Photo Editing Software

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Photo Editing Software

Postby Rudolph » Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:38 am

Hi there

I am looking at getting better photo edit software. I have the free stuff I recieved with the camera (DPP and Paint Shop).

I like to get more out of my photo's and get a more professional look.

What are you guys using?

I am considering Photoshop elements.

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Re: Photo Editing Software

Postby Jon » Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:38 am

i use a program called "photofillre" whick is basically a free-ware version of photoshop. you can download it from a website called www.snapfiles.com. i would give it a try before you consider purchasing any programs as i was actually given photoshop CS3 and i prefer using the free one!

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Re: Photo Editing Software

Postby nkgray » Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:51 am

Rudolph,

Each to his own when it comes to editing software. It just depends on what you want to do with it. I took the view once I had bought my first Canon that I needed some "decent" software to process RAW images, but I am not in the business of producing professional quality images (I'd have a better camera and lens if I was), and neither did I have the time or the inclination to learn to use the full capabilities of a package like Photoshop CS2, now CS3. So layering and all those nice things are way beyond me - and will stay that way till I retire and have the time to spend learning the 90%+ of Photoshop that I don't/wouldn't use. So, I went for Photoshop Elements. I can crop, resize, adjust saturation, tone, highlights, shadows, etc., do sharpening that is essential with RAW files - but that is all, and I'm sure you can do that with lots of packages out there. All I'm saying is don't buy a Rolls-Royce if a bakkie will do the job you need done. Remember you can't turn a bad quality image into a good one no matter what the software (well I can't anyway), but you can make an average one look better.

btw - if you should go for Elements remember to get the latest version. When I went from Canon 20D to 40D I did not realise that the 40D uses a new generation RAW format and Elements 4.0 could not handle them, so I had to upgrade the software. The latest version, I think it is 6.0, will avoid potential pitfalls on image file-type - until the next generation emerges.

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Re: Photo Editing Software

Postby JGB » Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:27 am

All I'm saying is don't buy a Rolls-Royce if a bakkie will do the job you need done.


hey a bakkie will in any way get you to birding spots that a Rolls Rouce would not. :D

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Re: Photo Editing Software

Postby Birdlover » Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:30 am

Rudolf i use Photoshop CS3 and also Photoshop Elements 7. I agree with Neil .. go for Photoshop Elements 7. It is also more easy to use than Photoshop CS3.
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Re: Photo Editing Software

Postby Johann » Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:23 pm

Lightroom also seems to have made its mark over the last few months. Lots of functionality. Quite easy to use. And about R2K the last time I checked (price might have changed in the meantime)
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Re: Photo Editing Software

Postby superpower » Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:55 am

I also use photoshop software for editing photos i think it contains good enough option to do what you want. other than this some times i use fotor.com for online quick editing purpose.


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