Best Photo Editing Software
Ask a professional designer and they’ll point you toward Adobe’s Photoshop. Ask the novice user about photo editing software and they more than likely will guide you toward Gimp2 or PicniK image editing software.
The Best Photo Editing software in terms of cost however will be the ones that do not take 7 years to learn, have easy learning curve times with good layering options and image editing with color correction features and are free.
Google’s Picasa is a free image viewer editing softwrae with many included features and optional plug-ins. IrfanView is free and is strictly a windows based open source software and works with Adobe 8BF filters and the Adobe plug-in is included with the free download from the Irfan-View homepage however, Adobe most recently announced they will no longer support flash. Using either Irfanview, Picnik or Picasa seems fairly simple and the learning curve is much less challenging opposed to Photoshop and Gimp2 learning curves, which can take years to master.
Both Picasa and PicniK have effects columns that offer automatic image transformations such as emboss, explosion, pixelize, blur and 3D. One can easily change the canvas size and choose different auto border styles too as well as adjust basic blue, green and red color depth’s, brightness and contrast.
Depending on your needs and level of experience with image and graphics editing software will be an indicator in helping to choose the right imaging software to go with however, it is best to consider such things as personal capability and advancement to allow you to discover more powerful interfaces later.
Given the choice between cost and integration however the best photo editing software will be PicniK. PicniK is a free photo editing software and if you will be doing a lot of things like posting pictures on social media sites and the like than PicniK is definitely going to be your best free choice. PicNik works well with and integrates very well and directly with the web for social networking.
PicniK also is very compatible with online photo gallery sites like Photo-bucket. You can also install a few various free tools to help integrate PicniK for editing web based photo’s and make picnik friendly to personal convenience and likes. Picnik works very well with the web browser fire-fox and a firefox extension tool makes editing photos from the web fun and easy.
Undoubting; Photoshop and Gimp get good reviews for being the best powerful photo editing software and many reviews reveal that Gimp2 is actually just as powerful as Photoshop and much less expensive since Gimp is an open source free software. Google’s, Picasa gets good reviews for being a very powerful and free photo editing software as well.
As you can see, personal preference is the determining factor and will be what balances the equation for each individual when deciding which photo editing software works best in terms of wants and needs. However, to help simplify the needs side of the equation, all the free photo editing software can do the basics of cropping, sizing, changing colors, doing back ground changes, reimaging, resizing and creating slide shows.
In addition, another plus for free being the best photo editing software is that free software’s like Picnik, Picasa, and Gimp2 integrate very well with sites like photo bucket. Photo bucket is a free photo gallery website that allows you to store up to 1gigabbyte of storage for all your photo album and slideshow needs. Additionally photo-bucket integrates well with social networking sites like face-book, flick-r and My-space if be it you are still a loyal My-space fan. That being said, Picnik gets Thumb’s up for being the best image and graphics editing software. Not only is picnik free, picnik also offers various free features and demands no design add-on’s intruding your pictures.
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