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Old Mar 2, 2006, 6:08 PM   #11
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Thanks for all the advice!! It sure is helpful!! :-)
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Old Sep 17, 2006, 7:47 AM   #12
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That's a cool pic but if you did it in PSE 4.0 you could have feathered the edges of the parts you pasted which would have blended them into the picture better.

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Old Sep 17, 2006, 11:27 AM   #13
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Thanks for reminding me about feathering - I've very seldom used it.

I've given my Elements 1 program to a friend's son, & I don't recall whether it included the feathering function, but Elements 2 (that I now use) does include it. I shall try using it more often.

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Old Sep 21, 2006, 6:10 AM   #14
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I finally thought I had found the best photo editing/viewing software to suit me, but now iv hit another wall.

The reviews for elements 4 are terrible: too slow / hogs resources / screen flickers during certain jobs / rubbish photo viewing.

Every time I think iv found the right software I hit a wall, see here:-

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=31


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I don't think that any program exists that does, easily, everything that we want.

For quick and easy viewing of thumbnails, re-sizing, cropping, saving in different formats (e.g. TIFF, JPEG etc.) adjusting brightness & contrast, I use ACDSee version 3.0 but Irfanview is very similar (and free).

For compressing JPEG files to the exact file size you want - & doing it quickly and easily - nothing beats JpegOptimizer & I use that.

For quick and easy assembly of panoramas, I use Canon's Photostitch.

On the other hand, for anything more sophisticated - altering perspective, correcting verticals, rotation, layering, fine tuning of color balance, & loads of other things, I use Photoshop Elements 2 (except when it comes to fine color balancing when I use Photoshop L.E.).
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Old Sep 25, 2006, 4:41 AM   #16
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Thanks for your view Herb

Things have turned out good in the end.

I managed to dump Picasa 2, which apparently is full of bugs, which explains the trouble I had with it.

A friend of mine has given me his old copy of Elements 2, and so far its been great!!




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Old Sep 25, 2006, 12:08 PM   #17
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I forgot to mention - another program that has a first-rate colour balance adjustment function is ACDSee 8.0

It too supplements Photoshop Elements 2 very well.

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