Photography software?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Franny4321, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. Franny4321 macrumors member

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    I enjoy taking picts and working with them. In the past with windows I have used photoshop cs4, but truly more programs than I needed. I don't want to spend the 100s for the mac version. I also used windows photo gallery to upload from camera. I am looking for a program which would replace each. I am ok with photoshop essentials, but it does not upload as well. I like seeing picts to rotate or delete (I take some poor picts) immediately. Does anyone have suggestions? I went on the apple store and their version does not get good reviews with Lion. (too slow) Aperature, I think. Thanks again for any help.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Maybe try iPhoto first for simple corrections.
    You can also take a look at Pixelmator or Gimp for more complex photo manipulation.
     
  3. Franny4321 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, I know iPhoto lets you download the picts from camera. I will have to buy it, so I really wanted one which would do both.
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    If you have a new Mac, it will be already preinstalled, unless you deleted it or reinstalled Mac OS X without reinstalling the iLife suite.
     
  5. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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    Franny, you do not have to have iPhoto merely to upload pictures from your camera !
     
  6. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    I agree, try iPhoto first, if you find that you reach it's limits Aperture is a step up, but its a pretty big step. Unlike Adobe it won't cost you a fortune though...Last time I looked I think it was around £60.00 in the UK App store.

    Lot's more editing features and good value for money IMO...I use it all the time.
     
  7. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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    Or there is Photoshop Elements, Much cheaper than full blown Photoshop, contains all the stuff the casual user and even many expert users would need.
     

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