Best photo editing program??? Thoughts?

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    I spent SO much time trying to find the best and most entertaining photo editing programs. I know that PS was the highly recommended program, but I think I found something even better. Has any ever tried out PhotoForge?? It's pretty awesome and addicting. Anyone using it that would like to share some opinions on it and/ or tricks and tips??

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    Snapseed is by far the best photo editing tool in my opinion. Its not free but worth buying. iPhoto looks great and has a few neat touches that snapseed doesn't but it's still not as good. I use snapseed and then what snapseed can't do I edit in iPhoto lol
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    Have you tried the PhotoForge?

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    PhoroForge looks like the max image size that you can save is 1600 x 1200 - not the best for printing, but otherwise it looks good. I wonder why iPhoto gets only 3 stars on the App Store reviews? (I've bought too many photo apps already anyway.)
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    This is just MY opinion, but I have tried iPhoto, and I don't think it quite compares...

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    If you're interested in taking a look at my photos in my profile, I have posted some examples of the programs I have been using thus far. Would love to hear an opinion :)

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    Great photos, I love the one with the superimposed book cover.

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    Thanks! I know, the book seems to be everyone's fave :)

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    I have a hard time saying anything is best, especially if I have not used all of them extensively.

    So, Kyrsta, which have you used? What makes PhotoForge stand out above the others? I only have iPhoto and I got that because so much noise was made about it when the new iPad came out. I never had reason to look beyond it. I did like your pics, but I'm unsure this could not be achieved in iPhoto or if iPhoto even attempts to compete with PhotoForge. Sometimes you need more than one tool depending on what you wish to achieve.
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    Hey AQ :)

    Hmm, how does PhotoForge stand out...I think I like it so much because it reminds so much of PS which is something I worked on at school for a long time. Another one of those programs that I got quite addicted too :) But, honestly, it's not very fair of me to judge iPhoto in comparison, as I didn't give it a very fair shot. I tend to get bored easily and if I don't like what I see within the first 10 mins or so, I start looking somewhere else. My husband is actually the one who found Forge for me, and for the reason of it having such rave reviews, I gave it a shot and got hooked within the first 2 mins. I love having the ability to add effects and filters. I don't believe I saw those options in iPhoto? Correct me if I'm wrong...

    If you dot mind me asking, what sort of projects do you enjoy working on the most and do you have a program you favor more so than others?

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    Ahh, I apologize. After re-reading your post, I see that you haven't gone more in depth in the whole photo editing software programs :) Back to my original question, if you do like to work with photos, I would suggest checking out the free photo editing apps to give a few a fair shot. Maybe that would help you decide if any others would be in your best interest?

    Oh and something that just came to my mind...the 1st reason for my lack of interest to iPhoto was the reviews. They weren't so hot and usually I try not to pay attention to those, I find myself doing so when it comes to programs like these, especially when you have to pay for them :)

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    Oh, and by the way, some of those photos, such as the book and waterfall pic, I had actually done in Pho.to Lab, which is free and totally fun!
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    IPhoto and snapseed;)


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    Apparently I really need to look into this snap seed :)

    Sent from my iPad 3
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    Do you have any photos you'd like to share?

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    Snap seed and photogene get my votes in equal measure for different reasons. Chucking out quick edits from Raw files but keeping some semblance of copyright in the exif is handy from photogene but the effects in snap seed are great, and it's made by the people who do the nik PS plug ins I have on the laptop.

    To be honest I don't do a great deal of editing on the iPad, I am however enjoying photo smith now v2 has come out but that's not for editing and I digress!
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    Another vote for Photogene. Can work with RAW files. It does everything I need while I am in the field.
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    Ok, well it looks like Photogene will be my next up :)

    I'm so glad this thread is going somewhere!

    Sent from my iPad 3
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    Snap seed is awesome I highly recommend it
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    Been discussed quite a bit on here by some serious photographers. Pick of the bunch for me in no particular order are:

    Filterstorm. Allows some true pixel level editing, and apply filters and the like by brush. Also has layers and good export options.
    Photogene. Possibly the best alrounder, allows some pixel level editing, and a great mixture of filters, borders and adjustments.
    iPhoto. More powerful than it's interface would have you imagine and has some of the best organising features. UI could use some tweaking but for a first release it is excellent.
    Snapseed. Probably my most used editing app, doesn't allow for true pixel level editing and lacks many finer adjustments but what's on offer works really well and allows you to get creative very quickly. One of the easiest Interfaces to use and output is fantastic.
    Photoforge. Similar to Photogene but with more of an emphasis on filters, the interface isn't quite as intuitive but this is a very powerful editor.

    Personally I think Snapseed is the most fun and would always recommend it. I get drawn to Filterstorm or Photogene for true editing work though.

    Out of curiosity, which apps did you use in your gallery?

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