I hate iPhoto with a fiery passion. Please help me find an alternative.
January 3, 2014 7:36 PM Subscribe
While I have plenty of experience with PCs, I am a Mac person who is currently using a MacBook Pro (OS X, but it's more than 3 years old), an iPhone, and a Canon SLR. I upgraded to the full version of iPhoto awhile ago thinking it would make me like iPhoto better. It has not. I'm leaning towards Adobe PhotoShop Elements 12, but I am not sure if that is the best alternative or if there is another one I should be considering. Some additional info inside.
posted by katemcd to Computers & Internet (20 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I have been previously spoiled in past jobs with full versions of Photoshop and am fairly adept at using it. Being a person of modest means, I cannot actually afford PhotoShop on my own, and there is no reason for my current workplace to acquire it for me. While I have used the subpar iPhoto camera more lately, I have a Canon SLR which is my camera of choice.
It seems like my best option is Adobe PhotoShop Elements 12 (or Adobe Photoshop Elements & Premiere Elements 12 if I care about video editing, which I might), but are there downsides to it? Also, are there other alternatives I should be considering? I have Googled and read reviews, but I can't seem to find a good consensus. I don't mind spending about $100, give or take, and cheaper is always preferable, but mostly I want photo editing software that is a pleasure to use, which is what I felt Adobe Photoshop always was. Thanks in advance!