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Old September 13th 04, 04:41 AM
Dave
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Greetings!
Recently my wife and I have begun to take 50 -100 pictures each weekend with
our Olympus D-550. As amateurs we are trying to learn more about our camera
so that we are starting with better photos.
In the mean time we are also looking at software to manipulate the images
and improve the end result, either for onscreen enlargement and / or for
printing.
We would like to use and compare different packages.
Does anyone have suggestions on the best places to download free
photo-editing software? We have the SW that came with the camera, but it is
so basic as to not be much value, other than to enlarge and crop.
Any / all suggestions are welcome!

TIA!

-- Dave


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Old September 13th 04, 06:12 AM
Matt Ion
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Dave wrote:

Greetings!
Recently my wife and I have begun to take 50 -100 pictures each weekend with
our Olympus D-550. As amateurs we are trying to learn more about our camera
so that we are starting with better photos.
In the mean time we are also looking at software to manipulate the images
and improve the end result, either for onscreen enlargement and / or for
printing.
We would like to use and compare different packages.
Does anyone have suggestions on the best places to download free
photo-editing software? We have the SW that came with the camera, but it is
so basic as to not be much value, other than to enlarge and crop.
Any / all suggestions are welcome!


IrfanView is a good freeware starter (www.irfanview.com).

Try a site like download.com or tucows.com - IIRC both give you the
option to search including "license" (freeware, shareware, demo, etc.)
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Old September 13th 04, 06:52 AM
James Addison
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Dave wrote:
Greetings!
Recently my wife and I have begun to take 50 -100 pictures each weekend with
our Olympus D-550. As amateurs we are trying to learn more about our camera
so that we are starting with better photos.
In the mean time we are also looking at software to manipulate the images
and improve the end result, either for onscreen enlargement and / or for
printing.
We would like to use and compare different packages.
Does anyone have suggestions on the best places to download free
photo-editing software? We have the SW that came with the camera, but it is
so basic as to not be much value, other than to enlarge and crop.
Any / all suggestions are welcome!

TIA!

-- Dave



I'll make the shameless plug for ACDSee, made by ACD Systems. Version 7
is coming out soon, so you might want to wait for that. If you're
interested in seeing what it's capable of, you can download the version
6 trial from http://www.acdsystems.com. The ACDSee 7 trial will be
available in a few short weeks.


Thanks,

--
James Addison
http://www.pjsoft.ca
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Old September 13th 04, 08:20 AM
Ken
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"Dave" wrote in message
...
Greetings!
Recently my wife and I have begun to take 50 -100 pictures each weekend

with
our Olympus D-550. As amateurs we are trying to learn more about our

camera
so that we are starting with better photos.
In the mean time we are also looking at software to manipulate the images
and improve the end result, either for onscreen enlargement and / or for
printing.
We would like to use and compare different packages.
Does anyone have suggestions on the best places to download free
photo-editing software? We have the SW that came with the camera, but it

is
so basic as to not be much value, other than to enlarge and crop.
Any / all suggestions are welcome!

TIA!

-- Dave


I have downloaded 30 day trials for many direct from each of the company web
sites. Just downloaded Adobe Elements 100 mb and Fireworks 32mb. Need a fast
connection though.
Ken


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Old September 13th 04, 10:10 AM
Ron Hunter
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Dave wrote:
Greetings!
Recently my wife and I have begun to take 50 -100 pictures each weekend with
our Olympus D-550. As amateurs we are trying to learn more about our camera
so that we are starting with better photos.
In the mean time we are also looking at software to manipulate the images
and improve the end result, either for onscreen enlargement and / or for
printing.
We would like to use and compare different packages.
Does anyone have suggestions on the best places to download free
photo-editing software? We have the SW that came with the camera, but it is
so basic as to not be much value, other than to enlarge and crop.
Any / all suggestions are welcome!

TIA!

-- Dave


Dave,
You can download Photoshop Elements 2.0 and/or Photoshop CS from
Adobe's website. You won't find anything better, although some packages
compare well on some features. Elements costs between $50 and $100
(list), and CS is WAY up there.
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Old September 13th 04, 10:10 AM
Ron Hunter
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Dave wrote:
Greetings!
Recently my wife and I have begun to take 50 -100 pictures each weekend with
our Olympus D-550. As amateurs we are trying to learn more about our camera
so that we are starting with better photos.
In the mean time we are also looking at software to manipulate the images
and improve the end result, either for onscreen enlargement and / or for
printing.
We would like to use and compare different packages.
Does anyone have suggestions on the best places to download free
photo-editing software? We have the SW that came with the camera, but it is
so basic as to not be much value, other than to enlarge and crop.
Any / all suggestions are welcome!

