I hope you do not mind me just jumping right back in here.
My trial version of Lightroom just ran out. I just cannot justify the price right now. I recently bought a used canon ef 70-200 so I am now looking for some software that is - maybe - a little comparable to Lightroom. I love how user friends it is with all the slider bars. I just downloaded the trial version of Bibble. This is a LITTLE cheaper.
What do you guys use and/or recommend?
Carli 97/Alyssa 07/Bree 10
I'm itching for a copy of Lightroom myself, but for now, I use PS CS4.
I have never used it, but Gimp is free and I am told that it has many of the features of PS (and you can't beat FREE).
Hope you find something that works for you!
I use Gimp and like it very much. I'm sure I am not yet using it to its full potential, but I think it's a strong program. I like it better than Lightroom (I had the free trial, too.)
I also use Noiseware Professional, which you can upload for free.
DS: Tyler 4/19/06
I've tried Gimp but cannot get it to run on Windows Vista. I'm hoping I'll have more luck when we upgrade Windows. For now, I just use the editing software that came with my camera, which is OK but not nearly as powerful.
Anyway, all that to say, I've heard great things about Gimp but if you have Vista, you might want to avoid it.
Married Anthony April 2, 2005
Nora born Feb. 14th, 2007
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I had a very dear friend send me Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.0. It runs around $150 I think. I have had so much fun with it! I was using Paint Shop Pro and the only reason I switched is b/c there is more out there for PSE, rather than PSP.
I second Photoshop Elements. For the price, you can't beat it. It was alot to learn, but I relied on the Scott Kelby book to help me through it. I used it for the past 4 years and just recently started using cs5, which is another huge learning curve. Good luck!
I have Photoshop Elements 8. I think I paid 80$ for it or something. I have a LOT to learn with it still, but I like it for now. There are a few limitations with Elements vs full photoshop...but I've found a few plug-ins that have let me work around it.
Thinking about asking for LR for my birthday. My mom's a teacher and can get a discount...