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    Want suggestions for photo editing software
    Hello I'm back after a 10-15 years on a PC. My computer should be coming in anytime now. I need some help with some software for my Imac 20" . Looking for photo editing software? what is your opinion?

    aperture, or anything else out there? on my old pc I worked with Adobe photoshop.


    Can wait for my computer get here, (by the way my old Macinstoh still works

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    Hi aj!! Welcome!! I don't know much about photo editing programs but I just wanted to say hello and welcome you. You'll find alot of useful info here and I'm sure some one will pop in soon enough to answer your question.

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    I think photoshop will work with Macs?

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    You may want to try GIMP since its free, but photoshop will work on OS X.

    Aperture is more or less for tweaking photographs and such.
    Brendan Welsh
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    Welcome aj84!!!

    There are LOTS of good image editing programs for the Mac. Here is a partial list:

    Photoshop Elements
    Photoshop CS2

    GIMP (www.gimp.org)
    Seashore (http://seashore.sourceforge.net)
    ChocoFlop (http://www.chocoflop.com)

    GraphicConverter (http://www.lemkesoft.com/xd/public/c...lkPTE5Mw_.html)
    ImageWell (http://xtralean.com/IWOverview.html)

    ...and of course...

    iPhoto (which has quite a nice set of editing tools)
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    thanks to everybody for the welcome and the help.

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    Great post mac57! You have done an excellent job in outlining the choices for aj84.

    BTW, welcome to Mac-Forums, aj84!

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    Chocoflop would have been my pick and yes I love iPhoto
    here is a book worth the money it goes deep into iPhoto
    http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/iphotomm/

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    Great Mac57 iPhoto is a great choice too
    You can make it better with a couple of the hidden features too

    http://www.macosxhints.com/article.p...60504123458727

    http://http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20060127142531616
    Ps Chocoflop is great too

    Opps sorry for the double post How do I delete one ?

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    Thanks for the info Kilted1. The first link is great but Safari reports that it can't find the second one. Any chance of reposting?
    My Macs: iMac 27" 3.4 GHz, Mac Pro 3.2 GHz, PowerMac G5 Quad 2.5 GHz, G4 Cube with 1.2 GHz Upgrade
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    can wait for my imac to get here!!! thanks for all the help, I will probably check out the programs and suggestions from this group ASAP. I will also get Aperture. I like what i see so far.

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    mac57 the url just needs modifying as it incorrectly starts as:

    http://http//

    Try this link:

    Set some hidden preferences in iPhoto 6

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    Thanks Martin

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    Thanks pulse-8.
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