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Photo editing software

Does anyone know of a half decent, free photo editing software

The reason I ask is since I've upgraded the laptop I don't really want to installl a borrowed copy of Adobe Lightroom but I'm after something better than the microsoft office picture manager I'm using at the minute.

I don't edit photos often enough to justify paying for software and I'm a mingebag.

So any suggestions

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If you just want to do simple, basic stuff Picasa 3 is very good. A feature I find very useful is the Neutral Colour Picker, a one-click function for removing colour cast; "I'm Feeling Lucky" also does a good job in improving less-than-ideal shots. One little quirk is that the only way you can resize photos is by exporting them - for that I use Irfanview. If you want a "grown-up" photo editor, try GIMP.

It's a matter of horses for courses - ease of use versus features. For my needs Picasa does about 90% of what I want, Irfanview 9% & for the remaining 1% I use GIMP.

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I use IrfanView on Mrs C's laptop, Dave's spot on about it being handy for resizing images.
Most of my photo editing is done on my Mac using Aperture or SilkyPix.
 
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If you just want to do simple, basic stuff Picasa 3 is very good. A feature I find very useful is the Neutral Colour Picker, a one-click function for removing colour cast; "I'm Feeling Lucky" also does a good job in improving less-than-ideal shots. One little quirk is that the only way you can resize photos is by exporting them - for that I use Irfanview. If you want a "grown-up" photo editor, try GIMP.

It's a matter of horses for courses - ease of use versus features. For my needs Picasa does about 90% of what I want, Irfanview 9% & for the remaining 1% I use GIMP.
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I use IrfanView on Mrs C's laptop, Dave's spot on about it being handy for resizing images.
Most of my photo editing is done on my Mac using Aperture or SilkyPix.
Thanks Chaps I'll give infranView a go
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Here we go HappyMan...take your pick :

Photo Editors - Download.com
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Ronan You're a star mate

I found exactly what I wanted Fast stone image viewer is bob on and exactly what I was looking for

Thank you very much mate
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For free stuff...
Canon DPP (only comes with Canon Cameras)
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Windows Live Photo Gallery

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Aperture (Mac)
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No problem,HappyMan....Cnet download.com are great for all sorts of free software !!
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Much appreciated mate

Thanks for taking the time to find it
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I'm trying This one at the mo



Its does the job quick and easy like


Is it for RAW


Paint.net is o.k too for tweaking
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