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How do you get into photo editing?

Discussion in 'Computers' started by ube, May 15, 2020.

  1. ube

    ube New Member

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    I've recently been interesting in learning the basics of editing photos. I think I might start off using GIMP, as it is free to use and I can learn the basics before using more expensive software. Are there any tutorials/lesson plans that you might recommend to a beginner? Thanks!
     
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    It all depends on what style of photo editing you would like to do. GIMP is a great starting place and alternative to more heavy and expensive programs. If you're looking to manipulate photos and create designs and such, Photoshop is most likely the way to go. If you are more into photography and brushing up your shots, Lightroom is great for that. Being Adobe products these come at a cost, but there is no harm in going for the free trials. Cheaper alternatives to Photoshop include GIMP, Paint.net [Windows], and Acorn [Mac]. Alternatives to Lightroom include Luminar and RAWTherapee. All of these applications have many tutorials online. YouTube is a great place to start!
     
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    Hey Ube.

    GIMP is a brilliant program to get started with, I did. I didn't want to pay out for a major program before knowing some basics and getting a feel for photo editing programs first.
    I would also suggest you spend some time watching Youtube videos and tutorials. This helped me massively when I didn't know where to start.
    Have fun experimenting!
     
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    Thanks for these tips. I find them very helpful.
     

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