What is your preferred software for photo editing.

Discussion in 'Photo and Video Editing' started by ian, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. ian

    ian Administrator Staff Member

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    What photo editing software do you use?
    Is photoshop the best there is? Also do you use a tablet to help with photo editing?
    Are you on a MAC, PC, linux machine?
     
  2. voyagerfan99

    voyagerfan99 Super Moderator

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    For me, nothing beats CS5, just for the pure amenities it has to offer. It takes time and a lot of training to use, but in the end it's an amazing piece of software.
     
  3. MBPhotos

    MBPhotos New Member

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    Personally, I prefer Adobe Lightroom. I used to use nothing but Photoshop and hated the thought of using Lightroom, but once I actually started using it, I realized it's much easier, and gives about the same results. Obviously you can do far more with photoshop, but to me, it's not necessary as I'm more about simple touch-ups rather than a full photo make-over. You can still do tons of neat effects in lightroom.

    Just my $.02 though :D
     
  4. voyagerfan99

    voyagerfan99 Super Moderator

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    Hmm...I may look into that.
     
  5. MBPhotos

    MBPhotos New Member

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    Give it time, and you will love it. Pretty much everything you want to adjust is on the right side on sliders. Exposure, contrast, sharpening, vignette ect.. I highly recomend it. I believe all of my photography friends have converted to Lightroom from Photoshop CS series.
     
  6. justinjavellana

    justinjavellana <b>Photo Contest Winner x 9</b>

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    used to do all my editing in Adobe Camera RAW but then recently I've been using Nik Software (Viveza 2, Colour Efex Pro 3 and Silver Efex Pro 2). I find that I have more control over how I process the images rather than just using ACR by itself.
     
  7. Laquer Head

    Laquer Head New Member

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    CS5 Extended.
     
  8. argus

    argus New Member

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    To edit my photo i use Adobe fireworks, or Photoshop. But on the web there's a lot of interesting utilities like google's picnik photo editing site, Fotoflexer etc. Sometime I use Those Tools too.
     
  9. Fatback

    Fatback <b>Photo Contest Winner x 9</b>

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    I use CS4, and Lightroom. I first import my photos to Lightroom. Do minor touch ups there. I find that Lightroom is far better for editing things like color adjustments, and changing the white balance. I then import them into Photoshop. I use Photoshop to do my Sharpening, Noise Reduction, Watermark, Cloning, etc if needed. I have the Noiseware plug-in my Imagenomic and it's awesome. It's gets rid of noise with almost no quality lose, unless there is unusually high amounts of noise. Also like PhotoScape for some stuff like stitching photos together. BTW I use Windows Vista, until I get my free copy of W7 PRO from school.
     
  10. mx344

    mx344 New Member

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    Lightroom 3.4.1 :) awesome piece of software.
     
  11. reneehuskey

    reneehuskey New Member

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    I'll go for photoshop too.. It is the most powerful in photo editing.. It is useful in color correction, photo manipulation, photo enhancing.. etc.. It is also user friendly.. :)

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    Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.
    – Imogen Cunningham
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  12. EvanK

    EvanK <b>Photo Contest Winner x 2</b>

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    Phontoshop and Lightroom for sure, they're both such excellent pieces of software. The added benifit of going all-Adobe is getting the intercompatibility between all of their products. I also use Premiere Pro quite often, so having the entire Adobe suite is a nice benifit to have, it all works so seamlessly.
     
  13. spirit

    spirit <b>Photo Contest Winner x 6</b>

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    I process RAW files in Lightroom 4.2 and then do any additional editing in Photoshop CS5.1 Extended.
     
  14. spirit

    spirit <b>Photo Contest Winner x 6</b>

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    Photomatix Pro is great software for making HDRs by the way. They do offer an Essentials version too which is cheaper than the Pro version. :)
     
  15. spirit

    spirit <b>Photo Contest Winner x 6</b>

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    Now I use Lightroom 6 (CC 2015) for my processing and any additional tweaks are done in Photoshop CC 2014. Lightroom 6 is very similar to 5 which was, and still is, the best of Lightroom in my opinion. There are some small performance issues in 6 which are a bit annoying. I still Photomatix Pro for HDR (though I don't create too many HDRs any more). When I last posted here two years ago I was using version 4, now I'm using version 5. :)
     

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