photoshop 7

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goodday all
been looking at a copy of photoshop 7been told its the ducks guts for photo enhancing work but it looks fairly complicated for me as an average user
any comments would be appreciated

steve
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Reply By: Member - Banjo (SA) - Sunday, Jun 19, 2005 at 17:16

Sunday, Jun 19, 2005 at 17:16
Photoshop is the world's most popular application for doing anything with digital images (just about) - bit like a lot of technical things that "do everything" - training is required to get the best out of it. I'm in TAFESA - we do a lot of short courses in digital media - PS included - maybe there are some shorts on offer over there. Don't forget that there are usually tutorials in the packages - they might be worthwhile - there are copious help menus usually - and you might get some tutorials off the web too.............
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Follow Up By: GOB & denny vic member - Sunday, Jun 19, 2005 at 17:21

Sunday, Jun 19, 2005 at 17:21
goodday banjo
your not wrong about all the little menus. i am currently doing a photograpic course tomorrow nights the last night so i will ask our teacher

steve
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Reply By: Member - Ross (ACT) - Sunday, Jun 19, 2005 at 17:25

Sunday, Jun 19, 2005 at 17:25
Hello,

Yes I think its the best....Suggest you purchase "The Photoshop CS Book for Digital Photographers by Scott Kelby. ISBN number = 0-7357-1411-8. It will set you back about $60 but worth every cent.

Regards

Ross
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Reply By: Fusion - Sunday, Jun 19, 2005 at 17:52

Sunday, Jun 19, 2005 at 17:52
Hi Steve,

As people have mentioned Photoshop is the 'industry standard' for image manipulation. The latest version is '9' but it's called 'CS2' (Creative Suite 2).

(Rant - Some marketing genius decided that sequential numbers were no good so started coming up with stupid names, then adding sequential numbers after that.)

It is very expensive to buy, and I'd not recommend it unless you intend to spend heaps of time using it. I use PS almost everyday, and have done for 8 years, (and I still don't know everything there is to know about it) but there are much cheaper, easier applications for doing basic to advanced photo manipulation. I'm not qualified to offer much comment on them as I haven't used them, but Photoshop 'Elements' might be a place to start, as it's a cut down version of PS.

Thanks,

Aaron.
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Reply By: Glenno - Sunday, Jun 19, 2005 at 19:49

Sunday, Jun 19, 2005 at 19:49
Photoshop is without doubt *the* software when it comes to digital imaging, however for starters I would recommend Photoshop Elements which comes free with some digital cameras and scanners. Or you can buy it for about $100 (prob 2nd hand on E-bay). It will do just about everything you need as a "home user".

Google have Picasa which is a image indexing program with some basic editing capabilities and Microsoft have Digital Imaging Pro which might be a look.

If you own a Nikon then Nikon have Nikon View which is also good.

So there are heaps of options in the $100 price bracket and in 1-2yrs when you outgrow their functionality then upgrade.

As a side note I never edit my digital images apart from brightness or contrast. If you take the time to set your camera up right you will find you dont need to edit afterwards.

If you want to really make your images look like they were shot on Fuji Velvia film then try "Velvia Vision", google it for more info.

Cheers,

Glenno.
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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 03:27

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 03:27
Glenno,

You must be lucky. About 50% of digital photos I take with the flash at night end up with Red Eye on people shots. The camera is configured for Red Eye Reduction.

Easy enough to remove with PhotoImpression or Photoshop, etc., but just a pain in the bum.
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Follow Up By: Bob of KAOS - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 07:51

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 07:51
Sandman,
even the photo of your rig has your lights flashing - must be a dog of a camera.
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Reply By: garytee - Sunday, Jun 19, 2005 at 21:18

Sunday, Jun 19, 2005 at 21:18
Everyone else has covered PS in detail. As someone else posted - unless you are going to be doing some 'heavy' photo editing you may like to look at a brilliant FREE photo editor - Photofiltre [it is French hence the spelling].

