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Old 11th February 2011
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Smile Alternatives to Pshop

I am looking for an alternative system that will go on my laptop to work on raw files when I am traveling .Pshop doesn't want me to have version 9 on more than 2 puters.
Any suggestions will be gratefully received. Preferably a free one??
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Re: Alternatives to Pshop

Other than PSE 9, I use Gimp (FREEBY)

http://www.gimp.org/downloads/

and dont forget ufraw plugin to convert the raw files

http://ufraw.sourceforge.net/Install.html
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Re: Alternatives to Pshop

RawTherapee is open source and V3 is currently at alpha but looking very powerful. Worth a look.

http://www.rawtherapee.com/

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Faststone will do 90% of what I use an editor for.

http://www.faststone.org/
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Re: Alternatives to Pshop

I will give a vote for GIMP and there are lots of places to find tutorials online.

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Re: Alternatives to Pshop

Similar to others I would say GIMP is a probably good otionto consider
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Re: Alternatives to Pshop

I use GIMP a lot and have found it very good. As a result of a recent heads up on here I've recently been trying the latest version of FastStone(free) and have been very impressed with it. I think I could well end up using it all the time.

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Re: Alternatives to Pshop

Gimp is very good, but it doesn't process RAW
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Re: Alternatives to Pshop

I've installed Gimp but haven't used it yet (still surviving with Oly Viewer 2 for RAW tweaking). I've been considering Elements 9 which has the same content aware tool as CS5 (although a bit simpler) & if buying something, that would come at a reasonable price.
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Re: Alternatives to Pshop

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Gimp is very good, but it doesn't process RAW
Check out the UFRaw plugin with Gimp, or can be used as a stand alone programme.
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Re: Alternatives to Pshop

The one advantage with Fastone is that you can download it onto a memory stick and use it on any computer you like. I carry mine around in my photobag just in case, could be a boon on trips.

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Re: Alternatives to Pshop

Oly Viewer is a good free standby.
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Rawtherapee gets thums up from me as well. Picasso is worth a look as well.
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