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Old 12-28-2011, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Northern Colorado
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Right now I have Photo Go 1.0 and it's easy to use, HOWEVER, it does not have filters in it for removing grain, etc and can't do "captions". For that I have the old Adobe PhotoDeluxe Home Edition 4.0. Photo Go also has a photo "straightener" that my Adobe PhotoDeluxe doesn't have. Depending on the lighting, some photos I take can have some grain in them of which then I need the "graininess" taken out/reduced and that has to be done in my PhotoDeluxe. I took some photos at a church Christmas Program a couple of weeks ago and, due to the lighting that was used in the Program, there was just too much grain in them and I had to run them thru my Adobe PhotoDeluxe. I very seldom use the Adobe PhotoDeluxe as Photo Go 1.0 takes care of what I need done.

I replied to another thread discussing photo editing software and someone told me that I should check into Adobe Photo Elements. So, I got the Trail Version today and have found out that that software isn't that easy to use! It took me some time to figure out the Adobe PhotoDeluxe Home Edition that I have, but I'm older and less patient now. There are editing things in Elements that I would probably never use or even understand how to use!

Simply speaking, I'm just wondering if I should just keep the two editing programs that I have and not spend money in buying a more complicated one.

I'm also trying to get my photos to print with more clarity/sharpness and don't know if the printer or editing software is my problem or BOTH. I'm trying to sell some of my photos, but I just feel that they aren't as clear/sharp in color as they could be. I'm not saying they are dull, but........

Suggestions, please.
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Old 12-28-2011, 05:29 PM
 
Location: On the banks of the St Johns River
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IMO ~ If what you already have and use is working why change it? More Expensive and Complicated is not necessarily better. Spend the money on a good quality Epson printer.
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Old 12-28-2011, 07:34 PM
 
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If it works for you than stick with it keeping in mind upgrading will eventually be necessary as software goes.
As far a print quality goes I agree with madcap, but also check your photo editor settings. I use Elements 6.0 and when I print I have the option to allow for Adobe to control the color quality, which does a much better job than Windows doing it.
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Old 12-29-2011, 11:45 PM
 
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Try neat image for noise reduction, the demo is limited but not by much....

Neat Image standalone (Win) :: feature map
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Old 12-30-2011, 12:48 AM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Try neat image for noise reduction, the demo is limited but not by much....

Neat Image standalone (Win) :: feature map
Yes, that's an outstanding noise removing plugin, and easy to learn. I use it as a CS5 plugin, although CS5 by itself can be used to remove noise with minimal image degradation.
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Old 12-30-2011, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Northern Colorado
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Well, I decided to remove Photoshop (trial version) from the computer. I will use our Photo Go 1.0 and our old PhotoDeluxe that we have. They both have all I need for editing.

Now, to learn MORE about the Canon MP560 that I use for printing, so I can print better, more sharper photos!
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Old 12-31-2011, 03:49 AM
 
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Yes, that's an outstanding noise removing plugin, and easy to learn. I use it as a CS5 plugin, although CS5 by itself can be used to remove noise with minimal image degradation.
There is standalone version, you don't need photoshop.
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Old 01-01-2012, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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There is standalone version, you don't need photoshop.
Yes, that's true. But since I already have CS5, I installed Neat Image as a plugin.
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Old 01-01-2012, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I'm also trying to get my photos to print with more clarity/sharpness and don't know if the printer or editing software is my problem or BOTH.
That sounds more like an in-camera issue. Are you using good lenses? Do you have a camera capable of shooting at a high ISO?

If you're exposing your images properly, you shouldn't have to "remove" grain.

There's only so much software can do...
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Old 01-01-2012, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Deep in the heart of Texas
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I use Picasa. It's free and easy to use. They also have an upgrade called picnik for $24.95 per year that I use as well. Love both. You can just use them direct from the web.
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