I use both and Photofiltre is an amazing program for the price - don't be fooled by the fact that it's free.

http://www.photofiltre.com/

Gary
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Jun 19, 2005 at 21:31

Sunday, Jun 19, 2005 at 21:31
I got Photoshop CS if ya interested :)
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 07:55

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 07:55
yes please
rquinn1atbigponddotnetdotau
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Follow Up By: BenSpoon - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 14:42

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 14:42
make that 2
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 20:11

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 20:11
god dont you people have Kazaa at home,
www.cracks.am for the crack!!!

busy till end of week, but I have to backup some of my data. :P
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 20:38

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 20:38
tried it but all i get is a trojan....
remove the trojan but still cant get it to work
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 20:41

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 20:41
thats where I got mine :)

see how my data backing up goes.
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 20:44

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 20:44
hahaha....you deserved it!
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 21:43

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 21:43
just downloaded CS and Paintshop Pro, and Thumbs + ..

none have any issues.
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Reply By: Troopy Travellers (NSW) - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 09:05

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 09:05
I have used PSP8 for about two years (Paint Shop Pro) which you can get a months free use download, just search Jasc International or PSP9. This is substantially cheaper than Photoshop and does much the same things using very similar "tools". I have recently joined a camera digital group which uses Photoshop so I am working through the tutorials to familiarise myself with this program as well.

They both do so much you can't expect to just learn it all in five minutes, but using the brightness adjustments etc is easy. If you can join a group like me you get lots of tips which point you in the right direction.

Photoshop tutorials and lessons

Carolyn
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Reply By: Member - RockyOne - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 09:06

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 09:06
Mate! Photoshop 7 is an older,but great version ( I still use it on 2 of my older Macs,CS on my G-5) and will do all you will ever want to do..Being and obselesant (not,by any means obselete) version,you will find the big,expensive books at book stores,on Photoshop 7 will be marked down to a fraction of the normal price,if not,make them an offer,as they won't sell 'em at full price..But Photoshop Elements is also a great way to go as it covers aall your needs for a few years..Warning! Just remember,Photoshop is addidtive & no "patches" are avail like for smokers..Suggest "Australian Photoshop" tech magazine.Vol-1 & 2 Over 150 pages & CD..Covers PC & Mac App $24.95 (Highbury Aust www.highburyaustralia.com.au)..All photos require a slite "tweak"in P/Shop..Fact!!MPG:6!my Pix http://public.fotki.com/RockyOne/
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Reply By: Jodi - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 09:10

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 09:10
Hi Steve,

I work in marketing and use photoshop every day of the week. I think it is fantastic and once you know the basics (I would recommend training if you have never used it before) the possibilities are amazing. Good luck.

Jodi
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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 19:08

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 19:08
I use photoshop, but I also trained in it's use for over two years... "I" Think it's great, but there are a huge array of wonderful programs that do much less, but do it alot easier. And to be perfectly honest, photoshop is SO powerful that on a day to day use of it I reckon I'd be taxing about 5% of it's real capabilities.

So short answer, look around because there are some great little simple to use packages out there.

If you wanna get serious, get photoshop but get some training too.
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Reply By: Member - Paul P (Bris) - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 19:09

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 19:09
Steve

You will find Photshop far more than you need for manipulating and some aditing of digital images.

I have used this product ACDSee for many years. The suite is the pick of the products. Well worth a look. Free try available and affordable.

Regards

Paul
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 20:46

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 20:46
ACDC...is crap compared to photoshop 7-cs or paint shop pro9
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 21:57

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 21:57
acdc is not designed to do what the others do...
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Reply By: Member - Mungo Explorer (NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 23:39

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 23:39
Photoshop is overkill for 99% of enthusiastic digital photographers. Great for graphic design pros but way too feature-heavy and expensive. On the other hand, most of the freebies supplied with scanners and cameras are not much use beyond red eye removal. If you want something that offers around 70% of Photoshop's power at one sixth of the price, and has plenty of free tutorials on the web, go for Paint Shop Pro.
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