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luohan

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Hi all senior

Currently been using Cannon software for pp. Need to upgrade/ Know there is photoshop software to pp but the software is expensive.....

Any good & cheap software recommendation other than photoshop ? pls dont ask me to down load free software or buy pirated....Thanks
 

Rashkae

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Dude. Your question gets asked so often we even have a STICKY right here in this section called "Sticky: freewares for amateur photographers". Please, next time, do yourself a favor and READ or even SEARCH before posting.
 

Diluted

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hmmm.. why are you not open to free softwares???

GIMP does most of what photoshop can do.. but of course with the right plugins..
 

ManWearPants

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Any good & cheap software recommendation other than photoshop ? pls dont ask me to down load free software or buy pirated....Thanks
IMO Photoshop is in a class of its own where full fledge editing is required. Have you considered Lightroom 3 for organizing and doing simple adjustments of photos. It is relatively affordable at US$299.

Of course there are other commercial software. Have a look at this link
 

luohan

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hi all senior

thanks for your input. it is not that i did not read the sticky. As mentioned in my post, i do not want to download free software as my pc is share with my sibling and i am running in 2mbs mobile internet too slow to download anything.

I had used free software before though not photo processing. IT ALWAYS IN THE END ON TRIAL PERIOD. Once bitten twice shy. Hence, fedup with all free softwares.:thumbsd:

I appreicate all constructive replies but pls dont assume tt I did not do my homework before posting as you do not know me:sticktong
 

ManWearPants

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2mbs mobile internet too slow to download anything.

I had used free software before though not photo processing. IT ALWAYS IN THE END ON TRIAL PERIOD. Once bitten twice shy. Hence, fedup with all free softwares.:thumbsd:
There is a difference between freeware and trial version of commercial software. Those listed in the freeware sticky is completely free and does not have a trial period.

I am still using 512kbps at my home. No problem downloading these installers.
 

Rashkae

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hi all senior

thanks for your input. it is not that i did not read the sticky. As mentioned in my post, i do not want to download free software as my pc is share with my sibling and i am running in 2mbs mobile internet too slow to download anything.

I had used free software before though not photo processing. IT ALWAYS IN THE END ON TRIAL PERIOD. Once bitten twice shy. Hence, fedup with all free softwares.:thumbsd:

I appreicate all constructive replies but pls dont assume tt I did not do my homework before posting as you do not know me:sticktong
The recommended free software does NOT just run on a trial period. GIMP is a good example. As for your download constraints, find a place with wi-fi or something. Software is not getting smaller.
 

catchlights

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those softwares come with trial version are on commercial licence, they are not classified as freeware.
some members spends a lot of efforts doing research on certain topics, compiling what they know and make them into sticky thread, sharing their knowledge with others selflessly.

yes, I think you didn't read the sticky properly, please show a little respects to them by reading the sticky threads carefully.
 

NikF601

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hi all senior

thanks for your input. it is not that i did not read the sticky. As mentioned in my post, i do not want to download free software as my pc is share with my sibling and i am running in 2mbs mobile internet too slow to download anything.

I had used free software before though not photo processing. IT ALWAYS IN THE END ON TRIAL PERIOD. Once bitten twice shy. Hence, fedup with all free softwares.:thumbsd:

I appreicate all constructive replies but pls dont assume tt I did not do my homework before posting as you do not know me:sticktong
You may want to consider to save $$$ for a PC + lightroom for your PP.
 

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Sitex is coming this week. You can get a nice and cheap desktop or laptop.:angel:
Are you still studying ? You can get Student version of Photoshop :angel:
 

detritus

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Hi all senior

Currently been using Cannon software for pp. Need to upgrade/ Know there is photoshop software to pp but the software is expensive.....

Any good & cheap software recommendation other than photoshop ? pls dont ask me to down load free software or buy pirated....Thanks
what's your budget? photoshop CS5 student edition is $119 only. that's as cheap as u can get for quality image editing software.

anything less than that, i think u'll probably end up wasting money - better to just carry on using the bundled software or even picasa or gimp, which is totally free.
 

pinholecam

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I suggest you try the software mentioned in the sticky. The are freeware. No limited trial period.

I use freeware only for all my PP and its good enough. No need for pirated stuff.

Management, browsing, simple editing - PICASA
Advanced PP - Paint.net with plug-ins

In fact paint.net loads up and runs quite a bit of stuff faster than PS.
 

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