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Re: Photoshop ??????? new [Re: Monadnock]
      #5938546 - 06/24/13 06:56 PM

not sure if the idea that even PI users use PS is really true anymore. i've certainly never found a reason to use photoshop.

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Re: Photoshop ??????? new [Re: pfile]
      #5938601 - 06/24/13 07:43 PM

Licenses for older versions of PS can be picked up on Ebay for less. CS5 should be sufficient. You can get licenses for under $200.

That said, Pixinsight is all I use for AP although I do own CS5. I even use PI for processing some daylight pictures.

GIMP is not even up to 16 bits, forget 32. Even Duke Nukem has seen a release. GIMP 16bit is going to out do that long wait.

Ajay


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Re: Photoshop ??????? new [Re: bluedandelion]
      #5938610 - 06/24/13 07:47 PM

Quote:

Licenses for older versions of PS can be picked up on Ebay for less. CS5 should be sufficient. You can get licenses for under $200.

That said, Pixinsight is all I use for AP although I do own CS5. I even use PI for processing some daylight pictures.

GIMP is not even up to 16 bits, forget 32. Even Duke Nukem has seen a release. GIMP 16bit is going to out do that long wait.

Ajay


Thank you Ajay ,I will take a look at EBay !
Maxx


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Re: Photoshop ??????? new [Re: bouffetout]
      #5940267 - 06/25/13 06:41 PM

You do NOT need the latest version of PS (CS6)...

Do not bother with Elements. IMHO it is worthless.
I would much rather spend my money on Adobe LR (LightRoom) for image/file management and LIGHT processing...this is really only usable for processing(again, simple/light processing) for daytime images.
But, after having used it now for 6 months, I LOVE LR...and with CS6 I am in heaven.

Just my 2's..

But for starting out, or even experienced users on a budget, CS2 and DSS, both , will be perfect and just as "good" as CS6, CS5(do not bother IMHO), CS4(better than CS5), and ImagesPlus, or Maxim, or CCDstack, etc...


Good luck!

Edited by nofxrx (06/26/13 09:54 PM)


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Re: Photoshop ??????? new [Re: nofxrx]
      #5940428 - 06/25/13 08:28 PM

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Edited by fishonkevin (06/25/13 10:59 PM)


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Re: Photoshop ??????? new [Re: nofxrx]
      #5940458 - 06/25/13 08:50 PM

Quote:

You do NOT need the latest version of PS (CS6)...

Do not bother with Elements. IMHO it is worthless.
I would much rather spend my money on Adobe LR (LightRoom) for image/file management and LIGHT processing...this is really only usable for processing(again, simple/light processing) for daytime images.
But, after having used it now for 6 months, I LOVE LR...and with CS6 I am in heaven.

But. I also do not think people should have to pay so much for software
But, I WILL gladly pay for BYE, PixInsight, or (some of!) the CCD-Ware stuff(CCDstack/Pempro/CCDnavigator/CCDinspector/etc), ImagesPlus,etc...

But Adobe, ugh...trying to force people to pay monthly fees for using their software? they can blah blah blah blah blah blah!

Just my 2's..

But for starting out, or even experienced users on a budget, CS2 and DSS, both , will be perfectly and just as "good" as CS6, CS5(do not bother IMHO), CS4(better than CS5), and ImagesPlus, or Maxim, or CCDstack, etc...


Good luck!



Thank you for that clear answer !
Maxx

Edited by fishonkevin (06/25/13 11:06 PM)


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Re: Photoshop ??????? new [Re: Dan478]
      #5940462 - 06/25/13 08:52 PM

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Edited by fishonkevin (06/25/13 11:09 PM)


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