Very simple editing software that you might find on a camera or even a mobile phone

Discussion in 'Photography' started by JethroUK©, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. JethroUK©

    JethroUK© Guest

    My Dad (75) has laptop and enjoys his digital camera

    I'm looking for some (very) easy to use software for editing photos -
    Windows Photo gallery does most things he needs but specifically want:

    Custom cropping (oval, round, rounded corners, etc but not freehand)

    Custom framing (as per his camera and his mobile phone)

    Special Effects (Sepia, Black & white, aging, negative, etc)

    Very simple editing that you might find on a camera or even a mobile phone
    but haven't been included in Windows Photo Gallery
     
    JethroUK©, Oct 28, 2008
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  2. JethroUK©

    Joel Guest

    Well, the first program should be whatever comes with the camera and most
    if not all cameras always come with some software. And when you want the
    "simple" then you may not want to expect too many of what you or your dad
    wants, but whatever the program and skill you or your dad can do.

    I have never heard of "Windows Photo Gallery" but everything else should
    be possible base on the editing skill of you and your dad.

    Also, I don't know about mobile phone as I have gone through severals but
    never look at any software came with them to know much about it.

    And if you love your dad and he know the basic of photographer... hmmm, I
    don't know if this is a good idea, but because I am thinking of using
    LightRoom as it supports *both* RAW and regular non-RAW formats. Anyway, if
    you can get your dad the LightRoom which won't do all the things you wish
    above, but very simple to use, very good with color adjusting, and it's good
    for both beginner and professional use. $300 is the regular price and $100
    is educational price.
     
    Joel, Oct 28, 2008
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  3. I'd suggest Picasa.
    It's free, very easy to use and does all the things you've mentioned.
    http://picasa.google.com/
     
    \(used to be\) Fat Sam, Oct 28, 2008
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  4. JethroUK©

    Guest Guest

    Guest, Oct 28, 2008
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  5. Ooooh, that's really good.
    It supports layers and feels familiar if you're a photoshop user.
     
    \(used to be\) Fat Sam, Oct 28, 2008
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  6. JethroUK©

    mcescher Guest

    Another one to consider is paint.net available at http://www.getpaint.net

    Chris M.
     
    mcescher, Nov 12, 2008
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