Photo Editing Software?

#1
Got a ton of digital photos i want to edit.
Any good free software or buy some bells & whistles big bucks one?
Dont really mind paying as long as it's good!
 
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Tinman74

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#3
Just google Photoshop, with torrent on the end and see what pops up. Just saying!!!
 

Grumblegrunt

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#6
or if you want to play then gimp is free. a lot of digital cameras used to supply free software for basic editing and there are free older versions of popular stuff out there.
 

Sixty

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#7
Depends what you want to do with the editing. Photobucket's free and has basic edit / touch up stuff.
 
#11
A lot depends on what the photos you've got to edit are. If your taking 1 - 2Mb snaps off a compact digital there's only a limited amount of editing you can do and, as someone's already pointed out on here, Picasa's a really good bit of freeware. It also does a reasonable job of managing your files into albums etc

If you're shooting RAW from a DSLR you really need Photoshop. Elements is fine for everything short of Pro work and you should be able to find a copy for around £40 - £50.

Personally, I'd be wary of cracked copies of Photoshop. Someone gave me a copy of CS6 and I had nothing but dramas that were only solved after rebuilding my lappy.
 
#12
Another vote for picasa and gimp. Both are brilliant pieces of software.



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#14
GIMP is a free editing software and is pretty good as well GIMP Software Link gets good write ups and I have used it in the past as well.
 
#15
After using Photoshop for years and spending hours learning every useful function but actually only ever using about 10% of its capability I installed Lightroom at the recommendation of a friend last year, I've opened photoshop once since!

Lightroom is brilliant for editing RAW files in the sense of tweaking already good photographs, photoshop is brilliant for manipulating images, merging images and doing more arty/ complex things like replacing skies in not so good photographs! I've quickly become a huge lightroom fan because it has significantly reduced the time I spend editing but can always see a need to return to photoshop on the odd occasion. I've used Gimp and have Aperture installed on my Mac, both are good but let down by the fact that they aren't really mainstream and consequently you don't get as many good tutorials in photomags which is really how I learnt to use photoshop. I don't think there are anywhere near as many good tutorials on you tube either so finding out how to use certain functions comes by way of trial end error which can be frustrating.
 
#17
As i needed it in a hurry used Gimp and also downloaded Irfanview have acquired some Photoshop software too!


Gimp is excellent unless you are doing high-end photographic stuff with raw files. So for most of us it is great. However it works better in Linux in my experience and it is a bit of bugger to learn if you are already used to Photoshop. It has the same functions but takes a bit longer to get there.

If you really want a Photoshop clone on Windows, have a look at this: Paint.NET - Free Software for Digital Photo Editing

This is as close to a Photoshop clone as you are going to get for free. It does 90 percent of what you would wish..

And it's free, and fast.

If you have an internet connection, then you must check this one out:
Photo editor online - Pixlr.com edit image

No matter where you are, if you have the internet, you can edit photos online to a very high level, pretty much Photoshop level for what the majority of us want. It's pretty good. I only discovered it a few days ago and did some work in it and it is pretty fast.

And again, it is free.


The link to Adobe was a good one, they are pretty much free now. But they are still bloat ware.

If you really want the best bang for your buck most efficient photo-image editing software, check out the last version of Paint Shop Pro - Version 9.

Just visit a good torrent site like say Isohunt.com and type in 'Paint Shop Pro'. Version 9 should be at the top. That's your man.

The great thing about this version is that it can't be traced back because of its copyright protection. Of course, I bought the full version as I do all the sofware I use. I suggest you do the same. It's just good for giving you an idea about things, that's all.


Having said that, it is a lot more difficult to use. Paint.net is the best for windows, Gimp for Linux, and Photo editor online - Pixlr.com edit image from anywhere you have an internet connection, Linux or Windows or whatever.
 

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