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Buckley99 12-06-2017 11:17 PM

Photo Editing Software
I just got back into photography after being out of the game for 18 years. Cameras have changed a lot and software has changed a lot. I bought an Olympus Pen F but Iím interested in getting a beginner/intermediate software for photo editing.


sierracharlie338 12-06-2017 11:31 PM

Lightroom is popular I hear. Iím new to shooting raw so lots to learn.

Sierracharlie outÖ

Snakelover 12-07-2017 09:12 AM

I like Lightroom. It will handle most editing, let you shoot RAW and it's also a file organization system, with tags, etc. If you need more complex editing, like with layers, the ability to make composites, etc, then Photoshop is what's most popular.

Edit: I should have also mentioned that Lr is non-destructive. Your original RAW file is always there just as you shot it. The editing you make is applied to exports, but the original RAW is always preserved.

Bowhunter004 12-07-2017 09:20 AM

Lightroom x3, used mainly for color correction/grading. Anything more than that you will need photoshop.

BrandonH 12-07-2017 10:17 AM

Lightroom is my favorite.

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wsteffen 12-07-2017 10:24 AM

For stating out, I'd look at some of the free or cheap alternatives. Gimp is on that comes to mind. I use the Canon software for working with the RAW files and then Paint Shop Pro for working with the jpegs. What I do, I don't want to spend the money for the Adobe products, especially since the did the Microsoft thing and went to annual charges.

Shane 12-07-2017 11:44 AM

Lr is the best for sure.

FriscoAg 12-07-2017 12:14 PM

Lightroom & Photoshop have free seven day trials you can try them out. Lots of youtube instructional videos out there, too.

Buckley99 12-08-2017 07:16 PM

Thank you all for the feedback!

soutexbowhunter 12-10-2017 09:49 PM

Lightroom is great but you have to subscribe. I just bought Affinity and so far I like it. It was only $50, one-time fee and also lifetime updates.

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