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November 29, 2012 7:08 AM Subscribe
What is the best, easiest image editing software for a shutterbug?
posted by hworth to media & arts (8 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I am a shutterbug. I have never studied photography, but I take thousands of digital pics a month at concerts, art shows, community events, parties, etc. I feel like I have developed a good sense of aesthetics through classes, reading, and 40 years of appreciating art in museums and galleries. I know that most of the photos I take are not art, but I enjoy documenting the events I attend. Every once in awhile, I take a picture I think has especially good composition or some great chiaroscuro or some other positive characteristic. But, because I am a shutterbug, it usually has some other flaw that I know could be fixed with image editing software. I am seeking an easy-to-use, easy-to-learn software package for image editing. Important considerations: easy to use, PC compatible, powerful, able to output in multiple formats. Cost is not a major concern, but I would rather not pay for lots and lots of features that I will never use.