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Vincent Van Gogh Would Be So Jealous

Vincent Van Gogh Would Be So Jealous, he painted several different versions of sunflowers so I tried a few different photo edited versions of this photo I took yesterday. I used iPiccy to create these versions. iPiccy is one of the easiest editing programs to use, it’s totaly free and you don’t have to register. I prefer it to Ribbet which as far as I’m concerned never reached the potential of Picnic. IPiccy has so many different editing tools.

This one is the original one that I edited for sharpness and added a frame and my name to. One of the most important edits you can and should do is to sharpen your picture a bit. It brings out the vitality of the subject; especially with views. Don’t over sharpen because you can end up with snow all over the picture. I see a lot of pictures posted that make me itch to use a sharpness edit on them; they would look so much more interesting.

Sunflower framed

This one I edited in Weave for fun; I like it.

Sunflower weave

This is a neon edit. Neon is cool because you can choose your color;
this one is red neon.

Sunflower neon

This edit version is Shine.

Sunflower shine

I use iPiccy for collages too now. It has great choices.

Sunflower collage

And it is so easy to add your copyright to the photo in iPiccy but that's the next lesson.

IPiccy is not a download program, you use it on the internet; there is an option for storage on your computer; and, did I mention, it's free.

I bet Vincent would be so jealous of our photo editing programs.

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Comment balloon 87 commentsToni Weidman • August 24 2012 05:30AM


Yes, he would be jealous, for several reasons.  You had the advantage of doing this with both ears.  Did you hear me?  Both ears.............. Two.........not one, two ears!  What fun these photos are..............

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) over 8 years ago

I never tried the program but will do soon.   Thanks

Posted by Richard Burge Realty/ Burge Homes, Broker in Charge/Owner (Richard Burge Realty/Burge Homes) over 8 years ago

Toni, I can see how that software stuff would be are quite the photog...well done, and happy Friday!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) over 8 years ago

Toni, GREAT JOB with your photography, and is fun to edit.    I have both programs whenever I do some editting.   Have a wonderful weekend!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 8 years ago

Good morning, Toni.... I bet Vincent would be a subcriber to your blog after seeing those sunflowers....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired ) over 8 years ago

I will have to try that on some of my photos...There is so much photograph software out there.

Posted by Edward Gilmartin (CRE) over 8 years ago

That is AWESOME, Toni! Thanks so much for sharing. Gorgeous pictures.... Even the original!  :-)

Posted by Brenda Mayette, Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how! (Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc.) over 8 years ago

I have to admit that yellow and orange are my favorite colors.

Posted by Harry F. D'Elia III, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR (RentVest) over 8 years ago

Roger - ears, schmears, that won't help him now :)

Richard - it is so easy to use.

Kristin - sometimes it's just fun to see what would happen if and you don't have to save it if you don't like it.

Thank you, Barbara. And I'm sure he would be on ActiveRain too.

Edward - there is a lot of programs but this is one of the best. I've tried them all.

Brenda - Thank you, I love the original too.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) over 8 years ago

Harry - they do brighten the day!

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) over 8 years ago

HI Toni.  I love love love iPiccy!  I use it to tweak all my listing photos before I post them.  IPiccy does it all, including reduce the image size so it loads faster on a website.   Clearly I don't know everything there is to know yet -- how did you do the self-border you used in the first photo??

Posted by Dianne Goode, Realtor/Broker (Raleigh Cary Realty) over 8 years ago

Dianne that's called a mirror frame. It's one of the frame choices.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) over 8 years ago

You make it look so easy and fun Toni, and I like the font on your signature too!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) over 8 years ago

Larry and Sheila - that's in iPiccy too. It's called a Waltograph for obvious reasons.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) over 8 years ago

Toni - I'm going to make it a habit to run my photos through iPiccy after I use Photoshop in order to put my copyright on them.  It takes too long to do that in Photoshop.  Thank you.

Posted by Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT (William Raveis Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Gail- I have Photoshop too but find everything to be easier in iPiccy especially the signature.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) over 8 years ago

Toni- certainly one for every mood. I like the tool.

Posted by Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience (206 909-7536 over 8 years ago

Hi Toni what a neat program and great picture. Can't wait to fiddle around with it :)

Posted by Ashley Connolly (Northeast Water Wells Inc) over 8 years ago

Oh Toni - those photos are fantastic. What an interesting tool - you can modify a picture in limitless ways!

