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Old 02-03-2015, 10:46 PM
 
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Did you see the price wanted on this ad?
Yes. I was just pointing the OP to the product. Hopefully she will shop around. It should be easily attainable for under $500.
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Old 02-03-2015, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Greater NYC, USA
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Did you even read the reviews? The complaints are actually about the change in pricing model between the previous version and current version. Not the product itself.

The previous version of Photoshop allows you to purchase a license upfront and has no monthly fee. 4 star, too.

Amazon.com: Adobe Photoshop CS6 [Old Version]: Software

If you're a casual editor, just get Photoshop Elements.

Thank you, I think Photoshop Elements is more to my experience level
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Old 02-03-2015, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Wyoming
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I'd recommend Elements. For a casual user, it'll do about anything you might want.
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Old 02-04-2015, 05:54 AM
 
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See if Gimp will do what you want, probably the best free editor available.

GIMP - Feature Overview
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Old 02-04-2015, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Sorry, that does not work for me. 39 bad reviews and one positive. Also I don't edit photos every day, I need software and not a paid service that I use every once in 3 month. What a horrible product.

So if I have to edit one photograph I have to pay $20 to do it myself ? Or I go to photo place in the mall and have it done by professionals for the same money...
try Lunapic
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Old 02-04-2015, 07:22 AM
 
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Download a trial copy Photoimpact, it will do anything you could possibly think of.

http://www.paintshoppro.com/en/produ...t/default.html



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While there are lots of different tools out there for editing photos, Photoshop is the standard. Photoshop will also have the most tutorials and training materials to complete photo editing tasks. In a nutshell, pick up a full copy of Photoshop and a book.
Photoshop is the standard because pro's need compatibility. A novice or someone like myself who doesn't need to work with others doesn't have that limitation. There is lot of great editors out there like Photoimpact or PaintShop that don't cost a fortune and won't have the limitations of something like photoshop elements. .

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Old 02-04-2015, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I use an 8-9 year old MSFT program. MS Digital Image Suite 2006.

But, I may modernize:
Amazon.com: PaintShop Pro X7 [Download]: Software
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Old 02-04-2015, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Wow... some of you are really disappointing me. You should not be trying to help people....

"I'd like to casually get into some photo editing"

You recommend Photoshop?

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Take a look at Photoshop Elements. The full Photoshop is only available as the cloud-based program these days. Elements will give you most of what you need without having to invest a lot of money or time.
You can stay John. There's your answer, OP.

Yes, GIMP is good but has a VERY steep learning curve.
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Old 02-04-2015, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Greater NYC, USA
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I installed GiMP and have not figured the tutorial for basic things.

Maybe Photoshop Elements will be better.
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Location: Ohio
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I installed GiMP and have not figured the tutorial for basic things.

Maybe Photoshop Elements will be better.
GIMP is powerful, but not easy to use. I find it harder to use than Photoshop, although it can do many of the same things as Photoshop.

You'd definitely be better off with Elements.
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