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Recommendations for photo-editing software?


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#1 Codaeus

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Posted 05 November 2015 - 07:51 PM

I had planned on using Photoshop CS3, but even after all this time I find the price ($900) is still out of reach, so would like to hear alternatives. I had seen on some TV show about this artist in New York that takes famous paintings like Whistler's Mother, removes the face, and replaces it with his dogs' face. This is my main objective for the software. I will be fooling around with GIMP on Linux, but would like something for my XP Pro. Someone told me about Paint.Net, but I found out it requires .NET Framework, so that will not work. Any ideas of a software that will do what I need done, work on XP Pro, and not require the .NET bloatware?



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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 06 November 2015 - 06:14 PM

The best information I have is that GIMP is available and will happily run on XP SP3, so why not try it on your XP machine if you already have some familiarity with it ?

 

There is also the image processor built into Windows - MS Paint. It is fairly basic but with patience and determination it is surprising what can be done with it. If you have never come across it before it lives in the 'Accessories' folder.

 

A commercial product you might like to look at is Serif's PhotoPlus. It has been described as having 98% of the functionality of Photoshop for about 30% of the price. I have used it as my main image editing software for a number of years now.

 

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Posted 07 November 2015 - 05:09 PM

I had planned on using Photoshop CS3, but even after all this time I find the price ($900) is still out of reach, so would like to hear alternatives. I had seen on some TV show about this artist in New York that takes famous paintings like Whistler's Mother, removes the face, and replaces it with his dogs' face. This is my main objective for the software. I will be fooling around with GIMP on Linux, but would like something for my XP Pro. Someone told me about Paint.Net, but I found out it requires .NET Framework, so that will not work. Any ideas of a software that will do what I need done, work on XP Pro, and not require the .NET bloatware?

 

I use these >

 

Paint.Net
 


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Posted 17 November 2015 - 05:34 AM

For a FREE program, this one is almost as good as Photoshop, but is much easier to learn and use:

 

http://www.jpchacha.com/chasysdraw/



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Posted 02 February 2016 - 05:47 AM

Photoshop is way too expensive, considering you can easily find free or affordable alternatives.

 

For individual retouching i use GIMP. It does tons of stuff.

 

https://www.gimp.org/

 

For batch resizing and watermarking i use BatchPhoto. 

 

http://www.batchphoto.com/index.html

 

 



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Posted 20 February 2016 - 02:44 PM

The face-swap thing seems to be a trick using the cloning tool. Perhaps Photoshop's newer tools allow you to 'double clone' to either area.

Essentially all you need to do is just lasso select face 2, and save it to a new layer.

Hide the layer and clone over the original face 2 with face 1

then reveal the hidden layer so that you can clone the original face 2 over face 1

then delete the face 2 layer.

 

I wouldn't pay $900 for a shortcut tool. lol



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Posted 10 September 2016 - 08:34 PM

I would definitely recommend GIMP, I use it all the time(It is somewhat confusing at first)

 

Paint.net is another one that is popular however I barely ever use it, for some reason I am terribly slow at using, maybe because I don't use it that much. I also know many of GIMPS shortcuts

 

So yeah, I would go for GIMP



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Posted 29 September 2016 - 12:24 AM

There are different Photo Editing soft-wares that are available in the market.

  • Pixlr
  • Gimp
  • Acrorn
  • Photoshop
  • Adobr lightroom

Photoshop and Gimp are more famous for image editing. Photoshop is expensive but Gimp is free. Gimp provides the same editing tools as the Photoshop. Photoshop provides sophisticated editing capabilities but the average user does not require them.  Gimp is lighter than Photoshop. Gimp is a portable software. Photoshop does not support native Gimp files (XCF files)but Photoshop PSD files are supported by Gimp.


Edited by Webdeveloper, 29 September 2016 - 12:24 AM.


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Posted 02 October 2016 - 02:10 PM

Paint Shop Pro :) I've been using it years, everyone thinks I use Photoshop when they see my edits, it's similar. If you get the trial version from

 'oldversion.com' somehow it never stops working :) and you can do what you mentioned on it


Edited by NeedAFix_, 02 October 2016 - 02:18 PM.





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