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Posted by maggie4 (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 29, 09 at 10:25

We are traveling so my pictures are many. I have Picasa but I am thinking of trying Photoshop. I haven't checked it out much but have seen some photos that have been altered a little by it. Such as an unwanted shadow , ect.

Is this still the best or are their newer ones on the market.
What do you use and how do you use it. Likes and dislikes. Hard to learn, etc.

I know there are places on the Internet that you can show your photos but can't people take your photos from these?

I have a lot to learn.
Thanks


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You might think about getting Photoshop Elements. It's much less expensive than the full version, but has loads of features--more features than I learned, even though I'm now using CS3.

Amazon has lots of good books on learning Photoshop--both Elements and the full-featured versions. I've bought a couple used for not much money.

Yes, people can take your photos from the Internet. That's why it's a good idea not to post full-size, high resolution files. Some people add their name or logo.


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Hi Maggie4,
On Flickr, (flickr.com) you can choose which photos you want to be public and which you want to be private. You can make everything private if you like. I use it for backup storage along with an external hard drive. Hope this helps.

Pam


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Defintely go with Photoshop elements unless you are a graphic arts professional who needs LAB and CMYK tools. If you don't know what those are, you don't need them.


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Thanks for the info. I checked out Free GIMP. From what I have seen it looks easy to use. Does anyone use it, any problems? I'm going to check out Flickr.com now. I'm not very computer savy so that will limit me.
I'm going to look at Photoshop Elements too. Is it better to go Free or just buy my own. I don't think I want to store my photos on line (where on this planet do they go) so I just back up with a disk or flash drive? I ask lots of silly questions I know.
Any advice is welcomed


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GIMP is excellent software and it's free. It lacks the database component that you get with Elements (so does Photoshop proper for that matter) but as an editor GIMP is actually superior to Elements.

Take Care

Here is a link that might be useful: The GIMP


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