Apps To Organizae And Edit Photos

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  1. huntnyc

    huntnyc Registered Member

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    Right now my wife and I use Adobe Photoshop Elements 4 to edit and organize our photos. But, i am wondering what apps you like in this field? Do you like one product to do it all like Elements? Or, do you prefer, one app to organize and another to edit the photos?

    On the editing side, I do prefer an app that does layers so you can flexably edit images. and, on th eorganization side, I would prefer an app that is a little more sppedy than Elements. Anyway, would love to hear your preferences in this field and thanks.

    Gary
     
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    thanks and I saw that thread but my thread focuses on organizing and editing photos not just viewing them. Thanks.

    Gary
     
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    Hi Gary, that may still be relevant depending on what you mean by "organizing and editing" most of those viewers do have editing capabilities I believe, none to the level of photoshop, but then that is a $70 - $120 program depending on which version.

    I used to use Adobe Photoshop 5.0, that is before the moved to being called Adobe CS. The old version will not run on my XP machines but I still have a W2k box with it installed. How does the Elements programs compare to the full version? For all the photo editing I do these days it really wouldn't be wrth buying a CS version.
     
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    I organise my images in folders/sub folders and more subfolders :D

    I dont trust image organiser software - what if I want to use another product, can I migrate my structure and years of organised images ?

    If theres one that stores it data in an open format I would consider using.

    I use fireworks MX for editting images (because work paid for it), I would use XNview for simple stuff, I have an old light edition of photoshop I use for more complex stuff.
     
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    web 2.0 might be one area worth using for editting and organising photos. here's some links i found, they're mainly editting tools, but i've read about tools which intergrate with flickr that can probably organise photos. a free and online version of photoshop should be out pretty soon too.

    http://pixenate.com/
    http://mashable.com/2007/07/23/online-media/
    http://www.picnik.com/
    http://snipshot.com/
    http://www.fauxto.com/
    http://pixer.us/
    http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/02/04/online-photo-editing-overview/

    here's a comparison of 6 online editors
    http://mashable.com/2007/08/03/online-image-editors/

    this one compares 5 lol
    http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1697,2108968,00.asp
     
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    I dont care for organizing photos but for editting I use Paint.NET.
     
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    If you look for the best[fastest],then there is no"all in one app."The best on the market are PHOTOSTATION and IMATCH ,but then they are proffessional stuff targeting the proff photographers and imagingmarket.I am using IMATCH for years now and you can get any better,if clients demand IPTC info embedded then this is the way to go.For editing i use Photoshop CS,with these you got the best of two worlds!
     
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    long time lurker here.... :ninja:

    Tried the different versions of Photoshop.

    Settled on Serif's photoplus 9.01.

    If the most recent version offers features that you do not need then you may go to www.freeserifsoftware.com. There they have an old version for free and you can buy more recent versions at a discounted price. :thumb:


    PS I do not trust editing my stuff with an online editor :oops: :eek:

    Leonardo
     
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    I use vista photogallery and Paint.NET.
     
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    LOL. Mee too.:) What more do you need?

    For editing I use what I'm most familiar with - Photoshop. CS editions are a bit bloated, but still not a problem for my PC. I have a Paint.NET as well, for a free app it's a real treat.
     
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    I use Paint.NET as well and I really like it. I have never tried the GIMP but I understand it may be even better than Paint.NET although it's reportedly tougher to install and to learn to use. There are plugins available for Paint.NET that add even more to it's functionality (is that a word?? hmmm, oh well :doubt: you know what I mean). ;)
     
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    Free: Photofiltre (a really nice tut can be found in this forum).

    Pay: Adobe Lightroom (imho, the best organizer ever with all the editing features needed for digital photography).
     
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    MS Paint for life!!!

    But for serious professional editing, CS2 is the way to go. CS3 I haven't tried. But the free apps can't come close. To their credits, the free apps are much lighter and faster for smaller editing jobs. So the question is...what kind of editing do you do?
     
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    I guess I am more along the lines of Paintshop pro or Elements as far as my editing level but might go for an older version of Photoshop. thanks for all your inout on this. I still now have concluded as others that an all-in-one app for editing and organizaing does have conevenience but shortcomings either on one side or the another.

    Gary
     
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    Yes, it's the same thing as with security apps. Suites have their 'pros', but most users here are more into "layered approach". ;)

    Cheers,
     
  18. huntnyc

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    Bounced back and forth on which philosophy is best regarding security software and now back to the standalone camp on this. A suite makes you buy into all components the company offers you in that suite whether they are excellent, mediocre or terrible. Now, will keep looking for a stable firewall that is simple to use but I will start another topic for that in the other forum if need be. Thanks.

    Gary
     
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