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    Quote Originally Posted by Beccaberry, post: 307642
    Donna, have you ever heard of GIMP?
    Did a quick look up for this. Sounds interesting. Have you used it?
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    Chris said download paint.net it's a supercharged version of paint that is on the computer. He said it might be enough for you.

    He thinks you will find GIMP frustrating, its an open source program which is very powerful bit not user friendly.









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    I have done a fair bit of Photo manipulation with Photoshop, but I find that it`s one of those programmes that you need to be on it on a regular basis or else I forget exactly what to do.
    For fairly basic fixes and to add a few effects, I tend to use Picasa which [best of all], is a free download. Maybe it`s worth having a peek Donna.





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    I have used GIMP quite a bit before switching to Photoshop. And while I found it less frustrating/more intuitive than PS, it certainly wasn't as easy to use as, say, Picasa or PicMonkey (which I love). Again, it all depends on what you're looking for and how much control you want to have over the process. TBH, I have never found "one" program that fits ALL my needs, I find I move between programs depending on my needs and how much time I have to spend on the project.




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    One of the things I do is repair old photos like scratches, fold lines, etc. I even removed a zit from the end of my granddaughter's nose once! LOL

    I've scanned over sized documents in multiple pieces and "sewed" them back together using my old (now non supported) software.
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    Sorry.....

    So that details just a few things I do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wendy, post: 307693
    Chris said download paint.net it's a supercharged version of paint that is on the computer. He said it might be enough for you.
    Given what you've said, Donna, this might be a great starting point. I tend to forget about paint.net because it's only for Windows, and I've become quite the "Mac girl" insomuch as photo editing is concerned. I've only used it in a limited capacity; but I agree with Chris, it might work for you. I think my downfall was twofold - 1) I switched platforms (to Mac) and 2) I have always had a slight distaste for the original "Paint" program - I always felt it was awkward and clunky...but then again MANY people feel that way about Photoshop!




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    Been doing some reading on Paint.com. mixed reviews....

    Some of the reviews mentioned needing to download plug ins or add ins to get a usable product. And the biggest complaint was about extra "garbage" downloaded with those add ins.

    Anyone have any experience with that?
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    We bought my dad photoshop elements, he couldn't get into photoshop but he found Elements much easier.

    You have to pay for that though.

    What software were you using before?









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    I used to use Microsoft Picture It 2000. But when I went to a newer version of Windows it wasn't supported.
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