Which photo editing software to buy ?

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Hi all. I would like to get your thoughts on which Photo editing software I should get. What I would like to do is make my own Baseball cards. I would like to take one photo and be able to just take headshots of other photos and put the players head on the same body. Making the photo the same , just with different players. What program ( Cost is a concern too ), would be best for something like this.
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I'm betting that quite a few people will recommend Adobe Photoshop, which is one of the main prgrams I use to edit pictures. If cost is a huge concern (because photoshop is pretty expensive) then try either getting an older version, or try to find Photoshop Elements. Its basicaly a dumbed down version of Photoshop that can help introduce you into the world of photo editing but not hurt your wallet while doing it.

On another note, if your wanting a graphics tablet to do drawing and editing easier (its awsome, I have one) many will come bundled with software as well. The first tablet I bought from Wacom a few years ago came bundled with a few programs, including Photoshop elements, so that may be another option for you too. It only cost me about $120.

Hope some of that helps.
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I use Photoshop, but for a one-off job like that I would have though a freeware photo editor, such as the GIMP, would suffice. Or perhaps you could use a time limited demo of Photoshop.
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Try the gimp its free check it out at sourceforge.com http://www.gimp.org/downloads/
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i would try to find a photoshp with 15 or 30 days trial
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If you dont have the money for the Photoshop, dont get the trial. It will only disappoint you and nothing else you try will compare. :)
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Would photoshop elements do the trick for what I want it to do listed above?
What things wont I be able to do compared to the actual photoshop.
Thanks.
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Give the trial a go and see:

http://www.adobe.com/products/tryadobe/ ... product=40
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or, if it's just red eye removal, crop, light balance etc. you're looking for you could go for something like faststone - it's really easy to use and it wouldn't cost a penny :D
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This is a long shot.... But if you are in college, your school may have sell cheap software. At Purdue, I can buy Microsoft office, windows, etc for $10 a piece! I bought Macromedia studio (dreamweaver, flash, fireworks, and the others) for $100, which is still rather pricey, but cheaper than retail. "Fireworks" is the photo editer in the macromedia series, and is nice because you can use vector graphics. But I still prefer Adobe Photoshop...
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Personally, I think Photoshop elements would suffice for what your wanting to do, and wouldnt kill your wallet. But, take the advice of the others here and do a trial run of a few of them, and find your favorite. Good luck.
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Adobe Photoshop! It's worth it! :thumbsup: You can do a lot of things (design wise) with it!
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If you're a student, you can get Photoshop for about 300 bucks (instead of the regular retail of $650).
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Undoubtedly, PS is powerful software of photo editing, especially for experts, or super users.

And as a beginner, I advise to use Photo Collage Studio(http://www.photo-collage-software.com), which is easier to master and the price is lower. The disadvantage is that it's not so powerful as Photoshop.

I suggest to choose the one that fits you most!

Good luck!

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