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Monday, May 7, 2012

q for question: what's your favorite photo editor?

what's your go-to photo editing software?

i know photoshop is pretty much standard nowadays, but i'm not ready to commit to buying it until i am a bit more serious about photography (and invest in a better camera than a point-and-shoot)

my go-to photo editing program WAS picnik through facebook.  if you never used it, you totally missed out.  you could edit the coloring of the photos (sauration, contrast, temperature, brightness, etc.) as well as many other presets.  the good thing about it was that it was FREE. now, picnik has moved to google photos, which is ok, but it doesn't have as many editing options, and takes SO much longer to load than when it was an app on facebook.


i also use instagram (come on, who DOESN'T these days??)
but, anyone who's seen an instagram photo can pick out another photo that's been "instagrammed", and i'm not really down for ALL my photos blatently shouting this fact.


lastly, i still use iphoto sometimes, because it's quick and easy to use, but again, it's REALLY limited.



does anyone have any thoughts?
should i just bite the bullet and buy photoshop and invest some serious time in learning how to use it?
...or are there other outlets for me until i'm ready for that commitment?

toodles.



7 comments:

Jessica said...

I always just use Iphoto too, but I recently discovered picmonkey.com
I haven't used it yet, but it looks cool!

Megan said...

I'm looking into this too! Some of these editors are a ridiculous amount of money! The picmonkey.com that picnik recommended is just like picnik so that's easy enough and I just downloaded the Adobe Photo Elements v10 trial version so I'll let you know how that is. I've been told is really good and is cheaper than Photoshop so I decided to give that a try. If I like it I'm ready to buy it! I guess sometimes if you want something you just gotta pay...beh! lol.

Urban Nester said...

Love your cute little blog. Just found ya :]

molly
http://alwaysamrsforeverakidd.blogspot.com

dana @ wonder forest said...

Photobucket just released a new photo editing thingie too, it might be worth looking into?
xo dana
thewonderforest.com

J+H @ Beyond The Stoop said...

thanks for all the tips, everyone! looking forward to researching them when i get some free time!

Nuha said...

i have a mac and i've been using picasa and it works really well! i really want to invest in photoshop, but I'm afraid I won't use it to the best of it's capabilities - oh the joys of being computer illiterate!

ashley faye said...

I'd scour the interwebz for a free version of photoshop, it's illegal but I've done it with several computers.

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