I need information on Free software program to edit photos..

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  1. Photo Lady

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    I need information on Free software program to edit photos..especially simple things like cropping ... somehow when i had my computer serviced i lost the program i was using..i don't even see it listed in the control panel etc..so i quess it was totally wiped out.. i am using windows 7 and there does not seem to be a free program anymore.. i want to be able to load photos on and crop all in one place.. not have to load the photos onto photo sites.. please help..hope i made sense.. thanks


     
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    Well the best legal freeware software for photo editing would be GIMP. That's probably about the best to get hold of for no cost.

    Otherwise the current version of Lightroom can still be bought and operated without the subscription account and it will do most of the basic editing (cropping, cloning, resizing, etc..) that a photographer needs.
     
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    You can usually download it again. They have your records. If you paid once, you should still be able to get it.

    If it was free, but is now a charge software, then you might have to pay for it.
     
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    GIMP & FastStone are the best free packages I know off.
    FastStone is much easier to use but not as powerful (it does all the basic stuff)
    GIMP is open source & is similar in power to older versions of Photoshop. I think there was also GIMPshop a variant with more Photoshop like menus. I've hardly played with either.
     
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    thanks so much
     
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    I will try gimp first.. then move over to fast stone.. just to try them..
     
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    this is awesome thanks.. i tried using Nikon as i have in the past.. but they don't have it free anymore.. i just want to be able to edit when i need too.. so glad you gave me a list.. because if you click the wrong ones.. you get a virus on pc.. so much phony links now.. thanks again
     
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    If you can find a site to download Picasa.
    I use that for basic editing; straightening, crop, limited lighting (beyond very basic I take it into PS Elements), basic color correction.
    Goggle no longer supports it, so you cannot download from Goggle :apologetic:
     
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    i will try to find it but i doubt i will if google does not have it..
     
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    There are sites that you can download stuff from when the original site is gone.
    Try doing a Goggle search.
    But I would be careful of some of these sites, as there may be malware on them.
     
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