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1. Posted by mikeandave (Full Member 84 posts) 9y

Hi again

Does anyone know anything about editing photos on PC? Is there a programme you could recommend? I've heard great things about photoshop but still confused.

Thanks!
mikeandave

2. Posted by laurim (Respected Member 260 posts) 9y

Hi-

Depends on what you need. Photoshop is professional-level software and costs about $600 US. If you aren't a professional photographer or graphic designer, it's probably way more than you need. Adobe also makes a more general consumer version called Photoshop Elements that only costs about $80 US. I think you should check that one out instead.

3. Posted by marlis (Travel Guru 1167 posts) 9y

picasa 2 from google, free and good.
Easy to work with.

Marlis

4. Posted by Peter (Admin 5809 posts) 9y

I second Marlis. Get Picasa for free.

If you find it restrictive, then you could consider Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. But I think Picasa will be just fine for you. It's an excellent program.

5. Posted by mikeandave (Full Member 84 posts) 9y

Thanks a lot for your replies. I'll give the free one a chance first. See how that goes.

6. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 9y

Photofiltre Studio Costs 25 euro, is powerful, but also user friendly.

You can try GIMP as well. It's the opensource version of Photoshop. But I found its user interface less friendly than photoshop.

7. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4835 posts) 9y

Yeah, stay away from the GIMP. I'm an open source advocate, but the GIMP developers seem to just have completely ignored paying any attention whatsoever to what's needed for effective workflow and general user interface design. It has 90% of Photoshop's features, but using them takes four times as long.

8. Posted by marlis (Travel Guru 1167 posts) 9y

I had downloaded Gimp,tried for a few hours,uninstalled it.
downloaded Photo Filtre,I use the smudge tool,frames,and the text tool sometimes.
Just had a look at the new up dated version Photo Filtre Studio,
has a few new things like copyright,and a few artistic effects.
it is possible to download a free 30 day trial version,but you can also download one of the normal free Photo Filtre version to start with.

For beginners I still reccommend Picasa 2 from google

9. Posted by kombizz (Full Member 1416 posts) 9y

I would say the PS is the easy one in editing image. You need to read little bit the function of pS and then practice. This is how I learnt it.

10. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 9y

Quoting kombizz

I would say the PS is the easy one in editing image. You need to read little bit the function of pS and then practice. This is how I learnt it.

Just want to say I absolutely agree with this post. I think I've tried almost all the editing programs out there. And PS is the only one that actually does the job. Photofiltre, is decent and I use it at work because it's free and is the least annoying, but it's still mostly frustrating to use for me. The difference isn't a small amount, it's HUGE. There simply is no alternative for Photoshop if you do anything more than cropping, sharpening and playing with contrast.