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Editing programme

Saradadevi 2 21 Germany
2 Feb 2013 7:52PM
Hi! I'm a beginner here and need to start working on editing. Can anyone suggest a good editing programme?
Thanks! Renée

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pulsar69 11 1.6k 6 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2013 8:04PM
Probably Photoshop Elements is a good place to start and not too expensive.
Ade_Osman 12 4.5k 36 England
2 Feb 2013 8:12PM
GIMP Free to download and use, has a good feature set and is able to do most things, but it's not without it's flaws....
rhol2 Plus
4 353 1 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2013 9:36PM
I would suggest FastStone image viewer.

It's a bit more straightforward than Gimp and quite versatile but easy to use once you get used to the Flyout menus.

It's also freeware.(As is GIMP)
djh698 11 2.8k 6 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2013 1:16AM
For a free site iPiccy is not bad
Paul Morgan Plus
14 17.2k 6 England
3 Feb 2013 3:33AM
Elements, PaintShop Pro X5 Ultimate (cost about the same as Elements) Gimp.

Free on line editor Pixlr.

puertouk 4 1.1k 17 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2013 11:21AM
There's also Adobe Lightroom 4
Jestertheclown 6 7.0k 249 England
3 Feb 2013 11:47AM
. . . and Photoshop CS2 is still free.
User_Removed 5 4.6k 1 Scotland
3 Feb 2013 12:54PM

In your position I would download the free trials of both Lightroom 4 (my preference) and Elements 11 from the Adobe website and have a play with both to decide which suits your needs best.

You say that you are a beginner. If you do not already have a cataloguing and workflow system set up, then now is the time to start using Lightroom as it combines those essential functions with basic photo-editing (or maybe not-so-basic, depending on your standpoint).

Good Luck.

Saradadevi 2 21 Germany
3 Feb 2013 3:31PM
Thank you all for your suggestions Smile Smile Smile

I have some free hours today, so I'll start working on it !

Regards, Renée

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