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Windows 7: Video and photo editing hunting

23 Jul 2012   #1
BinkerNate

Windows 7
 
 
Video and photo editing hunting

Hunting, as in I'm looking for some. But okay, I need new/extra media for editing photo and editing video. I recently did a clean install on Windows 7, and much of my software (right word?) was gone and I had to get it back. Some of them, however, either I tried and something happened, or I may need clearification on the right place to get it. Here's my situation:

PHOTO EDITING:
I originally had Paint.NET before the clean install, and did dl the .exe afterwards, but I didn't install it, and I did a Malwarebytes scan that said that the .exe of Paint.NET was maybe, or maybe not, a rogue, but something for this scan to call it bad, and got rid of it. I do have Gimp 2.8, which is great, but doesn't have certain things that Paint.NET had. Examples include being able to manually rotate the picture (not 90 degrees, or 180, but in between them to whatever you like them to be), and its own select tool that selects that part of the picture, not the whole picture, or the whole part, if that makes sense. Basically, because I liked both Gimp and Paint.NET, I'm looking for another Paint.NET to replace...the Paint.NET. Now, if that .exe of Paint.NET was infected, and isn't a virus carrying app to begin with, please let me know and show me a link so I dl the right one. But if it is, is there something out there just as good if not better than Paint.NET that I can get?

VIDEO EDITING:
Before, I had Windows Movie Maker, normally for XP and Vista. Regardless of the flaws and mixed reviews, I really liked it and really could use it again. I know there is a Windows Live version, but I can't understand why people would prefer that over the other one. Anytime I tried the Live ver., I couldn't do certain things like inserting a clip between two other clips (and if that can do that, please tell me and I'll re-dl it and try again) But I want to re-dl Movie Maker for XP (that should still work on Win7 like before, right?) but again, like the photo editing above, is there a better version that I can get?

If someone, maybe a group of people, that can offer me ideas, great!

PS I'm referring to free software you can get online, not really things you have to buy. Just to be clear.


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23 Jul 2012   #2
tman69

win7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

GIMP is far superior to Paint.NET--you CAN rotate images in very tiny increments--here's a link to a tutorial

Straighten a crooked image | gimp tutorials

and you can make perfect selections--here's another tutorial link

GIMP Selection Tools

windows live movie maker is perfectly capable of inserting clips between clips--I prefer vers 14.0 released in 2009--the newer vers has more capabilities (brightness, contrast, etc) but has other Windows Live programs bundled with it that I, personally, don't like.

here's a link to that

Download Windows Live Movie Maker 2009 for Windows 7 | Redmond Pie
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24 Jul 2012   #3
BinkerNate

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tman69 View Post
GIMP is far superior to Paint.NET--you CAN rotate images in very tiny increments--here's a link to a tutorial

Straighten a crooked image | gimp tutorials

and you can make perfect selections--here's another tutorial link

GIMP Selection Tools

windows live movie maker is perfectly capable of inserting clips between clips--I prefer vers 14.0 released in 2009--the newer vers has more capabilities (brightness, contrast, etc) but has other Windows Live programs bundled with it that I, personally, don't like.

here's a link to that

Download Windows Live Movie Maker 2009 for Windows 7 | Redmond Pie
Wow, it does have an rotate tool! I'm sorry, its just that I figure it would be in the toolbar under image>transform, not transform tools.

The selection tool doesn't really cover everything in what I select, maybe I'm missing something?
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24 Jul 2012   #4
tman69

win7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

are you missing something?--Google 'GIMP selection tutorials'--I got over a million links--am out


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26 Jul 2012   #5
BinkerNate

Windows 7
 
 

Okay, one last thing (related to photo) : I need Winrar, and I went to the site, and I didn't want to find out info just to get it for free. Is there a quicker way to get it for free?
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26 Jul 2012   #6
tman69

win7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

WinRar is NOT a free program--however--it is free to try for 40 days--and an older version will run on win7 32bit systems (based on your CPU--I assume that you have a 32 bit system)

download version 3.8 here (it's what's on my system)

Old Version of WinRAR 3.80 Download - OldApps.com

or new version here:

WinRAR (32-bit) - CNET Download.com
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27 Jul 2012   #7
BinkerNate

Windows 7
 
 

I'm 64 bit.
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27 Jul 2012   #8
tman69

win7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

this link--left hand side--scroll down to 64bit versions

Old Version of WinRAR 3.80 Download - OldApps.com


am out
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27 Jul 2012   #9
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Technical Preview 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BinkerNate View Post
Okay, one last thing (related to photo) : I need Winrar, and I went to the site, and I didn't want to find out info just to get it for free. Is there a quicker way to get it for free?
Winrar cannot be obtained for free ... there is no even a way to do it.

In free you can get 7-Zip, which unzips rar files nicely.
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29 Jul 2012   #10
BinkerNate

Windows 7
 
 

Well, okay.

Anyway, I did get Windows Live Movie Maker and I just don't feel it. Neither do I only having GIMP; I think I just want Windows Movie Maker and Paint.NET; is there a way to get them safely?
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