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A bit of photo editing advice needed..

Postby Schiehallion » Mon Sep 27, 2004 11:42 am

Having just bought my first digital camera, can anyone advise what's the best options for digital photo editing/enhancing/mucking about? I see Photoshop being mentioned, is that the full blown one? Is Photoshop Elements just a cheaper more basic package?

What's the best low price stuff. I already have photoimpression 4, how does that rate against what's out there?

Thanks for any help.
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Postby Pgcc93 » Mon Sep 27, 2004 5:49 pm

I'd go for Photoshop Elements 2.0
It's by far cheaper than the full blown CS version but you'd be likely to use most of the stuff.

You'll find all you need and more with Elements.
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Postby Schiehallion » Tue Sep 28, 2004 7:36 pm

Thanks for the advice Pgcc - I think I'll go for it come next payday.
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Postby Fossil » Tue Sep 28, 2004 8:29 pm

Schiehallion wrote:Thanks for the advice Pgcc - I think I'll go for it come next payday.


http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00006HAVW/ref=ase_interactiveda2-21/026-1772615-0972445

Hope this helps Schiehallion

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Re: photshop elements

Postby stinkpad » Wed Sep 29, 2004 9:30 am

Pgcc93 wrote:I'd go for Photoshop Elements 2.0
It's by far cheaper than the full blown CS version but you'd be likely to use most of the stuff.

You'll find all you need and more with Elements.


Why pay when there's perfectly good free alternatives? The GIMP is one of the best photo editing packages I've used, free or otherwise.

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Postby Schiehallion » Wed Sep 29, 2004 7:51 pm

From what I've heard, downloading the Gimp is a pain what with having to download all sorts of files.
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Postby turbozutek » Wed Sep 29, 2004 8:23 pm

Download PS Elements you say ?

I mean, I'm not gonna tell you to go to http://www.winmx.com and download the satellite program. Nor instruct you on how to set the search type to 'programs' and type in 'PhotoShop' as the search text.

There is no way on this earth I'm gonna express the view that you should just go and download the software and use it directly.

No sirryyyy bob. Nope.

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Postby Apollo » Wed Sep 29, 2004 10:02 pm

I'll put my hand up first and say I might just be impatient, but I spent a few hours with The Gimp too, and eventually hit the big 'Folder Delete' button, after getting no intuitive production, although I was disappointed after the build up and samples I had seen before I elected to download it.

Still suffering withdrawal as I couldn't sneak PS out from my last job, but I have been using winmx for a couple of years, and it does work intuitively (ahem, hint).
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Postby red_kola » Thu Sep 30, 2004 10:49 am

turbozutek wrote:Download PS Elements you say ?

I mean, I'm not gonna tell you to go to http://www.winmx.com and download the satellite program. Nor instruct you on how to set the search type to 'programs' and type in 'PhotoShop' as the search text.

There is no way on this earth I'm gonna express the view that you should just go and download the software and use it directly.

No sirryyyy bob. Nope.

Chris...


Oh no, that would be an outrageous thing to do...

(particularly when there is this place)
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Postby crusty_bint » Thu Sep 30, 2004 11:05 am

red_kola wrote:Oh no, that would be an outrageous thing to do...

(particularly when there is this place)



Oooooh... ta! :D

I have issues with WinMX... nuff said :?
here i go, it's coming for me through the trees
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Postby PlasticDel » Thu Sep 30, 2004 11:06 am

Suprnova is well the best for downloads. Unless the dl turns out to be p!ssy. But it's still the best.
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Postby Schiehallion » Sun Oct 03, 2004 10:04 am

Thanks for all your help and advice, now sorted :)
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Postby turbozutek » Sun Oct 03, 2004 11:53 am

You guys need to read the WinMX tutorial.

If you are actually telling me that SuperNova is better than WinMX connected upto 3600 OpenNap protocol servers worldwide... Then there is something far wrong!! :?

Consult your WinMX manuals!!

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Postby purplegrum » Sun Oct 03, 2004 12:15 pm

Supernova would be all right if 1. It had more Mac stuff and 2. I could be bothered installing the bittorrent thing.
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Postby Apollo » Sun Oct 03, 2004 12:27 pm

WinMX seems ok as long as you are prepared to wait, and that your target stays available, or connects, and you're prepared to wait....

I just tried Supernova out of curiosity, done the bittorrent thing and tried a few downloads.

First was just anything small 1-2 M just to see if it worked, which it did.

Second was a bit bigger, and while it downloaded, it refused to open.

Third and final attempt, and the rar was no longer even being recognised when I selected a file for download. So after restarting and no improvement, Supernova's gone.
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