Photo Editing Software Vote

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Chad Campbell, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. Hello, I just downloaded a trial of SoftOrbits Digital Photo Suite which has a total of 9 products and I love all of them. It costs $99, and didn't know what you guys use or recommend. Photoshop looks to dificult and so I raninto this website http://www.softorbits.com and it looked easier, because you can just use what you need snd don't install what you don't. Photoshop is so expensive and I have heard of Gimp, but if Photoshop is to hard for me, would Gimp be too? I like the that Gimp is free, but I really like this SoftOrbits software, but the trial is almost over and didn't know if there was a cheaper alternative, yet can do everything SoftOrbits can do and as easy to use. Sorry to seem, cheap. I know that isn't a bad price at all, butlike alot of people we are having to be frugal with our pay checks. Thanks, Chad.
     
    Chad Campbell, Nov 4, 2012
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    Savageduck Guest

    Holy cans of SPAM Chad!!!

    That was almost as bad as last minute robo-call from a Romney boiler
    room, or the Church of the Gooey Death.
     
    Savageduck, Nov 4, 2012
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    gordo Guest

    "Chad Campbell" wrote in message

    Hello, I just downloaded a trial of SoftOrbits Digital Photo Suite which has
    a total of 9 products and I love all of them. It costs $99, and didn't know
    what you guys use or recommend. Photoshop looks to dificult and so I ran
    into this website http://www.softorbits.com and it looked easier, because
    you can just use what you need snd don't install what you don't. Photoshop
    is so expensive and I have heard of Gimp, but if Photoshop is to hard for
    me, would Gimp be too? I like the that Gimp is free, but I really like this
    SoftOrbits software, but the trial is almost over and didn't know if there
    was a cheaper alternative, yet can do everything SoftOrbits can do and as
    easy to use. Sorry to seem, cheap. I know that isn't a bad price at all, but
    like alot of people we are having to be frugal with our pay checks. Thanks,
    Chad.


    You should try Photoshop Elements. Great capabilities for the beginner and
    intermediate enthusiast. Check Costco for good prices.

    Gordo
     
    gordo, Nov 4, 2012
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    PeterN Guest

    Isn't that church affiliated with the Discount House of Worship?
     
    PeterN, Nov 4, 2012
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    Robert Coe Guest

    : On 2012-11-04 00:02:05 -0700, Chad Campbell <> said:
    :
    : > Hello, I just dow....
    :
    : Holy cans of SPAM Chad!!!
    :
    : That was almost as bad as last minute robo-call from a Romney boiler
    : room, or the Church of the Gooey Death.

    Oh, give the newbie a break, Duck. There's actually a whiff of truthiness in
    his wide-eyed innocence and utter failure to provide a hint of what he might
    use a photo editor for. A competent spammer would have at least thrown in a
    snide comment about, say, anyone who uses Photoshop without Lightroom or
    chooses a superzoom lens without consulting DP Review, just to get us in a
    fighting mood.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Nov 4, 2012
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    Joel Guest

    Photoshop will be difficult until you know how. IOW, when you earn enough
    knowledge then Photoshop not only become so easy, but also the most powerful
    program worth your learning/practicing time and energy.

    So I would suggest you not to waste your time, money, and energy on progam
    costs $9.99 each.
     
    Joel, Nov 4, 2012
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    Joel Guest

    Hahaha I didn't expect to see Romney The Liar been mentioned here. This
    saleman is so sick, and I just can't image how some STUPID citizen of any
    country would make this SICK LIAR become their leader.

    I have been think the world would be thrilled to see how this SICK LIAR
    can lie to their citizens.
     
    Joel, Nov 4, 2012
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    gordo Guest

    "Joel" wrote in message
    Photoshop will be difficult until you know how. IOW, when you earn enough
    knowledge then Photoshop not only become so easy, but also the most powerful
    program worth your learning/practicing time and energy.

    So I would suggest you not to waste your time, money, and energy on progam
    costs $9.99 each.


    I just took a look at the web page for SoftOrbits Digital Photo Suite. It
    seems so simplistic. Also, remember to differentiate between Photoshop and
    Photoshop Elements; around a $500 difference. Elements is a very capable
    editing program. If you manage to take advantage of its capabilities and
    want to go further, then it might be time to consider a large investment and
    go on to the full Photoshop. There are a number of plug-ins that extend the
    capabilities of Elements including one for curves. Over the years, Adobe has
    been including more and more capabilities from Photoshop.

    I have been teaching seniors how to do photo editing with Elements for
    several years. A number of students repeat the class, and some I never see
    again. Yes, I am a little biased. I have no connection with Adobe other than
    teaching and using Elements.
     
    gordo, Nov 7, 2012
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    Joel Guest

    First, as a teacher you should pay closer attention to the PRICE of the
    Photoshop Elements.

