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Susan Gendron
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/22/2008
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What is the best way to edit and store images?


OK, here's what I WANT to have happen: I download the images onto a file on my desktop. There are hundreds more than I eventually want to use to publish on mypublisher.com. What is the best sequence of events to go from file to organizing to editing and back to file so I can use mypublisher? I find that Picasa is great for organizing and storing, but lousy for editing. Photoshop great for editing but lousy for organizing and more editing than I need for most run of the mill shots......yikes! Thanks!

Susan Gendron


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6/17/2008 3:51:00 PM

 
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Tried Photoshop Express (online) yet, Susan?

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

Or these:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_raster_graphics_editors#List


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6/18/2008 5:22:30 AM

 
Jerry Frazier   Best program out there for organizaing is Photo Mechanic.


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6/18/2008 11:57:56 AM

 
Jerry Frazier   Best program for enhancing and editing is Photoshop. There's no way around it. If you want an all in one, look at either PS CS3 and Bridge. Or, look at Lightroom. But, I still think using PhotoMechanic for culling, and Photoshop for editing is the best solution available right now.


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6/18/2008 11:59:45 AM

 
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Photoshop + PhotoMechanic = $600 + $150 = $750.

I don't think that is very interesting for a beginner photographer,


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6/18/2008 12:06:48 PM

 
Susan Gendron
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/22/2008
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  Thanks everyone, I'll check out all of your suggestions...

Susan


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6/18/2008 1:40:23 PM

 
Jerry Frazier   She asked what the best way to edit images is. She didn't say, "my budget is X, what is the best software for culling and editing given my budget?"

I never answered the other question about storing. I store everything on 2 duplicate external hard drives.


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6/18/2008 7:47:40 PM

 
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Advising a brandnew driver's license holder to get a Ferrari makes about as much sense, imo.

It's of course fun to fantasize. But not very realistic.

And I store my incremental backups wirelessly on 3 harddisks: 2 set up as on-line mirror images ('RAID1'). A third mirror HD off-site is 'refreshed' periodically by a physical swap with one of the 2 others.


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6/18/2008 8:04:25 PM

 
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