Photo Editors.

Started Dec 22, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Photo Editors.
In reply to Detail Man, Dec 26, 2012

Detail Man wrote:

John Beavin wrote:

Thanks for your suggestions, I downloaded Paint shop pro x3, Heck, it was horrible, after struggling for 3 hours I deleted it, Looks like I will stay with Photo scape.

You know, (if you have Win or Linux system in particular), you might really want to give the free RAW Therapee 4.x a try. It has an extensive and a very good user-interface, and can indeed edit TIF and JPGs as well as processing RAW image-files. It gets better and better over time.

Linux, Win, and something of a Mac version here: http://rawtherapee.com/downloads

Here is the unique and very useful thing about it that neither PSP of GIMP or Sagelight (or perhaps PS/PSE themselves) offer. It has a "real time" processing preview of the image being processed.

Once you have been spoiled by being able to see the simultaneous effects of all of your various processing adjustments, you may well never, ever want to go back to the tedious world of "daisy chained" serially performed image-editor adjustments. A "real time" preview is much, much better, indeed ! You will wonder how you ever tolerated the tedious step-by-step adjustments, the guessing involved, as well as the inevitable back-tracking ("undoing") involved.

PS - Don't know what kind of computer system you have, but I know that the Win 32-bit version of RT 4.x requires a minimum of 2 GB RAM before it will install at all. 3 GB RAM works better (which is the highest amount of actually addressable, usable RAM that Win 32-bit OSs can use).

DM...

thanks for the suggestion of RT4, I did not know about the RAM requirements. My notebook has only 1GB RAM so I'll have to use my desktop which has 8GB RAM.

I'm using Linux and GIMP for editing and it works well for me...

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