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Best digital photo software?

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8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
I need some help. I've just bought a Nikon D100 which came without any software. I tried to download the original software from a website, but it doesn't work with Vista (what a surprise).
I want to buy or download some software I can use to edit photos and also some software for cataloging photos.
I don't mind if these 2 features are part of the same or different software.
Good suggestions will be given rep.
Thanks in advance.
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8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
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the Gimp http://www.gimp.org/

or

Paint.NET http://www.getpaint.net/

are the best freely available editors I have seen, however they are not cataloguing software.

You could try something like Picasa for cataloguing which will organise and allow you to upload your pics http://picasa.google.com/
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You could try something like Picasa for cataloguing which will organise and allow you to upload your pics http://picasa.google.com/

gets my vote :thumbsup:
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I really can't stress enough the importance of using good Post Processing software for Amateur Photogs.

Sure Picasa is nice and free... but it really isn't a patch on Photoshop.

Yeah yeah I know it costs a fortune, but there are discounts and older versions you can get much cheaper.

If your a bit daunted by using Photoshop then the next best thing is PhotoShop Elements 6, its a tenth of the price and is just a cut down version, but extremely versatile.

Adobe currently have a BETA version of their Photoshop Express available for free download, its only in BETA but as long as you have backups of your original files (LIKE YOU SHOULD ANYWAY BEFORE EDITING ANYTHING!!) you may find that very useful.

Have a look here at the different types of Photoshop Available (CLICK HERE)

You should find trials on this page as well to download and play with.

Personally if I were you I would go for Adobe Photoshop Elements 6, should do everything you need.

You can still Use Picasa to catalogue everything, but you will probably want something a bit more powerful in terms of editing facility..

Also if your going to use full Photoshop CS2 or CS3, get a book.. not a boring technical book, I would highly recommend anything by Scott Kelby in regards to Photoshop, the guy is very good at explaining things and showing you how to do things in the simplest and most effective way.... and its fool proof!

As A side note, if you do get The Full Version of Photoshop CS3 it comes with Adobe Bridge, which is a great catalogue and browser for your photos, and it links in to Photoshop seamlessly , I don't use anything else and I swear by them!
#4
Picasa is great, Lightroom is nice too. I think they have recently released a free online (lite) version of Photoshop too.
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Picasa is great, Lightroom is nice too. I think they have recently released a free online (lite) version of Photoshop too.



Yup thats the one Photoshop Express... but its still BETA so probably buggy.

I find Lightroom a little bloaty and over complicated yet simplistic at the same time, Apples Aperture is far superior but obviously limited to Apple Machines.
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Is this any good?
http://*********.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=320256933730&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=011

Can't get link to work.
eBay item number 320256933730
#7
Bargain RRP is about £70 :thumbsup:
#8
£29.99 from this seller on ebay including postage.. He/she sells a lot of them...

item........320257513708

So tempted to buy one..
#9
Probably bundled software OEM stuff, so there won't be a pretty box.. oh well ;-)

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