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Which would be better

Discussion in 'Image Processing' started by elsie350, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. elsie350

    elsie350 SC Regular

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    Apr 7, 2012
    I have managed to get my hands on Photoshop CS2 but knowing that its an older version would it be better than continuing with GIMP?

    I am shooting Raw and Jpeg on my Canon G12.

    Any advice most welcomed. Many thanks.

    Kev
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  2. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Depends on which Operating system you are running. If Windows XP or older, CS2 should be fine. It may not like Vista/7. If on a Mac, CS2 is likely to not work on an intel mac, particularly with the later OS (Snow Leopard and later).

    There's nothing wrong with GIMP... really. If you want to update to something more recent, and are unwilling to "acquire" a leter version of photoshop, maybe look at Photoshop elements which is a perfectly acceptable alternative to the full program (and arguably, probably better than the full program for those of us who are not professionals). Its much cheaper, and has most of the important bits you'd be wanting. However, for general photo management and editing it might be worth taking a look at Lightroom, too. Again, this is cheaper than Photoshop, and for many of us, has replaced it almost completely.
     
  3. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    I use CS2, and as a very new user to the world of PP, it was easier for me to get the basics to work for me, than Elements 6. Still not into layers, burn and dodge. I'm running windows XP Pro.
     
  4. nikki

    nikki SC Top Veteran

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    Sep 12, 2011
    Dublin ,Ireland
    i have cs2 for a few years - id rather buy a cmera than update it . most new cameras will have rw2 which will not open on cs2 but they usually come with their own raw disk so once you have used that and then converted to jpgs off you go in photoshop !:smile:
     
  5. elsie350

    elsie350 SC Regular

    121
    Apr 7, 2012
    Many thanks for the replies. I'm using XP so I think i'll give cs2 a go.

    Best wishes to all

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  6. pictor

    pictor SC All-Pro

    Jul 14, 2010
    If you own Photoshop (any version), then forget GIMP.