The Working Artist Gatherings

Next call is June 13th, 2024

If you have a question, do call in and ask Crista yourself.

If you can’t make the call, write your question in the comment field below (scroll to the bottom of the page).

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  1. Crista Cloutier Post author

    This is the photo editing software are promised by Jeff Maresh:

    Free (non-trail version) basic photo editing software – all support TIF/TIFF and JPG files unless otherwise noted. I haven’t tried any of them but read reviews on them and confirmed file formats whenever possible. All have a free non-trial version and appear to be relatively easy to download, install, and user. Most of these will likely have YouTube videos on usage if you need help.


    Windows, iOS, Android: Photoshop Express

    macOS: Big Sur
    Camera RAW formats supported:
    I was unable to confirm if Big Sur can edit/save TIF/TIFF files

    macOS, Windows: Photoscape X

    Android, iOS: Photoscape Mobile

  2. Michael Pierre Price

    Hi everyone! The number of AI text-to-image platforms keeps growing. If you are interested in experimenting with AI, here are a few of the platforms that are worth checking out:

    (1) Midjourney
    (2) Dall-E 2
    (3) Playground AI
    (4) Dream by WOMBO
    (5) NightCafe
    (6) Canva (this is integrated into their overall site)
    (7) Dream Studio (Stable Diffusion)

    There are a number of other platforms beyond this list, but I am most familiar with the ones I mentioned.
    Finally, remember that YouTube is your friend when it comes to tutorials. There are many good tutorials
    explaining the ins and outs of most of the major AI platforms, advice on how best to use prompts.
    Feel free to email me if you have any follow-up questions that might want to discuss. Good luck…..

  3. Carol Cannon

    Hi dear Crista,
    My question relates to an upcoming situation. My studio will be one of about 20 others participating in an Open Studio weekend in Long Island City, NY. When asked by supportive friends what my prices were going to be like, I explained that this year I wanted to offer very reasonably priced Limited Edition prints (like at $25. and $35.) in addition to other higher priced originals so I could at least make a few sales and cover the costs of printing a year ago. My friends shook their head saying I shouldn’t be determining my prices according to the clientele in that modest income area, but price them what I think they are worth, period, but my experience tells me I won’t make any sales that way. I would very much appreciate your comments regarding this dilemma.
    Thank you!

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