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Which image editing options please?

17 Sep 2012 5:09PM
Hi All,

Just wondering if you could give me some advice...I am a total novice, but I take reasonable pics and have a digital camera, tablet and decent camera phone. I am always taking photos on the move while walking my dogs or getting quick snaps of my 4 year old girl, what I need is some advice on what graphics tools to use. One that is easy to use, costs as little as possible but is good to use....
Tall order I know!!! Feed back would be appreciated Smile

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17 Sep 2012 5:11PM
Also sorry...totally got distracted by Chloe and made a hash of the topic title!!!Sad
Niknut Plus
7 1.7k 76 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2012 5:40PM
Try Googling 'Gimp' & 'Picassa' for starters......they're free downloads & easy to use !!!

There's lots out there, for free, just can't remember any more ?.Grin

Have a look on 'Cnet' downloads too !!!.....lots to go at !
Pete Plus
16 18.8k 97 England
17 Sep 2012 6:08PM
Gimp is one of the most advanced free ones and we have lots of free to view Gimp tutorials that will help you use it.
Jestertheclown Plus
9 7.6k 252 England
17 Sep 2012 6:08PM
Hi Andrea,

You could try looking here.
Pixlr would get my vote out of that lot.

Another alternative and one that I use sometimes is FastStone image viewer.

Good luck!

17 Sep 2012 7:10PM

Quote:Gimp is one of the most advanced free ones and we have lots of free to view Gimp tutorials that will help you use it.

Thank you Pete x and must say your landscape photos are fantastic!!
stuart1963 5 272 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2012 7:34PM
paint.net is also freeSmile
puertouk Plus
6 1.1k 17 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2012 11:38PM
If you want one of the best imaging software programmes on the market for a very reasonable price, go and get Adobe Photoshop Lightroom v4.2 (95.60 Amazon) There's plenty of free training videos on Youtube.
Jestertheclown Plus
9 7.6k 252 England
18 Sep 2012 7:31AM

Quote:get Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

True enough Stephen provided you're shooting RAW but Lightroom's somewhat overkill if you're using Jpegs.
One of the others would probably be more suitable if that's the case.
rhol2 Plus
7 369 1 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2012 8:59AM
Another vote for FastStone..It's quite easy to use and is freeware.

There's a useful Help section with tutorials covering most of its functions.
5 223 England
18 Sep 2012 9:30AM
then elements 10, free for a month free to download and about 45 if you want to keep it, price varies a lot, shop around , nothing gained or lost if you dont like it, uses Raw and Jpegs Smile
KenTaylor Plus
13 3.1k 2 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2012 11:59AM
Gimp and Picassa with the latter being good for library/organising leaving your bank balance intact Wink
Carabosse Plus
14 41.0k 269 England
18 Sep 2012 12:04PM
FastStone seems one of the best freebies. It does RAW conversion as well. Smile
18 Sep 2012 12:45PM
Thanks everyone I will have a look x

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