone and speak for itself. Of course, there is still a dark part of my brain that like to frame images and in particular there are times when a website design really “needs” a framed image. onOne software to the rescue.
I’m going to let onOne tell you about the software…their marketing words are better than mine!
From onOne Software:
“Add the perfect finishing touch to your images with PhotoFrame 4.5 Professional Edition. It features over a thousand design elements like film edges, borders, textures, backgrounds and adornments. It even has complete layouts where you just drop your image in and you are done.
PhotoFrame 4.5 Professional Edition is the easiest and fastest way to add an authentic darkroom touch with a film edge or to create beautiful albums or scrapbook pages. It includes all the tools you need to find the perfect design elements, add them to your image and control things like size, color and opacity. You can even stack multiple elements to create your own designs and save them as a preset you can use in a single-click inside of Photoshop, Lightroom or Aperture.
- Over 1,100 professionally created edge effects, backgrounds, and adornments.
- Easily add realistic film and darkroom edge effects.
- Create full-page layouts complete with backgrounds.
- NEW! Now supports 64-bit CS4 on Windows.“
Ok, I’m back. The software is dead simple to use and a lot of the time you don’t need to do much more than pick a frame and click “save”. However the fun is really when you play with frames and mke your own configurations. Your choices are nearly limitless.
The really spectacular news is that they are now offering a “free” version, seriously its free! It does have a limited set of frames (20), but they are still customizable and still quite useful. Did I mention you can own it for free?
These shots took about 10 minutes for me to frame. Here is the link to download onOne Software PhotoFrame 4.5.