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Postby Mermade » November 4th, 2002, 12:16 am

G'day all,
Just wondering what software everyone uses for editing pictures and what is recommended.
I have a coolpix 885.
thanks,
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Re: Editing Programs

Postby AF Founder » November 4th, 2002, 9:01 pm

Mermade wrote:G'day all,
Just wondering what software everyone uses for editing pictures and what is recommended.
I have a coolpix 885.
thanks,
Tehlia.


If you want to get into serious/professional photo editing and are willing to accept a steep learning curve get Adobe's Photoshop, and it is very expensive.
Otherwise, get Adobe's Elements. It will do a good job, is very intuitive, and much less expensive.
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Re: Editing Programs

Postby mkirda » November 15th, 2002, 6:16 pm

Mermade wrote:G'day all,
Just wondering what software everyone uses for editing pictures and what is recommended.
I have a coolpix 885.
thanks,
Tehlia.


Tehlia,

Beyond a doubt, the best program for photo editing is Adobe's Photoshop.
If you are a student, or work in the educational field, you can get an academic licensed version of PhotoShop for much, much less than retail.
Best book I've found to help getting the most out of it is by Dan Margulis-
Professional Photoshop 6: The Classic Guide to Color Correction.

I have a copy of it, and although it also is a difficult read, if you learn even half the concepts in this book, your photos will look much better. You need to understand curves, and how to use them effectively. Also setting the white and black points. Master these two things, the rest is easy.

Hope this helps.
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Postby The Pirate » February 13th, 2003, 4:46 pm

Microsft "PictureIt!" is the easest for beginners with lots of tutorials.
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Postby anomalous code » September 24th, 2003, 3:44 pm

I have a complete learning tutorial cd set for Adobe Photoshop 7 if any one is interested. Consist of 9 CD's. Very comprehensive, easy to learn. You should already have Photoshop installed. Notify by private message or use my email address in profile.
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Postby myreeef » November 19th, 2003, 10:40 pm

I use "The Gimp", but my world has no gates or windows... I use Linux. Both Linux and The Gimp are free (but you can make donations) and they work very well.
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Postby shawnz28 » June 15th, 2004, 4:33 pm

Elements is an excellent program with many of the features of photoshop for a fraction of the cost.
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Postby seamaiden » June 15th, 2004, 7:31 pm

myreeef wrote:I use "The Gimp", but my world has no gates or windows... I use Linux. Both Linux and The Gimp are free (but you can make donations) and they work very well.


Hey.. 8) You and me, both. I'm a Gentoo gal..

For Winders, basic editing, resize, resample, brightness, contrast, gamma and some other goodies, you can't go wrong with Irfanview.
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Postby EvilSean » November 28th, 2005, 8:31 am

ulead ` s photoimpact works extremely well and has a few parralels with photoshop without the heartstopping price tag

http://www.ulead.com/store/pi/runme.htm free trial too :D
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Postby FragMaster » January 2nd, 2006, 6:16 pm

Good old fashioned Jasc Paint shop pro 8 here.
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Postby I'm Your Huckleberry » March 27th, 2006, 7:26 am

I agree with Adobe Photoshop Elements for beginning. It has a lot of good features, and is very newbie friendly.
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