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Dinesh Canon Duggiralla
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/3/2007
 

What software to buy.......


I am planning to buy a Canon D40. Do I have to buy any software apart from the CD I get with the camera??? I have read so many people discussing so many softwares, I am confused......do I need a separate software for doing HDR etc???
Please advice.


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11/14/2008 11:39:13 PM

 
W.   
Hi Dinesh,

you'll get Canon's own editing app DPP with a D40. If it works for you, fine. But if you'd like to try something else, goto http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_raster_graphics_editors where you will find a whole list. The FREEware and SHAREware apps are on the right. Try a few before you shell out hundreds of bucks for software that you don't know what to do with (yet).

You might also want to try these FREE online editors:
http://snipshot.com/
https://www.photoshop.com/express/landing.html
http://www.picnik.com/

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11/15/2008 7:01:00 AM

 
Carlton Ward
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  Hi Dinesh,
What W said is right on - I would add that if you really want to do good HDR images, look at HDRSoft.com - PhotoMatix software. Runs about $99 but it has a tonemapping feature that makes their software better at HDR images than even photoshop, although I often do some minor adjustments in Photoshop after processing the HDR images in PhotoMatix.
I have been using Photoshop for a long time and rarely try other editing programs but my friend liked the Canon RAW software and processes his CR2 files with it. I also used Irfanview.com (free software) for batch resizing & renaming before I switched to MAC.
Good Luck - Carlton


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11/17/2008 12:20:43 AM

 
Dinesh Canon Duggiralla
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/3/2007
  Thanks for your valuable advise.

Dinesh


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11/18/2008 8:20:26 AM

 
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