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Priscilla L. Sanchez
 

Which software should I buy?


I was wondering which software I should buy to edit my photos. I need something that has all the special effects and things like that to make my photos look unique but professional at the same time, mainly wedding photos. I also need something to where I can make different photo packages and cds for my customers. Does anyone know which software will cover this?


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4/7/2008 2:06:31 PM

 
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Don't buy. Use FREEWARE from this list:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_raster_graphics_editors

Or use an online editor like Snipshot or Photoshop Express:

http://snipshot.com/

https://www.photoshop.com/express/landing.html

Have fun!


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4/7/2008 7:33:12 PM

 
Priscilla L. Sanchez   Well thank you very much one more question though...what software would I get if I dont always have access to the internet, or is that what the freeware is, free downloads?


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4/8/2008 11:03:09 AM

 
Ken Smith
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  You can't go wrong with Photoshop Elements. I think version 6 is the latest...and it's $75 or so, maybe cheaper.


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4/8/2008 12:29:27 PM

 
John P. Sandstedt
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  Elements is a fine program but, you'll need Premier Elements if you want to make DVD capable of TV viewing. Adobe continues to withhold Curves from the Photoshop Elements programs. It's the major difference between Elements and the full Photoshop programs. Most of us will never need/use all the tools in Photoshop, however.

I still use Elements 1.0 and 4.0, though I have/use CS2. Elements 1.0 makes borders easy and is a program that most of the members of my Camera Club have - hence, I use it in our teaching workshops. Elements 4.0 allows you to scan sevral prints at once, thereby saving time. A tool for "splitting up the individual pictures" exists and works well. I have found that tool in CS2.


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4/8/2008 4:42:29 PM

 
Christy Freeberg
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/2/2005
  Corel Paint Shop Pro Studio X2 is SO much user friendly (and less expensive!)


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4/8/2008 8:39:03 PM

 
W.   
Priscilla, Picasa is a FREE photo editing application that also works when you are not online. Get it here:

http://picasa.google.com/


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4/8/2008 10:12:58 PM

 
Priscilla L. Sanchez   Ok well when I tried downloading picasa it took forever...so I just gave up on it but I guess Ill try it again. Now Christy, I see your photo and I was wondering if the program you mentioned help you do that kind of special effects and if that is a wedding photo or just one you took.


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4/10/2008 7:24:25 AM

 
Christy Freeberg
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/2/2005
  which photo are you referring to exactly? I use the same program- have for about 3 years now... for everything!!! Love it!


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4/10/2008 7:31:19 AM

 
Priscilla L. Sanchez   Your main picture and the football pic. I have been wanting a program that does the colors like that but I just could never find one and that is the one you mentioned right.


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4/10/2008 7:41:27 AM

 
Christy Freeberg
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/2/2005
  You will like Corel Paint Shop Pro X2...I got mine for $64 you can order right on line & it came with some fun extras too!! If you get the program- Let me know & I'll e-mail you the steps!!!


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4/10/2008 8:14:38 AM

 
Priscilla L. Sanchez   Ok well Im going to download the trial to see if I like it and when its done Ill let you know and thank you so much.


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4/10/2008 8:43:56 AM

 
Christy Freeberg
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/2/2005
  no problem at all! E-mail me directly with questions!


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4/10/2008 8:46:11 AM

 
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