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    12 Aug 2012 - 4:58 PM

    Before I started taking photography more seriously, and before it closed down, I was using Picnik to edit my photos. If I don't get the perfect picture but a tweak would improve it, which software do you suggest? Preferably not too expensive please.

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    12 Aug 2012 - 5:11 PM

    Adobe Lightroom for me....

    miptog  83529 forum posts United Kingdom61 Constructive Critique Points
    12 Aug 2012 - 5:20 PM

    Quote: If I don't get the perfect picture but a tweak would improve it,

    Its possible that the FREE software like Google Picaso would cater for you needs. Lightroom is a good choice if you need something with more features and you want to do something more than just "tweak".

    12 Aug 2012 - 5:23 PM

    Aah thankyou 'miptog' I will have a look

    mikehit e2 Member 45772 forum postsmikehit vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
    12 Aug 2012 - 5:29 PM

    I would agree with Lightroom as an excelent packge for RAW editing.

    For things that require more manipulation than brightness, colour and noise reduction there are free packages such as GIMP, and not-too-expensive programmes includes Photoshop Elements (about 50) or Paintshop Pro (about 40).

    What camera do you use? I presume it came with a free software package.

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    Gaucho e2 Member 122075 forum postsGaucho vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
    12 Aug 2012 - 5:50 PM

    If you were happy with Picnik, you will be more than happy with Picasa. When you are ready to move onwards and upwards then Photoshop Elements and/or Lightroom is the way to go as has been said.

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    tomcat e2 Member 85748 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
    12 Aug 2012 - 6:25 PM

    Elements isn't to expensive and as far as I am aware it comes with Adobe's RAW editor

    12 Aug 2012 - 7:11 PM

    Quote: FastStone

    gets my vote amongst the freebies.

    I've just tried 'Elements' and I was quite surprised at how little it actually does.

    12 Aug 2012 - 8:04 PM

    Thankyou all, I'll try Picasa first and have alook at the software I got with the camera. I have a Lumix GF3

    12 Aug 2012 - 8:11 PM


    That was what I meant to do the first time!

    gjfereday  146 forum posts United Kingdom
    12 Aug 2012 - 8:27 PM

    Just purchased Elements 10 a few weeks ago for 49 from Amazon. Adobe Raw comes automatically and I think it's the dogs danglers, really easy to use.


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