The Software Dilema

posted on 8th of june, 2015

You've worked hard and saved your money to the best of your ability. You have a nice camera and good lenses. But before you upload them to Dreamstime or even show them to your friends, you want to make some small corrections for color, contrast, cropping etc. But photo software can bust an already strained budget. What's the poor but dedicated photographer to do?

Photoshop, the incredibly powerful and useful software package, is really expensive and now, if you want it, you have to subscribe to it. It will cost you around $240US a year. And you may wind up with "upgrades" you don't want or like.

You can go with Corel software, lower in price and not quite as powerful as Photoshop, but useful none the less. There are some basic tools available in Picassa, but maybe not enough to get the job done...

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Posted by Seawatch1 on June 20, 2017
Thank you for the kind words. I shot those down in the Florida Keys and happened to walk to the end of a dead end road and the scene just opened up before me.
Posted by Project007 on June 20, 2017
hi thank you for your comment on my blog. I found my pictures all by accident but its so exciting when you see where your pictures land even if you think they are silly pictures! But as for your photoshoots i wanted to comment on your beach pictures....THEY ARE AMAZING! I'm sure they landed on the covers of every single travel magazine or billboard they truly are stunning pictures keep up your awesome work and keep travelling to find the next beach you capture the scene perfectly!
Posted by Seawatch1 on June 08, 2017
Thank you. Many photographers over process their photos in the quest to get bright colors and higher contrast. A bad choice in my opinion as the photos look unnatural.

I was told by the way that the bird's eye turns that color on the male during mating season.

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