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May 24, 2023 17:14:44   #
keywest305 Loc: Glyndon Md.
 
I'm looking for a new photo edit tool. I had Corel but with new laptop now looking for something good but not a big learning curve. If anyone can give their 2 cents on something decent but simplistic

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May 24, 2023 17:16:25   #
ghbowser Loc: Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
 
Photoshop elements

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May 24, 2023 17:33:50   #
maxlieberman Loc: 19027
 
Photoshop Elements. I love it.

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May 24, 2023 17:35:44   #
Linda From Maine Loc: Yakima, Washington
 
PS Elements has a 30-day free trial. Try it!

https://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop-elements/free-trial.html

A big plus, IMO, is that within the workspace you can select quick editing, guided, or expert. So you can grow into the software without feeling overwhelmed by too many choices too soon.

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May 24, 2023 18:14:05   #
burkphoto Loc: High Point, NC
 
keywest305 wrote:
I'm looking for a new photo edit tool. I had Corel but with new laptop now looking for something good but not a big learning curve. If anyone can give their 2 cents on something decent but simplistic


Affinity Photo by Serif.

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May 24, 2023 18:17:08   #
DirtFarmer Loc: Escaped from the NYC area, back to MA
 
Free trials are useful. If you have several programs in mind, just do one of the free trials at a time. Otherwise it can get confusing remembering which program did something better than the others.

You might even try out the manufacturer's software. There is usually a free program you can download from their website. Fits the camera you have.

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May 25, 2023 00:32:40   #
bsprague Loc: Lacey, WA, USA
 
The basics of Lightroom Classic are not that complicated and don't have a "big learning curve". I enjoy it so much that it would be wrong if I didn't recommend it.

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May 25, 2023 06:01:20   #
billnikon Loc: Pennsylvania/Ohio/Florida/Maui/Oregon/Vermont
 
keywest305 wrote:
I'm looking for a new photo edit tool. I had Corel but with new laptop now looking for something good but not a big learning curve. If anyone can give their 2 cents on something decent but simplistic


Photoshop

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May 25, 2023 06:34:46   #
elliott937 Loc: St. Louis
 
Affinity Photo. Why? Instincts get you started, and the rewards are plentiful.

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May 25, 2023 06:41:31   #
elliott937 Loc: St. Louis
 
Affinity Photo. Why? Instincts get you started, and the rewards are plentiful.

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May 25, 2023 06:56:21   #
goldstar46 Loc: Tampa, Fl
 
keywest305 wrote:
I'm looking for a new photo edit tool. I had Corel but with new laptop now looking for something good but not a big learning curve. If anyone can give their 2 cents on something decent but simplistic


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Key West

Adobe Lightroom, in the photo arena, is absolutely the king of editors.

If you're ready to do more with your pictures I would suggest that you look at some YouTube tutorials about the most recent changes that have come about in Lightroom Classic.

I am a Beta tester for 2 other companies, of which I cannot talk about any more than that, and I absolutely have no interest in using the other software.

And come up with the monthly subscription plan, you can quit anytime you want to. You are always up-to-date with every feature that they have available, and besides Lightroom, you get Adobe Photoshop and adobe bridge.

In the last year or so Adobe has made tremendous strides with new changes to the Photoshop program and makes it much, much easier to go from Lightroom and end to Photoshop to do various different tasks, such as cleaning up elements out of a photo. And many, many more features... Such as "Adobe Generative A.I." in the newest version of Photoshop during the last week...

Give it a look on YouTube and consider it

All in my humble opinion

Cheers
George Veazey

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May 25, 2023 07:05:13   #
Jimmy T Loc: Virginia
 
keywest305 wrote:
I'm looking for a new photo edit tool. I had Corel but with new laptop now looking for something good but not a big learning curve. If anyone can give their 2 cents on something decent but simplistic


It doesn't get any easier than Topaz Photo AI.
Topaz Photo AI does so much in the default "AI" (full auto mode) that there is seldom anything, except minor tweaks left to do. This is REALLY a Huge Time Saver for me when I can dump the days shooting in the hopper and still receive great results. Topaz Photo AI has DeNoise AI, Sharpen AI, Face Recovery, and auto "Enhancing Resolution" using only the "AI" mode, plus you have the ability to "tweak" each setting manually.

The links below will answer most of your questions regarding Topaz Products.
TOPAZ PRODUCTS: https://www.topazlabs.com/
Link for - System Requirements For Topaz Labs Programs -or - https://support.topazlabs.com/article/18-system-requirements
Ultimate Workflow: https://topazlabs.com/the-ultimate-workflow-for-topaz-labs-ai-software/
Topaz Learning Center: https://www.topazlabs.com/learn?mc_cid=9289005635&mc_eid=c9be7297b0
Topaz Downloads: https://topazlabs.com/downloads/
Best Wishes,
JimmyT Sends

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May 25, 2023 08:05:29   #
GLSmith Loc: Tampa, Fl
 
ACDSee similar to Corel in terms of license, Close to being as powerful as LightRoom or Elements, Excellent online support & tutorial stuff

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May 25, 2023 08:12:29   #
bkwaters
 
Jimmy T wrote:
It doesn't get any easier than Topaz Photo AI.
Topaz Photo AI does so much in the default "AI" (full auto mode) that there is seldom anything, except minor tweaks left to do. This is REALLY a Huge Time Saver for me when I can dump the days shooting in the hopper and still receive great results. Topaz Photo AI has DeNoise AI, Sharpen AI, Face Recovery, and auto "Enhancing Resolution" using only the "AI" mode, plus you have the ability to "tweak" each setting manually.

The links below will answer most of your questions regarding Topaz Products.
TOPAZ PRODUCTS: https://www.topazlabs.com/
Link for - System Requirements For Topaz Labs Programs -or - https://support.topazlabs.com/article/18-system-requirements
Ultimate Workflow: https://topazlabs.com/the-ultimate-workflow-for-topaz-labs-ai-software/
Topaz Learning Center: https://www.topazlabs.com/learn?mc_cid=9289005635&mc_eid=c9be7297b0
Topaz Downloads: https://topazlabs.com/downloads/
Best Wishes,
JimmyT Sends
It doesn't get any easier than Topaz Photo AI. br ... (show quote)


I agree that Topaz Photo AI is the most useful software worth buying. With it images shot with too short a lens, too high an ISO and too slow a shutter speed can be turned into perfect photos. If one wants to keep things really simple and inexpensive, it can be used with the Windows or iOS built in editors for cropping and adjustments. I use it with Bridge>ACR>PS>Bridge because the selection tools in ACR and Neuro filters in PS (especially Depth Blur and Smart Portrait) are just too cool to ignore. Last week I took photos from the stands of my granddaughter in a gymnastics exhibition using the Canon RF 18-150 is STM. Straight out of the camera they were unusable. After PS Depth Blur and Topaz Photo AI they look like I used the RF 400 f2.8 L. I saved over $9000.

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May 25, 2023 08:31:11   #
Bill_de Loc: US
 
After many, many years of Photoshop and Corel and a few others I have settled on PhotoShop Elements. Over the years I started to spend more time processing than actually shooting. Once I retired and could spend more time shooting, I realized it was more fun using a camera than a computer.

Elements gives me most of what I want, and everything I actually need.

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