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    Photo Editing For The Newbie
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    Photo Editing For The Newbie
    So I will be purchasing my digital camera within the next three days. Nothing fancy, not even a ton of MP, just enough to take decent shots with. I want to get into photo editing, making my imagers sharper, contrast, brightness, and the like.

    I have no real need to purchase Aperature, as I am sure most of the controls and such will be over my head. I'm looking for a user friendly, affordable, photo editing program. Any suggestions?

    I have yet to fire up iPhoto btw...

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    Photo Editing For The Newbie
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    iPhoto has some basic editting features, but nothing fancy. It can also manage your photos as well.

    I use Photoshop CS2 for all of my editting, but you can get Photoshop Elements, which is a chopped version of Photoshop for around $100.

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    I have a s6500fd http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/spec...nepixs6000.asp, it takes really nice photos and is pretty cheap compared to the rest. It isn't a digital slr but is modeled after one so you get to look cool while using it in front of others. One of th main things I liked about t was the manual focus being mechanically linked to a ring, just like a digital slr. Id recommend it.

    As for the editing tools, you should use gimp, its free and works great.

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    Here is a list of some pretty good apps for the Mac in this space:

    Photoshop Elements
    Photoshop CS3

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

    GIMP (www.gimp.org)

    ImageWell (http://xtralean.com/IWOverview.html)
    ChocoFlop (http://www.chocoflop.com)
    PhotoComplete (www.funkypixels.com)
    Seashore (http://seashore.sourceforge.net)

    LiveQuartz (http://www.rhapsoft.com)

    ...and of course...

    iPhoto (which has quite a nice set of editing tools)

    You really should try out iPhoto. It is SURPRISINGLY good for a free bundled app.
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    Photo Editing For The Newbie
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    Quote Originally Posted by iNick View Post
    I have a s6500fd http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/spec...nepixs6000.asp, it takes really nice photos and is pretty cheap compared to the rest. It isn't a digital slr but is modeled after one so you get to look cool while using it in front of others. One of th main things I liked about t was the manual focus being mechanically linked to a ring, just like a digital slr. Id recommend it.

    As for the editing tools, you should use gimp, its free and works great.
    Thats the camera I bought LOL =)

    When it arrives in the mail I'll test it out along with some of these apps and let you know how I make out. Thanks for your help guys!

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