    About your teching skill and your students issue. If you really teaching
    Photoshop and having problem with running away student, then I would suggest
    you to develope your teaching skill, or you may want to do a little
    different than normal teaching. Something like

    1. SHOWING OFF, just spend 3-5 minutes (each) showing the students what
    Photoshop can do, how easy Photoshop can be when knowing how.

    2. Instead of giving the students some book to read/study (not my style) you
    should use your personal skill to impress the students. IOW, teaching the
    student all the POSSIBILITIES, proving to them that with enough skill they
    should see the result within few short minutes. Of couse, in school you
    can't teach without studying some book.

    I know many (if not most) schools don't have good teaching style, which
    often take much longer, much harder to learn than sharing personal
    experience between friends (or between students). I don't teach, but
    sometime showing some friends different techinques to reach the goal. But
    if I have to teach a group of different level then I may

    1. Having all members using their very own style working on the very same
    object (image).

    2. Having all members seeing different results from all members. When all
    members having a chance to compare the result, they should be able to see
    the differences.

    a. They can ask other to share their style, technique etc..

    b. They then learn that they can get the similar result using many different
    techniques.

    c. They will learn that if other can do it so can they. Or they will learn
    that learning from friend is much simpler than reading thing they can't see.

    d. When they sharing the personal experience with others, then they will
    realize WHAT LEARING REALLY IS. IOW, you may fully understand (or knowing
    more) when you can explain thing in small detail, step-by-step
     
    Joel, Nov 7, 2012
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    tony cooper Guest

    Where did he err about the price? Elements has one price on Adobe's
    website, but other prices are available with a web search. Photoshop
    has one price on Adobe's website, but student prices are available.
    The poster's statement about a $500 difference is accurate enough even
    if a little understated.
    He didn't say any students ran away. He said that some repeat the
    course and some don't come back. Presumably, the ones that don't
    repeat learned enough the first time not to need to repeat the course.

    Besides...he says he's teaching "seniors". That means "old people".
    We don't "run away". Some can barely hobble and some have to push
    along with their walkers. Running is no longer an option.

    I doubt if he's teaching at a school. It's probably at a Senior
    Center or Community Center.
     
    tony cooper, Nov 7, 2012
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    Mort Guest


    Hi,

    I agree about Elements.

    Perhaps the poster might want to try Picasa 3. It is easy, can do simple
    editing tasks which are reversible, automatically copies pictures to
    itself as dupes in case you screw up, and is free. It also can e-mail
    pictures easily.

    Mort Linder
     
    Mort, Nov 8, 2012
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    DanP Guest

    Many adult students do it because is a form of social interaction, not because they have to learn the skill.

    Some expect to pay the fee, attend the classes and be trained, no one told them work is required. Sort of buying a good camera that takes good pictures and be disappointed when their shots are poor.

    I wouldn't worry about them dropping out, makes life easier for the ones who stay.


    DanP
     
    DanP, Nov 8, 2012
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    gordo Guest

    "tony cooper" wrote in message

    Where did he err about the price? Elements has one price on Adobe's
    website, but other prices are available with a web search. Photoshop
    has one price on Adobe's website, but student prices are available.
    The poster's statement about a $500 difference is accurate enough even
    if a little understated.
    He didn't say any students ran away. He said that some repeat the
    course and some don't come back. Presumably, the ones that don't
    repeat learned enough the first time not to need to repeat the course.

    Besides...he says he's teaching "seniors". That means "old people".
    We don't "run away". Some can barely hobble and some have to push
    along with their walkers. Running is no longer an option.

    I doubt if he's teaching at a school. It's probably at a Senior
    Center or Community Center.

    Yes, I am retired (17 years) and a volunteer for SeniorNet, a national
    non-profit organization. We are fortunate that the local school district has
    provided us a dedicated classroom in a grade school.

    Photography has been a life long hobby. I did not like to work in the
    darkroom, so when digital photography and computerized editing came along, I
    latched onto it very quickly. A friend convinced me to start teaching photo
    editing. I also teach word processing using Microsoft Word. It is very
    gratifying.

    Regards,

    Gordo
     
    gordo, Nov 8, 2012
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    gordo Guest

    "DanP" wrote in message

    Many adult students do it because is a form of social interaction, not
    because they have to learn the skill.
    I have found this to be quite true. It also applies to our 18 instructors.

    Some expect to pay the fee, attend the classes and be trained, no one told
    them work is required. Sort of buying a good camera that takes good pictures
    and be disappointed when their shots are poor.

    I wouldn't worry about them dropping out, makes life easier for the ones who
    stay.

    We do try to follow up on those who drop out to learn if we can do morel

    Regards,

    Gordo


    DanP
     
    gordo, Nov 8, 2012
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