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Old Feb 12, 2010, 6:22 AM   #11
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For editing: Photoshop CS3 and/or Photoshop Elements 8
For HDR: Photomatix and Dynamic Photo HDR
For panoramas: PanoramaStudio 2 (don't know if it's only german)

Others: DxO 6 and Lightroom 2.5 (working with RAW files and organizing photos)

When it comes do the things I'm doing with these tools - look at mtngal's list, mine is more or less the same
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Old Feb 12, 2010, 9:09 AM   #12
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Paint Shop Pro, now on X3 but started back at version 5 for mostly everything but quick review and renaming right out of the camera.

XnView for reviewing and renaming. It's fast and free.
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Old Feb 12, 2010, 9:46 AM   #13
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Photoshop CS4 witch I use for photos and non-photo things, started with Photoshop 3 back in the 80's.
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Old Feb 12, 2010, 10:07 AM   #14
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Paint Shop Pro Ultimate Photo x2.

I am shooting only JPEG currently and I use Paint Shop for basic image correction/fixes. Paint Shop does have RAW support but some of the newer camera models are not supported.

I tried trial versions of Photoshop and Elements but found them cumbersome to use and to be honest I didn't want to devout all of my time trying to figure things out.

Paint Shop has built in tutorials I can follow and with the included manual I can edit images to suit my needs.

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Old Feb 12, 2010, 11:02 AM   #15
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ACDSee Pro has a very intuitive interface also. You see changes in real time.
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Old Feb 12, 2010, 2:00 PM   #16
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i own / use ....
photoshop elements 8 with photoshop essentials 3 plugin .
easy hdr ... photomatix ... dynamic hdr (martin sykes beta jpeghdr)
portrait pro 9
infranview for resizing

i think thats it for me
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Old Feb 12, 2010, 2:28 PM   #17
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Lightroom 2. Does all the editing I need, plus it's great at cataloging all your shots.
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Old Feb 13, 2010, 4:50 PM   #18
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Photoshop Elements is excellent bang-for-buck program (it's on my hubby's computer). .

Glad you think so...Photoshop is available here for $100...that's not too bad is it???
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Lightroom 2. Does all the editing I need, plus it's great at cataloging all your shots.
That is what I want to get. I have been using Corel Picture Publisher. It used to be a Micrografx product, then Corel bought Micrografx, and has since been discontinued. It has been very easy and effective for cropping, compressing file size with a nice before-and-after preview, color correcting, artsy and photographic effects, etc. But then I got to see a friend using lightroom. I feel like I have been working with stone knives and bear skin rugs photo touch-up tools. I was pretty blown away at what can be done with that.

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littlejohn - I think it's a good buy when you can do almost everything Photoshop does - I didn't need the full version of Photoshop during the month I was using PSE. Photoshop retails at something like $679 (newegg's price, I just looked) and the extended version $945. That makes the $94 they are charging for PSE a very good buy. They also have PSE and Premiere Elements for $105 - good if you run Windows because it's not available for the Mac.
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