Photo Program

Discussion in 'Digital Point & Shoot Camera' started by BobH, Jan 28, 2005.

  1. BobH

    BobH Guest

    Here is a great program if you haven't already heard about it. It can't
    be surpassed for emailing photo. I have throw some big ones at it and all
    were sent great and fast. http://wwwpicasa.com it's a Google sponsored.
    Some will like it, some will not. Try it, you may.
     
    BobH, Jan 28, 2005
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  2. I'd consider it if it were compatible with Macintosh computers.
     
    Melba's Jammin', Jan 28, 2005
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  3. Does it perhaps work with the Mac's PC emulator?

    David
     
    David J Taylor, Jan 28, 2005
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  4. Don't know. I don't have a PC emulator.
     
    Melba's Jammin', Jan 29, 2005
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  5. BobH

    BobH Guest

    "I'd consider it if it were compatible with Macintosh computers".

    How many years have Macintosh users been saying that phrase?
     
    BobH, Jan 29, 2005
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  6. I don't know, but now you can get emulators Mac users can run almost all
    the PC software they like, so they must have the best of both worlds!

    David
     
    David J Taylor, Jan 30, 2005
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  7. BobH

    JunkMonkey Guest

    Emulators are by their nature slow, buggy, and work only with a VERY small
    subset of programs available for the emulated OS. Only a masochist would
    use a program in emulated mode rather than using an equivalent program
    written for the native mode OS.

    That being said, Picasa is clearly aimed at the casual user or the beginner.
    Even though I'm a PC guy, I'm reasonably certain there are PLENTY of Mac
    programs aimed at this segment of the MAC market.

    The Mac doesn't need this program, though I wouldn't be surprised to learn
    that in 6 months or so, Google produces a Mac version. Heck, the PC doesn't
    need this program either. Everyone and their brother (along with their
    dog!) has produced something like it.
     
    JunkMonkey, Jan 30, 2005
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  8. This used to be true, but things have improved a lot in recent years. I
    believe the PC emulator for the Mac is supposed to be pretty good, but
    I've not used it myself.
    Yes, there may be a performance penalty, but that may be better than
    having to learn an entire new program for something which is not a primary
    work function.

    Cheers,
    David
     
    David J Taylor, Jan 30, 2005
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    Toomas Guest

    Toomas, Jan 31, 2005
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  10. BobH

    garysibio Guest

    Is GIMP available for the Mac? It's freeware and quite powerful.



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    garysibio, Jan 31, 2005
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  11. BobH

    JunkMonkey Guest

    Gimp is a photo editor aimed at people willing to put in the time to learn a
    difficult and quirky piece of software (it's a good editor, but let's call a
    spade a spade - it's quirky as all hell and every bit as difficult to learn
    as Photoshop).

    Picasa is a photo organizer aimed at casual users and beginners that does
    (VERY) simple editing. Recommending GIMP for this type of user will choke
    all the joy out of their digiphoto experience and convince them digital
    photography is just too hard for them to do.

    Sometimes, GIMP is not the answer. (While I'm thinking about it, this goes
    for Irfanview as well.)

    Mac users who want something like Picasa have plenty of good options, no
    need to send them off on a difficult tangent!
     
    JunkMonkey, Jan 31, 2005
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    MartinS Guest

    What's wrong with Irfanview? It's one of the most useful pieces of
    freeware available. It does all the basic stuff for photo editing -
    crop, resize, brightness/contrast, red-eye removal, etc.
     
    MartinS, Feb 1, 2005
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  13. BobH

    JunkMonkey Guest

    Nothing is wrong with Irfanview, just read the entire post.
     
    JunkMonkey, Feb 1, 2005
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  14. I've no idea. What's your point?
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    Melba's Jammin', Feb 2, 2005
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  15. Just to note that if that basic stuff is all that's needed - iPhoto
    which comes bundled free with every Mac has all that and more.

    The "move up" would be Graphic Converter - which adds MUCH more
    capability and is proven, robust shareware.

    And if you need serious photo retouching, Photoshop arguably started the
    industry on the Mac platform - before spreading out into the PC world.

    FWIW
     
    William Davis, Feb 9, 2005
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    Kerry Evans Guest

    Well, might as well plug another freeware photo editing program. I have
    used it with good results. Vicman at:

    http://www.photo-editor.net/
     
    Kerry Evans, Mar 16, 2005
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