Which program to go for.

9 years 4 weeks ago #326975 by Ronitabarwell
Hi,
Im trying to find a good but not so expensive editing program.
I have photoshop elements 11 but i want to go further. Photoshop is so expensive!
I know there are other programs out there but i dont know what to go for especially on a budget.
I have windows 8 and would appreciate any advice.
Thanks
Ronita


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9 years 4 weeks ago #326981 by KCook
I just got Lightroom 5, which is less expensive than PS. But, what is it about Elements that you wish was better?

Kelly Cook

Canon 50D, Olympus PL2
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9 years 4 weeks ago #327023 by Ronitabarwell
Hi,
Thankyou for replying. I am looking at another course that requires digital editing software Photoshop CS but ive lookes at the pricing of these particular software and its beyond my price range.
So im wondering if there is cheaper software out there.
Thanks
Ronita


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9 years 4 weeks ago #327083 by garyrhook
If you're in the US, you have today to sign up for PS CC + LR 5 for $10 / month, payable annually. More here: www.adobe.com/products/creativecloud/photography.html

If you do not wish to lease the software on an ongoing basis, you can look at:

Corel Paint Shop Pro (or whatever it's called now)
Gimp (freeware)

Function and budget are often mutually exclusive. If you can afford CC I'd recommend it, since it includes 2 programs that will cover everything you'll ever need.


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9 years 4 weeks ago #327135 by KCook
Of course there is cheaper software, even free downloads. But that still does not answer my question. What is it about Elements that you are unhappy with???

Kelly

Canon 50D, Olympus PL2
kellycook.zenfolio.com/

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9 years 4 weeks ago #327169 by Baydream

KCook wrote: Of course there is cheaper software, even free downloads. But that still does not answer my question. What is it about Elements that you are unhappy with???

Kelly

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I have LR5 and Corel Photo Pro X6 (about $80). X6 does almost everything PS does but getting help and instruction is a lot tougher.

Shoot, learn and share. It will make you a better photographer.
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9 years 3 weeks ago - 9 years 3 weeks ago #327711 by Ronitabarwell
:thx2: Garyhook

I am in the UK but the offer was here too. I signed up for CC at the reduced price too! The offer had ended but there was a few days grace for it so im very pleased.
Ronita


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9 years 3 weeks ago #327729 by Foxy Girl
Have you looked at Gimp? That's a free editing program.


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