Photographic Software

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by mitchus925, Mar 9, 2017.

  1. mitchus925 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    Can anyone recommend a piece of photographic software for an iMac, OSX El Capitan where you can mount three or four photo's on one A4 page and type in captions.

    Apple do not want to recommend one, as they do not make one.

    Using text boxes and the like takes too long.

    Thanks very much,


    Mitchus925
     
  2. kenoh macrumors demi-god

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    Can't you do this using Powerpoint or Word? or do you need it to be full photographic quality?
     
  3. mitchus925 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It needs to be good quality, so as you can print them off just on plain paper for a report. Word takes too long with text boxes. iPhoto used to do it on an older version, but just looking for a simple piece of software. Thanks.
     
  4. kenoh macrumors demi-god

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    Hmm, sorry, I am out of options. Lightroom can do contact sheets but they dont caption.

    Out of ideas I am afraid. Good luck
     
  5. oldhifi macrumors 65816

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  6. mitchus925 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your help.
     
  7. Laird Knox macrumors 68000

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    I would probably use Illustrator for something like that but I'm odd that way. ;)

    Otherwise in descending order I would suggest Lightroom, Photoshop, Gimp.
     
  8. admwright macrumors regular

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    I would not use text boxes in Word but a table. So for four pictures you would have a 2x2 table. Insert the pictures and type the captions below the pictures within the cell.
     
  9. Padaung macrumors 6502

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    Pay for a one month Adobe Photoshop CC license? Or download Photoshop CS2 for free?
     
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  11. TheDrift- macrumors 6502a

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    Full photoshop certainly has the ability to add in captions...not sure if Photoshop elements does...you could probably pick up an older version cheap on eBay?
     
  12. Reality4711 macrumors 6502

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    This sounds like an obvious job for Pages?
    Works straight out of Photo.
    Print at 300dpi.

    I see no problems.
     
  13. kenoh macrumors demi-god

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    That's where I was headed...
     
  14. The Mad Kiwi macrumors 6502

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    I was going to say photoshop (because I live in photoshop), but if you don't then pages is probably better
     
  15. thekb macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, I don't know why you would need to mess around with text boxes either. Tables FTW.
     

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