Post # 16
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Hi everyone, I do have rights to print and to make changes from our photographer. My husband’s cousin’s wife is professional photographer and she cut us a break. We can do our own printing and retouching, we have a release from her to do so. Our photographer was paid for her time, and we can download our images from her website or use the flash drive she provided to us. She really did an awesome job but I would like to have retouching for myself. I could ask her for help. I wouldn’t expect her to do it for free, we would pay, but she’s very busy with her own projects right now. This is a busy time of the year for her. I am grateful she helped us as much as she has. I do understand about copyrights and release forms. I would never do anything illegal but we have her permission 100% to print and to make changes. This is something I was hoping to do own my own without having to go back to her for advice.
Post # 17
Thanks for clearing that all up, that makes it a totally different situation! You can download a free trial of photoshop (and maybe lightroom) from Adobe; i think it lasts around 7 days. The tool you’re looking for is called the liquifying tool to “warp” the photo. If you want to have photos printed, I’ve heard Mpix (by Miller’s) is a good consumer lab. Best of luck!
Post # 18
Thank you so very much, I will look into those first thing in the morning. Wish me, I’m excited to get started 🙂
Post # 19
No problem! Best of luck with editing, it can be frustrating but its lovely to see the end result exactly how you’d like.
Post # 20
You might want to check out Affinity Photo – it’s Photoshop-like but very inexpensive for a perpetual license (none of that newfangled subscription crap), something like $50.
The thing about GIMP is that while it’s free, it’s awful to use – I’m very experienced in Photoshop, but when I had to do something in GIMP, I had a not good time trying to use it because the interface is clunky and obtuse. And the magic wand selection tool is worthless in GIMP.