Post-Production Software?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras, Webcams and Scanners' started by g4m3rof1337, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. g4m3rof1337

    g4m3rof1337 New Member

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    What's the best software/combo that helps in editing pictures, besides Photoshop. I've never been into editing my shots, but some of them would look better with some tweaks.



    Thanks.
     
  2. vroom_skies

    vroom_skies VIP Member

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    Photoshop CS3 for me, but a lot of people like lightroom.
    There is also The Gimp & Paint.net
     
  3. aviation_man

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    I prefer CS4 (cause I'm used to it). I've also heard a lot of good things about Lightroom. I think you can get the new beta for it for free for a year or so if I'm not mistaken.
     
  4. Xwardos

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    you can try using paintshop pro also....and i found a little pice of software called InfranView and its free. it doesnt have the functionality that photoShop or paintshop has but its not so bad. give it a try and tell me what you think.
     
  5. Respital

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    I know i'm being the odd one out but if you can't take a picture that looks the way you would want it to look like after editing you need more practice.

    /end rant.
     
  6. aviation_man

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    Yes, that could most definitely be the reason... It could be a preference as well :)


    Oh, and to the OP, if you need a free one, Paint.net, like Vroom_Skies said, (http://www.getpaint.net/) is a great open source program! Grant it, it's not as good as CS4, but it's good for getting around.
     
  7. vroom_skies

    vroom_skies VIP Member

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    Here we go again...
     
  8. Irishwhistle

    Irishwhistle New Member

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    PS Lightroom is best, but if you want something free GIMP is good.
     
  9. Ramodkk

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    I would suggest Gimp, personally, I couldn't get used to it but hey, it's free.

    Where's Ben when we need him? lol
     
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  10. speedyink

    speedyink VIP Member

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    Lightroom and photoshop cs4 for me. Though I use the former a lot more, cs4 is more for the advanced editing.
     
  11. Ben

    Ben VIP Member

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    (Go Lightroom!!)

    Why I'm right here...It's me to the rescuuueee!!!!

    [​IMG]

    Does the top image look way better or am I just dreaming?

    The bottom shot was the original shot taken in a car...so there wasn't much of an easy way to compose the shot. Now with a little sparkle there....and some poofyness there...WHAZAM!!! Good picture has been created!

    /end rant.

    :D
     
  12. MBGraphics

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    I used to use nothing but Photoshop CS3, then recently CS4. But I have started working myself into using Lightroom as in many cases it's much faster and easier (but still lets you do amazing processing) So personally, I would train yourself with Lightroom ;)
     
  13. Ramodkk

    Ramodkk VIP Member

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    That's what I'm talking about, lol
     
  14. g4m3rof1337

    g4m3rof1337 New Member

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    Thanks guys! I've had Photoshop CS4 installed for a while, since I 'shop occasionally, but I installed Lightroom, and am now reading tutorials and getting to understand it more.



    Thanks again!
     

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