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Old 02-05-2015, 12:35 AM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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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.
I agree with this. Full Photoshop is probably overkill.

I use Elements and I also use Paint Shop Pro X7 Ultimate, which is almost as good as Elements, and usually costs a lot less. It includes a Plugin called Perfectly Clear Plug-ins | Perfectly Clear which normally costs over $100.00 for Photoshop Elements: http://www.amazon.com/Corel-PaintSho...intShop+Pro+X7
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Old 02-05-2015, 04:27 AM
 
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I installed GiMP and have not figured the tutorial for basic things.

Maybe Photoshop Elements will be better.
None of these programs are going to be really easy to use if you have never used a photo editor but GIMP is really hard to learn.
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Old 02-05-2015, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I assume you were here?

GIMP - Tutorials
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Old 02-07-2015, 01:04 AM
 
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Hello friend,
Use Photoshop. which is a powerful photo editing software.
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Old 02-07-2015, 05:51 AM
 
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I assume you were here?

GIMP - Tutorials
I've used a lot of photo editing applications and Gimp is certainly not user friendly. The multiple windows for starters. Just recently I had to download it onto my laptop for a quick edit, even saving the image was an issue. You need to export instead of saving.
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Old 02-07-2015, 11:01 AM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Photo Editing Software Review 2015 | Best Photo Editor Software | Digital Photo Editor - TopTenREVIEWS

The best free photo editing software | Top lists | Softonic
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Old 02-07-2015, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Hi,

I have zero knowledge of graphics. I know I can edit photos on the computer as opposed to my cell phone. Like if I want to remove black under eyes or hide a bad haircut, stuff like that ?

Should I use photoshop ?

I there anything better ?
As others have mentioned, PhotoShop Elements is all you need. It's relatively cheap, and more powerful than what a lot of people think it is. If you want more features of photo-enhancing actions that take place a the click of a button or two, then add to Elements some of these plugins: NIK's plugins, and Topaz. These add to the cost, but you will be able to do a great number of photo editing with them.

In relation to your statement, "remove black under the eyes or hide a bad haircut," that- requires some practice, which in turn takes time. But there are several Elements learning books written for it. Just remember to match the book to the correct version of Elements. For example, the book below is for Elements version 12 only:
The Photoshop Elements 12 Book for Digital Photographers (Voices That Matter): Scott Kelby, Matt Kloskowski: 9780321947802: Amazon.com: Books

By the way, that's perhaps the most popular writer of all the PhotoShop books, and for obvious reasons.
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Old 02-10-2015, 04:23 AM
 
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I don't know about GIMP, but when it comes to basic photo editing, Paint.NET is just superb.
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Old 02-10-2015, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I've used a lot of photo editing applications and Gimp is certainly not user friendly. The multiple windows for starters. Just recently I had to download it onto my laptop for a quick edit, even saving the image was an issue. You need to export instead of saving.
I never suggested GIMP. But since he tried it I thought I would at least point him there.

I've used GIMP and I like it very much, but I am also used to PShop, so...
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Old 06-14-2015, 06:33 PM
 
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My newest laptop, Windows 7, didn't come equipped with a photo editor program (nor a word processor). I found the Libre word processor absolutely free and excellent. Is there a similar free, nothing too special photo/image editor program out there. I only rarely need this but when I do, I have no useable program on this computer.
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