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Photo Editing Software

Unread postby bazzlewazzle » Sat Jun 06, 2009 9:14 am

Has anybody used Gimp? (www.gimp.org) It's free and I just read about it in a magazine article and wondered if it's any good. It's price certainly beats photoshop! At the moment the only thing I use is Canon's digital Photo Pro that came with the camera.

Any Thoughts?? :hmz:

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Re: Photo Editing Software

Unread postby TheunsH » Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:54 am

Thanks for the link bazzlewazzle, I'm going to try it!! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Photo Editing Software

Unread postby DuQues » Sat Jun 06, 2009 11:10 am

The Gimp is indeed very good.
I use it when I boot my PC with Linux and need a quick edit on a photo, like a resize of a photo posted on the forums.
(I run windows xp, windows 7 and Ubuntu on my pc.)

But the linux bit may be the problem for you. It's safe to assume you're running windows...
Not a big problem though if you know a little about computers. You can run VirtualBox, a download at the Sun site, and install any linux flavour while running windows. A socalled virtual machine.

VirtualBox is a small download, linux isn't though. But! There is a workaround for that. Go to www.ubuntu.org (I think .org) and browse around a little, there is an option to have a cd sent to you, free of charge. I've done that in the past, and they are pretty quick.
The Gimp is one of the many packages included on the cd.

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Re: Photo Editing Software

Unread postby TheunsH » Sat Jun 06, 2009 11:18 am

Thanks for the advice DuQues! :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

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Re: Photo Editing Software

Unread postby Scout » Sat Jun 06, 2009 5:34 pm

DQ Gimp comes out in a windows edition as well now a days :)
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Re: Photo Editing Software

Unread postby RayK » Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:05 pm

Hi bazzlewazzle,
Although I've got Photoshop, it's too involved for me to learn just now. In the meantime I've been using Picasa by Google with good results. It's free and easy to use. Naturally, the end result doesn't compare to the great photography seen on the Forum but good enough.

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Re: Photo Editing Software

Unread postby DuQues » Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:18 pm

Ray, you're mixing up two things. ;)

Good photography doesn't depend on the editing software.
Actually, I don't really edit my photos at all, just crop, colours and remove dust.
And I'm quite sure most people do that here, and not much more.
You don't need Photoshop, The Gimp, Picasa etc.

All you need is luck, an eye for composition, no grass/twigs etc between you and the subject, and lightroom.
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Re: Photo Editing Software

Unread postby RayK » Sat Jun 13, 2009 2:30 am

Hi DuQues,
Point taken. Thank You for the reminder. My use of Picasa is mostly to touch up the thousands of slides and photos I've taken with film then recently scanned. There are always dust particles to remove, sharpen, crop, etc. As I get better at photography I'll need it less and less. Thank You again. :)

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Re: Photo Editing Software

Unread postby Ranred » Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:12 pm

I've tried both Gimp and Picasa and I'd say that both are very good software to use: not overly complicated and user friendly (generally) yet with a surprising amount of features. Currently I use Photoshop Elements 7.0 which is great but am still getting my head around all the features.
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