Photo processing


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Hi, I am new in photography.

Would like to ask what software are usually use for photo processing? Ease of use, I am not good with technical terms..

Thanks
 

Octarine

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Have a look into subforum 'Digital Darkroom'. Apart from that: what's wrong with the software that came with your camera?
You will have to learn some technical terms, that's normal. Unless you use some iStuffs and let the computer do everything .. regardless of what you actually wanted..
 

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Rashkae

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Hi, I am new in photography.

Would like to ask what software are usually use for photo processing? Ease of use, I am not good with technical terms..

Thanks
At first, use the Software that came with your camera. It can do most of the common, basic adjustments for you.

Once you are more advanced, you can consider the tools that are extensively discussed in the Digital Darkroom section. Also,make sure you attend your free Sony DSLT handling workshop (if it comes with your purchase, which I believe it should).

In a pinch you can also join any of the beginner workshops.
 

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Hi, I am new in photography.

Would like to ask what software are usually use for photo processing? Ease of use, I am not good with technical terms..

Thanks
I think you have not got your camera yet, since you just posted a thread one day ago.

the software bundle with your camera able to do simple editing, and it is very easy to use. most importantly, it able to handle the images from your camera very well, it is free also.

as you progress, you will slowly learn more about editing skills, and you find out what other software more suitable for you need.


hope this help.
 

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There are many out there. People use them based on personal preference and budget. I will just list some of the more popular ones, but there are many others as well.

Free:
-GIMP
-Darktable
-Picasa

Paid:
-Photoshop
-Lightroom
-Aperture
 

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catchlights said:
I think you have not got your camera yet, since you just posted a thread one day ago.

the software bundle with your camera able to do simple editing, and it is very easy to use. most importantly, it able to handle the images from your camera very well, it is free also.

as you progress, you will slowly learn more about editing skills, and you find out what other software more suitable for you need.

hope this help.
Hi bro, bought a57 yesterday :) have not try out the software yet. Will give it a try first.
 

Rashkae

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I think you have not got your camera yet, since you just posted a thread one day ago.
She bought an A57, hence why I recommended going for the Sony SDW courses (she should have a basic DSLT course for free if I'm not mistaken).
 

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Hi bro, bought a57 yesterday :) have not try out the software yet. Will give it a try first.
She bought an A57, hence why I recommended going for the Sony SDW courses (she should have a basic DSLT course for free if I'm not mistaken).
I see, thank you, good to know that. :)
 

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Aperture 3 -- easy to use and delight to organize pics. Been using for 2 years.
 

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Adobe Lightroom can cover a wide gamut of needs, from basic corrections to more complex tasks. Give it a run by downloading the trial. Probably can't get away from technical terms and some reading up ;)
 

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The software that comes with your camera should suffice for basic needs and RAW conversion.

The list of freeware here should help you out too.
http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/digital-darkroom/708306-freewares-amateur-photographers.html

I'm on the following :
PCDU/Silkypix - for RAW conversion
Picasa - for browsing and very simple edits
Paint.net - for more complicated edits
Photoshop Elements 8.0 - for more complicated edits (transitioning from Paint.net)
Hugin for Pano stitches


Hope that helps.
 

choocn

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I would strongly recommend you get a copy of PS Elements $200+?. Most photo magazines will make reference either to Elements or PS CS? For all their techniques. Chuck the free softwares. Or if you can beg, borrow or steal a student card, get the full version of PS CS5 at slightly over $100 - money worth it
 

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choocn said:
I would strongly recommend you get a copy of PS Elements $200+?. Most photo magazines will make reference either to Elements or PS CS? For all their techniques. Chuck the free softwares. Or if you can beg, borrow or steal a student card, get the full version of PS CS5 at slightly over $100 - money worth it
Elements is at most $140. PS CS5 (along with a bunch of other softwares), is student edition that is good for home use. But.....
 

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Hi, I am new in photography.

Would like to ask what software are usually use for photo processing? Ease of use, I am not good with technical terms..

Thanks
Easy to use? Then use Photoscape... it is free too.

You can download it here: http://www.photoscape.org/ps/main/index.php
 

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exactly what kind of processing is TS asking about? simple edits can be done with the bundled software "PMB" or that other software i can't remember right now. it's in the CD that came with the camera.

for all else, most of the time i just use Lightroom for batch processing. less hassle.
 

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