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Author Topic: free photo editing?  (Read 1855 times)

zenlike

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free photo editing?
« on: April 18, 2015, 07:14:17 PM »
Any know of any free programs that can open raw files from a Canon T5-i ?

I need a photo editor that can open raw files and just do really simple editing, I have tried gimp and I know its the biggest free alternative to photo shop. but man is a it a train wreck to work with, not user friendly at all.

There's gotta be something out there that's simple and will let me work with raw files right from a Camera.

/charles

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Re: free photo editing?
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2015, 11:46:12 PM »
Does Canon have any utilities to help?

IIRC, the RAW/NEF formats aren't open and vary by manufacturer (and possibly model), which has caused problems for 3rd party developers when creating tools to read them.

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Re: free photo editing?
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2015, 12:28:59 AM »
No they don't, I have used photo shop and it works fine for viewing raw images, but I can't afford Photo Shop anymore so I guess I have to shoot in jpeg  :-\

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Re: free photo editing?
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2015, 12:43:18 AM »
maybe you can try Paint.NET with this plugin.

http://forums.getpai...le-for-paintnet-403/

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Re: free photo editing?
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2015, 01:08:44 AM »
hi lanux, thanks for the link.

I will try it out in the morning and report if it works or not.

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Re: free photo editing?
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2015, 02:11:46 PM »
Picasa should work reasonably well: https://picasa.google.com/
Affinity Photo is also currently in a free beta period and may work (not sure how extensive its RAW support is):
https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/photo/

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Re: free photo editing?
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2017, 03:10:02 PM »
The most user-friendly photo editor is Luminar https://macphun.com/luminar. But as it usually happens, the best things don't come for free. The good news is it can open RAW files.

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Re: free photo editing?
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2017, 01:20:32 AM »
http://rawtherapee.com/ lightroom clone or inspired by.

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Re: free photo editing?
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2017, 01:50:09 PM »
freeware viewer with (very basic) editor: http://www.graphicregion.com/ablerawer.htm

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Able RAWer is an easy to use program targeted to view and correct RAW images (photos) taken with digital cameras. Free RAW editor. Free RAW corrector. Free RAW converter.

Supported formats: raw, crw, cr2, nef, pef, raf, x3f, bay, orf, srf, mrw, dcr, dng, arw.
Able RAWer is a utility to read and manipulate raw images from digital cameras.
Program allows to resolve all the exposure and white balance issues during the raw conversion.

Features:
Reads many RAW formats from digital cameras.
Supported RAW camera formats
(crw, cr2, nef, raw, pef, raf, x3f, bay, orf, srf, mrw, dcr, dng, arw).
Image processing (Color Adjust, Effects, Crop); and
Auto Adjust Colors;
Blue and Red scales;
Brightness value;
Interpolating RGBG as four colors;
Gamma;
High-quality or low-quality color interpolation;
Automatic white balance;
Camera white balance;