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Photoshop VS alternatives

Discussion in 'Gadgets and Technology' started by belindaocean, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. belindaocean

    belindaocean New Member

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    Hi, everyone! I am interested in the editing software. I know that there is Photoshop, never worked with that. Do you know any alternatives to it? Or any tricks and tips for the photoshop beginners?:);)
     
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    Nemo14 Well-Known Member

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    It depends on what sort of editing you want to do, and how much time and money you're planning to invest in it.
     
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    wdwmagic Administrator Moderator

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    Are you looking for mainly working with photos from a digital camera, or something else?

    Adobe Lightroom is a better bet for most photo needs.
     
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    Bob Covfefe analyst Premium Member

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    senor_jorge Nationality: Swiss for all things FP+ Premium Member

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    I've been experimenting with it for about a year and like it a lot.

    I can accomplish the same thing I'd use Photoshop for but not quite as easily. It's pretty complex, but I give Photoshop the edge based on documentation. Gimp wins on price/value overall.
     
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    Bob Covfefe analyst Premium Member

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    I used PhotoShop back in the 90's (along with Ulead PhotoImpact). I transitioned to Gimp in the 2000's and its served me well since then.
     
  7. belindaocean

    belindaocean New Member Original Poster

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    Hi, everyone! Thank you so much for your replies. Well, I am looking for the photoshop alternatives due to 2 reasons. First, as far as I know photoshop is more expensive than its alternatives. Second, I assume it is more difficult to use Photoshop. I am looking for advantages and disadvantages of alternatives to compare and choose the right one. :)
     
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    lazyboy97o Well-Known Member

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    Adobe has shifted their apps to a subscription model. You no longer pay a few hundred dollars for a single version of Photoshop. Instead you pay each month, and you can get access to Photoshop CC for $10/month. That said, it is hard to offer advice without knowing your intentions. Lots of people doing lots of different things use Photoshop and similar software.
     
  9. belindaocean

    belindaocean New Member Original Poster

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    Yeah I don't like the idea of a subscription-based model, as I don't really use it that much. Looking through this guide, they mention GIMP, Paint and a few others. Are there any on the list that people like/dislike? GIMP seems to be the best alternative from what I've gathered...
    By the way, I saw that some editing software do not provide CMYK mode. Do you think it can be a problem? Or having RGB is enough?
     
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    senor_jorge Nationality: Swiss for all things FP+ Premium Member

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    GIMP is pretty solid. Note: I am not a graphic artist! There are several CMYK plugins available, but I'm not qualified to offer an informed opinion on how well they work. For what I need to do "close enough" suffices. YMMV.
     
  11. belindaocean

    belindaocean New Member Original Poster

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    Anyway, thank you for your reply and advice:)
     

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