Well things are slightly cheerier here than yesterday. Two beers, flowers from one of my childcare families, take out supper and a cold medicine induced sleep did wonders for me…that and some of my computer woes were fixed.
This morning at breakfast I enjoyed my flowers and a little time paging through quilt books…I think I just needed a Saturday too.
Kelli came home after class on Friday and started in on my list of computer problems. I had already been working on a few things as I had childcare kids here at 6am and any kids here before 7am get to watch television for a little bit. Some fall back to sleep and some just rest and watch. At nap time I read through the suggestions by people that were left on the blog. I was able to fix the Google Chrome/Yahoo problem. The help with that initially came from blog reader Jen B. I followed her suggestions and it didn’t work but that lead me on another path that did. The Chrome Clean Up Tool App did the trick. Then I was able to go back and use Jen’s suggestion and all went well. Over nap time I also got the printer to work. I was feeling some better already.
Once the kids were awake Kelli was here and was tackling my computer problems. She had gotten a new laptop a year ago and the night before she’d been trying to explain a few things for after working with this one for a bit she apologized as she didn’t realize that computers had changed even since then.
By 8pm last night I was in better shape. The search engine was figured out, my Wacom tablet, the wireless mouse, and printer were all working..oh and the time was finally right too! I felt MUCH better.
Now my only woes that are computer related are that I need a new program for photo editing for the blog. I previously had Microsoft Picture Manager. I LOVED IT! The program was very basic but good. I could crop, rotate and brighten pictures. Best of all I could resize them. The resized photos would load into the blog so fast. I loved it. Now it’s really slow.
For an online program for photo editing I love PicMonkey but I hate loading individual photo by individual photo.
I don’t need a fancy program. I want something very simple and basic. Does anyone have any suggestions? I want to be able to crop, rotate, brighten and resize photos…that’s about all I need.
I do have to say this…I still am far from in love with the new computer but at least I can operate it with a bit of familiarity. That is progress. Now I feel like I can learn and adjust the things I need. Before I was a fish out of water. Little by little I’ll get there. It’s just painfully slow.
I would love to know what any of you use for computer photo editing. For now