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Author Topic: free photo editing?  (Read 1431 times)

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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.

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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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