Easiest to use Photo Editing Software

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  1. Tracybug

    Tracybug TPF Noob!

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    I'm looking to buy a photo editing program that is pretty easy to use. My 14 year old daughter loves "playing" with her photo's and really enjoyed her 1 year subscription to Picnik. But I'm looking for something for myself that would be a bit more of a real editing software, yet still easy enough for her to use! Any suggestions?

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  2. D-B-J

    D-B-J Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I find lightroom to be very intuitive. I use Lightroom Three for most of my "simple" edits, and it works really really well, not only as editing software, but as photo-organizing software.
     
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    Lightroom is a developing and cataloging program. It's not EDITING in the sense your daughter will be wanting. There are no layers, no fonts. no pixel editing.
    I'd suggest Adobe PhotoShop Elements 10 first and second would be whatever the current version of Corel's PaintShop ProPhoto X3 (or whatever number we are on)
     
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    If you don't need something heavier, Picasa is really popular.. and totally free!




     
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    D-B-J Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I suggested LR, as the OP stated she wanted something more in-depth.
     
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    You can also try RAW THERAPEE, has heaps of fine adjustments to get he most out of your shots and it's a free Download...
     
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    ann No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Try Photoscape before buying, It is very good and has a lot of slick tools.
     
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    I think you will find that Photoscape is a free download software, and you're right, it has a lot of nifty little editing features and a good viewer included...
    Faststone is also a good viewer with some good editing software, plus it's free to home users...
     
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    Have you tried the cd that came with your camera? It is a good place to start and is free. Also, I am a huge fan of this photographer in Utah. Looking forward to learning a lot from her in 2012. She's got an awesome give away for those of you who are photographers. Find her on Facebook or Crave Photography » Blog. Could win a new 85mm lens, Nikon or Canon. Sa-weet! She can teach you editing as well.
     
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    [h=6]have you tried the cd editing software that comes with your camera? it's a good, free, place to start. Also, there are photographers that teach editing. I'm a huge fan of this photographer in Utah. Looking forward to learning a lot from her in 2012. She's got an awesome give away too. Find her on Facebook or Crave Photography » Blog. Could win a new 85mm lens, Nikon or Canon. Sa-weet![/h]
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    The photo editing software that can do the least.
     
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    I love Photosop elements. Very Easy to use, even has a guided editing option. Not that expensive either and does almost everything that LR and PS does. My favorite program.
     

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