Return to the Photography Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Photo Editing Programs

Posted by yesican (My Page) on
Wed, Mar 17, 10 at 12:10

What program do you use and why? Is it a free program?


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Photo Editing Programs

I use three programss

1. Pentax Photo Laboratory, which is a proprietary program that came with my Pentax DSLR

2. Photoshop Elements 7- Fairly inexpensive on Ebay.

Both of those programs have exceptional capabilities but they have a long learning curve to become comfortable with them.

I also have "Photoscape" which is a free download that works very well with general editing and corrections. There is only one slight fluke in this program. It will not read single photos directly from your computer "My Pictures". You must first put the photos in a file, then read the file in photoscape but that is not really a problem because it is easy to set up a new file in "My pictures" then drag and drop the individual photos into the file.

In fact, I find myself primarily using Photoscape because it is easy and I only resort to the Pentax or Photoshop program when I need to do more advanced editing or corrections.


 o
RE: Photo Editing Programs

Irfanview is very good for basic edits...resizing, cropping, etc. Picasa has some basic editing also. Both are free online.


 o
RE: Photo Editing Programs

Ahh, man. I really dont care for photo editing program. Soem people turn into graphic artist rather than learning to take good pictures.

IF I want to adjust levels of any sort, I use Photoshop Lightroom


 o
RE: Photo Editing Programs

I used photoshop and paintshop I also took a free online course in both program I have added filters to both programs I also like makeing birthday card for my children with the picture I have taken with my camera they also enjoy them I have not brought a birthday card in years
anna


 o
RE: Photo Editing Programs

I use Irfanview alot with quite a few added plugins, some free (Xero Graphics, Filter Forge,Virtual Photograher by Optik Verve)some paid for (such as TopazLabs plugins, some compatible PS plugins) something a little beyond basic editing...The only thing I don't like about it is it doesn't keep your EXIF data when you save RAW to JPG's.

As mentioned above-Photoscape is a nice Free little program, it recognizes raw files but when you bring them up in photoscape they are small...Most of the time I shoot jpg, but have been doing alot of raw's lately...

Paint.net is another free-doesn't recognize raw files-I use that to clone out any dust from the sensor if it shows up or some small thing...I'm not that great otherwise for heavy duty into editing-like layers, cuts, so on...it does have that capability...

I do have Capture NX that came with the Nikon I bought a few years ago...If the pics are shot in raw and I want to save the exif-I'll open with Irfanview as my viewer-then choose open with NX. that saves the exif when saved...I don't care for the viewer of NX-seems cumbersome for me-thats why I like Irfanview as my viewer...

I know this an older post-When I started photography it took me awhile to understand everything on what to get or to buy..So I hope this was helpful.

Juanita


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Photography Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here