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Old 12-07-2016, 11:57 AM   #1
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Default Photo editting program suggestions

I had to buy a new desktop PC because our old one was dying, but I see that Windows 10 no longer supports the Microsoft Live Photo Gallery software that I used to use for my Project 365 photos.

Any suggestions for new Windows 10 apps to use? The default photo app sees a bit unfriendly for use according to my first impressions...
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Old 12-07-2016, 12:23 PM   #2
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Gimp is the best FREE software.

Students can get Creative Cloud (the full Adobe suite, including Photoshop) for a reasonable monthly fee. If you or any of your children are interested in advanced photo editing, art, and publishing, then it's worth looking into it to see if it fits your budget.
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Old 12-07-2016, 12:32 PM   #3
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I use Gimp. It works well for me but I don't know if Win 10 likes it. It's a bit complex and not as user friendly as some other graphic apps. But as FB said, it's free, so I put up with it.
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Old 12-07-2016, 02:47 PM   #4
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I use Photoshop. It is great if you ever want to create a poster and stuff like that. You can just save your work as a PSD and then e-mail it to a commercial printer.

And, if you take the time and effort to learn this "Industry Standard" software, you can earn big money. There is huge demand.

You can find all the software here:
http://www.binsearch.info

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Photoshop Elements here. (v. 13 I think) Full bore Photoshop is too much for my needs.

Does the stuff I needed and I like the 3 modes (Basic, Guided and Advanced). I stay mostly in Guided and Advanced.

I crop, adjust color, pixelate some areas, make animated GIFs, etc. Like I said, some basic stuff.

v. 15 has some enhanced guided things that look nice.

About $80 on Amazon.
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Old 12-07-2016, 11:48 PM   #6
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I have the complete Adobe graphics department on my computer, plus several plug-ins. It is all the plug-ins that I really enjoy using.

For minor image editing, I use ACDsee.

For photo catalogue I use KeeBook Creator

The best anti-virus software I have ever found is ZoneAlarm.

I used to be right up to date on any and all software information. I used to collect/study all types of software and plug-ins like some people might collect postage stamps or coins. It was almost a full time job for me to continually download all the updates daily. I had more than 600 Gig at one point. It was a very, very serious hobby. But have lessened my interest since about 2012.

The first computer I ever owned was a Zenith 150 from Radio Shack in 1982. Later I owned an Apple Lisa and an Apple IIe in 1983. The 5MB external hard drive was almost the size of a 6 slice toaster. The manuals filled two complete wall book shelves.

The first computer program I ever purchased was Windows 3.1 for an IBM 286. The printer was a daisywheel.

And yuh know what? .... Windows 3.1 (31/2" disk) had a virus.

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thanks for the suggestions!
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