What is the best photo/image editing software?

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Hi all, what do you consider the most efficient, easiest way to edit images/photo's/themes? Price doesn't matter here. What has worked for you guys?
#editing #photo or image #software
  • Profile picture of the author George Wright
    PhotoShop to buy.

    For free ImageForge.

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  • Photoshop is surely not the easiest but clearly the most well known, respected, and powerful. And if you take the time to learn how to do the things you need to do with it... then it's well worth the investment.
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    • Profile picture of the author MrGoogle
      Photoshop is the best but when I resize 100 jpg files I use ACDsee Pro.
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  • Profile picture of the author Johnny12345
    Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard. One of its big advantages is that there's an enormous amount of training materials available for it. I've used it for many years.

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  • Profile picture of the author Al Andrews
    Summed up in one word "Photoshop"!
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  • Profile picture of the author Lindsay Brynn
    Already been said but I agree with Photoshop. I used Paint Shop Pro for years before I finally coughed up the money for Photoshop and it was really worth it.
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  • Profile picture of the author robingbg
    I'm loving Photoshop as there's just so many things you can modify and do with the program once you learn it.
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  • Profile picture of the author studioworks22
    of cource photoshop is the best
    but there are many other software outside there ..
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  • Profile picture of the author Alle-Cat
    Fireworks. It's much easier to use than Photoshop. You can get a 30 day fully working trial from adobe.

    If you're skint (i.e. broke), get GIMP. It's completely free and has lots of features.
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    • Profile picture of the author Linda Van Fleet
      i've used Fireworks and it is easier to use than Photoshop ...

      But Photoshop is the best!
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  • Profile picture of the author diegor
    Photoshop CS4, and GIMP as a free alternative.
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  • Profile picture of the author danielwood
    photoshop is king imho

    you can watch tutorials online and the coresponding software is just as awesome!
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave Holmes
    Photoshop is fantastic but you might want to try lightroom as well. I do a lot of photography and lightroom is geared for photographers, so depending on what your wnting to do you will probably need photoshop. $20.00 spent with kelbytraining.com would also be a good move if you've never used photoshop before..
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    • Profile picture of the author bloggeroftheweb
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      • Profile picture of the author garyk1968
        If you're on a mac aperture is very good, feature wise better than iphoto but not as good as photoshop but reasonably priced too.
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  • Profile picture of the author mediaguy
    Well by trade I am a Fashion and Glam photographer here in Fort Lauderdale, FL and I use yes you guess it - Photo Shop - but I then found a version of photo shop that is very fast and works well for what I use it for which is web design and image editing it's called "Photo Shop Micro" I can't say where I got it from but it has worked very well for me and does not bog down my computer as much as Photo Shop!
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  • Profile picture of the author articlemaster
    Photoshop is the best.It doesn't have any alternative however you are lookng for free stuffs then you can also try GIMP.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sam101
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    For simple graphics you can use Paint.net
    Best of all its free but packed with features.
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  • Profile picture of the author seomark09
    Adobe photoshop or adobe fireworks.
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  • Profile picture of the author plugsnpixels
    My site covers a lot of these imaging apps as well as third-party add-ons.

    I use Photoshop as my main editor and the late great Canvas X for graphic design.
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