Posted by Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate (Samsel & Associates) over 8 years ago

This is gorgeous!  I'm going to download ipiccy today!  Thank you.

Posted by Linda Piper (Planatek Financial, Inc.) over 8 years ago

Toni, this is brilliant! I'm going to try out iPiccy too!

Posted by Maria Morton, Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758 (Platinum Realty) over 8 years ago


Nice effects ... I like the first one that is framed inside the best ... a very striking photo.

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) over 8 years ago

Ooh, fun! I will absolutely download this one. I love the idea of being more creative with my photos!

Posted by Mary Elizabeth Allen over 8 years ago

Toni - well done - great photos that Van Gogh would be very proud of - have a great day. Regards Dave

Posted by David Grbich, Orange County Real Estate - 949-500-0484 (Realty One Group - over 8 years ago

Oh, I'm such of a fan of easy to use editing software.  You've sold me on giving iPiccy a try.  I have numerous pricey editing software programs and agree that "sharpen" is one of their best tools for our real estate pics, etc.  I love your pics and use of iPiccy.  Thanks for sharing.

Sue of Robin and Sue

Posted by Robin Dampier REALTOR®, Hendersonville & Western NC Real Estate Source (Coldwell Banker King) over 8 years ago

Toni, some interesting photos  and I still like the first one better. More importantly is another tool to use for our work, IPiccy

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 8 years ago

Van Gogh found dead from apparent suicide. Clues point to sunflowers linked to Real Estate agent in Trinity Florida..

Posted by Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author (people first...then business Ran Right Realty ) over 8 years ago

I love  I think I found it from someone here on Active Rain.  I love your basketweave.

Posted by Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty ( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida) over 8 years ago

Looking forward to the copywright tutorial - am seeing more and more of that! Great pics!

Posted by Lori Cain, Midtown Tulsa Real Estate Top Producer (eXp Realty) over 8 years ago

Toni, you make this look so easy. I am also looking forward to your copyright tutorial.

Posted by Tammie White, Broker, Franklin TN Homes for Sale (Franklin Homes Realty LLC) over 8 years ago

Hi Toni -

I really like the first one.  Sunflowers nice anyway you look at them. 

Hope you and Craig are not in the line of the storm brewing!  Stay safe my Florida friends.

Posted by John McCormack, CRS, Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me! (Albuquerque Homes Realty) over 8 years ago

Adrian - me too!

Ashley - it's a lot of fun just testing things out.

Wayne & Jean - you sure can, even the mirror frame has many color choices, size choices.

Linda - enjoy!

Richard - that's my fav too.

Mary - I like to do that too.

David - thank you!

Sue - I have Photoshop which is an expensive program but it just seems so complicated when I need to get something done quickly. I love  sharpen for my house photos too.

Ed - definitely. The first one is my favorite too.

Rich - that's so funny!

Chris & Dick - thank you. That is an interesting one and I need to think how I can use it.

Lori - I'll do it in a couple of days. It's easy.




Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) over 8 years ago

Tammie - will do!

John - It looks, right now, as though the heavy part of the storm will pass us by and will be about 200 m. ofshore. Phew.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) over 8 years ago

Nicely done. Ipiccy has become the natural choice with the demise of Picnik as a photo processing site. Absolutely love the layering capability.

Posted by Brad Rachielles, REALTOR, CDPE, Upland, CA (CENTURY 21 Peak, Ca BRE# 01489453) over 8 years ago

LOVE your sunflower! I havent' visited iPiccy for awhile. I will revisit soon! :)

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) over 8 years ago

Toni - that look stunning. I think he would be soooo jealous. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Mike Yeo (3:16 team REALTY) over 8 years ago

I just used this software for the first time this week - it's a decent substitute for Picnic.  I had heard of Ribbit and thought I would try that too but since you don't think that highly of it, I'll skip that tutorial.  Fun photos!

Posted by Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate (Baird & Warner Real Estate) over 8 years ago

The results of your photographs makes it very tempting to go over to ipiccy and try to do some artwork of my own. Very nice indeed Toni.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 8 years ago

Toni - I think you are right!  Van Gogh would have been so jealous that he would have lopped off his other ear:-)

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 8 years ago

Toni: How creative and fun!  It looks like you have mastered iPiccy...very nice!

