Free Software for Editing Photos

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Software for Editing you Photos

Windows Photo Gallery

  1. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/photo-gallery

Gimp (free photo editing for detailed edits like removing camera in mirrors or auto blending 3 bracketed images)

  1. Gimp download https://www.gimp.org/downloads/
  2. Blending Plugin for Gimp http://tir.astro.utoledo.edu/jdsmith/code/exposure_blend.php 
    1. Read How to Install Gimp Plugins to Gimp

Advanced Renamer (for Re-ordering images and Re-naming before uploading in proper order)

  1. Advanced Renamer
  2. FastStone Image Viewer

What else can you use?

Photoshop and Lightroom are also great tools that are paid programs. Currently, they are monthly subscriptions but can still be found as a one-time paid software in earlier versions.

Lightroom would be comparable to Windows Photo Gallery in that it’s the “work-horse” editor, taking care of the majority of the still shot edits (shadows, saturation, cropping, tint adjustments, straightening). There is an extension called Enfuse which handles the exposure blending, similar to the Blending Plugin for Gimp.

Photoshop is comparable to Gimp as far as more extensive editing tools for removing pool hoses, flashes (or your head) from mirrors, etc with the clone or bandaid tools.

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