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Jestertheclown 6 6.7k 245 England
30 Nov 2013 8:41PM

Quote: doesnt make it secretive or unhelpful you just cant do it.

Then perhaps they could say so.
This has nothing to do with personal bias and as for buying something else, I already own CS6 and LR5 and have no intention of getting CC, so however helpful or otherwise Adobe choose to be, I shall be unaffected.
I'm merely stating an opinion.

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30 Nov 2013 8:49PM
Somewhat in support of Ade, who seems to be getting attacked for daring to go against the "Adobe sycophantic" flow...I too find PSP an excellent product, from its very early days...and still use it..
Corel's "Pageplus" software is damn good for DTP jobs too..
Our youngest daughter is a graphic designer for a surprisingly large commercial concern, who has gritted teeth opinions of the great god Adobe....
HUFC Plus
1 756 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2013 9:18PM
ACDsee in very good
Pete_g 10 301 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2013 10:07PM
Personally my view is that if Adobe underestimate the market placement of their product and choose to increase prices considerably in the coming years then they will be pushing users to other software platforms such as PSP purely on a monetary basis. For now they have a package that costs little more than a decent coffee once a week and has some inbuilt packaging that offers a half decent online portfolio service for enthusiast photographers.

I guess time will tell if the subscription model they are aspiring to will generate the loyalty and revenue they require.

For me the new CC product is an interesting development and one which I see as value for money. Many opinions will vary, but each to their own.

Pete
arhb Plus
7 2.6k 68 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2013 11:59PM
Just in case you didn't read this, here it is again:


Quote:I think the debate has gone off topic !
Nick_w 7 4.1k 99 England
1 Dec 2013 12:03AM
Since when did a topic ever stay on track on EPZ Wink
arhb Plus
7 2.6k 68 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2013 12:13AM
I'll have to get back to you on that one Nick Smile
Pete_g 10 301 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2013 11:10AM
Apologies. Things have clearly moved on since my last visit to EPZ in the forums.
I will be more careful in future Smile
Pete
IOWAndy 6 19 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2014 4:55PM
Another issue is the computer used to process it all on. If like me, I am still using a PC that Nelson probably used at Trafalgar and it won't run things like the latest PS or even Elements without running slowly or hanging up but it does play relatively nicely with PSPx4. Having just replaced the camera kit I am reliably informed by t'other half that to go out and purchase a new PC and "photosmart" printer so I can play with the images I produce is a no go. That said PSP does everything I want it to and I'm just saving up the pennies! So unless you got a all singing PC / Mac then perhaps PSPx6 is all that will work anyway. If it ain;t broken don't fix it!
c40uk 1 82 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2014 8:01PM
by the way i got pspx6 just spend most my time looking at you tube videos now on how to use it , but i`ve watch a few lightshop n ps vids and they work very similar
indemnity 6 331
3 Jan 2014 8:32PM
Best of luck with it. Smile
3 Jan 2014 8:56PM

Quote:Which is best software for a someone whos not good with comps light room 5 or photoshop elements 12,
also how do people edit the pics do you
shot raw do exposure adjustments, then convert to a jpeg and adjust colours ?
also i wish or would love to see some of the pics people take before and after editing



I've not read all the responses, so aplogies to all if I'm barbling, bumbling or burbling and re-knitting what has already been suggested / recommended.

To the OP:

When you say you are not good with comps; I am guessing you mean the computer you wish to use ... to potentially adjust and edit your images?

The 'best' software to use is the one you are confident with. You DO NOT need to rush out and get a high end editing suite. Use your judgement and take your time to look around. Many software options can be tried for free. This does at least give you a chance to try things out. Play around with basic free software. There is plenty of choice to try out for free. You also need to ask yourself a hundred questions and be prepared to answer them honestly. For example: What photography do you enjoy and what do you want from a finished image; is it to share on websites; to print and look at; to save on your computer and just view and show friends et al?

Your second question asks about editing in / from RAW to JPEG (ish). This part is not easy to answer, again it greatly depends on what YOU want from an image.

I've a few before and afters on my silly wee Wordpress web-blog, which is HERE.

I've probably been no help whatsoever with my babblings but then I am using up bottles of malt that I had for Xmas before I go on a digit Smile

Mozzy
Filmphoto 3 11 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2014 9:02AM
Given that adobe are still doing their Photoshop and LR for 10/month I think I would have to recommend it, even though I use neither (ACDSee and PaintShop for me).

However, if you are just starting out, to be honest almost everything you want to do you could do in lightroom with only a very, very occasional trip out to PS.
3 Feb 2014 5:47PM
Dont think would of got through uni without 'finding' the adobe suite on the internet Tongue
3 Feb 2014 6:24PM
I first started out using elements. Easy to learn and has many features you will need. Pleny of cheap books out there to help get started.

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