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    I'm sure this has been talked about before. I am looking not to spend a grand on the software, but would like to have most of its power. Which competitor should I be trying? Tried Elements but found it lacking in some aspects.

    I use raw converter, manage vignetting, chromatic abberation, colour correction (hopefully little bit only), curves, healing, levels, channels, selective colour, adding text, adjust using layers.

    Thanks.

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    How about GIMP.. it's free. http://www.gimp.org/

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    i have this issue too... so GIMP can does most of the job? What abt Nikon Capture NX?

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    Picture Window Pro has a very good reputation. And there's a free 30-day trial download.

    http://www.dl-c.com/
    http://www.normankoren.com/PWP_intro.html

    They also have a very active forum:

    http://www.dl-c.com/cgi-bin/discus/discus.cgi?pg=topics
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    Paint. NET

    or

    Irfanview

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    Nikon user, use Capture. problem solved immediately.

    Capture NX is 30days testing testing only.

    after that you will have to buy a original copy.

    I use both Capture and PS together. and both originals la..

    never trusted pirated even thou "some" claim its as good as the original ones.

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    Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo XI

    The original version costs about $160+, but you can get the education version for about $99-$115

    Available at e2000 shop, South Asia and Software Boutique @ Funan IT Mall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glennyong View Post
    Nikon user, use Capture. problem solved immediately.

    Capture NX is 30days testing testing only.

    after that you will have to buy a original copy.

    I use both Capture and PS together. and both originals la..

    never trusted pirated even thou "some" claim its as good as the original ones.

    Where to get Capture NX? Is it sold in shops?

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    Quote Originally Posted by takethree View Post
    Where to get Capture NX? Is it sold in shops?
    Bought mine Capture NX at CP.
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    how come no one mentioned photoshop CS2?

    no good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlepea View Post
    how come no one mentioned photoshop CS2?

    no good?
    Well that's because the person was asking for Photoshop alternatives, as mentioned in the thread header. For most folk, PS is overkill. Not to mention super expensive. (Assuming you do use original software).
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    Quote Originally Posted by synapseman View Post
    Well that's because the person was asking for Photoshop alternatives, as mentioned in the thread header. For most folk, PS is overkill. Not to mention super expensive. (Assuming you do use original software).
    jump the gun too fast never bother the title of the thread.
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    Default Re: Photoshop Alternatives

    i did read the title of thread, but following the threadstarter's post, he only mentioned photoshop elements..

    so i presumed that his photoshop alternative was referring to alternative to photoshop elements.

    my mistake then.

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