Photo editing

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Scubajay, May 30, 2008.

  1. Scubajay macrumors regular

    Scubajay

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    :confused:I am looking at getting some software to touch up some of the 10 bazillion diving shots we have. Being total novices when it comes to software we have no idea which is worth getting and we were looking at Aperture or Elements. I have read that elements has some problems working on Leopard and don't know enough to be able to work around stuff like that, but would appreciate some advice on some decent software that would allow us to edit/enhance etc photos. Nothing too technical as we are not super professors or anything.:D

    Cheers for any tips.:)
     
  2. disdat macrumors regular

    disdat

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    Why not use iPhoto? It might be a good choice until you need to go more advanced.

    It should have come installed for free on your Mac.
     
  3. Everythingisnt macrumors 6502a

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    Aperture, because not only does it offer a good array of basic editing tools, but it is an invaluable storage tool. You don't need to worry about losing your photos because of automatic backup, and it always saves data so you can always reverse your edits.
     
  4. Kebabselector macrumors 68030

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    Aperture/Lightroom are work flow tools. But have editing features built in. These tools are probably more than most people use. That said the editing tools within Elements are better and give you more options. Elements has the advantage of being cheaper.

    Aperture/Lightroom also have extensive library management built in. Aperture,as it's made by Apple has the advantage of working with all the iApps, so if you want to email an image or add to a Pages document its easy (though to be honest, it really not a big selling point for me).

    Aperture and Lightroom are available to trial for 30 days. Elements has a trial, but it doesn't start until 1st July.
     
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I have to agree. I would go with Aperture or Lightroom as a workflow tool only and get Elements or something similar for editing.
     
  6. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    Are you looking for an editing and archiving tool or just an editing tool?

    If it is the former, this forum poll indicates what some MR members are using - and some of their reasons.

    If the latter, you might want to consider Photoshop Elements -- it has most of the features of Photoshop Standard but at a fraction of the price!
     

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