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Old Jan 1, 2006, 12:43 PM   #1
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When printing my pictures at home there is only so much i can do with the kodak easy share software. After seeing what dawg did with lisa's photo, What software should i be lookin to buy? bobins25.
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Old Jan 1, 2006, 2:03 PM   #2
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If you want to stay at the free level, Picasa2 is free from www.google.com and a google search will lead you to photo filtre as well. both are good. It you want a more comprehensive photo editing package, take a look at Adobe's Photoshop Elements 4.0 or MS Digital Image Suite 11.0, which has a huge rebate being offeredon it here in the US, making the final cost just $45.

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Theree are a lot out there. I've tried many. The first one I really liked was microsoft Picture It Publisher. It might be under a different name now. Mine is quite old (2001). It's great for lots of different projects. Wife makes greeting cards with it.

I have moved on to Paint Shop Pro X. I use it to make some of the special graphics that wife uses in Pictuer It to make her cards. Corel.com has a free trial download if you want to give it a try. The program is very large and can be very confusing to a new user though.


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I like this one.

http://www.acdsystems.com/products/acdsee/

photo manager, viewer, and editor - all-in-one

Easy to use, with more capabilities thanpicasa or easy share.
Sells for for $50. Trial version available.



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Bobbins,Adobe Elements 2 is one of the best editing programs for beginners that I've used and it's not very expensive at all.I know they have come out with 3 & 4 now but I've heard 4,isn't much better than 3.

I started with elements 2 and now use PS 7

Hope this helps,a lot will also depend on how involved you want to get into editing,if just simple adjustments then the free Picasa2 is good

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cheers for your input chaps and i'll try the trial versions of what i can find first and the ones you have put towards me, Got my self a book aswell which has got a large review in the back on different software packages, thanks. bobins25


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Bobins, I use Adobe Photo Shop Elements and have added a lot of FREE plugins. Don't really know what version of Photo Shop Elements I have as it was a free program included with the bundle I got with my Canon Scanner! One free plugin I use a lot ( and I mean a lot) Is Media Chance's DCE Tools.

http://mediachance.com/plugins/index.html

Also a program called virtual photographer! This is freeware and doesn't run out!

http://download.lockergnome.com/download/104269

Have fun and I hope you get a good one for nearly nothing!!


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it doesnt appear DCE Tools is 'free'.
30 day evaluation.

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There are some older versions of competent software available free.

This is probably your best bet. Paint Shop Pro version 7 is three versions old, but a very competent image editor. There are plenty of free tutorials online to get you up to speed. http://www.com-puterworks.com/Free_Downloads.htm

PhotoPlus 6 is also and older version that is free. It is probably easier than PSP, but you won't find all the good tutorials: http://www.freeserifsoftware.com/

Probably the best free editor available is The Gimp for Windows. It has a steep learning curve but approaches Photoshop in competence. It might be a little frustrating for a first time user. http://www.gimp.org/windows/

I don't recommend learning on a basic viewer with some editing extras. You need layers as a minimum to start getting good results. You need a real image editor for that.


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Just use the evaluation version of DCE Tools. It's free and never runs out.


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