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Which Editing Software?

12 Aug 2012 4:58PM
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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skydivemike 13 47 Northern Ireland
12 Aug 2012 5:11PM
Adobe Lightroom for me....
miptog 12 3.6k 61 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2012 5:20PM

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 5:23PM
Aah thankyou 'miptog' I will have a look
mikehit 8 8.0k 13 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2012 5:29PM
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.
Gaucho 16 2.8k 2 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2012 5:50PM
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.
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2012 6:25PM
Elements isn't to expensive and as far as I am aware it comes with Adobe's RAW editor
Jestertheclown 9 7.7k 252 England
12 Aug 2012 7:11PM

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 8:04PM
Thankyou all, I'll try Picasa first and have alook at the software I got with the camera. I have a Lumix GF3
Jestertheclown 9 7.7k 252 England
12 Aug 2012 8:11PM

That was what I meant to do the first time!
gjfereday 5 46 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2012 8:27PM
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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