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# 208678 22-Feb-2017 10:29
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I'm after low cost editing package that will allow me to recolour images (simulating different paint colours on a photo of a boat).

 

It would also be helpful if I could sample colour's from one file (e.g. a paint colour palette) and paint them onto the photo.

 

I've tried using paint, but it doesn't recognise large areas of one colour and fill them.





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  # 1724303 22-Feb-2017 10:34
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GIMP





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  # 1724311 22-Feb-2017 10:54
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Try Faststone image viewer, very good software, freeware..

 

 

 

http://www.faststone.org/


 
 
 
 


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Paint.Net is free and amazing if you are using WIndows. http://www.getpaint.net/index.html 

 

I dont find GIMP very intuitive but YMMV!


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  # 1724319 22-Feb-2017 11:15
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Paint.Net is very basic. GIMP is the main open source package, but it's not near as fully featured as Photoshop. Photoshop with Lightroom subscription is A$12/month.


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  # 1724326 22-Feb-2017 11:27
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timmmay: Photoshop with Lightroom subscription is A$12/month.

 

+GST ;-) AUD$13.79 a month now





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  # 1724398 22-Feb-2017 12:55
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Photoshop CC.





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  # 1724431 22-Feb-2017 13:44
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This review isn't entirely up-to-date but it has a lot of good options. It pays to be clear on what features you actually need.

 

http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-digital-image-editor.htm

 

The "Related Products and Links" section has links to other articles with further options.


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  # 1724438 22-Feb-2017 13:50
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Or find a copy of photoshop second hand of CS 5.5 or 6.


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  # 1724499 22-Feb-2017 15:15
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timmmay:

 

Paint.Net is very basic. 

 

 

Really? Ive never found it lacking but photo shopping isnt something I do a lot of. I find it fully featured coming from Paint Shop Pro which I used to use a lot - back int eh JASC days before it became FUBAR'd and overpriced by Corel.

 

Paint.Net has layers, vectors, plugins. Personally its my go to for any image editing.


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  # 1724505 22-Feb-2017 15:35
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tchart:

 

timmmay:

 

Paint.Net is very basic. 

 

 

Really? Ive never found it lacking but photo shopping isnt something I do a lot of. I find it fully featured coming from Paint Shop Pro which I used to use a lot - back int eh JASC days before it became FUBAR'd and overpriced by Corel.

 

Paint.Net has layers, vectors, plugins. Personally its my go to for any image editing.

 

 

I use Paint.Net at work. Compared to Photoshop CS6 it seems very simple with a narrow feature set. It's fine for basic stuff, cropping and adding words, brightness and contrast, maybe a bit more, but Photoshop is infinitely more capable.

 

But if Paint.Net meets your needs, great :)


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For the specific purpose you mention, you might want to try Resene's EzyPaint, import your image and create the regions you want to recolour.


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