Photo editing software for newb

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  1. mtn_rider1407

    mtn_rider1407 TPF Noob!

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    So I cant afford photoshop and iphoto doesnt allow me to compress photos to a smaller size, is there a photo editing software that is cheaper than photoshop and still decent? Any free downloads? Thanks, if this has been covered before, just point me to the thread. I wasnt sure what would have gotten me good results in the search. Thanks!
     
  2. Steph

    Steph No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Did you have a look at Photoshop Elements (the current version is 7.0)? It is a simplified version of Photoshop but works well for photography. A free alternative is GIMP (Google it!).
     
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    Chris of Arabia Herding cats since 1988... Supporting Member

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    What Steph said...
     
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    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    What Chris said...

    Although also consider Paintshop Pro as well - retails at about the same rate as Photoshop elements.
     
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    gpimages TPF Noob!

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    Picasa is free and works great for simple stuff.
    Get it here.
     
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    Thanks everyone!
     
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    one more thing, this may be a dumb question but can element handle RAW files?
     

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