Best photo editing software?

Started Mar 4, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: Aftershot Pro + GIMP
In reply to linux99, Mar 4, 2014

linux99 wrote:

I use Aftershot Pro for the RAW conversion stage - unless I am mad keen to stick with the Olympus Colors (then you really have to use the Oly software).

Once I have useable JPG's I edit them (for retouch, effects etc) in GIMP.

GIMP is totally free and absolutely excellent as a retouching / editing tool.

I've been using UFRAW and GIMP for some time now.

UFRAW to get most basic RAW functions through - Color, exposure, rotation, vignette, CA. Then GIMP + noiseware to finalize my image.

GIMP has some decent noise plugins, but Noiseware's standalone app is fast, and specifically targets luminance or chroma noise better than most GIMP G'MIC profiles.

GIMP handles multiple layers with transparency masks well. I've used it to rescue pictures which would have had contrast problems or distractions, or reducing noise reduction in bright areas which need it less.

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