What is the Best Software for Fixing Pictures?

Discussion in 'Digital Point & Shoot Camera' started by Barry Goodthrall, Sep 4, 2007.

  1. I recently got PS Elements 5.0 AND Premiere Elements 3.0 together for
    under $70.
    Oliver Costich, Sep 7, 2007
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  2. Barry Goodthrall

    mcescher Guest

    Best is an elusive term.

    A friend of mine swears by Picassa (free download from Google)
    I really like Paint Shop Pro (I have version 8)
    I've also used Paint.Net (Also a free download)

    mcescher, Sep 7, 2007
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  3. The best software for photography is the one that you will use. That's
    an over simplified answer.

    If you do not currently not using any software, then I would suggest
    Photoshop Elements. The reason being, if you turn Pro, you will want to
    switch to Photoshop CS3. The learning curve will be shorter in this
    scenario. Otherwise find a program that corrects the problems that
    occur in your photographs...red-eye, color correction, etc.

    I hope that this helps.

    This could get to be a long news thread.

    Michael Calverley, Sep 7, 2007
  4. Barry Goodthrall

    Phil Guest

    Serif stuff, esp the early stuff, is quite simply, SHITE.
    Phil, Sep 8, 2007
  5. If I was going to do something more complex I would use photoshop.

    But I am trying to find a program for my mother who is a novice so
    what I would like is a program that with a very few steps could fix
    the most common photography errors such as lighting, blurs, dust (in
    the case of scanning), red eye, etc. What would really be great would
    be a "one step fix" that just looks at the photo and makes the needed

    In short, I would like a program that fixes photos without any
    thinking, (well without lots of thinking) from the person using the

    Again, if more complex editing is needed she would send the photo to
    me where I would use photoshop.

    So, I mean best in meeting those qualifications.
    Barry Goodthrall, Sep 9, 2007
  6. Again ease of use would be the key component. How well it does with
    correcting common photo porgams with as few steps (and thinking) as

    And if you can't think of "the Best" how about a short list?
    Barry Goodthrall, Sep 9, 2007
  7. That was my question.
    Barry Goodthrall, Sep 9, 2007
  8. Barry Goodthrall

    mack Guest

    Has anyone mentioned PICASA, freely downloaded from Google? I like it a
    mack, Sep 18, 2007
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