New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography Discussion of all things graphics.

Photo Software?


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
Hwilensky

 
Member Since: Mar 05, 2012
Posts: 155
Hwilensky is on a distinguished road

Hwilensky is offline
Hey all -

I am a new mac user(a little over a month) and new to amateur photography (have had a DSLR for a year and would like to do more with it). Which software do you guys recommend?


Thanks,
Hwilensky
QUOTE Thanks
Sawday

 
Sawday's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 19, 2006
Location: York, UK
Posts: 999
Sawday is a jewel in the roughSawday is a jewel in the roughSawday is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: 24" Aluminium, 2.8 GHz, 4Gb RAM. iPad2, iPhone4

Sawday is offline
That's a bit like saying "I'm getting a new car - what do you recommend?"

FIrst off, use iPhoto that is probably already on your mac. When you become more conversant with what exactly you want to do you might like to look at Photoshoop Elements of the many free editing programs out there (eg GIMP).

Happiness is not getting what you want, but wanting what you get.
QUOTE Thanks
Hwilensky

 
Member Since: Mar 05, 2012
Posts: 155
Hwilensky is on a distinguished road

Hwilensky is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sawday View Post
That's a bit like saying "I'm getting a new car - what do you recommend?"

FIrst off, use iPhoto that is probably already on your mac. When you become more conversant with what exactly you want to do you might like to look at Photoshoop Elements of the many free editing programs out there (eg GIMP).
Very funny!! Have to remember that line. What I would like to do is edit my pictures. Whether its cropping them, editing someone out of this picture, cleaning them up, editing something into the picture, sharpening the color, making pictures that are color and changing to black and white or sepia. Those kinds of things.

Thanks,
Hwilensky
QUOTE Thanks
RavingMac

 
RavingMac's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 07, 2008
Location: In Denial
Posts: 7,573
RavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 4GB Mac Mini 2012, 13" MBA, 15" MacBook Pro OSX 10.7, 32 GB iPhone 3GS, iPad2 64gb 3G

RavingMac is offline
iPhoto has some decent basic editing features, if you need more power look at Photshop Elements (PSE) or Pixelmator.

I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .
QUOTE Thanks
chas_m

 
chas_m's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 22, 2010
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 16,257
chas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 2009 MBP, Black speakers, Black Benq second monitor, black(ish) iPhone 5s, Black 2012 iPad, etc.

chas_m is offline
With respect to my colleagues, there is no one program for everything. I like iPhoto a great deal for both photo management and simple clean-up duties, but I mostly round-trip things from there in to Photoshop and back (this a built-in feature of iPhoto). When you get into the really large photo libraries, Apple's Aperture or Adobe's Lightroom are aimed at people who are a little more serious in the photography than I am.

Pixelmator is a great little graphics program (and inexpensive!) that does a number of things PS does but it's not really Photoshop and not the best choice for serious photo editing due to its inability to use PS plug-ins. Elements has the ability to use some PS plugins but I really loathe the way it tries to take over organizing your photos.

ACDSee Pro for Mac (disclaimer: I used to work for them) make a great program for people who prefer to avoid the "vault" (ie program-assisted management) of their photos, and it has *insanely* powerful batch processing capability, EXIF/IPTC editing, and amazing editing tools, but again it's no Photoshop.
QUOTE Thanks
Hwilensky

 
Member Since: Mar 05, 2012
Posts: 155
Hwilensky is on a distinguished road

Hwilensky is offline
Stupid thing, but I since I posted topic, I get emails when some one makes a comment. However, over the last two days I have gotten emails that someone made a comment, yet it is not updating in here. Is there something wrong?


Hwilensky
QUOTE Thanks
TheMacMania

 
TheMacMania's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 06, 2012
Location: Germany
Posts: 166
TheMacMania is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: MacBookPro, 15", iCore 7, 8GB, Thunderbolt Display

TheMacMania is offline
i have an iPhoto course (10 parts) on my blog - if you like a look: iPhoto - The Mac Mania

beside that i highly recommend photoshop elements - the one and only you need, you can already get it on the app store

My Mac Journey! Tips and Tricks I share with you - http://www.themacmania.com
QUOTE Thanks
dmunroe

 
Member Since: Mar 16, 2011
Posts: 48
dmunroe is on a distinguished road

dmunroe is offline
I have aperture 3 and lightroom 3 on my 2 macs..I mainly use aperture .. I have photoshop on my pc but very seldom use it ..
QUOTE Thanks
Hwilensky

 
Member Since: Mar 05, 2012
Posts: 155
Hwilensky is on a distinguished road

Hwilensky is offline
What is the main difference between a software program like photoshop elements and Aperture? What would be some of the pro's and cons?

Thanks
Hwilensky
QUOTE Thanks
RavingMac

 
RavingMac's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 07, 2008
Location: In Denial
Posts: 7,573
RavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 4GB Mac Mini 2012, 13" MBA, 15" MacBook Pro OSX 10.7, 32 GB iPhone 3GS, iPad2 64gb 3G

RavingMac is offline
Aperture, iPhoto and Adobe Lightroom are all photo management APPs with some editing capabilities.

Adobe PSE, Photoshop and Pixelmator are photo editing APPs (with some barebones management capabilities). They are intended to supplement each other. So Adobe PSE is not meant as an alternative to Aperture but to provide extended editting power

I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .
QUOTE Thanks
Stretch

 
Stretch's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 13, 2007
Location: Central New York
Posts: 4,774
Stretch has much to be proud ofStretch has much to be proud ofStretch has much to be proud ofStretch has much to be proud ofStretch has much to be proud ofStretch has much to be proud ofStretch has much to be proud ofStretch has much to be proud ofStretch has much to be proud ofStretch has much to be proud of
Mac Specs: 15in i7 MacBook Pro, 8GB RAM, 120GB SSD, 500GB HD

Stretch is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Razormac View Post
Aperture, iPhoto and Adobe Lightroom are all photo management APPs with some editing capabilities.

Adobe PSE, Photoshop and Pixelmator are photo editing APPs (with some barebones management capabilities). They are intended to supplement each other. So Adobe PSE is not meant as an alternative to Aperture but to provide extended editting power
I'll disagree some. Lightroom and possible Aperture (I don't use it so not positive) are pretty extensive editors as well as being photo managers.

Blog and Photo Gallery: http://philolin.me/

Currently running OS X 10.10
QUOTE Thanks
RavingMac

 
RavingMac's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 07, 2008
Location: In Denial
Posts: 7,573
RavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 4GB Mac Mini 2012, 13" MBA, 15" MacBook Pro OSX 10.7, 32 GB iPhone 3GS, iPad2 64gb 3G

RavingMac is offline
I would agree that Lightroom and Aperture both have pretty decent editting capabilities. I use Aperture for most things, but there are times when I need the additional tools and capabilities of PSE, so I have it set up as my external editor (too cheap to buy full fledged Photoshop).

I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Some questions from a newbie | reference image library organizer? »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
iphoto vs canon's photo software halfmonkey Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography 8 05-06-2012 02:56 AM
Good Free Photo Printing Software? Lakeloon Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography 5 07-11-2011 07:24 PM
Photo Book Software help welshred Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography 2 06-11-2011 09:17 AM
Need a Photo Gallery Software Tigwldr Web Design and Hosting 1 06-24-2007 08:52 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:03 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?