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TOPIC: Free post- processor

Free post- processor 9 months 3 weeks ago #1280

  • Anna Browne
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Hi everyone,

as I've been getting more into my bird photography I realized post- processing is quite an important way of improving my images.
Anyway, I was wondering if there might be a free photo editor that would be suffice. At the moment I just use GIMP to resize my photos but I've heard it's not very good for post-processing.

cheers
Anna

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Free post- processor 7 months 2 weeks ago #1431

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just saw this post Simone,
I'm not sure how many people on here are using GIMP. but I wouldn't let that phase you. From what I've heard GIMP can do a huge amount of stuff, rivalling what photoshop and other professional apps can do. If it works well for you stick with it :)

If you're a canon user, you can download DPP off Canon's website. And once you've done the initial basic edits, you should be able to export it into a format gimp will handle (possibly TIFF but there may be better formats too). If you're in the nikon camp, they should have something very similar available too.

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Free post- processor 7 months 2 weeks ago #1438

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Apologies for missing this one. GIMP is very powerful and, as Desmond says, will do much of what full Photoshop will do. It is probably the best option if you don't want to pay anything. If you don't mind paying a modest amount, Photoshop Elements can be purchased outright for about $130 or $140 (less if you buy a used copy on ebay or similar - but ensure the licence has been deactivated by the seller). It is very easy to use and will do practically everything you might need. It's what I and quite a few other BLP members use and there is tons of online support and training videos for it.

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