Moments InTime is the weblog for thePhotoFinishes.com. It is intended to be a place to discuss photofinishing and broader image and story creation topics and issues. The public is invited to comment and participate. We welcome good ideas and alternative viewpoints. Tips and timely FYIs are also appreciated. Finally, every effort will be made to tie in user observations here with the reviews and tutorial on thePhotoFinishes.com.

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14 comments for “About

  1. March 22, 2007 at 7:19 am

    very nice blog

  2. April 5, 2007 at 9:45 am

    Hello Sir,

    I have read several of your articlale/blogs/reviews. I would like to introduce two different color related tools that may be of interest to you. Pic2color http://pic2color.com extracts harmonious colors from any picture and these colors could be used to frame photographs to make the photo standout or set the mood for a web page etc. It also has a re-coloring tool that can apply the color scheme from a picture to a graphics and there are several other uses of it too. In addition we have a color tool called GenoPal, according to Layers magazine this makes the color wheel obsolete. You might want to check that out too. http://genopal.com

    Hope you find them interesting

    • admin
      October 30, 2017 at 2:51 pm

      Done that and used yours on Color Design Tools menu option.

  3. June 9, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    Here’s a timely FYI!

    I’m a computer programmer and photographer, with an interest in geometric art. For the past four or five years, as a hobby, I’ve been experimenting with ways to create interesting and attractive geometric patterns from photographs. Many of the patterns repeat. Recently, in order to draw more attention to my work and to find new uses for these patterns, I made 115 of the repeating patterns available for free use at http://patternsofreflection.com/index.php/free-tiling-patterns/

    Your readers may be interested in using them for textures, background patterns, poster borders, surfaces in 3D models, scrapbook themes and personalized gift wrap. A HowTo on creating and labeling gift wrap in some popular paint program would likely prove a popular item. If you do write a HowTo, please contact me so I can feature the link.

    • admin
      October 30, 2017 at 2:53 pm

      3d is just taking off – but I think video tools are taking most of energy in the 3D graphic segment.

  4. Brikty
    November 18, 2012 at 6:44 am

    Thank you for you thoughtful and analytical advise dealing with photo-editing programs.
    You offered many valuable recommendations for FREE. I will continue to refer to your website for comparative evaluations of image software programs.

  5. July 31, 2015 at 2:20 am


    I’m Sophia and I’m writing to invite you try a free web app – FotoJet on your website. Your readers may be glad to know it.

    FotoJet is a free online collage maker that enables users to quickly create amazing photo cards, collages, posters and social media graphics without the hassles of downloading or installing anything. It’s as easy as 123 to use it:

    • Choose from 320+ templates for collage, photo card, poster and social media to get started.
    • Add photos and freely customize the design as you wish.
    • Freely save design as JPG/PNG or directly share it via Facebook.

    You can check it out for free: http://www.fotojet.com/, and it won’t let you down.

    • admin
      October 30, 2017 at 2:56 pm

      I will be returning to fotojet for a second look in early December

  6. August 24, 2016 at 4:13 am


    I’m Angela from PearlMountain Technology. I’m writing to invite you to do a review or write an article about our graphic tool, FotoJet on your website. We’ve developed it as an all-in-one graphic tool for photo editing, graphic design and photo collages.

    FotoJet offers numerous photo editing tools such as crop, resize, rotate, straighten, exposure, sharpen, dehaze, vignette, tilt shift, and has dozens of templates for collages, posters, photo cards, Instagram posts, Facebook cover photos, YouTube banners, etc. You can try it here: https://www.fotojet.com.

    Hope you find it helpful and kindly review it at your convenience. It would be a great fit for your readers to create awesome photo artworks.

    Wish a positive response from you.

    Best Regards,

    PearlMountain Technology
    Skype: angela lin
    Facebook: fotojetapp
    YouTube: FotoJet

    • admin
      September 17, 2016 at 4:24 pm

      Angela –

      I had a chance to takea quick look at Foojet. It resembles Canva.com but had very long load time at start. Will try again as soon as I clear a huge workload.


    • admin
      October 30, 2017 at 2:57 pm

      Upcoming real soon now

  7. March 14, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    Hi Jack,

    May I contact you again for covering FotoJet on your site? Could you please take a look and write about it in your next article? If you are interested, please feel free to contact me for the premium account.

    Wish a positive response from you.

    Best Regards,

    Skype: candy.rora

    • admin
      October 30, 2017 at 3:00 pm

      Candy –

      One of my websites was hacked [fortunately not thePhotofinishes.com] so I am spending several weeks on top of paying workload to Security harden my websites. Should be December 2017 for a relook. By the way, the last look showed long load times – I hope Fotojet has improved there.


  8. May 25, 2018 at 3:29 am

    Hello Jack,

    I see you are pretty familiar with images and grids.
    I have a question?
    I am working on the website of the bakery factory of my deceased father. Now I have collected a lot of newspaper clippings about the bakery and all scanned. They have become around 500 clippings. They vary from 700px to 200px, which I have sorted out by size. I would like to make newspaper pages with a grid again. Have been searching for a while in WordPress but can not find anything to make this. most plugins are too heavy and actually I’m looking for a simple grid shortcode. Do you have advice?

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