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  1. Standard member John of Reading
    Scotch addict
    18 Nov '07 17:30
    I'd like to be given an image-editing program for Christmas, but it can't be Adobe Photoshop because my home machine is old and well below the minimum specification for the latest versions. I plan to crop/flip/retouch/lighten/etc my camera's JPG images.

    Can anyone recommend an alternative program? I have Windows XP SP2; 800 MHz CPU; 640 MB Ram; lots of disc space. The motherboard won't allow any further Ram upgrade.
  2. Subscriber Ragnorak
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    18 Nov '07 17:35
    Originally posted by John of Reading
    I'd like to be given an image-editing program for Christmas, but it can't be Adobe Photoshop because my home machine is old and well below the minimum specification for the latest versions. I plan to crop/flip/retouch/lighten/etc my camera's JPG images.

    Can anyone recommend an alternative program? I have Windows XP SP2; 800 MHz CPU; 640 MB Ram; lots of disc space. The motherboard won't allow any further Ram upgrade.
    Google have a very good free photo product called picasa, which handles basic edits.

    GIMP is another good free solution, which is more like Photoshop.

    Do a google search for both.

    D
  3. Standard member John of Reading
    Scotch addict
    18 Nov '07 22:14
    Thank you, I'll have a look at those.

    If I choose a free program, do I get to choose another Christmas present as well, do you think?
  4. 20 Nov '07 21:52
    Originally posted by John of Reading
    I'd like to be given an image-editing program for Christmas, but it can't be Adobe Photoshop because my home machine is old and well below the minimum specification for the latest versions. I plan to crop/flip/retouch/lighten/etc my camera's JPG images.

    Can anyone recommend an alternative program? I have Windows XP SP2; 800 MHz CPU; 640 MB Ram; lots of disc space. The motherboard won't allow any further Ram upgrade.
    i would recommend paint shop pro... i think its better than photoshop and its cheaper
  5. Standard member MCA
    TokerSmurf
    21 Nov '07 00:10 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by eatmybishop
    i would recommend paint shop pro... i think its better than photoshop and its cheaper
    i always found photoshop better than paintshop - cause i found photoshop first and used it for a few years, i never got used to the differences when trying paintshop. that and i downloaded it so prices never were an issue lol
  6. 22 Nov '07 22:05
    Originally posted by John of Reading
    If I choose a free program, do I get to choose another Christmas present as well, do you think?
    Hmmm, we'll have to see about that.

    (J of R's wife)
  7. Standard member leisurelysloth
    Man of Steel
    23 Nov '07 05:20
    Originally posted by John of Reading
    Thank you, I'll have a look at those.

    If I choose a free program, do I get to choose another Christmas present as well, do you think?
    A new computer I would hope....
  8. Standard member clu
    23 Nov '07 14:50
    I know GIMP was already mentioned but if you already familiar with Photoshop you may want to try Gimpshop.
    http://gimpshopdotnet.blogspot.com/