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Photo editing program- any ideas?

I have a nice Canon Rebel camera as I love to take pics & am decent at it. I now need a program to where I can do all the editing. I have tried a couple websites but think I need a program. Any ideas on a good one?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:58 PM on Mar. 16, 2010 in Hobbies & Crafts

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  • I hate to admit this, but I use PhotoShop on most of my photos. There's always that gross zit, funky piece of hair outta place, or shiny face that I have to rub out ;~) I blur some of my wrinkles out at times too heehee! Anyway, its a good program for doing pretty much anything you want. It has all sorts of visual effect options and you can superimpose. Pretty neat.

    kenzie07

    Answer by kenzie07 at 3:19 PM on Mar. 16, 2010

  • Adobe Photoshop and Corel Paint Shop Pro are the 2 best. I know you can get a 60 day free trial(may be 30 day) of PSP(Paint Shop Pro) at ( http://www.corel.com/servlet/Satellite/us/en/Content/1152796555406 ). You can do the same with Photoshop( http://www.adobe.com/downloads/ ). Do both trials and see which ones you like best. There are several groups on CM for teaching you how to use the programs.
    nsrush83

    Answer by nsrush83 at 3:39 PM on Mar. 16, 2010

  • Adobe Photoshop is nice but it is kind of hard to learn.

    Corel PaintShop Pro is easier to use & cheaper.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:49 PM on Mar. 16, 2010

  • If you want a cheap / quick solution, use the photo editing software that comes with a scanner / multi function printer. Perfectly serviceable, a fraction of the price of either of those packages, and normally much less of a learning curve. Or for free, download Picasa3 from Google, less functions but costs nothing :D
    onlinemediasupp

    Answer by onlinemediasupp at 4:29 AM on Mar. 17, 2010

  • You can get Photoshop Elements at Costco for $50-$70. It does a good job of editing, and I find it to be a bit more user-friendly than Photoshop.
    lvpenguino

    Answer by lvpenguino at 1:09 PM on Mar. 17, 2010

  • I use Adobe Photoshop CS3 and Lightroom 2. Either one is great but you may have an easier time with Lightroom.
    Orionsgirl

    Answer by Orionsgirl at 10:12 PM on Mar. 17, 2010

  • Adobe Photoshop and Corel Paint Shop Pro
    photogrypher

    Answer by photogrypher at 12:01 AM on Mar. 18, 2010

  • Google's Picasa is decent, and free.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:44 AM on Mar. 18, 2010

  • I would also recommend Photoshop Elements. I also use Adobe Lightroom which is geared towards photographers. You can download full trial versions and try them out for 30 days before you commit to buying them. And if you are a student, you can apply for an educational discount.
    Patty_WAHM

    Answer by Patty_WAHM at 10:41 AM on Mar. 24, 2010

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