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Offline iyeska_singer

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Editing Software Suggestions?
« on: July 26, 2014, 03:29:44 AM »
I've been using DPP to do most of my editing, but I'd like to expand my horizons. Anyone have any suggestions for a user friendly cost effective photo editing package?
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Offline armychris

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Re: Editing Software Suggestions?
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2014, 07:02:55 AM »
Try Lightroom.  You can download a free trial. I am sure you will be hooked right away

Offline Doodle

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Re: Editing Software Suggestions?
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2014, 10:56:37 AM »
^^ what he said ^^
I mean...there are other options. (if you have a mac, you can try Pixelmator) But you will grow into LightRoom quickly. You will love it's capabilities. And it doesn't have to be the newest version if budget is a concern.
Actually, the same applies to PhotoShop or Photoshop Elements (meant more for photo work as compared to the PS big brother).
But if I had the chance to only grab one program, it would be Light Room.
Good luck and have fun playing with the demo version of that if you try!
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Re: Editing Software Suggestions?
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2014, 12:34:14 PM »
For me it was a case of buy Lightroom now or buy it later.

I bought Photoshop Elements, then Photoshop, then Lightroom.

Knowing now what I didn't know then, I would have bought Lightroom first.
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Offline Bish

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Re: Editing Software Suggestions?
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2014, 01:52:36 PM »
I use an old copy of lightroom, does 99% of what I want to do, for that last 1% gimp does the job, and at the best price ever.... free.
C&C always welcome. If you want to try re-editing any of my shots, feel free.

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Offline bandmandq

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Re: Editing Software Suggestions?
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2014, 02:55:08 PM »
As all above have said, Lightroom.  And it does 99% of what I need to do also.  I do have Photoshop, and glad I have it, but FREE anything is always good!

You should try the free trial of Lightroom.  If you are a student or teacher, there are educator discounts.  I have taken advantage of that discount as a teacher.  Great deal.
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Offline SkierBoy

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Re: Editing Software Suggestions?
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2014, 04:28:20 PM »
Lightroom for photo editing.
Photoshop (Elements) for photo manipulation
Picasa for a free photo management tool and simple edits.
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