Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Post Processing, Marketing & Presenting Photos RAW, Post Processing & Printing 
Thread started 11 Nov 2013 (Monday) 20:44
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Photo-editing Software

 
TheGreekCollection
Mostly Lurking
13 posts
Joined Nov 2013
     
Nov 11, 2013 20:44 |  #1

Hey, guys!
I don't have the money to put into image-editing software, so are there any alternatives to PhotoShop, or other software that is at least somewhat decent?

Thank you,
TheGreekCollection


Camera: Canon Rebel T3i
Lens: 18-55mm IS ------- EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
OuttaCtrl
Senior Member
Avatar
381 posts
Joined Oct 2012
Location: San Jose, CA
     
Nov 11, 2013 20:45 |  #2

Lightroom for $150 or less.


Cameras: 5D III Gripped | 1D MK 3 | 70D
Lens: 18-135 STM | 24-70 L MKII | 70-200 L IS MKII
PC: i7-3930K | 32GB Kingston Hyper-X | nVidia Quadro 4000 | Asus P9X79 Pro | 27" Samsung SA monitor | 34" LG 34UM95-P | Spyder 4 Elite

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
drvnbysound
Goldmember
3,316 posts
Likes: 12
Joined Aug 2009
     
Nov 11, 2013 20:48 |  #3

OuttaCtrl wrote in post #16443918 (external link)
Lightroom for $150 or less.

+1

$138 for the boxed version at B&H (I'm sure it can be found cheaper elsewhere): http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …obe_p_s_lightro​om_v5.html (external link)


I use manual exposure settings on the copy machine
..::Gear Listing::.. --==Feedback==--
...A few umbrella brackets I own...

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
pninnja
Member
38 posts
Joined Nov 2013
Location: California, USA
     
Nov 11, 2013 20:49 |  #4

Check out GIMP, http://www.gimp.org (external link). Unlike photoshop or lightroom, etc.. It's free.
You can edit your images on their program, and there are tutorials on everything on the web.


Pat Dilanchian
http://patrick.thefact​orymgmt.com/ (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
tonylong
...winded
Avatar
54,657 posts
Gallery: 60 photos
Likes: 546
Joined Sep 2007
Location: Vancouver, WA USA
     
Nov 11, 2013 20:59 |  #5

Aside from the Gimp -- are you able and willing to shell out any money? Aside from Lightroom, Photoshop Elements is an excellent choice if you are just getting started in processing. Also there is the Corel photo software that has good recommendations.


Tony
Two Canon cameras (5DC, 30D), three Canon lenses (24-105, 100-400, 100mm macro)
Tony Long Photos on PBase (external link)
Wildlife project pics here (external link), Biking Photog shoots here (external link), "Suburbia" project here (external link)! Mount St. Helens, Mount Hood pics here (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Corbeau
Senior Member
Avatar
377 posts
Gallery: 2 photos
Likes: 1
Joined Jan 2013
Location: Ottawa, Ont, Great White North
     
Nov 11, 2013 21:01 |  #6

Unless you're deep into compositing or layer masks, you don't need Photoshop or even Photoshop Elements. GIMP can help out but, most important, a $150 put in Lightroom takes care of 90% of editing needs. And there's more, it also organizes your files...


Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera. -- Yousuf Karsh

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
TheGreekCollection
THREAD ­ STARTER
Mostly Lurking
13 posts
Joined Nov 2013
     
Nov 11, 2013 22:07 |  #7

I'll look into Lightroom shortly. Are there any other suggestions? :)


Camera: Canon Rebel T3i
Lens: 18-55mm IS ------- EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
drvnbysound
Goldmember
3,316 posts
Likes: 12
Joined Aug 2009
     
Nov 11, 2013 22:14 |  #8

Free Lr info/tutorials:
http://lightroomkiller​tips.com/ (external link)


I use manual exposure settings on the copy machine
..::Gear Listing::.. --==Feedback==--
...A few umbrella brackets I own...

