Looking for some graphics software

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  1. Posts : 21,007
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    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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  2. Posts : 7,730
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
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    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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  3. Arc
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    Exactly what you want to do , John ? There are many a programs based on your requirements.
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    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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    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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    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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  7. Arc
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    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
    Last edited by Arc; 26 Mar 2012 at 08:00.
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  8. Posts : 10,455
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    you might like to have a look at ChasysDraw. It's free.
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  9. Posts : 5,092
    Windows 7 32 bit
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    ICit2lol said:
    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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  10. Posts : 64
    Windows 7
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    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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