I've seen a certain effect being used on photos lately, probably some really cool "Action" for Photoshop, they have this vintage feel and look to them. So, I've set out to figure out how to accomplish this with my available photo editing programs. Here's one I've done in both Paint Shop Pro and Picnik.com (used on same photo).
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What do you think? Am I getting close? Any suggestions or how to's would be extremely welcomed. Off to try more!