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BRANDONN2008

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Any Free Photo Editors?
« on: August 22, 2009, 01:34:40 AM »
Does anyone know of a freeware photo editor like Macromedia Fireworks or Photoshop? I want something like Fireworks but I can't shell out hundreds of dollars for it.

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Re: Any Free Photo Editors?
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2009, 01:43:55 AM »
I use GIMP and Paint.

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Re: Any Free Photo Editors?
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2009, 02:17:14 AM »
(1) GIMP
       GIMP.org

(2) Paint.NET
       Paint.net

(3) Photoscape
       Photoscape.org

(4) Picnik
       Picnik.com

(5) Adobe Photoshop Express
       Photoshop.com


NOTE: Numbers (4) & (5) are web editors. They do not have installers.
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Re: Any Free Photo Editors?
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2009, 03:49:38 AM »
Hi BRANDONN2008

This is my favourite  http://www.faststone.org/

More of a viewer / editor than a photoshop / editor but I usual only need lightweight edit.
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Re: Any Free Photo Editors?
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2009, 05:10:58 AM »
I think I might check out GIMP since I want something for major editing like clipping heads and putting it on different bodies, and carefully clipping out specific things, idk.

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Re: Any Free Photo Editors?
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2009, 05:44:35 AM »
I downloaded the Windows version of GIMP, it seems a lot like Fireworks but seems to hog my CPU. I checked my task manager while I tried to clip something on the picture and it spiked to like 80%. Maybe I downloaded wrong one?

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Re: Any Free Photo Editors?
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2009, 06:21:28 AM »
I don't think so.  Image editors use a lot of processing power.  If you downloaded the wrong one, it just plain wouldn't work.

However, there could be a bug, but I'd say that it's safe to say that you might just have an aging computer or a weak video card, and it's just how it works out.

Digital editing needs a powerful computer.

You could try adding memory to your computer (find out what kind by visiting crucial.com or better yet, newegg.com) or upgrading your computer.

The cheapest option usually is to add memory.  A faster processor can't hurt either though.
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Re: Any Free Photo Editors?
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2009, 05:46:05 PM »
I use GIMP and its didnt take so mush memory.

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Re: Any Free Photo Editors?
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2009, 08:03:52 AM »
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I downloaded the Windows version of GIMP, it seems a lot like Fireworks but seems to hog my CPU

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I use GIMP and its didnt take so mush memory.

He didn't say memory.

But I don't agree anyway, if you have a few 8 MP images open at the same time, and you start working with several layers for each, it's going to each up CPU and Memory.

Imaging programs aren't really tailored to low-end budget systems, especially for doing any sort of professional image work.

If you're making a small avatar or something like editing the red-eye out of a photo, it shouldn't be causing much of a problem.  However, if you're working with large RAW Photos, or jpegs right off of your point and shoot or SLR camera, try compressing the 5, 6, 7, 8, etc.  MB image into something a little smaller before editing it.

Or, get a faster computer.

Mac's do this sort of thing very well also, that's what they're made for.
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Re: Any Free Photo Editors?
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2009, 01:53:25 PM »
I suggest Sumo Paint which is an online image editor.

http://www.sumopaint.com/home/

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Re: Any Free Photo Editors?
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2009, 02:29:29 PM »
Paint.NET. Some will hate it just because it's using .NET framework, but once you start using it, you'll not going to use anything else.
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Re: Any Free Photo Editors?
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2009, 02:48:56 PM »
Paint.NET. Some will hate it just because it's using .NET framework, but once you start using it, you'll not going to use anything else.
this site?
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Re: Any Free Photo Editors?
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2009, 02:50:02 PM »

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Re: Any Free Photo Editors?
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2009, 02:53:30 PM »
Paint.NET. Some will hate it just because it's using .NET framework, but once you start using it, you'll not going to use anything else.
this site?
Is it for windows only?

I think RejZoR was talking about this one:

(2) Paint.NET
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« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2009, 02:55:18 PM »