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08-23-2009, 10:42 AM   #1
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How useful is ppl, buying photoshop is far to expensive for my budget.
Is there free alternatives ???

08-23-2009, 12:08 PM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by nightscot Quote
How useful is ppl, buying photoshop is far to expensive for my budget.
Is there free alternatives ???
With a little practice Pentax Photo Lab does an excellent job of RAW conversion. In addition you can do quite a variety of adjustments to the photo using it, especially while converting from RAW.
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You can get Photoshop Elements instead of Photoshop CS. With Elements, you can almost do everything Photoshop CS does at around $100.00. You can also get Corel Paint Shop Pro for around the same $100.00.
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lightroom 2.4 is the way to go IMHO.

It is more limited then Photo shop but a lot easier to learn.

There is also FREE GIMP open source if interested. www.gimp.org

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Here's a thread before of what free softwares you can use.
Read thru the whole thread as there are good experiences about the sofwares too!
Here is the thread: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/post-processing-printing-software-darkroo...eas-links.html
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Welcome to the forums too, nightscot!
I almost logged off and missed it was your first post!
Welcome!
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QuoteOriginally posted by GerryL Quote
Here's a thread before of what free softwares you can use.

Here is the thread: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/post-processing-printing-software-darkroo...eas-links.html
Should be made a sticky somewhere.
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Should be made a sticky somewhere.
If you see a thread that you think should be made a sticky, either start a thread in Site Suggestions... or PM a moderator.

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thanks guys - useful info and food for thought.
Thanks Gerry L ;-)
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QuoteOriginally posted by nightscot Quote
thanks guys - useful info and food for thought.
Thanks Gerry L ;-)
No problem!
I read it some time ago when it was first posted and had actually benefited from it that is why I'm sharing it with those ones that wasn't able to catch it the first time.
I now have Paint.net and gimp and lightbox free and of course my usual Photoshop.
For quick PP, I use lightbox and for heavy and non-retouched looked images, I use Photoshop.
Glad to be of help!
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