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Windows 7: Looking for some graphics software


25 Mar 2012   #1

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 
Looking for some graphics software

Have had a look at Paint Net and Gimp but am not sure if they will do what I want to do.

I haven't had much to do with graphics per se' and haven't got a really decent GPU and I don't mind a paid for app as long as it isn't going to break the bank.

So any suggestions please?


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25 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

If you want a freebie you might want to consider Google's Picasa: Picasa

If you don't mind paying, Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 would fit the bill. Obviously, it's not as powerful as its big brother, Photoshop CS5, but it's a hell of a lot cheaper.

http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop-elements.html

Corel's Paintshop Pro is another option.

http://www.corel.com/corel/product/i...anguageCode=en

You can download trials of Photoshop and Paintshop Pro allowing you to try before you buy.
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25 Mar 2012   #3
Arc

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Exactly what you want to do , John ? There are many a programs based on your requirements.
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25 Mar 2012   #4

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Thanks Andrew and Arc I am just starting to get an interest in doing some of the fancier stuff as in the sigs and also retouching photos.

The latter I have done some simple stuff in the past with photos mainly and feel like I would like to move on a bit. I have Picasa and I haven't really done much with it except as I said photos.

I have done quite a bit of water colour painting in the past ie paintings that reflect precisely the object, person, or scene in question. But this "electronic" method offers a bit of a challenge and results that I find appealing.

Anyway I might try out those two paid for and see what I can do with them and any others that you might suggest.
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25 Mar 2012   #5

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Gimp can do just about anything PS can do. It's a matter of learning to use it. The UI feels a bit different to Windows users. But it's very powerful. I messed with it a bit myself. But I really don't have a need for heavy graphics editing. The stuff I want to do I can do with Paint.NET. But if I had occasion to use it more and I wanted to use free software, I'd go with Gimp.
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25 Mar 2012   #6

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Ok Miles I'll give that a go as well might as well try the lot and it's free eh?
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26 Mar 2012   #7
Arc

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Yes, John! GIMP is absolutely free. Almost as powerful as photoshop is, and a huge lot of professionals use gimp only. Miles said it right that you are to practice a bit. Moreover, if anything troubles , we all are here...our gfx team .

So go ahead, and amaze as
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26 Mar 2012   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

you might like to have a look at ChasysDraw. It's free.
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27 Mar 2012   #9

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Ok Miles I'll give that a go as well might as well try the lot and it's free eh?
Yup. Plus it's my understanding you can use many PS plugins with it. It's been a few years since I checked it out. Also once you learn it, if you ever do Linux you'll know that graphics app already.
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27 Mar 2012   #10

Windows 7
 
 

You have a lot of option to do like Corel's Paint shop Pro or you can download trial of diifferent softwares.
Thanks
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