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Can some one recommend a good photo and graphics software ???

I edit photos and do some graphic work now a d then,
It not my job so I dont want Adobe (dont know how to use it and dont want to pay £££'s)

I want something easy to learn with great features, I used ulead photoimpact some time a go, It offered good features and was ok on the pocket, I know corel has taken over ulead, so I tried corel PSP x3 I found it a bit harder to use,

before I go back to corel PSP x3, I what to know if anyone has any recommendations or should I stick with corel, something simple to use offers the most features can be used as a all in one photo editing package.
Edited by zoneuk - 4/5/11 at 11:05am
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post #2 of 9
Try Gimp, I hear good things about it
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Try Gimp, I hear good things about it
Ive tried gimp I just dont like it, I find it too basic in the photo editing area, im willing to pay for the software.
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Whups... i just wanted to sugest corels stuff the read your OP
I used a long time ago Photoimpact from ulead. That was easy to use nice features
but isn`t available anymore. And for your usage Photoshop is too expensiv - gimp to low.
Have you considered Photoshop Elements?
Maybe that could do the job and isn`t that expensive.
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Whups... i just wanted to sugest corels stuff the read your OP
I used a long time ago Photoimpact from ulead. That was easy to use nice features
but isn`t available anymore. And for your usage Photoshop is too expensiv - gimp to low.
Have you considered Photoshop Elements?
Maybe that could do the job and isn`t that expensive.
Is elements any good ? corel PSP is ok compared to adobe
gimp ? i think its still lacking a few bits but what do you expect for free.
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Depeds on what you want to do...It hasn`t all of PS features, just hop to adobe and have a look (I don`t know all features and stuff its capable of). I got an e-book "how to cheat in elements". In there were several method shown how you can get some looks which are only possible in PS (with its implemented features) which element lacks of. I got PS so i don`t even read that book carefully but it seems elements is usefull and has the handling of PS.
Sorry for typos i shold go to bed
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post #7 of 9
Photoscape offers some very simple controls to do some little "touchups" on the go...

If you want something similar, try photofiltre. It's pretty similar to PS except it has less features and, personnally, I think it's a little harder the use... But just look for tutorials on YouTube and you'll be good to go!
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post #8 of 9
Oh for the love of god just get Photoshop anyway you can, don't get elements its a fail.

Edit - Or any other software for the matter.
post #9 of 9
From personal experience gimp is the next best thing after photoshop. Stick with it, you will find more info, better tutorials and more help with it than any other open source photo editing software
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