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#1 Titoist


    The Socialistician

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 03:17

What is a good photo editing and/or enhancement software that a casual photographer can or should use?

I was thinking of Lightroom 4, but there are also free alternatives like Picasa, but I am unsure if I would be wasting my time with Picasa. I want it to be able to read/edit RAW images.

#2 moloko


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Posted 14 June 2012 - 06:14

Light room is good if you shoot in RAW.

I would recommend ACDSee for what you want as a casual shooter. Plus it has a great database and tagging system.

Picasa is great for just looking at photos but for editing jpegs I would go into ACDSEE. If you shoot raw...then LR all the way

#3 vetPink Floyd

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 17:19

Lightroom is a very good overall and do everything app. It cost a bit more but you can't go wrong. Personally, I'm on Macs and using Aperture from Apple. These are pretty similar but Aperture only runs on Macs.

#4 DJD


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Posted 22 June 2012 - 22:45

Take a look at Aftershot pro, its available for Mac, Windows and Linux!