Op hierdie blad wil ek nie net artikels plaas oor die neem van fotos nie, maar die sagteware om fotos te verwerk. Oral word Adobe Photoshop opgehemel as ‘n moet. Ek verskil egter daaroor want ek as persoon is nie bereid om sagteware te huur nie, al besit ek oor ‘n wettige CS6 lisensie. Van die goedkoper alternatiewe kan dieselfde doen, net op ‘n ander manier en kos ‘n halwe jaar se huurgeld. On this page, I don’t want to post about the taking of photographs only, but about the software to enhance them. All over Adobe Photoshop are stated as a must. I however differ and as a person I am not prepared to hire software, although I own a valid CS6 license. Some of the cheaper alternatives can do the same, but only on a different way and only cost haf a year’s hire costs.

Bestuur van fotos / Management of photographs.

Adobe Bridge CC – Gratis/Free

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Adobe Bridge CCis Adobe se flagskip sgteware om fotos en media te hanteer, te organiseer en in grootmaat te verwerk. Dit is gratis beskikbaar. Bridge CC is Adobe’s flagship desktop media browser and powerful digital asset manager that allows you to efficiently locate, organize, browse, preview, and batch process your content files – including most image, vector, audio and video files. It is free.

Darktable – Gratis/Free

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Darktable is oop ontwikkeling sagteware en hanteer ook raw formaat. Darktable is an open source photography workflow application and raw developer. A virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers. It manages your digital negatives in a database, lets you view them through a zoomable lighttable and enables you to develop raw images and enhance them.

Irfanview – Gratis/Free

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IrfanView is a fast, compact and innovative FREEWARE (for non-commercial use) graphic viewer for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10, in 32 and 64 bit with lots of features.

Faststone 6.4 – Gratis/Free

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FastStone Image Viewer is a fast, stable, user-friendly image browser, converter and editor. It has a nice array of features that include image viewing, management, comparison, red-eye removal, emailing, resizing, cropping, retouching and color adjustments. Its innovative but intuitive full-screen mode provides quick access to EXIF information, thumbnail browser and major functionalities via hidden toolbars that pop up when your mouse touches one of the four edges of the screen. Other features include a high quality magnifier and a musical slideshow with 150+ transitional effects, as well as lossless JPEG transitions, drop shadow effects, image annotation, scanner support, histogram and much more. It supports all major graphic formats (BMP, JPEG, JPEG 2000, animated GIF, PNG, PCX, PSD, EPS, TIFF, WMF, ICO and TGA) and popular digital camera RAW formats (CRW, CR2, NEF, PEF, RAF, MRW, ORF, SRF, ARW, SR2, RW2 and DNG).

Raw Foto Manipuleerders / Raw Photo manipulators.

Rawtherapee 5.3 – Gratis/Free

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RawTherapee is a cross-platform raw image processing program, released under the GNU General Public License Version 3. It was originally written by Gábor Horváth of Budapest, Hungary, before being re-licensed as free and open-source software in January 2010. It is written in C++, using a GTK+ front-end and a patched version of dcraw for reading raw files. It is notable for the advanced control it gives the user over the demosaicing and developing process. The name used to stand for “The Experimental Raw Photo Editor”; however that acronym has been dropped, and RawTherapee is now a full name in itself.RawTherapee comprises a subset of image editing operations specifically aimed at non-destructive raw photo post-production and is primarily focused on improving a photographer’s workflow by facilitating the handling of large numbers of images.

Foto Manipuleerders / Photo manipulators.

Onder hierdie afdeling plaas ek foto manipuleer sagteware wat goeie alternatiewe vir Photoshop is. Dit is nie so goed soos Photoshop nie, maar na genoeg en baie goedkoper. Under this heading I post photo manipulating software that are good alternatives for Photoshop. They may not be as good, but close enough and lots cheaper.

Corel Paintshop Pro 2018 & Corel Paintshop Pro 2018 Ultimate – Ongeveer/About R799.00 – R999.00*****

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Welbekende Photoshop Alternatief. Hierdie program het homself al oor en oor bewys en is aanpasbaar met Photoshop plugins. Dit is soms goedkoper op uitverkoping. Die Ulitimate weergawe sluit die Perfectly Clear 3 SE Plugin, Painter Essentials 5, Aftershot 3 en ‘n verskeidenheid brushes, agtergronde en teksture in. This software has proofed itself and is compatible with Photoshop plugins. It is sometimes cheaper on sales. The Ulitimate version includes Perfectly Clear 3 SE Plugin, Painter Essentials 5, Aftershot 3 and a collection of  brushes, textures and backgrounds.

Serif’s Affinity Photo – Ongeveer/About R799.00 *****

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Die uitstaande keuse vir professionele persone. Beter as ooit tevore en lank reeds gereken as professionele foto manipulering sagteware. The standout choice for professionals. Faster, smoother and more powerful than ever, Affinity Photo continues to push the boundaries for professional photo editing software. With a huge toolset specifically engineered for creative and photography professionals, whether you are editing and retouching images, or creating full-blown multi-layered compositions, it has all the power and performance you will ever need.

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