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Know of a good photo editing software program?

Asked by nmguy (528points) July 25th, 2010

I have a Canon G11 camera and take a fair amount of pics with it. My computer is a MacBook Pro. I’m currently using Aperture 2.1.4 to do my editing, but am unhappy with it.

Does have recommendations for a relatively easy-to-use photo editing program?

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El_Cadejo's avatar

I edit all my photos in gimp. Its free and open sourced too :)

Gimp looks and feels a lot like photoshop but I tend to like it a bit more honestly.

Seek's avatar

I downloaded GIMP, but my dinosaur doesn’t like it.

I use Serif PhotoPlus 6. It’s freeware and pretty easy, IMO. It doesn’t have all the Photoshop bells and whistles, but it gets the job done.

foursheetstothewind's avatar

It depends what kind of editing you’re going to be doing but I find that a combination of GIMP and Digikam suits my needs perfectly (not that I do much editing these days.)

I use GIMP whenever I need to do some manipulation but if I’m just fixing colour, contrast, etc, or converting to B&W I’ll use Digikam. You should really download Digikam just to try the B&W tools, you can recreate some old B&W films for some very stunning effects. It’s awesome for low light photography and really simple to use.

SnowCloud's avatar

Aviary has an image editor (called Phoenix, the first one). It’s free and you don’t need to download anything (it’s in the browser). It’s similar to Photoshop.
They have a bunch of other applications too. I think most of the filters/efftcts (like levels or color remap) are in Peacock, actually.
Toucan, Raven, and Falcon let you make a color palette, create a vector image, and markup an image, respectively. There are 2 music editors and a firefox extention (for taking screenshots) too.

CherrySempai's avatar

I’m happy so many people use GIMP! :) I was overjoyed when I first downloaded it, but I only use GIMP for my drawing tablet. ;]

For photos I use VERY easy to use, and the free stuff can keep most people generally happy, but there is a premium version if you want to pay. :] Just simple editing, but you should look into it!

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miumiu2134's avatar

I love editing photos, viewing photos on mac just way much enjoyable than on pc.
When comes to edit photos, I chose PhotoStudio, the mac photo editor that has similar features as PhotoShop but much more easier to edit photos with and more economical in price. you may find some info here:

If you want to find some more professional photo editing software, PhotoShop should be your first choice.

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