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    Using Picassa

    Any body use Picassa to edit their shots? I am looking for a good program without out having to mortgage the house so that I can organize my shots to post on various sites, including here and I need one that helps me size them by either physical and/or number of pixels. I am using Windows 7 if that makes a difference. Thanks in advance, Don

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    Irfan view will do everything you need for free including easy resizing http://www.irfanview.net/

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    I'd recommend having a look at Faststone Image Viewer (image browser, converter and editor). It's surprisingly full featured for a small program and free to home users.

    http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm
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    Tony

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    Another good, Free Open Source Software (FOSS) offering is GIMP:http://www.gimp.org/I've used irfanview also, and it is good. I just prefer GIMP at this point.
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    For quick-and-dirty purposes, GIMP is great. Unfortunately it's limited to 8-bit grays, which isn't really enough for critical editing---but if your editing in the digital domain is critical, it's off-topic for APUG anyway. :-)

    In the Mac world, at least, there doesn't seem to be a free alternative with 16 bits per channel. GIMP keeps getting closer but isn't there yet.

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    -The Little Technical Library, _Developing, Printing, And Enlarging_

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    Also consider Adobe Elements. You can often find an older version - which performs the basic tasks just fine - for very cheap or free. It was often bundled as a free add on with printers and scanners.
    "Far more critical than what we know or do not know is what we do not want to know." - Eric Hoffer

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    Buy a generation or two back version of PS or Lightroom.
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    "Well, my photos are actually much better than they look..."

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    Picasa converts photos to Jpeg but it is good for printing b&w without colour cast. Adobe CS-2 is free and works quite well except for printing. The choice is a trade off. One of the best reasons to stick with dkrm printing.

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    Another software publisher to look at is Corel. AfterShot Pro and PaintShop Pro are both available for Windows, at a fraction of the cost of their Adobe counterparts (Lightroom and Photoshop, respectively). I'm looking at PaintShop Pro myself, as I have no interest in Adobe's latest "Creative Cloud" subscription-based product.

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    Aftershot Pro is also available for Mac and Linux platforms, and the license permits a single user to use it on both Windows and Linux, if you dual boot.
    Matt

    “Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”

    Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2

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