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  •  A possible solution to your image editing issues (8+ / 0-)

    Check out Gimp.  It's the open source alternative to Photoshop, and has a relatively easy learning curve.  

    Re: Win7, imho it's a decent improvement over XP, and a vast improvement over the Vista disaster.  Compatibility with older software, though, can be problematic.

    Tea Party manifesto: We're resigned to our collective fate because we don't want no stinkin' collective future with the likes of you

    by Richard Cranium on Fri Aug 19, 2011 at 08:10:27 AM PDT

    •  This^ (7+ / 0-)

      GIMP is an amazingly powerful piece of image editing software. It's also totally free. You may find it has a bit of a steep learning curve, and a slightly wonky interface, but once you get used to it you will find you can do nearly anything with it that you can do with a modern version of Photoshop. The only thing GIMP can't do is work directly with CMYK, which is only an issue if you are doing print work like pre-press stuff or color separations.

      •  Yeah, I forgot to mention free. :-) (3+ / 0-)
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        JG in MD, Amber6541, RiaD

        When I use the term "open source", I automatically think that everyone else knows what I'm talking about - that it's totally free.  That's the geek in me, I suppose.

        I also use Inkscape for any vector graphics work that I need (very, very seldom, but useful on occasion).

        Adobe's prices for their CS package (or individual components) for home / private use is outrageous.

        Tea Party manifesto: We're resigned to our collective fate because we don't want no stinkin' collective future with the likes of you

        by Richard Cranium on Fri Aug 19, 2011 at 12:47:14 PM PDT

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    •  GIMP (5+ / 0-)

      I found it a bit difficult to earn, but  am getting the hang of it.

      There is a great FREE book that is distributed under the Open Publication License, you can access it on-line or download your very own copy via tarball. (If you really want to, you can buy a hard copy). I found it a great help.

      Grokking the GIMP
      by Carey Bunks
      ©2000 by New Riders Publishing
      ISBN 0-7357-0924-6.

      Check out http://gimp-savvy.com/...

      Be the change you want to see in the world. -Gandhi

      by DRo on Fri Aug 19, 2011 at 09:37:11 AM PDT

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