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Old Jul 31, 2010, 5:23 AM   #1
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Default Bundled FZ35 Software suggestions?

hi guys
i just got my fz35 today
i noticed that it came with some software

photofunstudio
silkypix developer studio
arcsoft panorama maker
arcsoft mediaimpression

i was wondering what each one does and if there are better software out there to use instead
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Old Jul 31, 2010, 6:28 AM   #2
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Found that all I need is picasa3, great at importing the photos from the camera and editing them
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Old Jul 31, 2010, 7:45 AM   #3
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I didn't like any of the bundled software. I uninstalled them after trying. I use Picasa 3, Corel Photo Paint, and Faststone Image viewer for most of my "tweaking".
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I think I'll give picasa 3 a try, heard lots of people use it. I most likely use Irfanview photoshop version 3 or higher.
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I really like Picasa 3 now. It has a few items that make minor edits easy and the "web albums" are free. No one has to "join" if you make the albums public. I use the web albums to post my pictures to the site here since I found out you can drag and drop.
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Old Aug 1, 2010, 4:44 AM   #6
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Thanks for the suggestions you guys.
I was wondering if you had any opinions as to how adobe lightroom/photoshop stacks up to picasa3 (not factoring in cost)
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lol and to add on to that
whats the difference between using photoshop and lightroom
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The only one of the bundled software I use is the panorama maker, which I think does a very nice job. For everything else I use Picasa and/or GIMP, which are both free.
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You can download Lightroom from Adobe and try it for 30 days. And I think you can download Photoshop elements and try it also for free.
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Yes, as clint stated-

There are free 30 day downloads of Photoshop Elements 8.0 and Lightroom.

Those programs can do much more than Picasa 3.0, with slightly smoother results. One of the really big differences is the ability to us multiple images with independent manipulation, re-sizing, and color control.

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