ETSOOI 143 Needs Entries!

July 3rd, 2022
The current ETSOOI challenge is about to come to a close but so far there are only two entries! It's time for you to put one in too! Believe or not the due date on July 17th is going to come faster than you think- so get those entries ready and submit them soon.

Mary Beth Dailey began ETSOOI (Editing the Shenanigans Out of It as she said, or Editing the Sorryness Out Of It as others called it) when a photo she took didn’t turn out as she planned. Compensating for what she perceived as a failure with an extraordinary amount of post-processing she came up with a more satisfactory outcome. She then turned her experience in to a challenge for the rest of the 365 community and now 142 challenges later, you, my friend, are invited to participate in the next round.

There are only two rules for this challenge: 1) Your starting image must be taken within the designated time frame, and 2) you must have taken the picture yourself. There are no boundaries on the way you edit your picture. So be creative! Go for the surreal, the brightly colored, stretched out and manipulated to the hilt result in your photo. Or try to achieve that beyond-perfect reality by tweaking and erasing all your picture’s imperfections. No matter which approach you take, edit, edit, and edit some more!

Need some help? There are plenty of options: Affinity, Photoshop, Lightroom, Topaz and more. You can also use free websites such as,, and for phone and tablet apps: Snapseed, PicsArt, Pencil Sketch Free Camera360, Deep Art Effects, Distressed FX+, Hyperspektiv, and ToonCamera.

You can enter as many images as you like, but only one can be chosen as a finalist. The winner receives the honor of hosting the next ETSOOI challenge. So best wishes to all and get to editing!

ETSOOI 143 runs from June 17, 2022 to July 17, 2022.
Tag: ETSOOI-143

It’s also fun to post your entries here- it gives your project more exposure and keeps this thread active. But more importantly, HAVE FUN! I’m looking forward to seeing your entries.

Ann LeFevre
July 4th, 2022
I had to extend the tag challenge with only two entries and there were still only two at the end of the extension - it seems quite a few of the challenges are low on entries atm.
July 4th, 2022
I will try to get something in before the (new) deadline.
July 4th, 2022
@annied I'm sorry I missed that one Annie- I would have done one for you! Yes, I've noticed that. Is it a massive 365 challenge slump???

@gardencat Thanks Joanne!
July 5th, 2022
Not sure I could play along at this time, thought I love doing so! May I suggest that any time you make a request like this, you (again) post the image! This is my first time seeing it, and if I wanted to join in, I have no photo to work with! Just a suggestion! Thanks!
July 8th, 2022
@Weezilou This wasn't "What Would You Do?" It's "Edited the Shenanigans Out of It" where you take one of your own pictures, your choice, and edit it as much as you want.
July 8th, 2022
Thanks, Ann...I LOVE doing that sort of thing anyway! Is it still on or over? Let me know when it's time to do one another time if I've missed this! Thanks!
July 9th, 2022
@Weezilou We're voting now for ETSOOI 143. I think the next round of WWYD is about to happen- the winner was just announced for the current one the other day. Both should be fairly recent so they'd show up on the home page or close to it on the "Themes and Competitions" thread. Found the pages for you-!
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