Software - photography

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  1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years ago

    Hi all...i would like to purchase software for use with some of my photography...something that i can get creative with...collages etc.  I'd like software that is not too expensive and not extremely difficult to use.   I'm trying out something called Microsoft Research Auto Collage...however, i'm sure i am only able to access some of its features since it is for a 30 day trial period only.  I created a collage, but the software basically does the work and determines which photos it deems the most interesting...i'd rather have more control over which photos are used and what i consider interesting.  The collage was quite nice, but i didn't feel like i was actually the one creating it...Any suggestions for me?

    thanks!

    1. recommend1 profile image69
      recommend1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      or - for just the functions you list here Photoscape is a free download that does a limited number of tasks like those real quick, intuitively easy and controllable.  Hi SOH, how you been doin' while I've been gone ? big_smile

      1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
        SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        lol....no way?  big_smile

        1. recommend1 profile image69
          recommend1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          big_smile the one and only big_smile

          1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
            SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            ...i luv it!....big_smile....okay just to be sure...who was your first born...j/k....

  2. Pearldiver profile image80
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    Hahaha Fancy That big_smile

    Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 Plus

    If you buy it via the US in February it is about $129 USD and they'll give you 20 gs storage on site + as many templets you need.

    Go to the site... you can download a basics temp to play with and get to know the system with.... Have Fun Mate! smile

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      thanks PD...so in relation to the storage...storing photos?...is that safe?...

      I'll check it out.

      one more question - is that the photoshop that some may consider the 'professional package'?

      oh wait, another question - what's a templet...better yet i'll just go see....

      thank you!

      1. Pearldiver profile image80
        Pearldiverposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Yes - It is Pro enough to set up an entire design studio with if you want to make some bucks!

        Forget the one you were looking at... it doesn't come close.

        Your storage on their site is secure and you can use it if you are working on projects etc.

        You should keep your pics off your main unit anyway... Like Use an External Hard drive for your pics.

        I'll come work with you... sooooooo much opportunity out there! smile

        The Templets are the base building blocks that you use to create any works you want... eg: A Photo Frame... or montage layouts etc.
        A great white shark eating someone - that you put your friend's face into the mouth of... 1000s of them! smile

        If you're just cruising... have a look at Neave.com for web graphics!

        1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
          SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          ...interesting PD...i'm downloading now to try it out....i wasn't really researching for dollar purposes...creativity of some of my photos...you have me thinking now....thinking, thinking, thinking.........

    2. recommend1 profile image69
      recommend1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hi PD - I hope you missed me too !! big_smile   you should drop by my hub and look at what is on offer instead of chasing SOH around the place, still !

      1. Pearldiver profile image80
        Pearldiverposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        BLATANT SPAMMER!!! roll big_smile

        1. recommend1 profile image69
          recommend1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I try big_smile

  3. Pearldiver profile image80
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    Yeah Well that's me mate!  The provoker of thoughts smile

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      ...yup...and thanks for getting me thinking....i can't wait to try it out....

  4. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years ago

    ...wow...the trial download is huge...it's still downloading....

  5. Julie2 profile image61
    Julie2posted 7 years ago

    I have been looking for something to use myself. Thank you guys for the info.

  6. Midnight Oil profile image78
    Midnight Oilposted 7 years ago

    Try downloading the Gimp photo software  - its totally free and does much of the things that Photoshop does.  I have been using it for years on my pictures with great results.  Simple to download and use.

    Give it a try....  http://www.gimp.org/    it's free...

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      ...thanks for the info. MO...i'll check it out...i'm looking at Photoshop Elements at the moment...trial...

    2. Julie2 profile image61
      Julie2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Midnight I downloaded Gimp and am so freaking confused. Do you know if they sell the Gimp for Dummies book? LOL

      1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
        SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        ...ha ha...i haven't checked it out yet!

        ...i downloaded the one PD referred to...trial basis...butttttt.....it screwed up my pc...so i had to dump it....i'm going to try again...i think i need to ditch my laptop...it causes me grief....

        1. gbrgn profile image70
          gbrgnposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Try this free program.

          http://www.getpaint.net/

          1. Pearldiver profile image80
            Pearldiverposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Paint is Really Really Basic as far as Pro Graphics is concerned smile

      2. leahlefler profile image97
        leahleflerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Julie, GIMP takes a little getting used to. I have written a few articles and tutorials on GIMP - once you get used to the layers dialog it gets easier!

        1. Julie2 profile image61
          Julie2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Thank you love. I will go check those hubs out right now! smile

  7. skyfire profile image72
    skyfireposted 7 years ago

    If you're like me 'get things done' type of person then better stick to Photoshop or Painshop Photo Pro. File formats from these two programs are preferred in the market in case if you're going to sale design sources.

    1. Pearldiver profile image80
      Pearldiverposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      big_smile  We Know That!!

      I Mean.... You & I Know That smile

      Followed By..... ????

      Here - Elements 9

  8. leahlefler profile image97
    leahleflerposted 7 years ago

    I have a couple that have video tutorials (the image quality isn't crystal clear, but it gives you the general idea). The one about how to make an image black and white with color has a video, along with the digital scrapbooking one. Both use the layers tab, and a lot of techniques can be done with the layers window (a collage can be made in a similar way to creating a digital scrapbook page).

  9. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years ago

    ...i'm going to attempt to download Elements again...if it doesn't work....i buy a new laptop and get rid of this piece of crap....i've too many ideas for my photos that i want to check out...

 
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