Please tell me best photo editing app....

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  1. Gix1k macrumors 68030

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    That's $30 or less? I need to be able to edit, crop, cut, resize, blemish repair, etc. I can no longer deal with stock apps.
     
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    If you're going to limit yourself to under $30, Pixelmator. If you're willing to pry open your wallet, for $10 more, Affinity Photo.
     
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    I have both Affinity Photo and Pixelmator.

    Affinity Photo is on special at the moment i think and is only slightly more than your budget. Pixelmator is good, but i believe Affinity is better.
     
  6. Gix1k thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Pixelmator seems to be the easiest of the two to use. I have been watching videos today. Even Pixelmator seems difficult for a beginner. I guess I need to just buy and learn it.
     
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    Pixelmator, like PhotoShop, is a general purpose graphics app that can be used for editing photos, creating original artwork...etc.

    What are you using for a DAM/library app?
     
  8. Gix1k thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Right now I am adding all my images to "Photos" and editing them. I don't like doing this because my kid has my AppleID on her iPad and sometimes I worry some pics may transfer over.
    Other app suggestions?
     
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    Set your kid up with a different appleID :D
     
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    +1 for Affinity Photo. Only just outside your budget while on introductory offer. I am still learning how to use it, but clearly a much more affordable competitor to many functions of Photoshop.
     
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    Pixelmator! If it looks complicated to use, just go through their online video tutorials. They cover the basics and then some.
     
  13. Gix1k thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I am going to go with Pixelmator. I have watched many Youtube vids and tutorials online. Seems I can learn a lot from them. Not as many resources for Affinity.

    Thanks!
     
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    Any of the apps such as Pixelmator or Affinity Photo will have a learning curve. But with continuous use of them it does start to become easier. Plus there are many good tutorials around with a simple search to assist you with the learning curve.
     
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    Don't forget to check out the official tutorials!
     
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    Another vote for pixelmator, great product for the price.
     
  18. Zxxv Suspended

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    seeing as you say its her iPad

    Settings/photos & camera

    turn off
    my photo stream and iCloud photo library

    That will stop any pictures going to her iPad.
     
  19. Gix1k thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I am going to create her an AppleID. She's only 5 and the 140 apps she has on her iPad are tied to me, so if I change the ID, she won't be able to update those apps. Didn't think ahead on this one.
     
  20. flynz4 macrumors 68040

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    Give her her own Apple ID, then turn on Family Sharing. She will still be able to update all 140 apps. You will still be able to share all new purchases.

    /Jim
     
  21. culb0743, Jul 27, 2015
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    Check out Acorn it was designed with the novice in mind. It eschews the imposing complexity of the Adobe-like interface used in Pixelmator and Affinity (both awesome apps, btw. Really loving Affinity Photo) for a native OS X style interface. Sells for the same price as Pixelmator and the developer's provides an unbelievable number of tutorial videos in a central, easy to access location.
     
  22. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    Highly recommend Lightroom as the DAM and basic editor. For plugins there is Photoshop, Pixelmator, the Nik collection, Topaz Labs collection, Perfect Photo Suite, DxO Optics....etc.
     
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    Enlight for iPhone, (now version for iPad is released too). In meaning of photo-only editing and easy of use (and realy good stability).
     
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    Fortunately, Apple thought ahead for you. Turn on Family Sharing and you'll be able to do everything you want.
     

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