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    Does anyone have any recommendations on some free or cheap photo editing software? Just to zoom, crop, black and white effects?


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    Re: Photo Editing

    picasa by google.


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    Re: Photo Editing

    If you have microsoft office, I suggest using Microsoft Office Picture Manager. It is quick and easy.


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    Re: Photo Editing

    I've used picnik.com before and it did everything I needed to do. It's completely web based which is nice.


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    Re: Photo Editing

    Gimp is pretty damn good for a freeware. It's constantly getting updates, new releases, etc.

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    Re: Photo Editing

    Gimp or Picasa should do what you want.

    Neither of them are Photoshop, but both of them are quite serviceable.

    For basic fixes I like Picasa. More advanced stuff, you'll need something like the GIMP for.


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    Re: Photo Editing

    I would have suggested gimp, but for doing basic things like zoom, resize and b&w it may be more program than you need.


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    Re: Photo Editing

    More program than needed? It's not like Gimp is Adobe Photoshop. It's very easy to use and being it's free - rather nice to have the "extra" stuff.



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    Re: Photo Editing

    I would say it's very similar to Photoshop, and for a beginner user it could be a little daunting if you're just trying to do a few simple tasks.


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    Re: Photo Editing

    googles Picasa?



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    Re: Photo Editing

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    More program than needed? It's not like Gimp is Adobe Photoshop. It's very easy to use and being it's free - rather nice to have the "extra" stuff.
    Many of the concepts of Photoshop apply to GIMP, though I think GIMP generally executes them a bit more poorly than PS.

    It's a powerful tool, but it's not at all simple to use and get good results- even for basic stuff.

    The learning curve for Picasa is WAY smaller.


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