Good Photo Editing Software?

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#1 Posted by -ParaNormaN- (1514 posts) -

Hey, everyone! Like the title says, I am looking for good photo editing software. I don't need anything as complex as photoshop. I like to scan or download album covers on google images. If you guys are the same, you know the struggle when you look for older or more rare album covers that have very limited uploads around the internet. I like to make mine look nice and crisp instead of looking like such an obvious hideous looking scan. If you guys can point me to the right direction to a cheap or free photo editor, that'd be great! I'm looking to buy if I don't have a choice so, don't be afraid to tell me about software I'd have to pay for. I buy a lot of my software anyway (I'm an awful pirate because I feel guilty and want to support the team behind the product lol). Just don't send me to anything as expensive as Photoshop, please haha.

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#2 Posted by FelipeInside (28548 posts) -

@-paranorman- said:

Hey, everyone! Like the title says, I am looking for good photo editing software. I don't need anything as complex as photoshop. I like to scan or download album covers on google images. If you guys are the same, you know the struggle when you look for older or more rare album covers that have very limited uploads around the internet. I like to make mine look nice and crisp instead of looking like such an obvious hideous looking scan. If you guys can point me to the right direction to a cheap or free photo editor, that'd be great! I'm looking to buy if I don't have a choice so, don't be afraid to tell me about software I'd have to pay for. I buy a lot of my software anyway (I'm an awful pirate because I feel guilty and want to support the team behind the product lol). Just don't send me to anything as expensive as Photoshop, please haha.

I use a combination of these for different needs (apart from Photoshop):

http://www.befunky.com/features/photo-editor/

http://pixlr.com/

http://www.gimp.org/

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#3 Posted by -ParaNormaN- (1514 posts) -

@FelipeInside said:
@-paranorman- said:

Hey, everyone! Like the title says, I am looking for good photo editing software. I don't need anything as complex as photoshop. I like to scan or download album covers on google images. If you guys are the same, you know the struggle when you look for older or more rare album covers that have very limited uploads around the internet. I like to make mine look nice and crisp instead of looking like such an obvious hideous looking scan. If you guys can point me to the right direction to a cheap or free photo editor, that'd be great! I'm looking to buy if I don't have a choice so, don't be afraid to tell me about software I'd have to pay for. I buy a lot of my software anyway (I'm an awful pirate because I feel guilty and want to support the team behind the product lol). Just don't send me to anything as expensive as Photoshop, please haha.

I use a combination of these for different needs (apart from Photoshop):

http://www.befunky.com/features/photo-editor/

http://pixlr.com/

http://www.gimp.org/

Whoa, cool! Thanks, I'm going to go and play with these real quick!

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#4 Posted by urbangamez (3375 posts) -

gimp

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#5 Edited by -ParaNormaN- (1514 posts) -

@urbangamez said:

gimp

Will definitely check it out, thanks!

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#6 Posted by Gilded_Overlord (24 posts) -

@-paranorman-: Check out:

http://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/photo/

Not free but its not subscription based and it looks promising. I'm currently giving the free trial a go. Pretty cool features and easy to use if you're coming from photoshop.

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#7 Edited by WhiteLynx (36 posts) -

IrfanView for example, and there is alot of such completely free software. Windows Paint, actually, allows many of basic editing features. ) I suspect that many people are lazy simply to browse Windows Start menu. ;-)

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#8 Edited by alexander2017 (1 posts) -

I would highly suggest KrojamSoft PhotoViewerPro. It’s simple software and lets you browse image files from your PC. It's very user-friendly.

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#9 Posted by SaintSatan (1967 posts) -

As said above, Gimp.

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#10 Edited by baileywatson (1 posts) -

You can also go with photo premium where you can edit and optimize images and has all kind of feature. Currently, grab discount on the product from mrbargainer.com

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#11 Posted by GMAK2442 (930 posts) -

Krita

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#12 Posted by adamosmaki (10630 posts) -

As others said Gimp. Can compete with the likes of photoshop while been free

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#15 Posted by GMAK2442 (930 posts) -

Krita is similar to Photoshop and free.

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#16 Posted by The_Gozerian (26 posts) -

I can do a poo poo pee pee.

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#18 Posted by NakedHeadcrab (138 posts) -

This is a pretty good online option: http://www.fotor.com/

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#19 Posted by sayyy-gaa (5847 posts) -

+1 for gimp

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#22 Posted by sovkhan (1161 posts) -

Gimp is definitely the best choice, as powerful as pshop and free with tons of plugins.