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ShopNoxubeeCrafts

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I was wondering what photo editing programs some of you are using.  I use a desktop Mac to list my items.  I am presently using Preview that is included with the programs on my computer, but the new operating system, High Sierra, has made that more troublesome to use.  I also use a digital camera.

Any suggestions?

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I'm a Mac user too and I'm still trying to get a handle on High Sierra since I upgraded from Snow Leopard! =O
But the OS does include an app called Photos which seems similar to the iPhone version.

I'm a graphic artist by trade so I use Adobe Photoshop. It's the best, can't live without it! It has a steep learning curve though. Unfortunately you can't buy the Creative Suite products from Adobe any more, you have to lease them. I've always used Photoshop so I've never checked into the free or inexpensive image editing apps out there. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful.

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Thanks for your reply!

I started with a version of Snow Leopard also.

I used to hook up my camera to the computer with a cord, go to Preview, select a folder, and import and edit (mostly crop) the photos.  Not real complicated.

Now with High Sierra when i wire the camera to the computer I have to use Image Capture to import the photos to a folder.  Finding or making a folder is the part that is confusing me.  I have done it but it is not as simple as it used to be.

Guess I will keep trying.



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I use Picasa 3, which allows me to crop, re-align, adjust brightness and colour etc.
I find it very easy to use, and there are lots of additional features, which can be explored if you want to. I know it's probably very basic, but it does the job.

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I use Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop as I do quite a bit of image editing and compositing, but you could use Gimp which is a OS option if you want something more than the basic editing programmes
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Thanks for your reply!

I started with a version of Snow Leopard also.

I used to hook up my camera to the computer with a cord, go to Preview, select a folder, and import and edit (mostly crop) the photos.  Not real complicated.

Now with High Sierra when i wire the camera to the computer I have to use Image Capture to import the photos to a folder.  Finding or making a folder is the part that is confusing me.  I have done it but it is not as simple as it used to be.

Guess I will keep trying.



I stick my camera's memory card into a USB adapter and drag the photos into their folders. Old school.

Creating and navigating to folders hasn't changed, just be aware of where they're being saved to when you hit that Save button. Otherwise you'll end up using the Find function. =D

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I tried inserting the card and everything worked fine.  Then I wired my camera to the computer and figured out what I was doing wrong.  In that setup I had to use Image Capture to import the pictures.  I was not selecting the file location correctly.  The "other" option in Image Capture gives you access to more folders.

Preview will not recognize my camera using High Sierra but it will with Image Capture.  I guess Image Capture was included with High Sierra.

Thanks again

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Thanks to both of you for mentioning Gimp and Picasa 3.  I will check them out.  Last time I looked photoshop was more than I wanted to spend for what I am doing.
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Picasa 3 is free!
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Picasa 3 does not seem to be available for a Mac desktop but thanks anyway.
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I tried inserting the card and everything worked fine.  Then I wired my camera to the computer and figured out what I was doing wrong.  In that setup I had to use Image Capture to import the pictures.  I was not selecting the file location correctly.  The "other" option in Image Capture gives you access to more folders.

Preview will not recognize my camera using High Sierra but it will with Image Capture.  I guess Image Capture was included with High Sierra.

Thanks again

I've never used Image Capture, glad you figured that one out.

Have you checked out Photoshop Elements? I think it's like a pared down version of Photoshop.

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Just looked.  Photoshop elements is $69.99 in the app store.  I don't want to spend that now but I might later.  Thanks for the suggestion.

I suppose that I will stick with Preview for now.  Not exactly what I want but useable.

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OK, good luck Richard!
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Did you look at Gimp, that is free and - and does a lot of things that photoshop does
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I did not see Gimp in the app store for a desktop but thanks anyway.
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