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kimwp
kimwp Posts: 1,635
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Hi all. I've not got any experience manipulating images other than in paint and PowerPoint. My lovely cat died recently and I would like to create a photo with:
1. Her Pawprints at actual size, coloured to match how they looked. I have black ink Pawprints that the vet took and photos of her paws. 
How would I make sure the photo prints to actual size? What's the best way to get the prints into a digital image, then coloured per the photos?

2. A sound wave of her purring. How do I create this?
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  • Olinda99
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    regarding your second point I am not sure what you are asking

    do you have a recording of her purring in which case all you have to do is play it

    if you don't have a recording are you saying you want to create an artificial purr?
  • Neil_Jones
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    Sorry for your loss.

    1) I think you've just posted what you're after, but life size will be bigger than a sheet of A4 most probably.
    2) I don't follow.  If you already have a recording you can just use that?
  • Emmia
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    edited 10 February at 12:15PM
    Are you saying that you have paw prints from the vet, and you want to colour them the same pink as shown in that photo? That would be fairly straightforward with Photoshop.

    In terms of the sound of the purr, do you have a good quality recording, ideally of more than a few seconds? How do you want to use the recording /listen to it? Do you want to have a photo frame with a button that will play it?

    I have a feeling that the recording might be disappointing, as how it will sound will be dependant on the quality of the recording itself, the speakers used and the acoustics of the room it's played in - it also would always be the same and would sound weird after many repetitions (try saying the same word over and over again, after a while the word will sound odd). Your cat also probably had slightly different purrs and they fundamentally also came out of a living, breathing creature which would add its own resonance.

    I'm sorry for your loss.
  • Mnoee
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    Do you mean a picture of a sound wave made from a sound recording you have already, similar to this?: https://pngtree.com/freepng/music-sound-waves-simple-style_5161876.html

    If so, load it into audio editing software - audacity is free and easy to use https://www.audacityteam.org/ then take a screenshot.


  • cerebus
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    Use gimp to sort our the pictures , very big free photo editing software which does take time to learn but there is tons of help out there online 

    Do you want to hear the purring to soothe you when you miss her and therefore needs to be quite long?
  • kimwp
    kimwp Posts: 1,635
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    Thank you everyone, that's really helpful. I meant a visual of her purring, as Mnoee said. 
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