Old 03-27-2011, 08:43 PM   #1
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I am looking to upgrade my photo editing software in the near future, and I was wondering; what do you guys use? Also, what do you guys find the best to use. I am currently using GIMP and would like to upgrade to something more substantial than freeware downloads.

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Old 03-28-2011, 12:25 AM   #2
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Photoshop Elements, $80 or so.
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Old 03-28-2011, 03:57 AM   #3
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Photoshop Elements is a good software to start out with. It's relatively inexpensive (about $80 as J said) and powerful enough to handle virtually all photo editing tasks you'll need. I've used PSE for about 6 years and it's been great for me.
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:41 PM   #4
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I will look into it then. Thanks for the input guys.
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Old 03-28-2011, 11:56 PM   #5
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I use ArcSoft PhotoStudio, seems to do what I need, $79.99
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Old 03-30-2011, 06:15 PM   #6
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I'll put in another plug for Photoshop Elements, especially since it offers RAW support for just about any camera you might be using.

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If your editing digital images, then Elements will work for most of your images. If you have scanned negatives or slides with color shifts and other issues then PS CS5 is my recommendation.
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I use Irfanview for my day to day stuff, but anything that needs serious tweaking or manipulation I fire up Photoshop.

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For serious needs (forgive me Loyd L. ) IRFanView uses way too much compression and there's not enough latitude in controlling what you want to do (namely sharpening). I moved on from it to Helicon and eventually PSE and have never looked back.
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For serious needs (forgive me Loyd L. ) IRFanView uses way too much compression and there's not enough latitude in controlling what you want to do (namely sharpening). I moved on from it to Helicon and eventually PSE and have never looked back.
You can control how much compression Irfanview uses. FWIW All my photos on this site have been tweaked with Irfanview.

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