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04-22-2008, 01:31 PM   #16
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Raw developer... Lovely but only available on Mac.
That's it. Free editing software is just not very good on mac, and if i am going to spend money on Photography related products, I would rather buy some lenses!
I am all about taking pictures, not so much about Digital Art and editing.

04-22-2008, 01:39 PM   #17
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I currently do most of my post processing with Photoshot CS2.
Previously I used Photoshop Elements 3.0 or PSP XI.
04-22-2008, 01:40 PM   #18
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I use Aperture 2 for everything. My entire workflow and filing system is in aperture. Simple minds seek simple systems!!
04-22-2008, 01:41 PM   #19
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I use Paint SHop Pro X2.

Note there was a survey on this once upon a time

04-22-2008, 01:41 PM   #20
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I use the Pentax photo laboratory software for my basic RAW conversions. If it needs more work then I take it into the GIMP for more heavy duty editing, sharpening. Occasionally I'll use UFRAW for the RAW conversion, then take it straight into GIMP.
04-22-2008, 01:44 PM   #21
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Since I recently started shooting RAW I use Rawtherapee to adjust white balance, EV compensation, brightness&contrast. Then convert to JPEG and use Paint Shop Pro for the rest, usually tweak the histogram, crop & clone, unsharp mask, and noise reduction if needed.
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Here is how I spend my time with the various packages:

- 65%: Lightroom for PP
- 15%: Lightroom for Organizing
- 5%: Picasa for on-line printing
- 5%: Picasa for web albums
- 5%: Photoshop CS3 for special editing
- 5%: Bibble Pro 4.9.5 & Noise Ninja for severe noise issues

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04-22-2008, 02:16 PM   #23
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Lightroom for tweaking photos...

Photoshop CS3 for having fun with them...

04-22-2008, 02:49 PM   #24
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Paint Shop Pro
04-22-2008, 03:20 PM   #25
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Paint for quick resizing.
IrfanView for batch resizing.
Photoshop for more serious matters.
04-22-2008, 03:25 PM   #26
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Aperture and Photoshop

But since Apple takes forever to release support for new cameras, I'm afraid I will need to work with something else as soon as I get my K20D's
04-22-2008, 03:35 PM   #27
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DNG Converter (obvious) > Adobe Bridge (batch rename\move) > LightRoom (general tweaking) > PhotoShop (not often, USM and borders\copyright when exporting)

Although Im giving LightZone a try, as I want to migrate back to Linux but LR is keeping me from sticking with windows (dont want to run virtual machine too much hassle) but LZ has a linux version and if i like it will use that on Linux.

04-22-2008, 03:38 PM   #28
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Thanks for all of the replies everyone! It looks like there are a lot of choices out there. I will look at the survey too.
04-22-2008, 03:40 PM   #29
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Convert in RawTherapee, edit in GIMP on Ubuntu.
04-22-2008, 04:34 PM   #30
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I installed a big hard drive a while back when the old one died, so I had room to download all the free and trial software I could find.

And what do I do? I go back to PaintShopPro 7 for the quick and dirty fixes, resizing and borders etc. I just like it, it's simple and quick.

If I want to do a better job of adjusting colours etc I use Elements6, very good.

I hated The Gimp and IrfanView, but maybe I didn't try hard enough?

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