TIA!

-- Dave


Dave,
You can download Photoshop Elements 2.0 and/or Photoshop CS from
Adobe's website. You won't find anything better, although some packages
compare well on some features. Elements costs between $50 and $100
(list), and CS is WAY up there.
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Old September 13th 04, 12:13 PM
sedawk
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"Dave" wrote in message ...
Greetings!
Recently my wife and I have begun to take 50 -100 pictures each weekend with
our Olympus D-550. As amateurs we are trying to learn more about our camera
so that we are starting with better photos.
In the mean time we are also looking at software to manipulate the images
and improve the end result, either for onscreen enlargement and / or for
printing.
We would like to use and compare different packages.
Does anyone have suggestions on the best places to download free
photo-editing software? We have the SW that came with the camera, but it is
so basic as to not be much value, other than to enlarge and crop.
Any / all suggestions are welcome!

TIA!

-- Dave


Try Paint Shop Pro.
http://www.jasc.com/products/paintsh...ptrialreg.asp?
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Old September 13th 04, 12:46 PM
Steve King
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"Dave" wrote:
Greetings!
Recently my wife and I have begun to take 50 -100 pictures each weekend with
our Olympus D-550. As amateurs we are trying to learn more about our camera
so that we are starting with better photos.
In the mean time we are also looking at software to manipulate the images
and improve the end result, either for onscreen enlargement and / or for
printing.
We would like to use and compare different packages.
Does anyone have suggestions on the best places to download free
photo-editing software? We have the SW that came with the camera, but it is
so basic as to not be much value, other than to enlarge and crop.
Any / all suggestions are welcome!

TIA!

-- Dave


Dave,

Look at Photo-Brush from http://www.mediachance.com/. Great shareware at
a good price, about $40.

Also, try PhotoFiltre from http://www.mediachance.com/. Freeware now, but
reportedly will soon become shareware.

We have PhotoShop Elements 2.0 installed as well as these two, and I find
my self using Elements less and less.

Steve . . .
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Old September 13th 04, 12:46 PM
Steve King
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"Dave" wrote:
Greetings!
Recently my wife and I have begun to take 50 -100 pictures each weekend with
our Olympus D-550. As amateurs we are trying to learn more about our camera
so that we are starting with better photos.
In the mean time we are also looking at software to manipulate the images
and improve the end result, either for onscreen enlargement and / or for
printing.
We would like to use and compare different packages.
Does anyone have suggestions on the best places to download free
photo-editing software? We have the SW that came with the camera, but it is
so basic as to not be much value, other than to enlarge and crop.
Any / all suggestions are welcome!

TIA!

-- Dave


Dave,

Look at Photo-Brush from http://www.mediachance.com/. Great shareware at
a good price, about $40.

Also, try PhotoFiltre from http://www.mediachance.com/. Freeware now, but
reportedly will soon become shareware.

We have PhotoShop Elements 2.0 installed as well as these two, and I find
my self using Elements less and less.

Steve . . .
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Old September 13th 04, 01:23 PM
gsum
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Not quite free but you can't do better than an old version of Corel Draw.
Fully licensed versions are common at computer shows for about
10 UK pounds for version 10. The package includes PhotoPaint which
has about 98% of the functionality of PS CS for 1.5% of the cost. Oh
and the rh mouse control works correctly unlike the mouse control
on Adobe products. This improves workflow, navigation etc.

Graham

"Dave" wrote in message
...
Greetings!
Recently my wife and I have begun to take 50 -100 pictures each weekend

with
our Olympus D-550. As amateurs we are trying to learn more about our

camera
so that we are starting with better photos.
In the mean time we are also looking at software to manipulate the images
and improve the end result, either for onscreen enlargement and / or for
printing.
We would like to use and compare different packages.
Does anyone have suggestions on the best places to download free
photo-editing software? We have the SW that came with the camera, but it

is
so basic as to not be much value, other than to enlarge and crop.
Any / all suggestions are welcome!

TIA!

-- Dave




 




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