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Need a suggestion for photo software.

Posted on 01/29/2013 12:46:45 PM PST by meatloaf

I need a suggestion for a program without a steep learning curve to position photos with descriptions on a page and print them. Other than short descriptions there's no text.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: computer; photography; photos; pictures; software

1 posted on 01/29/2013 12:46:50 PM PST by meatloaf
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To: meatloaf

Excel can work with that one


2 posted on 01/29/2013 12:48:59 PM PST by RoadGumby (This is not where I belong, Take this world and give me Jesus.)
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To: meatloaf

Word can do that too.


3 posted on 01/29/2013 12:51:21 PM PST by doodad
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To: meatloaf

IrFanView

Pretty easy to insert text once you figure out the font size you need in relation to the size of text box.


4 posted on 01/29/2013 12:52:18 PM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: doodad

Power Point is good for that also. Get Microsoft Office and take your pick.


5 posted on 01/29/2013 12:53:35 PM PST by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: meatloaf

Forget my post. You need to position them on a page. Sorry.


6 posted on 01/29/2013 12:53:41 PM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: meatloaf

You’re gonna spend $799 for Microsoft Office as suggested? Google Docs (now perhaps called something else) will do that for ya for free!


7 posted on 01/29/2013 12:55:22 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: listenhillary

Depending on the photos, I’d like to put 6 to 8 on a page.


8 posted on 01/29/2013 12:56:24 PM PST by meatloaf (Support Senate S 1863 & House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: meatloaf

libreoffice.org

Works well, handles MS documents, no charge, runs on multiple platforms.


9 posted on 01/29/2013 12:59:29 PM PST by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: meatloaf

Forget photoshop...

Ya need to take a loan out on your home for that.


10 posted on 01/29/2013 1:02:24 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: meatloaf
If you're just positioning a photo and adding text, I suggest MS Word ... or the freebie equivalent - Open Office
If you want more photo editing capability, try PhotoScape - free.
If you want a real challenge - Photoshop CS2 is now available for free. (Look down the page for D/L file and serial number.)
11 posted on 01/29/2013 1:03:40 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: meatloaf

Microsoft Publisher works great for that. Easy to postion and size pictures and make text boxes wherever you want to put them.


12 posted on 01/29/2013 1:05:40 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: meatloaf

Unless you are a real pro I would suggest one of the earlier version of Photoshop Elements.

I have seen them on ebay for at or below $30.


13 posted on 01/29/2013 1:08:04 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: meatloaf

It is pretty basic but Picasa is free.


14 posted on 01/29/2013 1:10:23 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: meatloaf

I like Photoshop Elements for what you are describing. You can get it for under $100 and can take care of almost any of your needs. I had been running Photoshop 7 for several years on an old computer but bought a new laptop and couldn’t believe how much they want for that so I bought Elements.

I also use Microsoft Publisher quite effectively as well.

Virtually every image on this website has been massaged in one way or another with both Photoshop and Elements.

http://www.thunderbirdfoundation.org


15 posted on 01/29/2013 1:15:24 PM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: meatloaf

google up gimp.....opensource photoshop type program


16 posted on 01/29/2013 1:21:33 PM PST by Pafreedom
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To: Inyo-Mono; meatloaf
Microsoft Publisher works great for that.

I learned to use Publisher at least fifteen years ago. Back then it was very simple. Now running Publisher 10 and it has grown to a pretty sophisticated and useful program. Course all the experts make fun of me. We publish quite nice 32 and 40 page catalogs with about 120-150 images.

17 posted on 01/29/2013 1:23:35 PM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: meatloaf; Revolting cat!

Yes, Microsoft Office would be the best way to go.

You can get all the Office applications as part of a subscription for $100/Year for up to 5 PCs. So $20/year per PC and you have full Microsoft Office.

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/

Would rather buy than subscribe? You can get Office Home & Student 2013 for $140.00 (street price less)

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/home-and-student/

OK. Still not cheap enough.

You can use Microsoft Office for *FREE!* Yes Free!

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/skydrive/download

And store up to 7GB for FREE.

All of the above will synchronize with the cloud and allow you to access your files on PCs, tablets (Surface, iPad, Android), and SmartPhones (Windows Phone 8, iPhone and Android)

FReepers don’t let FReepers support Google!


