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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · suggestions for photo editing program for 11 yr. old


I've been working with some foster kids recently. One of them shows some interest in photography. He has a 10D with 50 mm f/1.8 lens that I found used at a local shop.
What we need now is a simple photo editing program for him, clearly not PS.

Because I've always used photoshop I have no knowledge of what other low cost editing programs are out there.
I'm wondering if anyone can offer a suggestion keeping the cost in a lower price range.
None of the costs are being subsidized so it's coming out of my pocket but I'm hoping if we can get this kid on the right track he'll grow up to be a solid citizen.

thanks.



Dec 06, 2012 at 06:05 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · suggestions for photo editing program for 11 yr. old


You could probably pick up Photoshop Elements 10 at a good price, now that 11 is out. PSE11 could be had for $50 on black Friday.

For basic editting, FastStone Image Viewer can do a lot and it is free. It will handle just about any file format - raw, jpeg, tiff, and so on. Just Google it.



Dec 06, 2012 at 06:12 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · suggestions for photo editing program for 11 yr. old


Another free alternative - you could also consider picasa from google that will have all of the basic adjustments - crop, straighten, levels, etc. It also lets you build collages and some other things that an 11 y.o. might have fun with.




Dec 06, 2012 at 06:18 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · suggestions for photo editing program for 11 yr. old


Agree with the Picasa recommendation.


Dec 06, 2012 at 06:20 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · suggestions for photo editing program for 11 yr. old


take a look at snapseed


Dec 06, 2012 at 06:44 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · suggestions for photo editing program for 11 yr. old


Have a look at Photofiltre
freeware ... just google for it.
I think it will work as a appetizer



Dec 06, 2012 at 06:45 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · suggestions for photo editing program for 11 yr. old


iPhoto comes free on most Macs and has all the basics a 11 year old needs. If you're going to spend money, I'd spring for Lightroom or Aperture: about the same price as Elements 11 but a more direct interface (& less auto gimmicks).


Dec 06, 2012 at 06:47 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · suggestions for photo editing program for 11 yr. old


Picasa
Iphoto on a Mac
Canon Digital Photo Professional - works on Mac/PC and is free with camera.



Dec 06, 2012 at 06:55 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · suggestions for photo editing program for 11 yr. old


abqnmusa wrote:
Picasa
Iphoto on a Mac
Canon Digital Photo Professional - works on Mac/PC and is free with camera.


+ one.. Free is a good place to start.



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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · suggestions for photo editing program for 11 yr. old


picassa is always a good start.

but PS Elements will be well recieved. same with lightroom
dont forget that if interested an 11yr old will learn to use complex programs like photoshop sooo much quicker than us old farts



Dec 06, 2012 at 07:03 PM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · suggestions for photo editing program for 11 yr. old


Gimp is a nice free program as well.


Dec 06, 2012 at 08:30 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · suggestions for photo editing program for 11 yr. old


dylan21 wrote:
I've been working with some foster kids recently. One of them shows some interest in photography. He has a 10D with 50 mm f/1.8 lens that I found used at a local shop.
What we need now is a simple photo editing program for him, clearly not PS.

Because I've always used photoshop I have no knowledge of what other low cost editing programs are out there.
I'm wondering if anyone can offer a suggestion keeping the cost in a lower price range.
None of the costs are being subsidized so it's coming out of my pocket but I'm hoping if
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Elements could be OK, but Lightroom isn't that expensive and it isn't at all beyond the capabilities of a bright, interested 11-year-old.

Dan



Dec 06, 2012 at 08:38 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · suggestions for photo editing program for 11 yr. old


Canon Digitial Photo Professional (free)
Windows Live Photo Gallery (free)
iPhoto (free)
PS Elements 10.0 (cheap!)



Dec 06, 2012 at 09:09 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · suggestions for photo editing program for 11 yr. old


Lightroom…very intuitive and maybe a Scott Kelby LR4 book for reference

http://kelbytraining.com/product/the-adobe-photoshop-lightroom-4-book-for-digital-photographers/

Jefferson



Dec 06, 2012 at 09:20 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · suggestions for photo editing program for 11 yr. old


Lightroom 4 was $99 on Amazon last week. Not sure if it's still on sale but if not probably will be again before Christmas.


Dec 07, 2012 at 04:54 AM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · suggestions for photo editing program for 11 yr. old


Depending on whether or not he's a sufficiently bright lad I'd get him Lr 4.

- The editing is less likely to damage the original image files.
- It is quite likely to meet any rountine needs and a lot more besides.
- It will give the chance to learn about and take on managing his images, particularly with keywording, collections, etc. (Set him an exercise to find all images about a certain subject and help him find out how to achieve it).
- His skills can grow with the application because he may well be using it for many years without having to change over to something different.




Dec 13, 2012 at 01:33 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · suggestions for photo editing program for 11 yr. old


Photoshop has a free web version on Adobe's site.


Dec 13, 2012 at 02:19 PM





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