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
DunnoWhen
Goldmember
Avatar
1,748 posts
Likes: 14
Joined Mar 2006
Location: South Wales
     
Nov 12, 2013 01:59 |  #9

TheGreekCollection wrote in post #16444137 (external link)
I'll look into Lightroom shortly. Are there any other suggestions? :)

If on a MAC, the photoshop/gimp equivalent is Pixelmator (external link) at $29.99.


My wisdom is learned from the experience of others.
...

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
tonylong
...winded
Avatar
54,657 posts
Gallery: 60 photos
Likes: 546
Joined Sep 2007
Location: Vancouver, WA USA
     
Nov 12, 2013 02:18 |  #10

If you are going to look into Lightroom, check out this short thread:

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1341711


Tony
Two Canon cameras (5DC, 30D), three Canon lenses (24-105, 100-400, 100mm macro)
Tony Long Photos on PBase (external link)
Wildlife project pics here (external link), Biking Photog shoots here (external link), "Suburbia" project here (external link)! Mount St. Helens, Mount Hood pics here (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
TheGreekCollection
THREAD ­ STARTER
Mostly Lurking
13 posts
Joined Nov 2013
     
Nov 12, 2013 08:34 |  #11

Thank you to everyone! I really appreciate it :) Can be closed


Camera: Canon Rebel T3i
Lens: 18-55mm IS ------- EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
uOpt
Goldmember
Avatar
2,283 posts
Likes: 3
Joined Jun 2009
Location: Boston, MA, USA
     
Nov 12, 2013 08:40 |  #12

I am very happy going xzgv for selection, rawtherapee for raw and gimp for detail.

xzgv will probably be dumped in favor of gequee(sp?).


My imagine composition sucks. I need a heavier lens.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
PhotosGuy
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
75,941 posts
Gallery: 8 photos
Likes: 2583
Joined Feb 2004
Location: Middle of Michigan
     
Nov 12, 2013 08:42 |  #13

Welcome to POTN! What do you like to shoot?
First, look at the Stickys at the top of the page, especially this one: Color problems? [work in progress?]
The free DPP that came with your camera is a good place to start.

FYI, students & teachers can get a cheaper education license for Adobe products now & later upgrade to a full version if you think that you need it.
http://www.academicsup​erstore.com/ (external link)

Editing Software


FrankC - 20D, RAW, Manual everything...
Classic Carz, Racing, Air Show, Flowers.
Find the light... A few Car Lighting Tips, and MOVE YOUR FEET!
Have you thought about making your own book? // Need an exposure crutch?
New Image Size Limits: Image must not exceed 1600 pixels on any side.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
HughR
Senior Member
Avatar
999 posts
Joined Feb 2011
Location: Toronto, Ontario
     
Feb 11, 2014 14:55 |  #14

Just one more suggestion if you use a Mac with OS 10.8 or 10.9: Acorn 4 by Flying Meat Software. It's got layers & layer masks, RAW converter, 16 bit non-destructive processing. I've been using Photoshop CS4 & CS5 for about 5 years and have now switched to Acorn 4 for almost all my digital darkroom needs. You can download a 14 day free trial at either the Apple App Store or at Flying Meat:

http://www.flyingmeat.​com/acorn/ (external link)

If you decide to buy Acorn 4, it's just $50.00.
Hugh


Hugh
Canon 60D, Original Digital Rebel (2003)
EFS 15-85mm IS USM, EF 70-300mm IS USM, Tokina 11-16mm
Speedlite 430EX, Speedlite 430EX II,
Qbox 16 pro, Lastolite EZbox 24x24, Lumiquest Softbox III

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

2,852 views & 0 likes for this thread
Photo-editing Software
FORUMS Post Processing, Marketing & Presenting Photos RAW, Post Processing & Printing 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is DTPhotography
736 guests, 197 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.