What is the best photo editing software for beginners ?

3 years 9 months ago #527775 by [email protected]
Hi everybody,

I would like to know what is the best photo editing software. Do the free one are really good ? 
I'm asking that because photoshop seems to complicate to use for me. 


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3 years 4 months ago #547642 by bendrajamss
There are many software and tool but Photoshop is best for editing. But it is not free so if want to use a open source software so use GIMP, it is best free software for editing. or even can try free online tolls. If have not any technical knowledge.
Source 
https://www.downloadwab.com /


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3 years 4 months ago #547644 by Bryston3bsst
Photoshop Elements is good. Not too expensive, powerful and relatively easy to learn.

There will a learning curve with any software regardless if you buy it or it's free.

I tried Gimp some years ago, I thought it was terrible.


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3 years 4 months ago #547648 by cmbl
I am currently using a program called Fotoxx free for Linux .  I haven't had problems and have good support for the program.   


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3 years 3 months ago #549409 by Mike Ayrouth
+1 Photoshop Elements, that's what I used when I started.  Then I moved to Photoshop.  

Getting BETTER one photo at a time!
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3 years 3 months ago #549470 by garyrhook
Assuming you are shooting RAW images, and therefore have the option to learn how to process them from start to finish, you have a few choices:

1) Lightroom. Not Photoshop (in any form).
2) Luminar (coming soon to windoze).
3) On1 RAW
4 Capture One

I know that 1, 3 and 4 have trial periods. So I suggest you:

1) Create some RAW images
2) Set aside some time to investigate only one of the above programs during its trial period, and purpose to actually learn how to start to use it.
3) Repeat for the other programs, one at a time.

When you're done, decide what works best for you


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3 years 3 months ago #551501 by Ryan Obryan
Hey Gary, I think Luminar is already available for windows.  


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3 years 3 months ago - 3 years 3 months ago #551950 by garyrhook

Ryan Obryan wrote: Hey Gary, I think Luminar is already available for windows.  



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Doesn't make any difference to my suggestions, AFAICT.


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3 years 3 months ago - 3 years 1 month ago #553710 by rhodesjohn
Great tips. Thanks for sharing. Hope this will be great using by me. My last experienced at -
itday.com/photo-editing/photocat-editor-...to-editing-software/


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3 years 2 months ago #556776 by rsisabella
I used photoshop right away when I started and I had a headache. In my opinion, the features are too complicated for a beginner. I am currently using photoviewerpro, it's kind of simple and user-friendly. So far, I am loving it.


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3 years 2 months ago #556980 by bijutoha
It seems like this is your first journey, which is applicable to all. But if you spend a time to know its initial things, I'm sure it'll make you smile like me. 
Because all the information about it like the article, tutorial you get, that is not applicable to any other. 

Therefore, my opinion is that you know its basics well, Hope you'll love it so much. 

I want to give you some sources to know something better.

Photoshop Basics 
Beginner’s Guide to Photoshop Tools 
Edit your first photo

Web & Graphic Designer
With the clipping paths or photo post-processing business, I'm pretty comprehensive.

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3 years 2 months ago #558126 by stk
Luminar 2018 looks really promising, and Skylum/Macphun are promising updates, but as is, it is still lacking. The worst part is however that the Mac and Windows versions are not the same, but the price is. Windows users still needs to wait for some features and tools.

There's a 14 day free trail available, so there's no hurting in trying it out for yourself. 


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