Angry Zombie Frankie

I lost my camera in San Diego last month and I finally got a replacement. I’ve been having problems getting the settings right. “Dog eye,” the shiny white eyes that I’ve usually fixed easily using the Picnik photo editing program, has suddenly become difficult to deal with, as you can see from my first attempts.

It got even worse when I tried to go off center.

Frankie the Pirate

Here’s the original:

Can scary white-eyed Frankie be helped?

By the way, you can now see why I chose the picture I did for my Throver post yesterday.

21 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: Photo Edit Fail”

    1. The eye editing used to work fine with my old camera; I hope I’m able to figure it out. I’m camera challenged as it is!

  1. I don’t know why you didn’t just publish the “pirate” picture as is. Since we already have an image of Frankie the adventurer (ballooning around the world), it just seemed to fit.

  2. I’m laughing out loud right now! You won’t believe how many people submit photos for our books with crazy-eyed dogs, and it gets even better! Some photos look like people were shaking up a bag of shake-n-bake potatoes while they were taking the photograph. Others are just plain bad, like dogs walking away from the camera. I’ve even received a few of boys with their man-parts hanging out. Ewww!

    1. Okay, Kyla, now you’re made me snort with laughter, especially the part at the end about the indecent doggie exposure!

    1. In my completely unbiased opinion, I’d say it’s hard to make Frankie “uncute,” but he’s a little scary…

  3. I have to agree, the Frankie the Pirate pic made me laugh out loud! If only he had a pirate hat on and a fake peg leg….oh and put him in the Captain Morgan stance and Frankie could be their new advertising star! AND you would make some mula girl!!! Haha!

    Then you could buy us all Throver’s for being such loyal followers! (As my husband says, somehow everything has to be about me to some point! ) Haha!

    Shawna M

    1. Ha! If Frankie gets a Captain Morgan contract I promise you as many Throvers as you like as a finder’s fee for the idea. And of course it’s all about you — what other perspective could you take? 😉

  4. Hi Edie,

    When taking pictures of my dogs, I try to avoid taking face forward shots or rather my dogs do because they inevitably turn their heads the same instant I snap the shutter.

    With their eyes looking away from the camera, they usually turn out just fine. When they do come out freaky white or fluorescent green, however, I replace them rather than doctoring them up. In other words, I search out good photos of dogs with similar eyes to mine. I copy those photos to Adobe PhotoShop which allows me to then copy only those eyes and paste them over the freaky eyes of the photos I’ve taken. It works every time and even looks quite natural.

    By the way, I love your blog and I visit it frequently. I have also incorporated your link within my site as a valuable resource for my visitors. Would you be willing to return the favor by placing my link right here on your blog?


    1. Hanna, my skill set doesn’t extend to Photoshop, I’m afraid, but I love the idea of replacement eyes — although isn’t that type of thing what all the fashion mags are getting in trouble for… ?

      Thanks for your nice words about my blog. I’d be happy to check yours out…remind me if I don’t get to it soon, okay? In the meantime, do you have posts that you could link to through CommentLuv? I find it’s a great way to get me (and other people who read the comments) to head over to the commenter’s blog.

      1. Hi Edie,

        We will have to install the CommentLuv and the KeywordLuv on our site before that can happen. Hopefully we’ll get to it very soon.

        In the meantime, your link appears in our Dog & Puppy resources.

        Hope to talk to you soon.


  5. I was curious iif you ever thought off changing the structure off your
    website? Its very well written; I love what youve got to say.
    But maybe you could a little more in the way of content
    so people couod connect with it better. Youve got an awful lot
    of text for only having 1 or twwo images. Maybe you cold space it out better?

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