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IamArunNirmal Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Dec 3, 2012 12:56 AM

Which is the best,easy to use and most creative photo editing software for home use for mac ??

iMac (27-inch Mid 2011), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Helpstonharv Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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    Dec 3, 2012 1:08 AM (in response to IamArunNirmal)

    The best is Adobe CS versions. Its not cheap but it is the best.

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,310 points)
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    Dec 3, 2012 2:35 AM (in response to IamArunNirmal)
  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,490 points)
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    Dec 3, 2012 11:33 AM (in response to IamArunNirmal)

    There's no simple answer to that question. Photoshop is very expensive, very complex, and really intended for professional graphic designers. At the other extreme, iPhoto is very cheap and relatively easy to use, but its capabilities are limited. If you're mainly interested in creative effects, consider something like Pixelmator, which is in the App Store but may also have a demo version on the developer's website.

  • Mike Osborn Level 4 Level 4 (1,205 points)
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    Dec 3, 2012 12:13 PM (in response to IamArunNirmal)

    While Photoshop CS has been mentioned, I noted your request was for home, not professional editing.

     

    For home use, Photoshop Elements is, normally, all one requires.  As Photoshop CS can cost in excess of $500, Elements can be had for less than $100.

     

    Another option you might consider is Pixelmater...for even less money than Photoshop Elements.

  • zattroz Calculating status...
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    Feb 18, 2014 8:15 PM (in response to IamArunNirmal)

    Hi this an old post but maybe I can help someone.

    There is a free program called Gimp which does almost everything for home use.

    It's created by open source groups and is genuine and absolutely free.

    A good Vector program called Inkscape is also free.

    I have used Photoshop extensively at work but could not afford to buy it

    Gimp is great.

  • Donald Morgan Level 6 Level 6 (12,415 points)
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    Feb 18, 2014 11:06 PM (in response to zattroz)

    http://www.gimp.org/

    Hope this helps.

    Remember that all the Adobe Programs are much cheaper if you get the Student Version.

    And Adobe also gives you a free download so you can try the software out.

    Also keep in mind these are the best by far on the market and are very in depth and can be hard to figure out unless you spend a lot of time or watch some of the videos on U TUBE.

    Cheers

    Don

  • MichelPM Level 5 Level 5 (7,115 points)
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    Feb 18, 2014 11:14 PM (in response to IamArunNirmal)

    I am going to recommend Pixelmator.

     

    http://www.pixelmator.com/

  • MichelPM Level 5 Level 5 (7,115 points)
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    Feb 18, 2014 11:18 PM (in response to Donald Morgan)

    I have Gimp and tried to use it.

    It's not a cakewalk to use and even more difficult to use if you are used to the way Photoshop works.

    It maybe free, but definitely not easy to learn and navigate.

    And it really doesn't follow Apple's UI and UI guidelines very well, either.

  • Xxxata Calculating status...
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    Feb 19, 2014 1:10 AM (in response to IamArunNirmal)

    I had CS5 on PC but as I changed to Mac I had to get a suitable version. CS5 is no longer available and CS6 too expensive for what I intend to do, so I purchased Photoshop 12 elements, it makes almost all I need (and if I have a blank I can always go to my CS5 on the PC...).

  • MichelPM Level 5 Level 5 (7,115 points)
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    Feb 19, 2014 4:59 AM (in response to Xxxata)

    Pixelmator does everything and a bit more than Photoshop Elements and is easier to learn, use and navigate and is half the price of Photoshop Elements.

  • Xxxata Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 19, 2014 5:03 AM (in response to MichelPM)

    Never heard about that one... thanks for info

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