Thursday, June 19, 2008

Credit Where Credit is Due

For years, I've used Paint Shop Pro version 4 on any Windows computer I have to use. It was, in my opinion, the last good version of the program, before they started trying to be Photoshop back in 1997. It's a good program, but for art photography, it unfortunately sucks rocks, lacking any good white balancing or color correction features.

Since I'm now stuck with a Windows computer for who knows how long (see my previous post), I googled for Windows photo editors and ended up downloading Google's own Picasa. I must say that I'm extremely impressed. Not only does it white-balance (they call it the "I'm feeling lucky" button), but the highlight and fill light functions are very good at restoring true color to the photo. Not bad for a photo organizer! I wish they'd separate the photo editor from the photo library, which is an irritating piece of software, but I'm going to use it anyway.

1 comment:

manamoon said...

Wow this is a great posting! I struggled with the same issue until my hubby finally broke down and got me Photoshop. It's a fab program but I couldn't begin to do anything more than lighten photos. I had no idea that Picasso was such a handy tool! Will pass it along... ~ Sharon