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    Posted: 24 July 2007 at 01:41
Hi,

   Aside from Dimage Master Lite that is included with the 5D is there any freeware image editing solution that you have found to be quite effective and easy to use for your images?

   Which one would you recommend?

   Suggestions are appreciated.

   
 



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Gimp is a well known editing software

Windows version
http://gimp-win.sourceforge.net/

Linux version
http://www.gimp.org/

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I like Google's Picasa for easy cataloging, simple post processing and quick printing. For heavier editing requirements, you can open up your image with Photoshop (or other comprehensive image processing program, such as Gimp listed above) from within Picasa.



Check it out at http://picasa.google.com.



One bug I hate in Picasa though is that you cannot store images sharpened with Picasa -- all other image edits are kept.



Hope this helps.

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Originally posted by ADub128 ADub128 wrote:

One bug I hate in Picasa though is that you cannot store images sharpened with Picasa -- all other image edits are kept.

Hmmm - not sure what you're experiencing there. When I sharpen an image in Picasa it remains sharpened the next time I open the program, and every time thereafter until I undo the sharpening.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ADub128 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 July 2007 at 04:19
Originally posted by sybersitizen sybersitizen wrote:

Originally posted by ADub128 ADub128 wrote:

One bug I hate in Picasa though is that you cannot store images sharpened with Picasa -- all other image edits are kept.

Hmmm - not sure what you're experiencing there. When I sharpen an image in Picasa it remains sharpened the next time I open the program, and every time thereafter until I undo the sharpening.


I agree, when staying within Picasa, Picasa will display a previously sharpened image (using Picasa tools).

However, to clarify my situation, when exporting an edited picture (for example, one that I want to email to a friend), the current version of Picasa (v2.7, I think) does not save sharpening edits within the newly exported file -- all other edits are kept.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote georgiaboy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 July 2007 at 04:22
I use Picasa and it keeps sharpening as well. Can't imagine why yours doesn't work. I really like the program for basic jpeg alterations. Very fast and easy.

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Regarding Picasa's exported files/sharpening "bug", here is what Google posts in its Picasa help forums. Google does acknowledge that this is a problem.

http://picasa.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=39037&query=sharpen&topic=&type=

All-in-all though, Picasa is great, especially if you do not plan on exporting your edits. For me, I usually make my changes and print.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sybersitizen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 July 2007 at 04:56
I see. I'm still using 2.6, which doesn't have that export bug. No doubt the problem with 2.7 will be fixed soon.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote georgiaboy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 July 2007 at 05:03
2.6 for me as well! Good info...thanks.

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Paint.NET is pretty slick...
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PhotoScape is worth a look (photoscape.org).

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Turerkan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 July 2007 at 15:04
Krita, a part of the KDE project under Linux is growing to be a good photo editor and graphics program at the sametime. too bad its not available on Windows.
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I use Photofiltre a lot. It's no PhotoShop... but i use it for the most common tasks in photo-enhancing.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote chrishurley Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 October 2007 at 22:35
One thing worth mentioning about Picasa- It is completely non-destructive and mostly doesn't introduce jpeg recompression artifacts.

You can undo any operation and get back to your original file (great for having more than one person viewing and massaging the photo collection).

Also, many of the operations are applied live on the pictures without involving a jpeg-resave and the resulting quality loss. Not all of them, but many of them.

I wish Picasa would grow just a few more features- like noise reduction . I'd be happy to pay them a few bucks for it.

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