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Hwyl
02-01-2011, 12:11 PM
I might spring for Photoshop, but in the meantime I thought I'd see what was available in my preferred price range. Any suggestions?

Bruce Taylor
02-01-2011, 12:13 PM
I might spring for Photoshop, but in the meantime I thought I'd see what was available in my preferred price range. Any suggestions?

Gimp (http://www.gimp.org/)

Bruce Taylor
02-01-2011, 12:14 PM
....and nine others (http://sixrevisions.com/graphics-design/10-excellent-open-source-and-free-alternatives-to-photoshop/)

Garret
02-01-2011, 12:14 PM
Hi Gareth -

Basic - but does resizing & some other stuff (particularly good at organizing photos):

http://www.faststone.org/

Freeware

Canoez
02-01-2011, 12:16 PM
Gimp (http://www.gimp.org/)

+1 Does most of what Photoshop does for most people. Alternately, the "light" version of Photoshop for less than $100 does quite a bit, too.

elf
02-01-2011, 12:19 PM
Photoshop elements

Paul Pless
02-01-2011, 01:19 PM
Gareth, what are wanting to do?

WX
02-01-2011, 05:23 PM
Gimp is my first choice.

Hwyl
02-01-2011, 05:33 PM
Gimp it is , thanks.

Ed Harrow
02-01-2011, 05:34 PM
I know nothing as I never use them; my photos are perfect right out of the camera...

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g65/wlgtoo/sarcasm_meter.jpg

But this showed up recently in Picasa: http://www.picnik.com/home

Garret
02-01-2011, 05:37 PM
Great pic!

Captain Intrepid
02-01-2011, 06:26 PM
GraphicsConverter is pretty awesome, one of the last true pieces of shareware I've seen in recent years.

The Bigfella
02-01-2011, 06:35 PM
One nice way to pick up Photoshop is via teachers. My wife picked up the full version that my brother pays thousands for.... for $50.

elf
02-01-2011, 07:15 PM
Not in the US. The educational version is still quite pricey. The best way to get these things is to purchase old versions on eBay, register them and upgrade.

But Hwyl doesn't need Photoshop. He'd find iPhoto would do just fine for his needs.

It's just that he insists on using a PC because he things they're cheaper.

elf
02-01-2011, 07:16 PM
Gimp is overkill unless you've spent time in a color darkroom and know the lingo.

Old Dryfoot
02-01-2011, 07:18 PM
Paint.NET (http://www.getpaint.net/) is a really nice little program too.

paladin
02-01-2011, 11:34 PM
I have photoshop and Photo shop elements that I can get to you soon as they stop beating on me

Jimmy W
02-02-2011, 12:27 AM
Irfanview (http://www.irfanview.com/) is a good program and might do all that you need.