Photo Editing

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Willie5566, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

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    What do you guys suggest for light photo editing. Here are some things that I anticipate needing:

    1. Being able to add text to photos.
    2. Blurring out part of the photo. I may take some photos with people that did not give me their permission. I want to be able to make their faces unrecognizable. I do not want to just put a black dot over their face though.
    3. Minor touch ups to color, etc.

    I don't think any of these are major features. I am looking for something easy to use since this is certainly not my profession.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Pixelmator
     
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    MacDawg

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    Pixelmator is probably the right choice for you, although there are some other free solutions around as well

    I have found Pixelmator to be a great value

    But you can try the Gimp (free)
    Paintbrush
    Seashore
    or even GraphicConverter
     
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    Chappers

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    You can do what you describe in iPhoto and Preview.

    Preview - Add text -- Tools - annotate - add text
    Blur faces -- use the retouch tool in iPhoto

    Both pieces of allow you to adjust colour etc although iPhoto has more features.

    Pixelmator is a great one piece solution but you have to pay for it.
     
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    Badrottie

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    you look for free photo editing? Try Gimp very close to Photoshop
     
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    Chappers

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    Gimp is good but complicated - if the OP only wants basic editing then the tools of Preview and iPhoto should be enough.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the input.

    I downloaded the free version Pixelmator last night and have been playing around with it. So far learning has been rough. The tools are not as intuitive as I would like. I have been watching videos on how to do different things with it, which has helped some.
     

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