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  • Photoshop CS 2

    14 50.00%
  • Photoshop Elements 4.0

    4 14.29%
  • Canon/Nikon Bundled software

    3 10.71%
  • If others, please post which software

    7 25.00%
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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2006

    Best image editing software?

    im just wondering which image editing software does most people use? and which one is the easiest to contorl? or if you dont have one, which one would you buy? thanks
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    I used Paintshop Pro 5 for quite a number of years; it's very easy to use for basic repairs.
    Along the way I bought a copy of Photoshop 7 but it's only been recently that I've gotten seriously into it. I'm trying to wean myself away from PSP to PS due for the higher level of controls available. I also use Silkypix as my RAW developer of choice, and it has quite a complete range of photo modification options with it (at least so far as developing goes).
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Ohio, USA
    For actual post processing I use Photoshop (I've used 7 through CS2). It's definately one of the most powerful. But another big reason I voted for it is that it is so widely used - from amatuers to professionals.

    I do sometimes use the EasyShare software if I'm just doing some cropping or very, very minor tweaking. But even that I prefer to do is Photoshop.
    silver turtle's photos

    Kodak EasyShares CX7430 and Z740

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Kapellen, Antwerp, Belgium
    I use the GIMP now, I used to use PS7 and CS, but I decided to go the legal way .

    For quick edits I use Image Analyzer (I like the gamma correction for dark photos wich I often receive), but unfortunately, it doesn't save EXIF data

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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Exeter, UK
    I use The GIMP 2.2.

    The poll does seem to have left a lot of widely used packages out - I know someone else, not a member of this forum, who uses Paint Shop Pro.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2006
    I use GIMP and CS2, so I voted for Photoshop.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Madison, WI
    Actually, many times I use "Picasa" for image editing. Simple to use with very good results. They improved the image editing capabilities quite a bit with the v2 release early last year.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Near St. Louis
    I voted CS2 for image editing - I shoot RAW so I've been using ACR - but I just recently downloaded Raw Shooter Premium's trial and I have to say - for Raw editing once you get the hang of it its pretty slick application - lots of useful features!
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  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Hillsdale, MI


    I use picasa2 downloaded free from google. I'm not a picture guru, but it suffices for my general pics

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Amherst, MA

    Psp 10

    Have been using PSP 10 for the past few weeks - they have improved the interface quite a bit - it's very nice and, of course, there is a 30 day free trial. Check it out.
    Michael B.
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