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    Posted: 01 February 2018 at 21:36
This is an FYI. I got an in-house app update notice from Apple, an update that dll automatically if you are on auto upload. In other words you don't have to go apple store to get the download. I assume Apple only does this for in house apps.

PhotoScape X 2.7.1 photo editor, http://x.photoscape.org

Apple just recently came out w a whole new photo editor, went from iPhoto to the new "Photo" which was a totally different layout. So when Apple comes out w this "in house" type app right after Photos its quite surprising

I opened photo scape and it looks user friendly and pretty complete. I'm not a post processing person. Its time consuming, it takes time away from actual photography and I'm not really good at it. I'm always looking for user friendly, easier tools. It looks like I'll be using it.

Also: Its free and available in windows. Does anyone use photo scape. I've never heard of it, but that doesn't mean anything

I've also been wondering if I'm the only one in Dyxum running Mac. I Love my Mac, its the most problem free anything I've ever had.

thanks___________Coast!

I think I had this post under the wrong topic
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I started using PhotoScape. I downloaded it as an internal app and it is now in my mac as an extension on Apples photo editor "Photos"
When I 1st came to Mac, 7 yrs ago, Aperture was the in-house photo editor, which I never used because a new one came out called iPhoto. I have used iPhoto up till now when the OS High Sierra came out w an updated editor called Photos
Photos was quite advanced, now in the levels and curves realm. Almost right away Apple added this PhotoScape which has more features than photos, more fun features and the intuitive features seem to work more intuitively

As far as I can tell, its more than the on-line free version, but not all the way up to their, for-pay one. What I really like is there isn't that constant push to upgrade to their pay versions like there is on all other "free" version apps.

Thats what I hated in photoshop and even capture one where the free versions only objective was for you to upgrade to the pay versions. I found their instructions for features like masking and layers incomprehensible. When I bought a new lens I would find an offer for their free version and actually found myself signed up for their subscription service. To top it off they wouldn't let me out of their Bait & Switch until I contacted the CEO

I promised myself I would never use photoshop, no matter what. PhotoScape seems to be more fun. There might be an Apple like offer for the windows version. I wouldn't get the on-line free version. My 1st real pc was the Dell Dimension. I don't see myself ever going back to Windows.

Thanks ________Coast
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Coast, sorry to hear you never used Aperture, as it was much much more powerful than iPhoto in any area, call it photo management/database, adjustments or output.
I would go so far to say that no-one have really tried a real photographers tool before one have digged really deep into Aperture´s possibilities and its workflow speed and really understand whats on stake. No software nowadays can do what Aperture did regarding DAM, output, workflow speed and flexibility, yes even in some adjustment areas.

But thats all history now as Apple falsely discontinued Aperture. I'm still using it, though. Else, i do use Capture One 11. Other apps also around in my computer, Luminar, Exposure X3 (test it !) Polarr, Affinity Photo

I need to give Photoscape a try. Have seen it for some time ago, wanted to test, but didn't manage. Now i have to :-)



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Hi; thanks, I've always heard of Aperture, but have never seen it, on your high praise I want to check it out. iPhoto isn't much of a processor. I'm not a big pp person, its not really my kind of photography. I'm 90% landscape. I like to get in and out of these programs.

The way Apple has PhotoScape its possible to use the portion of Photos you want and then click on the PhotoScape extension and finish in PhotoScape. If your running Mac it should be an Apple update, if your on auto upload it should already be in Photos. I would not get the commercial online free version.

You must be quite the expert having used all those pp programs! Maybe you could give your review of PhotoScape once you've used it, looking forward to it.
Thanks for the knowledgeable reply __________Coast
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Expert ? No no, but maybe yes if speaking about Aperture which I know in and out and from behind and front. Now Apple do not support Aperture anymore I have tried to find an alternative without succes.

I dont think you can find Aperture anymore....

Tested a long range of apps, and haven't found any real substitute yet, though Capture One come close, but not at workflow speed and output possibilities.

For me Photos is of no use. Boxed workflow, and the asset management part of it is really "light". Using Photos a little for sharing family photos
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Originally posted by Coast Coast wrote:

I'm not a big pp person, its not really my kind of photography. I'm 90% landscape. I like to get in and out of these programs.
I know that there are quite a few landscape photographers who do post-process their photos quite heavily (using HDR, exposure blending, merging multiple shots into panorama and so on).
 



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jkp1, thanks. Too bad about Aperture, I could use all the help I can get.

Hezu: 1st let me tell you I admire your Finland photos. Having spent a year in Alaska, in the military, I can relate. Have always admired Finland. Your photos are like a travelogue to me, give a good feel of the land.

I've just started HDR in my camera, w beginners limited success. There's HDR in PhotoScape I've used. There seems to be a lot of stuff in it. The deal is for me photography is being at the Grand Canyon taking pictures, or on an aircraft carrier, not so much sitting in a room in front of my monitor. There are people like waldo_posth who can do both at an extremely high level. I'm not one but then my goal is to have fun taking pictures

My philosophy, which I've held for quite a while is keeping photos as pristine as possible. It also gets me in & out of that room quickly and back out taking pictures. My camera is probably, photographically smarter than I am. I am not in the tech industry here, unfortunately, and I've never worked w cameras. I tend to use the camera settings like landscape for landscapes, twilight for twilights and so on. Now when I use my non native prime lenses I have to do a lot of that myself.
Then I use the creative settings which is fun, pop and underwater and so on. I think I get some exposure blending. PhotoScape has a merging or stacking tool too, I believe, but I haven't used it yet but it sounds like something I would like to try some time.

So far it looks like PhotoScape will help me get in & out of that room as fast as possible and do a lot of things
And w Mac its free!
Thanks for advice and opinions_________Coast
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