Photoshop is expensive!
Can anyone recommend a good photo software program that doesn't cost as much as my camera?
Yes, Photoshop is expensive, but it is extremely powerful. There are less costly alternatives, but they're generally less full-featured.
If you're using the Mac OS, try iPhoto. It's limited in functions, but it came with your computer if you've bought one recently.
Bibble is not too expensive and runs on Macs and on Windows.
Picasa runs on Windows. It's free from Google.
Photoshop Elements is a good program in its own right, and cheaper than the full version.
Or you can simply type "free photo software" into Google and get tons of results.
Canon 60D & lenses & flashes & stuff
A bunch of cheap vintage film cameras
My Etsy store
Look no further: http://www.corel.com/servlet/Satelli...trkid=14775033
Almost as powerful as PhotoShop and a joy to use, especially at 1/5th the price. Download the demo and see for yourself!
Some Gear: Nikon D700; Nikkor AF-S 50 f/1.4 G; Nikkor AF-S 24-85 3.f/5-4.5 G ED; Tamron 28-300 f/3.5-6.3 VC; Nikon SB-800; Velbon Maxi-F; Canon Pixma Pro 9000; Canon S3IS, Canon SD500; Epson 4990; Epson P5000; Wacom Intuos 3
Main Software: Capture NX2; Adobe PhotoShop CS2; Corel Paintshop Pro X2 Ultimate
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Student pricing for the good stuff ...
If you go to school in Wisconsin, you can get student pricing at around $179 for Adobe PS-CS3 Extended. (<- Click here)
Better pricing I have yet to see.
Who says going to school doesn't pay? I figure that's roughly a $400 discount, just on that product alone.
Almost makes you want to be a kid, again, huh?
Last edited by DonSchap; 11-29-2007 at 03:15 PM.
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A Photographer Is Forever
Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.
If you know how to use a program like bit torrent you could probably download it for free.
I sure didn't pay for my adobe CS software
All you need is photoshop CS...
that should be like 50 bucks now
Originally Posted by Rooz
Canon 450D + Twin Kit Lens + 50mm 1.4
It doesn't have to be awkward Will
I'm also a fan of Paint Shop Pro. I've used it for various things since version 5 (when Jasc was still authoring it, I guess Corel took over at version 10), and I use it mostly for simple things that photoshop could do just fine, but is complete overkill for (clicking through tons of menus to get where I want, I can only remember so many short cut keys).
Also, it has a less than friendly user layout, but Gimp can do most everything photoshop can, and it's completely free.
Thanks y'all. I've just started to really play with my S3 and realized the only photo program I have on the computer is Microsoft Picture It (99). It doesn't do much.
I wonder if you'd be so happy if someone stole some of your images and sold them?
Originally Posted by danidabi
Yeah fien good point Don!