While the use of digital cameras has made it easier for photographers to quickly check whether or not they like the shot they have taken, there are still often flaws that need to be touched up or minor adjustments to be made. Because of this, an image editor may be necessary to produce your desired results.
While image editors that come with your computer’s operating system can do basic editing, more advance users will likely want a more sophisticated program.
There are a number of good image editors out there that are popular among both photographers and web designers. Adobe Photoshop is one of the most popular.
Ever since it's release in 1990, it has become an industry standard in the image editing industry. There’s also Corel PHOTO-PAINT of the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite. This program specifically targets photographers who wish to edit their images by means of their computer.
Another photo editing software is GIMP which stands for GNU Image Manipulation. The good thing about this photo editor is that you can use it on a variety of operating systems.
For those who are used to the Photoshop interface, there is the GIMPshop developed by Scott Moschella.
Google has also developed Picasa which is a basic photo editing and organizing software which can be useful to photographers who only need to crop, fix red eye, and adjust the hues on their photos.
There is no lack of possible solutions for your photo editing needs. Take the time to research the possible alternatives. Many programs are either free or have a free trial version or lite version that can be upgraded later. Whatever your editing needs, you will likely be able to find a practical solution.
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