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.
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.
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
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?
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 illegalThe flag once raised will never fall!
Originally Posted by Abas-Avara
As for me, I use:
The GIMP (builds from here)
IrfanView, with the full Plugins pack installed
...and a large array of decent freeware Photoshop .8bf filters/plugins available to all of them, such as the ones from here.If cameras add ten pounds, why would people want to eat them?
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.
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.