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055) over 8 years ago

Wow, that is so cool. I need to find some time to look into something like this.  How fun and creative.  I love this.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) over 8 years ago

Toni- congratulations on a well deserved feature. I've used both iPiccy and Ribbet but never took the time to play with them.  I would stay here longer, but I'm off to play on iPiccy. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 8 years ago

Sunflowers are nice and your programs add an extra value what you can do with editing and have fun. Will have to check out Ipiccy.


Carl just called, said to say hi.

Posted by Carl Winters over 8 years ago

Your pictures are great.  You did a great job and your work shows that you have a lot of expertise.


Posted by Team Honeycutt (Allen Tate) over 8 years ago

Gosh, gorgeous.  Never heard of it, but I am quickly realizing that there is an awful lot I have never heard off.  Active Rain is a wonderful sharing platform.  Thank you.

Posted by Amada Slade (Island Realty of the Lowcountry) over 8 years ago

Toni - Wow, Very Very Very Cool.  Thanks for taking the time to do this post.  I learned a lot from it!

Posted by Debbie Cook, Silver Spring and Takoma Park Maryland Real Estate (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc) over 8 years ago

Well, this, is a great idea and always wonderful to find free software that actually works. Very nice job.

Posted by Nan Jester, Realtor, Exit Real Estate Gallery (Exit Real Estate Gallery Jacksonville Beach, FL ) over 8 years ago

Hi Toni,

Great post and I like the weave the best. I use iPiccy but never do too much besides the regular editing.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realty) over 8 years ago

That is so cool.  Thanks for sharing and I love looking at all the variations of the theme.  Good information and even prettier pics!

Posted by Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED (RETIRED / State License is Inactive) over 8 years ago

Thanks for sharing, Toni.

I bookmarked your post... I usually used Picnik for editing my photos and sure will try IPiccy.

Posted by Tatyana Makarov, Your Greater Hartford Area Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 8 years ago

Hi Toni, nice experiments. I will have to try some. Too funny is Roger #1.                      

Posted by Sandy Acevedo, RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale (951-290-8588) over 8 years ago

OMG Toni, love the one in Neon.  Van Gogh would be so jealous because he had to get up so early in the morning to paint his sunflowers and haystacks and you can do it any time of day!  Love Roger's comments!

Posted by Joanna Cohlan, Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes (Fresh Eyes For Your Home) over 8 years ago


Congrats on the feature, and the great info on this photo editing program.  I hate to think what Vincent would cut off if he saw these tools. Happy Friday, A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 8 years ago

I'm of a fan of the weave photo.  

Posted by Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local. (Blue Olive Properties, LLC) over 8 years ago

Just gorgeous! Don't you love playing with these things. I created our company's logo in Photoshop by "painting" by hand a photograph that Mel had taken (it took hours!). I'm going to have to try iPiccy.


Posted by Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs (Kelly Right Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Toni ....Those are great photos!  Congrats on the Feature!

Posted by Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954) over 8 years ago

Good evening Toni. Nothing short of brilliant.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 8 years ago

Beautiful Toni. Thanks for sharing your works of Art! I'm going to take a closer look at ipiccy. Since Picnik left, I went over to PicMonkey and have found it easy to use with great options too but I'm always looking for another ray of sunshine.

Posted by Lynn Pineda, Real Estate Promises delivered in SE Florida (eXp Realty) over 8 years ago

Absolutely amaing.  I am going to have to check out iPiccy.  I love the effects.  I can't wait to try it out.

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) over 8 years ago


I use the collage function on Ippicy often.  When I have a lot of pictures of an event and can't use them individually I group them in a collage  I love the way it looks.  I must try to sharpen my images as you suggest.

Posted by Evelyn Kennedy, Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA (Alain Pinel Realtors) over 8 years ago
Hi Toni, Great job and iPiccy is another one of the better editing tools. Nice selection of some of the fun tools for creating interest.
Posted by William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional (Retired) over 8 years ago

Toni, You're right Van Gogh would be jealous!  Those are some fun effects for the sunflowers!

Posted by Tony & Darcy Cannon, The C Team (Aubrey and Associates Realty) over 8 years ago

Sandy #51 & Joanna #52 I agree- Roger is always funny guy.


Thanks everyone for your comments. I'm happy you all enjoyed my experiments.

