Can you recommend an easy to use, yet advanced photo editing program?

Mrs B March 30, 2010
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Hi, I am trying to edit some old photographs of my grandparents i.e take the background out, sharpen the faces, put photos into new backgrounds etc.
I have been using Gimp, but am not really getting very far. I can get Adobe Photoshop CS4 Micro Edition for only a few ££££.
My question is: Would this software do the things I want to do? Or is there free software out there that can do these thing easily enough? Only thing is, it must be simple to use.
Many thanks in advance for your kind reply’s.
Mrs B.

  1. Larryjohnson4427
    June 19, 2010 at 11:14 am

    Download Picassa3. It has great editing software and will make pics black/white, tone, etc. You can make videos, movies, and add music to upload to utube. I use it more than my Photoshop.

  2. Anonymous
    April 1, 2010 at 7:39 am

    Hi,Thank you for your replies regarding software.
    Very much appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Mrs B.

    • Tina
      May 20, 2010 at 7:30 pm

      Mrs B.,

      which software did you decide for? Are you getting decent results, yet?

  3. Taty
    April 1, 2010 at 5:06 am

    Hi Mrs B
    You could try this selection of online tools:
    http://aviary.com/
    or something like :
    http://www.sumopaint.com

  4. gmarie808
    March 31, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    If you are running XP, Dogwaffle from nonags.com is really fun and has a lot of features for freeware. There are quite a few freeware programs on nonags and they are all safe and tested.

  5. ænon1mus
    March 31, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    Hi Mrs B,

    Why can't you get very far with GIMP? For the things you want to do, I'd say that would be the best bang for your buck.

    It's not that hard to learn: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-websites-learn-gimp-photo-editor-online/

  6. Jessica Cam W.
    March 30, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Picnik is as simple comes. Since it's a web-based tool, you can try it out at http://www.picnik.com/

  7. Anonymous
    March 30, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Try Paint.net it was recently recommended to me and it is awesome. http://www.paint.net/

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