18 posted on 01/29/2013 1:23:54 PM PST by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: Incorrigible

MIcrosoft is OK to support? Is there an official list of the politically correct and incorrect?


19 posted on 01/29/2013 1:25:40 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: yarddog

Grab Photoshop and CS2 For Absolutely Free Right Here

http://gizmodo.com/5973730/grab-photoshop-and-cs2-for-absolutely-free-right-here


20 posted on 01/29/2013 1:28:02 PM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Incorrigible
FReepers don’t let FReepers support Google!

Or MS.

21 posted on 01/29/2013 1:29:09 PM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: listenhillary

No catch to the free CS2

Downloaded and installed a couple of weeks ago.


22 posted on 01/29/2013 1:29:16 PM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Revolting cat!

Yes! Microsoft is OK to support! :-)


23 posted on 01/29/2013 1:29:31 PM PST by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: ShadowAce
Or MS.

ShadowAce! Been too long!

.

24 posted on 01/29/2013 1:30:44 PM PST by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: Utah Binger; Inyo-Mono; meatloaf

MicroSoft Publisher worth the money; Easy to use and very versatile; Easier and better for graphics/pics than any word processor. Brochures,Flyers and more; in fact get it off Ebay
an older version disc starts at $10 and can go up to $50 there for what you want.


25 posted on 01/29/2013 1:31:56 PM PST by RBStealth
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To: Incorrigible

The money goes toward mosquito nets for the deserving races, up to recent times bloodily oppressed by us all, and who could be against such social justice!


26 posted on 01/29/2013 1:37:51 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: meatloaf

B4L


27 posted on 01/29/2013 1:40:39 PM PST by Oratam
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To: Revolting cat!

You’ve seen the light Cat!


28 posted on 01/29/2013 1:43:23 PM PST by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: meatloaf

MS PowerPoint too.


29 posted on 01/29/2013 2:53:55 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Obama has turned America into an aristocracy of the unaccomplished.)
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To: Revolting cat!

Open office works just like MS office and it’s free


30 posted on 01/29/2013 2:55:21 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Obama has turned America into an aristocracy of the unaccomplished.)
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To: Ouderkirk

LibreOffice (Open Office) is available on Windows and Linux platforms.


31 posted on 01/29/2013 3:15:44 PM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: meatloaf
Good old Microsoft Paint will do fine, and it's already on any Windows computer. Here's one with two pictures and two kinds of text I did a while ago:

Cramer on gold, January 8, 2010 photo cramergold2.jpg

32 posted on 01/29/2013 3:34:58 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Utah Binger
I learned to use Publisher at least fifteen years ago. Back then it was very simple. Now running Publisher 10 and it has grown to a pretty sophisticated and useful program. Course all the experts make fun of me. We publish quite nice 32 and 40 page catalogs with about 120-150 images.

I know. The "pros' laugh, but I used to work in the graphic arts field and it is a great program. I have published newsletters, made book covers, quickie web site graphics and even use it now to create stunning animation stills used in HD video projects. People are blown away when I tell them that I created a certain video special effect with Microsoft Publisher.

33 posted on 01/29/2013 3:54:39 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: meatloaf

Adobe Photoshp Elements - reasonably priced and more features than you’ll ever use.


34 posted on 01/29/2013 4:46:13 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: oh8eleven
If you want a real challenge - Photoshop CS2 is now available for free. (Look down the page for D/L file and serial number.)

Adobe has put out a statement that the download and serial number are for current Photoshop CS2 licensees. (They're retiring the activation servers for that product and a number of other products.)

35 posted on 01/29/2013 4:56:46 PM PST by Bob
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To: Bob
the download and serial number are for current Photoshop CS2 licensees.
When Adobe shut down the servers that handled product activation requests for CS2, complaints from existing customers who needed to reinstall their paid-for copies of PS CS2 started because they were unable to activate them.
As a solution, Adobe then posted the PS CS2 free download and serial number.
First of all, just how many licensees needing a re-install could there have been?
And second, since Adobe is the source of the problem, why didn't they just make CS3 available to the individual CS2 users who needed to re-install?
36 posted on 01/30/2013 6:58:58 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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