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Hi all ,
i am wondering which program do you use for editing photos .
i use photoshop cs4
Should i download photoshop cs5?
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I use Digital Professional Pro (Canon's software), Lightroom 3, Photoshop CS3, Photoshop Elements 7, and PhotoMatix.

The only reason I'd want to get CS5 is for the content-aware fill feature, but even that isn't a big enough impetus for me to drop that kind of money. What I currently use is sufficient for me.
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Gonetommorow thanks . You use windows or do you have MacBook or iMac ? I bought recently an iPad can I do photo editing with iPad 2 ?
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LoNeLyKiLLeR View Post
Gonetommorow thanks . You use windows or do you have MacBook or iMac ? I bought recently an iPad can I do photo editing with iPad 2 ?
I use my sig rig for editing actually. It does very well, but I'm finding 6GB RAM insufficient, esp. when doing full screen culling for LR imports (takes 100% of my RAM!).

Don't know about editing on the iPad 2. I know that Photoshop has an iPad app and I keep hearing rumors that Aperture will have it one day as well, but regardless I can't imagine why anyone would want to do any serious amount of editing on a tablet. Mouse/drawing tablet + dual monitors on a desktop is the way to go IMO.

I have an iPad (original) and I use it to show shots to clients (makes a nice impression )
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What about iMacs and MacBooks ? I have recently bought a hp laptop for editing too and upgraded my rig In sig. I think I need a better monitor
 
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post #7 of 22
Lightroom 3 for batch edits, Photoshop CS5 for detailed edits. All done on my sigrig.


Quote:
Originally Posted by LoNeLyKiLLeR View Post
What about iMacs and MacBooks ? I have recently bought a hp laptop for editing too and upgraded my rig In sig. I think I need a better monitor
I avoid editing on laptops myself. The viewing angles of a laptop screen can lead to inaccurate color representation depending on what angle you're viewing your screen at. That said, there's nothing wrong with editing on a Mac. I learned how to do so on the old Mac Pros in OS X. Different keyboard shortcuts, but all in all it was the same experience to me. It's all a matter of which OS UI you're more familiar with; I wouldn't say one is clearly better than the other.
Edited by r31ncarnat3d - 11/2/11 at 9:17am
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Quote:
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Should i download photoshop cs5?
No, you should not pirate CS5.
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I have CS5 exteneded and I love it. The content aware brush is awesome. I will likely get Topaz adjust plugins for it since they have a noise reduction plugin that is well reviewed.
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I think CS4 should be enough, honestly. Cs5 is nice, but it's not absolutely necessary, IMO.

If you had that kind of money, buy a new lens.
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