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« on: March 08, 2021, 15:14 »
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I know there was just a discussion of software to use instead of PS recently, but I have no clue what thread it was in, or remember the name of the software.

Some fine art groups I belong to are scanning their art and want to clean up the image. I suggested The Gimp but I think another freebie or less expensive program than PS was mentioned.

Can you help?

Thanks in advance.


« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2021, 15:46 »
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Maybe Affinity Photo?  I haven't used it but it sounds good and it's $50 or something like that with no subscription.

« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2021, 16:46 »
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I know there was just a discussion of software to use instead of PS recently, but I have no clue what thread it was in, or remember the name of the software.

Some fine art groups I belong to are scanning their art and want to clean up the image. I suggested The Gimp but I think another freebie or less expensive program than PS was mentioned.

Can you help?

Thanks in advance.

Hi, try these

https://www.darktable.org/
https://www.gimp.org/
https://www.photopea.com/


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« Last Edit: March 08, 2021, 17:11 by k_t_g »

« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2021, 11:27 »
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Maybe Affinity Photo?  I haven't used it but it sounds good and it's $50 or something like that with no subscription.

Yes! This the one I was thinking of. Thanks!

« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2021, 11:29 »
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I know there was just a discussion of software to use instead of PS recently, but I have no clue what thread it was in, or remember the name of the software.

Some fine art groups I belong to are scanning their art and want to clean up the image. I suggested The Gimp but I think another freebie or less expensive program than PS was mentioned.

Can you help?

Thanks in advance.

Hi, try these

https://www.darktable.org/
https://www.gimp.org/
https://www.photopea.com/

Excellent! Thanks.


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« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2021, 12:09 »
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Maybe Affinity Photo?  I haven't used it but it sounds good and it's $50 or something like that with no subscription.

Yes! This the one I was thinking of. Thanks!

Minor additions. $24.99 and the free trial, no watermarks, no BS, full version, is a very generous 90 days.

Photo, Designer and Publisher are each a different software package. I only have Photo installed.

Very intuitive. Everything is treated similar to a RAW file or digital negative. You make adjustments and then save as a working file. When you are done, you export an image in the format you want. Your original images are not destroyed in the process.

« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2021, 18:23 »
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Maybe Affinity Photo?  I haven't used it but it sounds good and it's $50 or something like that with no subscription.

Yes! This the one I was thinking of. Thanks!

Minor additions. $24.99 and the free trial, no watermarks, no BS, full version, is a very generous 90 days.

Photo, Designer and Publisher are each a different software package. I only have Photo installed.

Very intuitive. Everything is treated similar to a RAW file or digital negative. You make adjustments and then save as a working file. When you are done, you export an image in the format you want. Your original images are not destroyed in the process.

Good to know, thanks!

« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2021, 09:56 »
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Ive used Affinity Photo ever since Adobe started the subscription plan for photoshop and I find it does everything photoshop does for what I require and much much more. I don't like it for RAW, for that I used Iridient Developer.

« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2021, 07:40 »
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Affinity sounds good. Should try. Do they have all those different presets as you can get separately for Photoshop/Lightroom? I mean moods, skies, flares, rainbows, fairy dust, and whatnots to ad. I quite like playing with those. Or are they already in the app?


 

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