(Closed) What photo editing software do you recommend?

posted 7 years ago in Technology
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I use photoshop and it’s a paid one. I like it…. but I’m not the biggest fan of it, but it’s the best on the market. For SOOO many reasons it’s not that user friendly. I’ve taken lots of classes (through work) and I dread doing new things with it.

Photoshop and I have a love/hate relationship.

I LOOOOOVE other Adobe products like InDesign and Illustrator though!! LOVE

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m still using Photoshop CS because I got it for free when I was a student, so I would recommend the newer version, but I think Elements is really good program and it seemed to be a bit more user friendly the Photoshop.

I never used Illustrator but would love to learn because it’s so much easier (obviously) to so graphic design type work…which would have come in handy for the wedding because I designed almost all of our paper products myself. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Mrs.Mittens:

@MapleMoose: I LOVE Illustrator and would def recommend it for graphics work. But if you’re specifically doing photo editing, Photoshop for sure.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

Photoshop, but it is not the for faint of heart lol.  I love using it though. Illustrator is meant for creating your own graphics not so much photo editing.

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I looooove Photoshop but I’ve also used Paintshop Pro for photo editing which was about the same but slightly easier. I stick with Photoshop though even though I have both programs.

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

@MapleMoose: I look up Photoshop tutorials online too lol… maybe that’s why I stick with it… I have half of it down thanks to the internet. =)

Post # 13
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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I use a program called Picnik! It amaaaaaazing!!!! And very user friendly! Just go to picnik.com and it will walk u thru What u need to do to purchase it. I pay $4.95 a month! But they have 6mo. and 12 mo. payment options! I have used it for sooooo much— my kids pictures….family pictures…AND I used the “collage ” option to create my SAVE THE DATES! I was introduced to it by a friend of mine who is a photographer 🙂

Good luck finding a program that u like. 🙂

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@MapleMoose: Yeah, exactly like @Genuine513 said, illustrator is meant for creating graphics, like logos and such. I don’t even know if you CAN edit photos in Illustrator. I use it (and InDesign and Photoshop) all day long, and I’ve never tried, haha… Just like some people are intimiated by Photoshop, I used to be hugely intimidated by Illustrator. But I just played around with it whenever I had some free time, and before I knew it, I had it down pat. And I think the same can be said for Photoshop. Don’t be afraid to just click around and try new things. Some if it will be fairly easy to figure out, and other things you’ll just learn how to do via trial and error.

Also, like some other PPs said, the online Photoshop tutorials are super helpful as well. There are so many out there! Anything you want to learn how to do, just google it, and you should be able to find either a step-by-step page of instructions, or a video.

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I use paint.net. It’s free and easy to use. You can do a lot of different things with it. Check it out on cnet dot com.

 

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