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Free useful photo management tool

Unread postby saraf » Tue Oct 04, 2005 9:11 pm

Anyone tried Picasa? Possibly one for the beginners of photo manipualtion. I also find it really useful for managing my files. Best of all its free and easy to download. It's actually owned by Google, for some unknown reason.

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Unread postby eospete » Sat Oct 08, 2005 1:21 pm

Picasa is a great tool indeed. I also use it for rooting out unwanted graphics from saved webpages as it is surprising how over time these pics start to fill up the hard drive.

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Unread postby Meinfam » Tue Oct 11, 2005 7:36 am

I have been using Picasa for about 2 yrs now. Not the best editing tool, but for managing your photographs surely one of the best. Very easy to use.

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Unread postby pictureman » Tue Nov 22, 2005 6:29 pm

8) Picasa is a really useful and easy bit of kit to use...been using it for the ice hockey pics i take...i think the way the selection is layed out is good and i particularly like the cropping facility

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Unread postby leopardspotter » Thu Nov 24, 2005 1:49 pm

Is there any other good photo managment programs?
What do you use? :D
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Unread postby bert » Thu Nov 24, 2005 4:53 pm

Photoshop works nice for me.
Even lots of features i dont use

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Unread postby gavinl » Sun Aug 13, 2006 7:59 pm

Hi,
This thread is a bit old but I was wondering. How does the software that comes with the Canon 350D (Acrsoft Photostudio 5.5 and ZoomBrowser EX) compare with Picsa and Photoshop.

Thanks

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Unread postby DinkyBird » Sun Aug 13, 2006 8:13 pm

Something I would also like to know gavinl.

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Unread postby Jose » Sun Aug 13, 2006 8:24 pm

gavinl wrote:Hi,
This thread is a bit old but I was wondering. How does the software that comes with the Canon 350D (Acrsoft Photostudio 5.5 and ZoomBrowser EX) compare with Picsa and Photoshop.

Thanks


In my experience the software (firmware, just one step short of spyware) that comes with the Canon cameras is a royal pain in the @**. I don't know how well it goes with Windows XP, but on other OS it tries to take over all other photo-browsing, -editing and -archiving software installed on your machine (PhotoShop, PaintShopPro, ThumbsPlus, even ACDSee).
My advice is get a cardreader/x-drive/.... They only need a tiny driver and you can upload directly from your memory card or x-drive without having to use the camera as an external disk.
It saved me a lot of headaches. Plus about 180 MBs worth of useless firmware dung.

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Unread postby gavinl » Sun Aug 13, 2006 8:34 pm

Jose, I am refering to the functionality of the software as far as editing and cataloging is concerned. The firmware interaction is something that I will live with on XP, I have not had problems - YET.
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Unread postby Jose » Sun Aug 13, 2006 8:39 pm

gavinl wrote:Jose, I am refering to the functionality of the software as far as editing and cataloging is concerned. The firmware interaction is something that I will live with on XP, I have not had problems - YET.

Fair enough.
Editing: no match for PS
Cataloguing: hard to beat TP

Most of the freebies are decent. But that's about all the credit you can give to those apps.

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Unread postby DuQues » Mon Aug 14, 2006 9:33 am

gavinl wrote:Jose, I am refering to the functionality of the software as far as editing and cataloging is concerned.

As José says, Photoshop is the best. Oddly I do not hear you about RAW-converters at all :?: Have a look at Adobe Lightroom. It's still a Beta product, but will incorporate Pixmatec's Rawshooter, which is the best, or one of the best products for converting RAW-files. you can download Lightroom here. Free for the moment, but it will not stay that way, and probably has a limited running time.
gavinl wrote:The firmware interaction is something that I will live with on XP, I have not had problems - YET.

You can always change with which program your files are opened. Rightmouseclick a file, choose "Open with", "Choose Program", choose the program and check the "Alway use the selected program" box. Done!
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Unread postby arks » Mon Aug 14, 2006 7:58 pm

DuQues wrote:You can always change with which program your files are opened. Rightmouseclick a file, choose "Open with", "Choose Program", choose the program and check the "Alway use the selected program" box. Done!

Thanks for that cool tip, DQ!! Never knew you could make this change.
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Unread postby HoepHoep » Tue Aug 15, 2006 4:05 pm

Hi
I find ZoomBrowser quite useful for organising my photos and searching. Now I have found out that I can do my own screen saver in ZoomBroser and is therefore more impressed
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Unread postby NightOwl » Thu Aug 31, 2006 9:20 am

The Canon bundled software is crap in my opinion. It's SLOWWWW!!!!!
I Use:
Cardreader to Download.
Rawshooter Profesional to convert. (Best & Quickest in the Business)
Photoshop for Major Editing. (Slow on my laptop, but functionality unbeatable)
IRFanview to add IPTC Data (Keyword & add Descriptions and Titles for my stock site)
iViewMediaPro3 for databasing and searching.

IRFanview has a great advantage of quickly resizing an entire directory or batch to other sizes and more options. Also does screensavers and other nifty nice to haves.


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