conoramoia
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What Editing Software Is Best?

Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:19 pm

Hi all,

I use Picasa,Neatimage and VSO image resizer,

Sometimes when I sharpen on picasa I find that it does a general sharpening but what if I just need certain part of a photo sharpened?

Is there any other FREE editing software out there that could fit my needs?

It is essential that it's free as I am only 15.
 
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RE: What Editing Software Is Best?

Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:02 pm

When it comes to things such as selective sharpening, I think that shots uploaded on this site really need to be edited in some kind of editor such as Photoshop ideally, I can't imagine me having much success editing with any free software myself!

Which doesn't really help you !

Have you had a look on google and that?
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conoramoia
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RE: What Editing Software Is Best?

Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:07 pm

No,but I will do now,

Thanks,

Conor
 
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RE: What Editing Software Is Best?

Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:35 pm

The best one you'll have to pay a lot for.

There is GIMP that's free, but has its limitations.

http://www.gimp.org/downloads/

Some computer magazines have bundled software on DVDs that can also be downloaded, but that's not generally free, though there are time limited trial versions.

http://downloadsnew.pcpro.co.uk/Grap.../Image-Editors/Image-Editors1.html
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conoramoia
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RE: What Editing Software Is Best?

Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:42 pm

Thank you,I will look up them now,


Conor.
 
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RE: What Editing Software Is Best?

Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:03 am

If you are using a mac Aperture is a really cool program, it's not free but there is a free trial
 
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RE: What Editing Software Is Best?

Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:52 am

Some people I know use photoshop elements it comes with most DSLR. If you don't have a DSLR maybe there is some one you know that would let you use the disk.
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conoramoia
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RE: What Editing Software Is Best?

Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:54 am

I have a dslr but I never put in the disk!
Will try that thanks!
 
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RE: What Editing Software Is Best?

Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:00 pm

There's also Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 (I wonder why nobody ever mentions this as it's the best post-processing when it comes to cost/performance ratio). You can get it for less than 100 bucks hence easily affordable even for a 15 year old (birthday, x-mas present,...) and offers you everything and even more you need to edit your pictures for A.net.

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RE: What Editing Software Is Best?

Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:27 pm

Something like Photoshop Elements would be ideal, especially if you have it free with a camera. It has more than enough tools to get the job done for here.

The current version of Elements is 7.0 I think. I have version 3.0 and am quite happy with it and see no need to upgrade, at least not for now.

So if you are really on a tight budget, you don't even need the latest version. You could look for a secondhand version 3.0 or higher (bearing in mind I only have experience of version 3) on eBay. I just looked here in the UK and found version 3 or 4 on sale for only a few pounds plus postage. No more than $10-$20 in the United States eBay site I guess?

Best regards,

Jim
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RE: What Editing Software Is Best?

Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:56 pm

thank you all!!
Quite honestly I taught that none of you would have paid attention to a fifteen year-old!


Quoting GPHOTO,reply=9just looked here in the UK and found version 3 or 4 on sale for only a few pounds plus postage. No more than $10-$20 in the United States eBay site I][/quote]


I have taken a look as well but is it safe to buy of someone who has quite simply copied it?


[quote=ThierryD
(Reply 8):

I'll bear that in mind!!
It's great getting opinions and suggestions from such great photographers!!

Thanks,

Conor
 
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RE: What Editing Software Is Best?

Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:53 pm

You should not buy copied software. Make sure that any product you purchase off eBay is original and make sure to check the sellers feedback rating. The rating should help you decide if they are trustworthy or not.

Also, if taking the eBay route - check that the manual is supplied in the auction - they tend to be very useful!


Best regards,

Jim
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RE: What Editing Software Is Best?

Sat Jan 17, 2009 3:15 pm



Quoting Conoramoia (Thread starter):
Hi all,

I use Picasa,Neatimage and VSO image resizer,

Sometimes when I sharpen on picasa I find that it does a general sharpening but what if I just need certain part of a photo sharpened?

I was just about to ask the same type of question. Im new to this photography thing although I have been interested for a while. I usually take pics for my own collection but I want to try and get some photo's accepted on a.net.
I use a Canon 450D with a Tamron 70-300 lens and find that I get some good clear shots but Im not to clued up on the editing or what software to use.

I received Digital Photo Professional (DDP) and Pictue Style Editor with my camera but I need to know how to reduce the size of my pics as most of them are over the reccommended 1GB.

Here is an example of a pic that I edited in Picasa recently(for the first time may I add)

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa135/Sketty22/NCLSpotting10Jan038.jpg

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa135/Sketty22/TCX2.jpg

Does anyone know how to reduce the size of the pics using Picture Style Editor or DDP?
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ake0404ar
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RE: What Editing Software Is Best?

Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:02 pm

Hate to break it to you, but this is not even close to a.net material.
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RE: What Editing Software Is Best?

Sat Jan 17, 2009 8:34 pm



Quoting AKE0404AR (Reply 13):
Hate to break it to you, but this is not even close to a.net material.
Wait for a sunny day and then go out shooting!

Dont worry matey, Im fully aware that they're not a.net material, I just put them in here to show what I'd done using Picasa.

These were some I just took for my own collection as with the weather being the way it was i knew I wouldn't get any great shots
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conoramoia
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RE: What Editing Software Is Best?

Sat Jan 17, 2009 8:54 pm



Quoting Sketty222 (Reply 14):

In stead of cropping on picasa i just sharpen because i try to keep it full frame most time,VSO image resizer is free like all of the ones i have listed and its super easy!!
neat image reduces grain, its great for beginners such as ourselves that often come up with under exposed photos.

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