photo retouch program

Romania
November 30, 2009 5:08am CST
i am very very curios to know if adobe photoshop is the ultimate photo retouching program or there are programs more advanced than it?
2 responses
@photobug (158)
• United States
14 Dec 09
I agree that Photoshop Elements is an excellent program and is much less expensive that the full version. Very few people really need the full version. You might also want to try Gimp, which is a free photo editor www.gimp.org I haven't tried Gimp, so I don't know if it's difficult to use. But Photoshop Elements is inexpensive (you might even find earlier versions at lower prices on Amazon or eBay) and you can download a great online user's guide. I don't know if you ever shot 35mm slides, but I have hundreds of slides I want to scan so I can share them with others. I just bought a Plustek 7300 slide scanner. It's great and also comes with a fantastic photo editor program (SilverFast). I wrote a web page on Squidoo about it. www.squidoo.com/Plustek7300ScansNegsandSlides You can buy the SilverFast program separately, rather than packaged with a scanner. I don't know how it compares in price with Elements.
@167168 (34)
• United States
26 Dec 09
Just wanted to say that I do use Gimp as well as Photoshop. Overall, I like Gimp better mainly because it is easier to use, has help actually written in terms I can understand, oh and it is free! Just for fun, round the corners of a photo in Photoshop and then in Gimp - then decide.
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
30 Nov 09
Photoshop is considered the best but is very expensive. I use Photoshop Elements and I find it very useful and meet my needs. Many photographers I know use this as it is more reasonably priced and easier to use.
• Romania
1 Dec 09
Thank you! I will try it myself. I want to make photography become a hobby of mine:D