Looking for an alternative to Paint Shop Pro/Photoshop?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Birdman, Nov 14, 2007.

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  1. Birdman

    Birdman Registered Member

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    Just for basic photo editing....nothing fancy.

    Preferably NOT bloatware.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Osaban

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    Picasa from Google, but maybe it is too basic. Irfanview is a complete program.
     
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    XnView IMHO has great simple tools for crop and resizing, sharpening, colour balance etc.

    If you need more than that then use the Gimp. It does 95% of what photoshop does and some stuff photoshop can't do, both have far more features than you will never need for basic photo editting.
     
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    Another vote for Paint.NET or XnView depending how much editting you want.
     
  9. ASM

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    Paint.Net & Photofiltre :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
  10. Huupi

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    If you dont do color separations,prepare for press and working i n a colormanaged environment then anything outside Photoshop is useable.
     
  11. screamer

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    I too was looking for a Photoshop replacement. For what I was doing, PS was just too complicated. i.e. basic image clean-up, cropping... I tried several apps, Gimp, Paint.net, they were good, but still more than I actually needed. I tried Photofiltre. It fit my needs perfectly.

    Give it a try.

    ...screamer
     
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