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What editing Software for Digital camera?

Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by StevieDvd, Aug 8, 2005.

  1. StevieDvd

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    Having just bought a Canon 350D I was wondering what software people use for their touching up etc.

    The Arcsoft supplied is a bit awkward but does the basics.

    I'm not likely to go to Photoshop due to it's price but how about:

    Adobe Photo Elements 3
    Paint Shop Pro whatever the lates version is
    Other

    Any recommendations or ones to avoid?

    No pirated stuff please!
     
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    Try a Google search for Picasa and FastStone - both free and offer reasonable capabilities. You can also get a free, for personal use, version of Neat Image, to filter noise, but you might not need this - I don't use Canon but I gather noise isn't a major problem at most settings. I believe PS Elements 3 is excellent, and a lot easier to use than the full CS2 version - you should be able to download a free 30 day trial from the Adobe site. PS Album also has some editing capability and the earlier version is available as a free download - but I think some of the functionality is disabled. PSP has similar capabilities to PS in many ways, and is much less expensive, but it also has quite a steep learning curve. Don't know if they offer a more user friendly version like PS Elements. I'd spend a bit of time on the net and download a selection of editing packages, try them out and decide if the freebies will do for the time being, or if you want to spend some money on a commercial package.
     
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    Adobe PS Elements seems to be the one, now to hunt for a fair price.
     
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    if your buying online then you should easily be able to find photoshop elements 3 for under £50.. from somewhere like ebuyer etc.
     
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    Elements is great, i got elements with my 300d...very good
     
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    Do Canon not supply Elements with the 350D then?

    I thought it was bundled with all their DSLR's

    :hiya:
     
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    Just upgraded to CS2, but elements 3 is very good
    as if some kind soul on here has a spare copy which may have come with their printer or camera, i had elements 3 come with my 1290 but i gave it away .
    ask you may be lucky
     
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    My Ixus 500 and now thw 350D both came with ArcSoft PhotoStudio, a bit of a PSP clone but not as good.
     
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    photoshop 7 or photoshop elements 3

    i use pixmantec rawshooter as my raw program

    that is all
     
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    Bought Adobe Photoshop Elements 3 and Paint SHop Pro 9. Oddly enough PC World have then for £39.99 and £49.99 respectively in shop and on-line so thought why not buy both.
     
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    I have both too, but now I always use Elements (or CS if I'm bored).
    Elements is just better IMHO

    :D
     
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    Well I got Demo of Macromedia Fireworks, it's pretty good..., I never touched the stuff that came with my Kodak Camera, but i'm sure it is pretty good stuff..
     
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    fireworks is a web graphics package not a photo editor
     
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    Fireworks is like photoshop you can do most of the stuff with photoshop in fireworks to, and a lot more, you should try it out..
     
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    no, no you cant

    i use fireworks (along with dreamweaver) for webdesign and whereas its brilliant for webdesign 9its nowhere near as good as element/photoshop/PSP/anything for image editting, if you think that it is you are SERIOUSLY selling yourself short.

    i use macromedia software for website design etc and its utter gash for doing anything with images. please believe this, get a proper image editting prog and let your images shine
     

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