What Photo manipulation Program do you use?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by mlakrid, Dec 15, 2006.

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  1. Photoshop Elements

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  2. PhotoShop CS (Legit Copy)

    55.0%
  3. MS Office Picture Manager

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  4. gimp

    25.0%
  5. Other - Please specify in the thread!

    25.0%
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  1. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    Since I got my new camera I am a photo taking fool.

    After I edit them slightly, mainly cropping unwanted portions and small color adjustments I will be putting up some of my photos to see what you all think.

    My question is what photo manipulation program do you use and WHY?

    Pleas post a response as well as answering the poll...

    Thanks!

    Mike A!
    photo N00B enthusiast!
     
  2. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    Photoshop CS2 (included with Creative Suites 2.3 Premium)
     
  3. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    added gimp for you mlakrid
     
  4. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    Photoimapct 12 (now been aquired by corel argggggh).
     
  5. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    Paintshop Pro X which isn't in the poll options as it's extremely easy to use
     
  6. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    If you're doing basic photo-related stuff like cropping, color correction, red-eye removal etc, you should try out Picasa. It's free, and it'll also help you to manage large collections of pictures better.

    http://picasa.google.com/
     
  7. roj

    roj OSNN One Post Wonder

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    With an old Minolta Dimage A1, a load of xxx.mrw files of ancient potsherds, I have Photoshop, XnView, and have just added Picasa from earlier post. This way I can produce xxx.jpgs for ease of distribution to fellow idiots, all wanting to see some several hundred of these potsherds. These cover around 3,000 years of farming a 40 acre field just down the road. With maps, aerial photos, distribution diagrams, the potsherds, the need for macro images of some, I need all the help I can get, hence the varied options.
    roj
    As I type, Picasa is doing it's thing, cataloguing around 50Gb of images - Yo!
    and still plodding on 30 minutes later.
     
  8. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    That's typically what I use for minor edits.
     
  9. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

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    "PhotoShop CS (Legit Copy)"

    I find that option funny. It's okay if every other program on the options isn't legit? 0_o

    Btw, I voted for PS for the basic stuff, although something like Picasa or Paint.NET is more useful for that. I just don't do enough "basic editing" to justify installing either of those.
     
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2006
  10. rotjong

    rotjong Moderator

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    Paintshop Pro X and Paint.NET.

    rotjong
     
  11. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    'm amazed nobody is using gimp
     
  12. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    I resent that, I am.

    It's as powerful as Photoshop (full version) and open source freeware.
     
  13. Techno Child

    Techno Child web{designer} Folding Team

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    Gimp right here... No photoshop, now or ever. :cheeky:
     
  14. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    I use paint baby, I'm hardcore!
     
  15. lancer

    lancer There is no answer! Political User Folding Team

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    haha

    i used photoshop 7 and cs, depends what machine i am on, sometimes i use paint for extremely simple stuff.
     
  16. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    Gimp FTW :up:
     
  17. ray_gillespie

    ray_gillespie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Photoshop, simply because I've used it for a long time and I'm used to it :)
     
  18. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    iPhoto/Picasa for basic touch-ups etc. Gimp/Gimpshop for manipulation :)
     
  19. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    Paintshop pro XI
     
  20. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    wow,

    Thanks for all the sugestions guys...

    I will probably get Elements and DL all the freeware suggestions...

    :)