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[windows] preferred program/suite for editing and organising/viewing

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[windows] preferred program/suite for editing and organising/viewing
Feb 3, 2012

dear all

I am constantly looking for the program to be used for organising/viewing photographs and editing them.

What is that find the highest appreciation amongst you all?

for viewing/organising, long ago I used to use cPicture, which was pretty good at the time; then I have been switching back and forth from Lightroom to Picasa, the first usually left apart due to its complexity, the second due to its stubborn simplicity (e.g., I create some new folders in the folder which is select to be scanned, there is no way they are picked up automatically, I just need to de-select and re-select them; or, if i leave the scan all the time function on, it will just clog up my CPU everytime I start it up, as it scan back from scratch the whole folder...)

For editing, using Photoshop or GIMP, though I have the feeling that they are somehow simply too much for my needs/abilities, sometimes I still struggle to understand the logic behind the blend modes for layers...sometimes if I apply it, nothing happens, sometime happens on the wrong layer, damn if I feel so dumb!

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