Photo editing Software*

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Singularity, 21 Oct 2010.

  1. Singularity

    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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    OK, i know there is a thread about this somehwere started by reef maniac, but what i would like to find out is what software to go for with a budget of R1000-R3000 ?
     
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  3. gMAN

    gMAN with the plan

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    Photoshop CS?
     
  4. jaybeepee

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    Gimp - its FREE and just as capable as photoshop. It also runs on Microsoft ;)

    Then you can spend 1-3k on your tank :D
     
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    Guys are right here Singularity (I use both) CS has loads more features that you might never use but GIMP does an excellent job
     
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    GIMP is excellent!
     
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    Alan Admin MASA Contributor

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    Irfanview is also very good and free depending on what you want to use it for.
     
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    CS5 or Gimp. Like the rest said GIMP is free!
     
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    gMAN with the plan

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    Does GIMP work on Mac?
     
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    Slagter MASA Contributor

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    I use Lightroom... It's a great tool.

    Gimp... Hmmm, I must download this...
     
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    the best is photoshop element 8,
     
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    r1200 incredeble conection
     
  13. Ross

    Ross

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    Depends what you want to do with it.
    I would look at the Adobe products to be honest.
    Photoshop is great but CS is going to cost you both arms and legs, but Elements is great.
    I recently started using LightRoom and it is a great tool for basic edit and your workflow is way faster (ok more than basic but great for most) I am just not sure what it will set you back
     
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    Singularity Thread Starter Hmmm amper!

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    i got elements 8, and it was only R750 which i think is a good price.
     
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    I have to agree Elements is worth the price and to be honest who is really going to use all the features of CS unless in Web Dev or serious photography.

    It is also a simple tool to learn and there is so much info on the web you can not go wrong.
     
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    Singularity Thread Starter Hmmm amper!

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    That was exactly what is was looking for, really trying to get into macro photography...
    This is what i will be working with for now
    Canon 550D
    Canon 100mm F/2.8 IS
    Canon ringlite MR-14 EX flash
    and RC6 remote
     
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    Does anyone use Paint.NET? How does that compare to GIMP? Can anyone recommend any good tutorials? I need to learn how to merge layers and I'm stuck.
     
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    Paint.NET is great, also has plug-in to work with PSD files, also works with layers etc.
    I use CS, Gimp and Paint.NET, i usually install Paint.NET on clients machines that cant afford CS, Gimp is great but has many known stability issues, but none the less great.



    ps: http://www.getpaint.net/doc/latest/LayersWindow.html
     
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