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Photo editing software for PC?

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I had a couple of programs on my old laptop but was never really pleased with either. Now a new laptop and I need to download something (free).

What do any of you use and recommend? Online reviews seem to point me to PhotoDirector Essential.
 

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What kind of editing? Resize, change format, remove shadows, or something else? For resize/format, sharpen, grayscale, etc, I use the free Irfanview. I just found a program for editing shadows/unwanted objects out that is better than Paint but it costs $15. It is called Inpaint.
 

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What kind of editing? Resize, change format, remove shadows, or something else? For resize/format, sharpen, grayscale, etc, I use the free Irfanview. I just found a program for editing shadows/unwanted objects out that is better than Paint but it costs $15. It is called Inpaint.
I've been using IrfanView in different versions since 1999. It's always been my go-to program. There are some great free plugins and filters available, also.

Gimp can also remove an object if you add the "Heal Selection" plugin. It's all free.
 

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I've been using IrfanView in different versions since 1999. It's always been my go-to program. There are some great free plugins and filters available, also.

Gimp can also remove an object if you add the "Heal Selection" plugin. It's all free.
I'll take a look at IrfanView, thanks gents.

GIMP is one I had on the old PC, but for me was not intuitive to use. If I had someone coach me in it for an hour or two I'm sure it's great, but I never figured out 10% of it's capabilities in just dabbling with it.
 

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I'll take a look at IrfanView, thanks gents.

GIMP is one I had on the old PC, but for me was not intuitive to use. If I had someone coach me in it for an hour or two I'm sure it's great, but I never figured out 10% of it's capabilities in just dabbling with it.
Totally agree. In my opinion, Gimp has a learning curve that matches Photoshop. I mainly just use it for a few things.
 

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The Paint (or 2D or whatever it's named this year) that comes with most MS laptops is pretty useful. Crop, rotate, align, brighten, saturate, etc are all there. 98% of what I used PhotoShop for developing FAL Primer can now be done a heck of a lot faster with Paint.
 

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The Paint (or 2D or whatever it's named this year) that comes with most MS laptops is pretty useful. Crop, rotate, align, brighten, saturate, etc are all there. 98% of what I used PhotoShop for developing FAL Primer can now be done a heck of a lot faster with Paint.
I hate that ribbon with a passion, so I instead use Paint XP. It basically gives you the old Paint interface back.

 

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I'll take a look at IrfanView, thanks gents.

GIMP is one I had on the old PC, but for me was not intuitive to use. If I had someone coach me in it for an hour or two I'm sure it's great, but I never figured out 10% of it's capabilities in just dabbling with it.
Gunplumber uses/used Gimp. He would be glad to spend a few hours on the phone to walk you through. You're welcome. :);):ROFLMAO::LOL:~ss
 

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I generally use an old version of photoshop for in depth editing.

I’ve used a various editors on a single photo because some offer different editing techniques that otherwise are only available with that particular site or program.

Picasa, if it’s still available is one that I downloaded years ago.

Depending on what your needs are, there’s a lot of free “on line” editors.

Basically upload your photo, edit then save it back to your files.

Lunapic is pretty good.

A sample of a photo I just took.
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I generally use an old version of photoshop for in depth editing.

I’ve used a various editors on a single photo because some offer different editing techniques that otherwise are only available with that particular site or program.

Picasa, if it’s still available is one that I downloaded years ago.

Depending on what your needs are, there’s a lot of free “on line” editors.

Basically upload your photo, edit then save it back to your files.

Lunapic is pretty good.

A sample of a photo I just took.
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That is the type of thing I would like to be able to do. I can crop & resize failes in Paint. I can enhance, darken, lighten, etc. with MSPhotos.

A bit more advanced but not taking a software engineer to figure out is my sweet spot I'm seeking. Uploading then downloading is not it tho.
 

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Mike are you taking these pics on your phone? Most phones can do some mods by themselves. I have done it before, even if I could remember how your phone would be different 😁 I think it offeres "edit" as an option while viewing the photo in question. I am not iphone compatible...
 

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I generally use an old version of photoshop for in depth editing.

I’ve used a various editors on a single photo because some offer different editing techniques that otherwise are only available with that particular site or program.

Picasa, if it’s still available is one that I downloaded years ago.

Depending on what your needs are, there’s a lot of free “on line” editors.

Basically upload your photo, edit then save it back to your files.

Lunapic is pretty good.

A sample of a photo I just took.
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Here are a few versions from IrfanView:

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