Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Photoshop Alternative???
#1
I just ran across a discussion elsewhere on this forum that mentioned OpenSource (dewy) and freeware (ST) alternatives to commercial software. I wondered what you folks could suggest as an alternative to one of the biggest, baddest commercial software packages of them all (besides MS products!!), Adobe Photoshop. Is there an alternative?
<><
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ10
Image Management/Editing:ArcSoft PhotoBase4
Advanced Image Editing: Adobe PhotoShop 7
Reply

#2
Neither OS nor FW,
Paintshop Pro 8 is £75 or less here. I wouldnt use anything else......Errmmm, well, having said that, I do also occasionally use The Gimp. That's an OS.

Photoshop? Pah!

Elements (free with 10D), is poor enough without spending..... What is it? £700 on PS. No way, not never, ever, no.
Cave canem
Reply
#3
Ahhhh...... i sometimes use the Gimp in linux.

But I think you can get a windows version?

Otherwise Adobe Illustrator is one that my friends use a lot for their graphics work
Since light travels faster than sound,
people appear bright until you hear them speak.
Reply
#4
Yeah, elements comes free with some cameras.

Also, sometimes you get older versions of software packages on magazine covers.. I've got PSP, and some other one which I can't recall the name of...

Not bad providing you don't mind putting up with an older version.
Reply
#5
yeah
i got elemesnts 2 free with the cam ..
so hats pretty good to use ...
Reply
#6
Basically I want to be able to remove backgrounds and stuff and would like to settle on a piece of software before I try to learn!

I have a program called PhotoPlus5.5 by a company called Serif... anyone ever heard of it?
<><
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ10
Image Management/Editing:ArcSoft PhotoBase4
Advanced Image Editing: Adobe PhotoShop 7
Reply

#7
I was looking at that a while back... is it any good?
Reply
#8
I'd go for PSP.

It does the job for me.


The Gimp, (which does have a Windows variant.... I use it), is every bit as powerful as PS. (It's true!).
Cave canem
Reply
#9
Quote:The Gimp, (which does have a Windows variant.... I use it), is every bit as powerful as PS. (It's true!).
and its free!!!!!!
Since light travels faster than sound,
people appear bright until you hear them speak.
Reply
#10
Yes indeed Dave!! Big Grin
Cave canem
Reply
#11
Paint Shop Pro is a most excellent alternative to PhotoShop and a lot less expensive. While I have found PSP v8 a little lacking in some respects, I have for the last week been using the beta PSP v9 (expected full product release in September) and have to say I am very impressed with the improvements over v8. Specially all the features for use with digital camera taken pictures.
Reply

#12
Hey Christbst! Welcome to Shuttertalk! Oh you're a PSP user too? You and Rufus can shake paws then Big Grin

I use PSP on my laptop... but still at version 7...
Reply
#13
Chrisbst Wrote:Paint Shop Pro is a most excellent alternative to PhotoShop and a lot less expensive. While I have found PSP v8 a little lacking in some respects, I have for the last week been using the beta PSP v9 (expected full product release in September) and have to say I am very impressed with the improvements over v8. Specially all the features for use with digital camera taken pictures.


Hello PSP friend!!

Please tell us a little more about yourself, and about your experiences with PSP9b.
I, for one, would love to know more!!

Smile
Cave canem
Reply
#14
Chrisbst Wrote:Specially all the features for use with digital camera taken pictures.

Do you mean EXIF handling and stuff, or is there more?
Reply
#15
I agree. I use Paintshop Pro XI (cost about $60). That's the latest.

http://www.corel.com/servlet/Satellite/u...bview=tab0
Nikon D3100 with Tokina 28-70mm f3.5, (I like to use a Vivitar .43x aux on the 28-70mm Tokina), Nikkor 10.5 mm fisheye, Quanteray 70-300mm f4.5, ProOptic 500 mm f6.3 mirror lens. http://donschaefferphoto.blogspot.com/
Reply


Possibly Related Threads…
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Creative Live Photoshop Week GerbenG 3 4,261 Jun 28, 2019, 00:03
Last Post: jogesh12345
  Photoshop problems after window 10 update PatB 25 5,217 Aug 19, 2018, 01:45
Last Post: Gleadly
  One click portrait editing option or die-hard Photoshop? shuttercloud 5 3,681 Aug 16, 2016, 22:07
Last Post: pixelmaker

Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)