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    Hello everyone,
    I want to edit photos and images - crop them, tint them, resize them, color correct them, etc. What is the best software to do this.......I mean freebee software as well as the expensive software.


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    Personally I use Faststone Image Viewer. It's not a full featured as Photo shop or gimp but it will do what you are asking. and it's donation ware for non commercial use.
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    Google's picasa does a really good job... it's a better version of iPhoto but for the PC. It even has red-eye removal and integrates with your google account to publish photos to web.
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    Excluding Photoshop, the "best" payware image editor, IMHO, is Paint Shop Pro.
    As for the freeware editors, I've tested and approved IrfanView, XnView, and PhotoFiltre.
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    I use an old version of Paint Shop Pro. Because of its automatic enhancer (one stop photo fix) and easy red eye remover. The Gimp is ok but i find it less easy.
    There are many other free applications. The ones I tried were too 'gimmicky' .....mike
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    Paint Shop Pro X (version 10) is actually available as a free full download

    http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/07/19/corel-paint-shop-pro-x-free-full-version-licensed-download/
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    TJohns ... it's not free (nag screen to upgrade)

    1: The gimp ... powerful if you know how to use it
    2: Photoscape ... has most of the features and freeware

    3: Picasa ... available to all providing the system specifications are met

    4: HP Photosmart Essential 3.5 ... given away
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    If you want to pay, Photoshop
    Best freeware, GIMP

    Maybe it's a bit hard for the first time to use, but after you won't regret.
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    Thank you for the advice.

    It seems to me there is alot of good software out there......but the best software for photo and image manipulation is Adobe PhotoShop CS4 - $699

    Is there a cheap software SITE out there where I can get Adobe PhotoShop CS4 - with the disk - at a good discount? Seems like there are many discount software sites out there..........but they don't include the disk! Why?


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    Why don't you try GIMP? You will see that it can do everything you want, color, cropping etc

    Photoshop has more advanced feature's but I don't think you would use them (even I don't) and cause of that it isn't worth 700 dollars.

    I don't think you can get really cheaper or you can always download it illegal
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  11. http://www.jpg-illuminator.de/index.htm will give full control over the colors of your images.
    http://www.paint.net/ is a very advanced free imageeditor like Gimp or Photoshop.
    http://www.photoscape.org/ps/main/index.php can tint, add borders and organize photos etc.

    All of them are free.
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    Originally Posted by Abas-Avara
    Why don't you try GIMP? You will see that it can do everything you want, color, cropping etc

    Photoshop has more advanced feature's but I don't think you would use them (even I don't) and cause of that it isn't worth 700 dollars.
    There's always Photoshop Elements, then. That's usually around $100.

    As for me, I use:
    Photoshop Elements
    The GIMP (builds from here)
    IrfanView, with the full Plugins pack installed
    XNView

    ...and a large array of decent freeware Photoshop .8bf filters/plugins available to all of them, such as the ones from here.
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    Thanks for all the great advice. I am ready to buy. I have a PC (not a MAC)

    But the various versions of Adobe Photoshop confuse me. I have carefully read the description and the comments by the NewEgg users but I am still confused. I want the "best, most flexible and most complete" version of Adobe Photoshop to manipulate, crop, cut, resize, color, age, erase, redeye remove, fill, tint, and digitally add images to images I have. (Images I have made or Images I have copied)

    Here are the versions I saw on New Egg:

    Adobe PhotoShop & Premier Elements 8 for Windows Minibox $130
    Adobe PhotoShop Element 8 for Windows $90
    Adobe PhotoShop Lightroom 2 $280
    Adobe PhotoShop CS4 Upsell element $600
    Adobe PhotoShop CS4 $700

    What is the difference between these? The issue isn't the money. I just don't want alot of features I will never use.
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  14. You should really check out Paint.Net or Gimp first and save your money. Both of those can do this:
    manipulate, crop, cut, resize, color, age, erase, redeye remove, fill, tint, and digitally add images to images I have.
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