William - thanks, iPiccy doesn't come up to what you can do with photoshop but it's faster and easier and almost as good.


Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) over 8 years ago
Is this a Mac or PC app? How would you compare it to Picassa?
Posted by Deb Nicholls, Realtor - ABR, LCM, e-Pro (Keller Williams Boston North West) over 8 years ago

Deb - I use Picasa too. I upload to it and then when I'm done doing what I want in Picasa, I take it into iPiccy. There are many things that iPiccy can do so much easier and there are many things that Picasa doesn't offer. Since I don't have a Mac, I don't know if it works on it.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) over 8 years ago

Very cool. I will try this out. Looks like it has something over the picasa I use.

Posted by Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County (Bucci Realty, Inc.) over 8 years ago

Great website. Thanks for pointing it out!

Posted by Judy Chapman (Referral Network of Illinois LLC) over 8 years ago

Linda Piper - You don't download the program; just use it online.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) over 8 years ago

Toni--Thanks for the info on iPiccy.  Haven't used that one before, but looks like it's worth exploring!

Posted by Tamara Perlman (Referral Network Inc.) over 8 years ago

I've never hear of iPiccy before, but it looks worthwhile to investigate, for which I thank you.

Posted by Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, REALTOR and Broker (Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates) over 8 years ago

Ipiccy is all that and a bag o chips. Great post and reminder to use all the tools to our joy and reflection of beauty! Great post ;)

Posted by David Evans, HUD NLB Cumming GA (RE/MAX TOWN AND COUNTRY) over 8 years ago

Hi Toni, thanks for sharing.  Ipiccy souns like a great tool!

Posted by Bob Miller, The Ocala Dream Team (Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty) over 8 years ago

Thanks for this. I've never heard of ipiccy but now I'm going to check it out.

Posted by Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer (Marte Cliff Copywriting) over 8 years ago
Thanks for all the information. I'll check it out. It looks very worthwhile--and free.
Posted by Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker ((831) 626-4000) over 8 years ago

I love Sunflowers..did you know they are the official flower of Kansas? I know this because a boyfriend from Kansas gave them to me once.

Posted by Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395 (Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395) over 8 years ago

Nicely done, Toni.  Congratulations on the feature.  I am also using for editing and recommend it to others.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 8 years ago

Thanks Toni, Vincent is jealous, not just because you could paste another ear or two onto him but your sunflowers look much better especially with the weaves, neon, and other effects.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) over 8 years ago

Tone,  I'm sure Van Gough would go crazy with the  editing possibilities on a computer and the web!  I'm looking forward to seeing your blog about copywriting photos.  Thanks!

Posted by Marge Draper, REALTOR, Keller Williams Realty, Menlo Park CA (Keller Williams Realty Palo Alto) over 8 years ago

Thank you all.

Roy, I love what you did with the flower!

Karen - I didn't know that - thank you for adding to my knowledge base.

Hope you all have fun with iPiccy.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) over 8 years ago

Toni, I have been using iPiccy and you have taught me even more about this easy to use program.

Posted by Sharon Parisi, Dallas Homes (United Real Estate Dallas ) over 8 years ago

Thank you Toni for the great information!

Posted by EMILIA B COOPER, REALTOR® SFR.NCHSE.AHWD, Short Sales, Foreclosure & Bank Owned Real Estate (LAROSA REALTY) over 8 years ago

Toni--I'll have to spend some time with Ipiccy. Looked at it once and decided it needed to get some further attention.Thanks for the reminder!

Posted by Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS (Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Toni, thanks for the fabulous examples of iPiccy magic and your skill at work.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 8 years ago

Very cool.  I'm jealous that my kids get all this cool stuff that I never had growing up.

Posted by Rob Arnold, Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F (Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc.) over 8 years ago

Congratulations on the feature!  I love how you gave a different feel and finish to each of the beautiful flower photos.  Thats the power of editing!

Posted by Jennifer Chiongbian, Real Estate Broker - NYC (Specializing in all types of Manhattan apts & townhouses) over 8 years ago

I had never heard of ipiccy.  I appreciate the tip.  I could use some photo editing.

Posted by Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes (Home Point Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Hi Toni,

I did know of Ipiccy but have not used it as yet.  Love the collage and the sharpened first photo.  Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528, Real Estate Salesperson (Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956) over 8 years ago

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