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  1. Whiteram

    Whiteram TPF Noob!

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    Looking for opinions on best editing software for Beginner with DSLR?

    I am looking to go beyond the "microsoft photo editor", but find adobe Photoshop programs , such as Darkroom2 to be way beyond my understanding (and budget)..

    yes...I am a NOOB...but willing to learn with guidance....lol

    any suggestions?

    Thank You in Advance...

    -Rich
     
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    Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 is a great starting point, but even beyond that you can get the Gimp for absolutely free.

    http://gimp.org/
     
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    Tolyk TPF Noob!

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    yeah, that's why I supplied a link. It's free photo editting software.
     
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    ill take a look at it...thanks Tol...
     
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    No problem man.

    Gimp is what I've been using on this computer as of late. I'm stuck on a laptop that can't run Photoshop :p
     
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    gimp is the best free software i have tried.
     
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    You might also wanna look into Nikon Capture NX, costs about $150.
     
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    I use Photoshop Elements 6, I think its about $ 79.00 very powerful software.
     
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    Just invest in Lightroom, it costs $300, but it's worth every penny.
     
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    i tried the lightroom demo...a little too advanced for me at this stage of the game. Keep in mind, I work for Ford Motor Company and teach Technicians Diesel Engine repair, right up through master technicians....the camera is fairly new to me...and oh...doesnt like grease..lmao (dont ask me how i know).

    I downloaded the capture NX, and could not get it to run correctly on my desktop, or laptop. one xp pro, other vista...kept crashing.

    I do appreciate the opinions guys.....i'll try them all and give them each a fair shake...

    -Rich
     
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    I would buy Adobe Photoshop Elements 6. I've had that program since I was a noob, and its very straight forward and easy to understand, however when you become more skilled you will not outgrow it. At $100, its worth every penny IMO.
     
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    :study:ive been working with the gimp for a couple hours now.

    I'm thinking I need to take a class....

    i dont understand but maybe 30% of the functions.

    any sites that can direct me to some faq's?
     

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