Name your 5 must have programs

NYguy

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what are 5 must have programs for editing. It can be photo, movie, or music. Im trying to get a feel for what most people use. That way I can try and master those programs.

Help me out. Thanks :)
 

gwuMACaddict

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iTunes
safari
adium
photoshop
pro-E

edit: crap- for editing... it was in the general forum... just photoshop and Pro-E i suppose...
 
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Yebot

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iTunes
Photoshop
Azureus
ProTools (<- May fall off the list soon. :-( )
Logic
 
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~Shard~

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NYguy said:
what are 5 must have programs for editing. It can be photo, movie, or music.
Bubbasteve said:
Adium
iChat (for the audio/video)
iTunes
Safari
I didn't know you could do photo, movie or music editing in Safari, iChat and Adium... :p

I'm no power user, so mine would be:

iTunes (if encoding, ripping, etc. is considered editing...)
iPhoto
iMovie
Sound Studio
Jam

and for ripping, encoding, etc. of videos:

Mac The Ripper
Handbrake
DVD2OneX
(and then Toast to finish things off!) :cool:
 
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Kitrik

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Quicksilver !!! !!! !!! - iTunes integration and hotkeys is sweeeet...
Remote Desktop (for working on my PC when I absolutely *have* to)
Clutter
Azureus
VLC *or* MPlayer OSX 2 (some vids work better in one than the other)
 
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~Shard~

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Kitrik said:
Quicksilver !!! !!! !!! - iTunes integration and hotkeys is sweeeet...
Remote Desktop (for working on my PC when I absolutely *have* to)
Clutter
Azureus
VLC *or* MPlayer OSX 2 (some vids work better in one than the other)
I'm curious, how many people actually read the guy's question? :p ;)

NYguy said:
what are 5 must have programs for editing. It can be photo, movie, or music.
 
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tag

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Hmm lets see..

1. Gimp
2. Garageband
3. SoundStudio
4. WireTap Pro (I guess this would count, it gets me sounds from any source)
5. iPhoto (have only ever used this for red eye reduction)
 
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Peyote

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Fireworks
Illustrator
Photoshop
iMovie
Peak Bias


for non-editing stuff, Quicksilver
 
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cwedl

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For editing
photoshop
iMovie

Thats all I use, I'm not really a power user, sorry!
 
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HiRez

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NYguy said:
what are 5 must have programs for editing. It can be photo, movie, or music. Im trying to get a feel for what most people use. That way I can try and master those programs.
Kind of depends of what sort of editing you're looking to do and what your budget is. There are many A/V editing tools, and many of them have purposes for different content or applications. iMovie, iDVD, and Garage Band are very good consumer-level video editing tools, whereas Final Cut Pro, Motion, After Effects, Logic, Peak, Kontakt, Reason etc. are where you might look for pro-level stuff. Then there are specialized apps like Shake and Soundtrack.

EDIT: fixed lame spelling :)
 
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eva01

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Gah! Plymouth
adium
safari
mail
photoshop
package tracker widget :)P) with all my recent purchases this thing has been a magnificent wonderful being of ultimate power
 
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Lau

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I'm not a music maker, but if you could master:

Photoshop
Illustrator
Dreamweaver
Flash
Final Cut Pro

that would be a damn good all round set of skills.
 
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