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Feb 04, 2011 00:36 |  #1

Hi,

I am planning to buy a DSLR soon and would need a software for post processing. Photoshop seems way out of my present budget. So what other freewares or CS downloads can I look at?

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Feb 04, 2011 00:43 |  #2

GIMP!




  
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Feb 04, 2011 03:15 |  #3

The Gimp is pretty sophisticated and powerful with a lot to learn -- if you want that kind of challenge with a lot of features, sure, give it to go!

A much simpler freeware is Picasa by Google. It's a snappy bit of software that seems to have a good bit of stuff, although I've never actually used it, it just gets opened and looked at once in awhile.

The Canon software that come with your camera has some basic editing for jpegs, nothing fancy, but both ZoomBrowser and Digital Photo Professtional (DPP) have simple editing tools, with the advantage of the fact that they "keep up" with Canon cameras through the ability to upgrade consistently and the fact that DPP is a good support/converter for Canon's low-level Raw format for more powerful processing.

If you want something that is not free but well put together and quite powerful, there is the "little brother" of Photoshop, which is Photoshop Elements. It has inherited a lot of great tools from the full version of Photoshop but costs less than $100 USD.

Other options are out there but those are pretty popular.


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Feb 04, 2011 03:30 |  #4

I have used Picassa a lot but then I thinks thers a lot you cant do with it.. I saw an online thing called picnik.com and that seems nice but uploading pics all the time is not fast.

I am looking forward to DPP for my needs and if I need more, would go for Elements for sure. Thanks a lot.




  
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Feb 04, 2011 03:45 |  #5

Well, also install ZoomBrower -- you may find that some of the edting features are more accessible in it initially -- you need to get the hang of things when using DPP, even for jpegs.


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Feb 04, 2011 09:29 |  #6

I started on Elements - I think it' fab software. And once you can afford Photoshop everything you've learnt in Elements is transferable and it’s only around £50.00 – bargain!


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Feb 04, 2011 10:44 |  #7

Elements!!! PSE 9 is very powerful, and under $90


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Feb 04, 2011 14:45 |  #8

i recently just bought Photoshop/Premiere Elements 9 Bundle in Amazon for $100, with $30 mail-in rebate. For freewares, I've heard good things about Picasa.


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Feb 04, 2011 14:52 |  #9

Canon DPP is a *great* raw converter. Canon has great video tutorials for it on their site. Learn it, use it. :)

For further post processing needs, get Photoshop Elements 9. It's cheap, get it at Costco. :)

Or perhaps get lightroom 3 for an all-encompassing solution (might want elements as well though).

If you don't want to spend any money at all:
1. Use DPP for raw conversions.
2. Download the GIMP for those times when you need it.
3. Image Analyzer if you ever need advanced sharpening, deconvolution, fractal based and/or gamma correct resizing, etc. :P All free.


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Feb 05, 2011 01:42 as a reply to  @ woos's post |  #10

That sounds great. Will do that and if i think I need more then would invest in it. Thanks




  
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Feb 06, 2011 10:27 |  #11

Gimp is great and free but can have a bit of a learning curve
PS Elements is good for the money
If you use a Mac check out Pixelmator


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