September 6th, 2013, 07:21 AM
Image editing software-no gimp or photoshop
my photoshop trial expired, and eventhough I love the software, I do not want to pirate it anymore, and I currently do not have enough money to buy it.
what software do you guys use for simple tasks like making simple logo's and resizing images for website use?
I hate the GIMP interface, so I was hoping some of you would have good suggestions!
September 6th, 2013, 02:50 PM
September 9th, 2013, 11:49 AM
I used to use "Photo Impact," it was a photo editor focused on webmasters in the late 1990s and early 00s.
I don't really like the Gimp interface either but I got used to it.
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September 9th, 2013, 10:52 PM
Yeah, GIMP's interface is different from most Windows apps. I don't like it either.
I had to switch to Photoshop due to needing full support for PSD files, but I used Paint Shop Pro before that. So if you aren't completely against spending some money (or if none of the tools listed in the article linked by Salem suit you), I recommend it.
Irfanview is excellent as an image viewer, it loads very quickly, and it can convert images to many of the multitude of formats that it can display. However, its paint tools seem to be limited to those also available in basic paint apps, like MS Paint.
Edit: I should mention that Adobe has moved their "creative suite" apps to a "software as a service" model, so you can use "Adobe PhotoShop Creative Cloud" for $20/Month instead of spending $600 or more on a copy of PhotoShop CS6. Also if you do buy a piece of software and you don't require the latest version, you can check sites like eBay for people selling used copies.
Last edited by Kravvitz; September 9th, 2013 at 10:58 PM.
September 9th, 2013, 11:16 PM
The most recent GIMP has a single-window mode which gives you a more normal window interface with just one window and docked panels rather than a bunch of separate windows. I like it much better that way.
A friend of mine uses Snagit, from what I've seen of it, it is mostly just for doing some editing of existing images, and not particularly useful for creating new images.
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September 19th, 2013, 04:00 AM
Oh, that looks good!! Seems to be what I need. Thanks! I will look into this. I hope it supports Brushes too! Will check it out.
Originally Posted by Kravvitz