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debkim
04-27-2007, 04:54 PM
Hi, I've used iPhoto for 2yrs. I don't have the time to learn photo apps that are for professionals. I've downloaded trials of a few, but still not settled. What I really want to do is 2 things
1. Remove unwanted elements from background
2. Remove/Add colour to only 1 element
That's it.
Do you have any suggestions on an app that will let me do these 2 things?
Thank you kindly,
Deb

Dimitri
04-27-2007, 05:08 PM
Photoshop Elements should be able to do those things.

MacHeadCase
04-27-2007, 05:08 PM
Welcome to Mac-Forums, debkim.

I would suggest to you Adobe Photoshop Elements (http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshopelmac/).

Check out the list of features (http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshopelmac/newfeatures.html).



Edited to add:

Man twice in a row I've been beaten in a reply to a post. LOL

Brown Study
04-27-2007, 05:41 PM
Another is ColorIt! (http://www.microfrontier.com/) for $59.95. I used it pre-OS X, and it was a good app. I assume it wouldn't have changed much for OS X. But it needs to run through Rosetta on an Intel Mac.

debkim
04-27-2007, 05:55 PM
I went to the site, but they don't have a Demo yet for Mac ready.

debkim
04-27-2007, 05:57 PM
I also went to this site but there does not appear to be any trial/demo for this app.

GulfVetSAF
04-27-2007, 06:18 PM
Deb, I'm an amateur photograper and I find photoshop elements to be ALL that I need. It's a fairly simple to use program and there are a lot of resources out there to learn the harder techniques. Also, I don't know if you do any video editing, but for an extra $40 or so, you can get the package deal (Photoshop Elements & Premiere Elements). If you decide to go that route I subscribe to a magazine and they have a great website with tons of video tutorials.... check it out ELEMENTS (http://www.photoshopelementsuser.com/)

mac57
05-04-2007, 03:13 PM
Well of course, we should mention the free GIMP. It will do all this too.

caribiner23
05-04-2007, 03:56 PM
Also, I don't know if you do any video editing, but for an extra $40 or so, you can get the package deal (Photoshop Elements & Premiere Elements)....

I believe Premiere Elements is Windows-only.

I've used Photoshop Elements since version 2.0 and it's a great, relatively inexpensive program. Version 4.0 is the latest for the Mac, and it's got all the features you'll likely need.

Given the lag that typically follows between PC and Mac versions (the 4.0 version of Photoshop Elements for the PC came out 8-9 months before the Mac version) we should see Photoshop Elements 5.0 for the Mac soon.. but how soon is anyone's guess.

If you can't wait, you won't go wrong with Elements 4.0. I use it almost daily on my MacBook.

Good luck!

OSURico112
05-04-2007, 11:11 PM
Adobe Lightroom which I just got recently and have been using is an excellent photo editing program.

CreativeGuy
05-05-2007, 11:55 AM
Adobe Lightroom which I just got recently and have been using is an excellent photo editing program.
Except that Lightroom isn't a photo-editing program, so I'm not sure how you can consider it excellent for editing photos.

Lightroom is a storage & management program with a few RAW features and some very minor adjustment features built-in. It's by no means a full editor.

mac57
05-05-2007, 12:52 PM
Hi, I've used iPhoto for 2yrs. I don't have the time to learn photo apps that are for professionals. I've downloaded trials of a few, but still not settled. What I really want to do is 2 things
1. Remove unwanted elements from background
2. Remove/Add colour to only 1 element
That's it.
Do you have any suggestions on an app that will let me do these 2 things?
Thank you kindly,
Deb

debkim, unfortunately, those things you want to do are not "easy" things to do, so your title request for an EASY photo editor likely won't bear fruit. To do what you want, you need an editor with good selection tools and lots of them, a clone stamp tool and color replacement tools. That really narrows the field, down to about:

1/ Photoshop
2/ Photoshop Elements
3/ GIMP

I would welcome input from other forum members if they know of others of this ilk, but you need a pretty accomplished (and hence unfortunately not "easy") photo editor to do these things.

Personally, if you have the money, I would recommend Photoshop Elements. GIMP next, and Photoshop itself only if you are really serious (since it costs a really SERIOUS amount of money!!).