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  • 4.0 stars

    "GIMP is amazing Photo Editing Software"

    November 25, 2012  |   By ModelBehavior

    Pros

    As others have said before, GIMP is the only Photo Editing program that truly does almost everything that Photoshop Elements does. Plus, it handles all file types.

    I was told about this program by the photographers on Google+, who educated me as to the differences between a photo organizer, photo-editing, and true photo manipulation. This program is tops for the latter!

    Runs in "one-interface mode," so you don't have to be moving and resizing toolbars.

    Cons

    A little confusing at first. I suggest downloading the help manual directly from the GIMP site.

    I can't find the screen capture controls, nor the photo-stitching controls for panoramic shots, which is why I am rating this program a "4" instead of a "5." I will ask the gurus at Google+ for that information later.

    Currently, I am using "PhotoScape" or "IRFanView" for capturing images on the Internet, and "Microsoft Ice" for panoramic stitching. I hate using 3 different programs, even though it takes seconds to perform each function with each of those other programs.

    Summary

    All of the programs that I have mentioned above, work in Windows 8.

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