Good, cheap, simple, photo editing software?

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  • Surferrosa 1 Mar 2009 13:49:53 464 posts
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    Any recommendations for a complete novice would be muchly appreciated. Thank ee.
  • Salaman 1 Mar 2009 13:56:07 18,953 posts
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    Picasa.

    Free. Very simple.
  • Tomo 1 Mar 2009 13:59:28 13,886 posts
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    Yeah, Picasa is pretty good. GIMP is a free rip-off of Photoshop. I've only fiddled with it a little, but it's got a lot of Photoshop's features, but isn't quite as intuitive.
  • Deleted user 1 March 2009 14:00:46
    Photoshop elements is pretty novice friendly. They give it away with printers and scanners and such so should be freely avaliable to download in the right places.

    From that its pretty easy to move onto a full version of photoshop and fiddle with the more advanced stuff.
  • brokenkey 1 Mar 2009 18:01:25 6,975 posts
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    http://sixrevisions.com/graphics-design/10-excellent-open-source-and-free-alternatives-to-photoshop/

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  • Deleted user 1 March 2009 18:22:44
    Paint.net is also very good.
  • Deleted user 1 March 2009 18:22:52
    And free.
  • Wastelander 1 Mar 2009 18:23:39 1,848 posts
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    Gimp is a bit horrible to use TBH.

    Paint.net is really nice and supports layers and filters.
  • Surferrosa 1 Mar 2009 21:22:18 464 posts
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    Thanks very much for all your recommendations fellas. I've downloaded Picasa and Paint.net to try out at the moment. :)
  • PrincessKnight 12 Mar 2009 20:46:18 150 posts
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    Free?? I've just used picasa... it's very simple and free.
  • Lateralaus 13 Mar 2009 13:02:30 1,091 posts
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    Photoshop + crack/keygen

    /hides
  • kalel 13 Mar 2009 13:03:48 86,798 posts
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    Definitely Picassa as itís a really easy hosting tool as well.
  • moggsy 13 Mar 2009 13:07:29 3,860 posts
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    Paint Shop Pro is worth a look if Picasa proves a little too basic.
  • angeltreats 13 Mar 2009 13:10:36 2,602 posts
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    Paint Shop Pro isn't free though. It's $79.99, whatever that is in real money.
  • moggsy 13 Mar 2009 13:16:17 3,860 posts
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    angeltreats wrote:
    Paint Shop Pro isn't free though. It's $79.99, whatever that is in real money.

    Tis 'cheap' though as requested (well compared to Photoshop anyway).
  • moggsy 13 Mar 2009 13:19:34 3,860 posts
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    £48.30 which is cheap for quality software in my book.
  • PrincessKnight 18 Mar 2009 19:52:22 150 posts
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    Some people say GIMP is good! and it's free!
  • PhoenixFlames 18 Mar 2009 20:03:04 8,942 posts
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    Some good suggestions on here. I have been using online tool Pixlr on my netbook for simple things and to save installing resources crushing software.

    Anyone know a good paid for photoshop alternative for MAC that has similar features? Something around £50?

    PSN - phoenix1flames

  • gareth886 18 Mar 2009 20:08:19 2,841 posts
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    blizeH wrote:
    Salaman wrote:
    Picasa.

    Free. Very simple.

    Picasa is a great wee program. It also does a nice job of organising your photos.
  • PhoenixFlames 18 Mar 2009 20:19:53 8,942 posts
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    gareth886 wrote:
    blizeH wrote:
    Salaman wrote:
    Picasa.

    Free. Very simple.

    Picasa is a great wee program. It also does a nice job of organising your photos.

    There is also a Picasa plugin for Facebook that lets you upload photos without having to do any resizing. Saves loads of time when you have tons of photos.

    PSN - phoenix1flames

  • Red-Moose 18 Mar 2009 21:07:52 5,346 posts
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    GIMP is excellent, and much more up to date at a regular basis now compared to the olden days of 8 years ago or so when the absolute latest version was always only on linux.

    It's intuitive in that you need to be familiar with a mouse and clicking; it's not MS Office.
  • otto Moderator 21 Jan 2010 16:04:24 49,290 posts
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    PhoenixFlames wrote:
    I have been using online tool Pixlr on my netbook for simple things and to save installing resources crushing software.
    I was using this today at the office to make myself a new profile pic (:p) and I'm really impressed with it - pretty amazing for a web app running in shitty old gimped IE.

    say no to Eurogamer sigs

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