Hey guys i'm looking at software today and there are many different products out there and sugestions as to what is a good basic package that and me developed and moved on from as i become better with the software?
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There are loads many not to write home about
Get the gimp its free and does most stuff and there is a version with a similar menu setup to Photoshop.
PSP used it years ago was ok Adobe Photoshop top product and price a cheaper version less functions is adobe elements.
you can download trials and try most of these usually for 30 days
Here is a site with links to loads of photo software http://www.photo-freeware.net/
PSP X2 is a great package for the price and I find it easier to use than Photoshop, it's a bit more intuitive, plus it's more powerful than PS elements...
However. Now I've started using a trial download of Photoshop CS4 I can see why PS is the choice of the industry, most stuff you can do in PSP, but Ps IS more powerful and flexible.
Difficult choice really, for the money PSP has more tools and options than elements, but with PS elements you will start to learn photoshop which is different to use than PSP so will make it easier to upgrade in the future. Depends what you want do do in the future really.
I dont know what i'm doing when it comes down to it i only use office picture manager ATM but i am going to have to look in to it pretty soon for when the light isnt just so and i need a little tweek to the colours etc where can i find this gimp? and dont say in the basement lol i'm gonna hve to look into PSP and PSelements
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Hiya I would suggest you to start off with the Photoshop Element 7 its easy to use and you can pick up on it very easy.
After you have been doing it a while i would suggest the program that i have its a bit expensive but if your really good you should get it:
Adobe Master Collection CS4
this prgram does allot of different thing it does more than image editing have i look at it first.