Photo Edit Application

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tomkinsr
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Photo Edit Application
Nov 4, 2012

I am currently using a PC included Corel PainShop Photo Pro X3 for working with images.

There are times when I am not happy with the application, either the User Interface or the Results.

Now, the X5 version has come out. There have been reports of problems, random crashing being one.

My PC is Windows 7, 64 bit. I use Nikon NEF (RAW) files.

For the images I want to work with, I use Nikon ViewNX 2 to convert the RAW files to 16 bit TIFF.

I want a 64 bit native (not simply compatible) photo editing application that will work with 16 bit TIFF images. I do not want to convert to 8 bit and back, far too much dynamic range is lost.

I have seen some lesser known products (other than Adobe and Corel) such as Serif, ACDC, and at one time had seen some software from smaller firms in Europe.

One product that I had seen once was Photoline.

The issue is that I do not want to spend money to upgrade to a buggier version of Corel when it might be the right time to change product entirely.

Would anyone care to comment on photo editing applications that meet the requirements, 64 bit native, mulit-core CPU and 16 bit TIFF?

Many thanks for all valuable insights you can provide.

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