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    Quick question, I am not well versed in al the Photoshop type programs, and was wondering what photo program I can get for a nonprofessional editing. Thanks Roman

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZARK View Post
    Quick question, I am not well versed in al the Photoshop type programs, and was wondering what photo program I can get for a nonprofessional editing. Thanks Roman
    I am sure there are better but I've been using IRfanview for 6 or 7 years. Re size, crop, lighten, darken, captions etc. Very basic.
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    Photoshop allows one to do any of the basic editing one needs and isn't complicated in that regard - the program is simply infinitely more expanded in terms of what it can also do. If the basic stuff is all you need it isn't worth laying out the high price for PS. Digital cameras usually ship with their own editing software - even MS Paint can do the simple stuff.

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    It might not be what you are looking for. But I would use gimp if I wanted a free program for photo editing. Its more advanced but it will give you more options/ versatility and you can still learn the basic features relatively fast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZARK View Post
    Quick question, I am not well versed in al the Photoshop type programs, and was wondering what photo program I can get for a nonprofessional editing. Thanks Roman
    What OS? Adobe Photoshop elements gets you 85% of Photoshop's features and functionality for about about 20% of the price. You can download a trial version to see if you like it. Adobe Photoshop Elements 9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Litter Box View Post
    I am sure there are better but I've been using IRfanview for 6 or 7 years. Re size, crop, lighten, darken, captions etc. Very basic.
    Irfanview is a fabulous program. It is simple yet powerful and best of all, free. I have been using it for close to 10 years

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    Thanks for the replies, some good ideas there, Just to clarify I don't mine spending $50 to $60 but there were some programs going for $400. Need it to remove blemishes from faces, remove unruly hair, correct contrast and color, and be able to combine photos. I am using Windows 7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZARK View Post
    Thanks for the replies, some good ideas there, Just to clarify I don't mine spending $50 to $60 but there were some programs going for $400. Need it to remove blemishes from faces, remove unruly hair, correct contrast and color, and be able to combine photos. I am using Windows 7.
    You can get Photoshop Elements 9 for about $80. Version 8 can be had for $60 to 65. Both will do what you're looking for and then some. The older version won't support some features of the latest and greatest cameras, but if that's not an issue, it should do what you need.

    You can also try The GIMP. Full featured and powerful, my only knock on it is an interface which feels a bit kludgey at times. But, it's free, and at that price I can't bitch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZARK View Post
    Thanks for the replies, some good ideas there, Just to clarify I don't mine spending $50 to $60 but there were some programs going for $400. Need it to remove blemishes from faces, remove unruly hair, correct contrast and color, and be able to combine photos. I am using Windows 7.
    Picasa is free and does a fantastic job

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    +1 for gimp. Does most of what Photoshop does, and it's free. Try that before you spend $$ on something else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZARK View Post
    Thanks for the replies, some good ideas there, Just to clarify I don't mine spending $50 to $60 but there were some programs going for $400. Need it to remove blemishes from faces, remove unruly hair, correct contrast and color, and be able to combine photos. I am using Windows 7.
    Just use gimp. It's like photoshop but completely free and supported by the community. There's actually some things I think gimp does better than photoshop...
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    oops...nevermind...just saw the other people recommend it.

 

 

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