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 Post subject: Free Photo Editor
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:08 am 
I’m always on the lookout for free software that works well. This free JPEG photo editor is one of the best I’ve found for simple editing, at any price.

http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm

Faststone does all the basic stuff: brightness/contrast, saturation/hue, sharpness/blur, plus the usual resizing, rotating, etc. However, it’s strong point, like the name implies, IT’S FAST. With my old computer this makes all the difference. Files load and save in about half the time as Photoshop, Irfanview or any mfgs pgm I’ve tried. I whiz through files when reviewing what to keep and toss out. Also, images can be edited full screen instead of a small window, and basic EIXF data is shown. Unless you need the tools of Photoshop, you might like this. Unfortunately, it will not process RAW files.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2007 8:00 pm 
Gimp is a free open source equivalent to photoshop


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2007 8:43 pm 
GIMP was my first full featured editor and has recently received an upgrade. Faststone is still my go-to quickie program when general editing is needed, however.

Another free program I found is RawTherapee, which is a free RAW processor similar to GIMP in that it is an open source program. My computer is too old and slow to use any RAW processors; however, RawTherapee seems very versitile and full featured. :D

http://www.rawtherapee.com/?page=download


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 11:08 pm 
RawTherapee isn't open source at the moment, it's just freeware for now.

Gabor (its author) wrote in the forums that he'll release the source code if he won't be able to maintain it anymore.

The GIMP and RawTherapee (and UFRaw) make a very good free team.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 12:48 am 
Thanks for the update Slapo :)


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 12:24 pm 
BrianS wrote:
Thanks for the update Slapo :)


No problem.

If you would like me to, i can send you a my dcraw bat scripts, onto which you can just drag and drop you raw files and they'll be processed.
Using half size output is pretty fast, could be usable on older machines too.

GIMP 2.4 is rather speedy, could work well on oldies too. Not stellar, but it works and it's not too slow with smaller images.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:46 am 
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Slapo wrote:
BrianS wrote:
Thanks for the update Slapo :)


No problem.

If you would like me to, i can send you a my dcraw bat scripts, onto which you can just drag and drop you raw files and they'll be processed.
Using half size output is pretty fast, could be usable on older machines too.

GIMP 2.4 is rather speedy, could work well on oldies too. Not stellar, but it works and it's not too slow with smaller images.

Hi Slapo!
I like GIMP 2.4 and would like to use but it behaves somewhat weird with my wacom bamboo tablet. It just goes all over the place and in my setup it is simply useless. Do you use it with a wacom tablet or somethng else? If you do use it with wacom then I'd like to know what you've done to make it work.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:00 pm 
Hello csnaus,

unfortunately, I don't have any tablets at the moment, although I might grab a Volito or a Bamboo later this year.

This thread might have some useful information, though:
http://www.flickr.com/groups/gimpusers/ ... 796245722/

EDIT: http://www.gimptalk.com/forum/topic.php?t=17992&start=1

Looks like it sheds some more light on the problem, there doesn't seem to be a solution yet. 2.4.4 seems to work a little better.


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