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  1. lordnardo20

    lordnardo20 TPF Noob!

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    I am a little confused about all the software options I am finding in my online search (Photoshop, onOne Software, Alien Skin Snapart, PhotoStudio, etc.). Just looking for some good, not too expensive software to use...I am obviously a novice, and don't want to spend the money for professional versions...any thoughts?

    Thanks in advance...
     
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    what are you looking to do.

    GIMP is a free alternative to photoshop
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Photoshop Elements 7. $80

    If you can qualify as a student CS4 Extended ($1000) for $199.
     
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    Photoshop Elements 7 is a fairly powerful photo editor for a very reasonable price. Lots of information available to help you too.

    GIMP is a very powerful photo editor that is free but it's not that easy to learn (thank goodness for YouTube though).

    There are a number of other free photo editors that will do basic photo editing like color, hue, contrast, sharpness etc...and some will also organize your photos.
     
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    lordnardo20 TPF Noob!

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    thanks for the thoughts...working on learning gimp now
     
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    Agree with Samanax. Gimp is free and pretty damn good.
     
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    GIMP's big limitation is it still can't handle files that have a 16-bit color depth.

    If you check Amazon.com there are some new user instruction books for GIMP.
     
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    Check out paint.net, also free and similar to GIMP. I like paint.net better than GIMP, but just my opinion.
     
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    I tried that for a while, but eventually went back to GIMP
     

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