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What Is A Great Free Photo Editing Software?


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#1 Rebmahc

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Posted 23 August 2007 - 07:14 AM

Sorry, im new to all this, but im sure you have answered this a million times before.

But, do you know if there is any really good photo editing software outhere, that could rival the likes of Photoshop and other top ones?

Im looking at taking up photography again, but need a good programme to edit pics.

Any ideas please?

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Posted 23 August 2007 - 07:18 AM

I've used Pixia and it is okay. I'm not sure how it stacks up against Photoshop though.
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Posted 23 August 2007 - 07:21 AM

I have never used it, but The Gimp is recommended by those who have.

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Posted 23 August 2007 - 11:52 AM

Indeed, the GIMP is a nice program. You'll have to download the latest GTK+ drivers and then download the GIMP itself. Just google both.
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Posted 23 August 2007 - 06:55 PM

You might also try Paint.net, another free image and photo editting program.


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Posted 23 August 2007 - 07:40 PM

Gimp for Windows. As Ryan3000 mentioned you will also have to download the GTK+2 Runtime Enviroment. I would also suggest Downloading the Help files.

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Posted 25 August 2007 - 07:01 AM

Irfanview, is also a good, it can't compare with Photoshop, but it has it's uses. I like the way Irfanview fixes dark pictures. I also like it's batch renaming etc.
features. Its a small DL, and it's free, so why not?

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Posted 25 August 2007 - 06:13 PM

Hello, my recconmendation would be G.I.M.P thic can be found at www.gimp.org GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages.

I myslef use Photoshop CS2 and buying CS3 soon as im into deep work with graphic design and what not, but for new members starting of this is ideal before you go spending nig bucks on software you mighten be good at :thumbsup:

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Posted 25 August 2007 - 06:46 PM

You could try Serif Photoplus6. Its free and easy to use.

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 05:11 AM

Get GIMP.

its like the free photoshop :thumbsup:

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 07:28 AM

Sorry, im new to all this, but im sure you have answered this a million times before.

But, do you know if there is any really good photo editing software outhere, that could rival the likes of Photoshop and other top ones?

Im looking at taking up photography again, but need a good programme to edit pics.

Any ideas please?


Hi there,

For free photo editing you have options.

A great program to stat with, is Picasa2, which allows you to manage your images and make simple but effective changes.

If however you want to make more advanced changes then the best free program, is Paintnet http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/PaintNET/1096481993/1 which if you take time to learn, can be as close to photoshop as possible.

Gimp is also capable of matching photoshop, but the interface takes some getting used to and learning curve is much deeper, but that is another great choice.

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 12:10 PM

Thanks for all the suggestions everyone, i will look into each and see which is best for me.

Thanks again!
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