Can you recommend me a Paint Program

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  1. AnthonyG

    AnthonyG Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I was wondering if someone could recommend me a good simple to use application (Free or Retail) which is the next step up from Microsoft Paint.

    As currently to do any image editing i have both Microsoft Paint for quick easy jobs and Photoshop for long (attmepted) professional jobs.

    Mostly i just want to do some quick resizing, cutting, adjusting and circling a region to highlight sections of it.

    I have for years been using MS Paint for this, but i am afraid MS Paint is one rubbish application, its just one poorly constructed application. So is there a program that is slightly more feature packed and more user friendly. But obviously just a simple graphics editing app not like Photoshop.

    (Can ask what is Jasc Paint Shop Pro or Corel Draw like?)

    Thanks
    Anthony
     
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    If it's the only thing you have to do, I would recommend SnagIt or HyperSnap-DX.
    These are however not free.
    Personally I prefer SnagIt. :)
    A bit difficult to explain, but you can see some examples
    of what it can do in the long, long thread about Paint Shop Pro & PhotoFiltre.
    You can always download the trial to test it yourself. :D

    Another free one is PhotoFiltre.

    As for Corel Draw I once used it, but way over my head to get something done.
    Only for Professionals and very expensive and it needs a lot of memory too. :doubt:
    Paint Shop Pro is really great alternative to PhotoShop and much, much cheaper. :D
     
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    Another one you can take a look at is Pixia. Never used it, but I've been reading some very positive reviews of it.
    Best of all it's free. :D
    As for fast resizing, viewing, sorting, retouching, red eyes, ... I've FastStone Image Viewer installed on my system.
    An amazing app still in Beta, but really great to work with.

    I also have Jasc Paint Shop Photo Album installed (bought it together with PSP),
    but I like FastStone better and it's free too. :)
     
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    Paint.NET, GIMP, Photofitre.
    Paint.NET is however the one intended to replace Paint. Whilst for GIMP it is intended to replace Photoshop.
     
  8. Lurkerella

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    Irfanview will do almost anything Paint Shop Pro will do, without the complexity.

    Corel Draw has a huge learning curve, that can take memory and alot of your time.

    PhotoFiltre is a good helper, but Irfanview sounds like what you want- resizing, cropping, highlighting, even batch conversion from bmp to jpg, png,tif, or gif. It also will use many PhotoShop plug ins that cause power problems in PSP.

    The best part - it's free even the plug-ins are free.
     
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    Not entirely correct, you can't compare IrfanView with PSP.

    XnView, IrfanView, FastStone and others are image viewers, although they can apply some effects. :cool:

    PSP, PhotoShop, PhotoFiltre, Gimp, Blender, Pixia, Corel Draw are image editors.
    There's a huge difference in what you can do with those.

    I do agree about the complexity though. ;)
     
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