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#1 Bean

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 03:40 PM

For those that want to try their hand at their own photo editing, but don't want to pay the ridiculous prices for a copy of Photoshop, I've compiled a list of free, downloadable alternatives!

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WindowsMacLinuxCheaper alternatives:

If you have any more, please add them to the list :)

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#2 Jammy

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 04:41 PM

Oooo, great topc Bean! Thank you! :)

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 04:49 PM

Put GIMP under linux too..

Good list otherwise though Bean! Great work.

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Posted 25 May 2008 - 03:26 PM

which one out of the free ones do you recons the best one? cant afford photoshop *sigh*

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Posted 25 May 2008 - 10:58 PM

which one out of the free ones do you recons the best one? cant afford photoshop *sigh*


GIMP without a shadow of a doubt, however it does take a little work to get used to, just as Photoshop does. If you want something a little more user friendly (though not nearly as powerful) Paint.net is worth a try.

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 07:30 AM

thanks! I got the gimp one, its abit like photoshop but slighly more confusing lol doent seem to have abit to show you your diffo layers... and getting the start off layer the right size its confusing...probs just me! Ill have to get use to it ^__- been looking for one for ages thanks for your help

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 08:58 AM

thanks! I got the gimp one, its abit like photoshop but slighly more confusing lol doent seem to have abit to show you your diffo layers... and getting the start off layer the right size its confusing...probs just me! Ill have to get use to it ^__- been looking for one for ages thanks for your help


No, not just you. It does have a slightly different approach to things and if you are used to the Adobe interface it can be quite confusing. LOL

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 11:12 AM

for a free(and legal) product, GIMP is the best I would say. I havnt used the others thou, and I havnt used gimp in like 5 years:-) photoshop all the way;)

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 01:30 PM

noticed today whsmith is sellin paint shop pro for 59.99 - not bad value for a decent product.

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 09:10 AM

If you're looking for something more web-orientated, then Adobe Fireworks is worth a try; although this is little cheaper than photoshop, if any!

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 08:51 PM

noticed today whsmith is sellin paint shop pro for 59.99 - not bad value for a decent product.


If you are happy with a slightly older version (which to be honest will do everything most of us need) you can get Version X for 21.99 on Amazon or version IX for 19.99. Posted Image

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 12:19 PM

For those that want to try their hand at their own photo editing, but don't want to pay the ridiculous prices for a copy of Photoshop, I've compiled a list of free, downloadable alternatives!

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MacLinuxCheaper alternatives:

If you have any more, please add them to the list :teehee:

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there is also serif drawplus i think version 7 is free as far as i no its only for windows

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 03:28 PM

Which photoshop is everyone useing, also which is the best one to get thanks cookie.

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 03:44 PM

been looking for decent editor on linux

could someone tell me how to install GIMP into linux as im silly and cant get it to work lol

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 03:51 PM

Dont forget www.sumopaint.com




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