Graphic Design & Development
Even the best photographer will touch up photo colors to bring out the very best in them. You can easily edit, touch-up, crop and apply special effects to photos. Great for use with event fliers, website, printed literature, social media, etc – even your average family photos.
Windows 10 – Free Photoshop
If you have Windows 10 you can download Adobe Photoshop Express for free from the Windows Store. While not as robust as the commercial version, it’ll do what you need it to quickly and easily.
Adobe Photoshop Alternatives
- Krita – https://krita.org/en/
- A brief tutorial on using Krita to do color correction can be found here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwicligM6P0.
- GIMP http://www.gimp.org/
- To color correct with GIMP try here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ktxsz29JoKw.
Adobe Lightroom Alternative
- RawTherapee – http://rawtherapee.com/
This is a “vector” graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Adobe Illustrator. Vector graphics are pictures that don’t use pixels and can be shrunk/blown up to any size without losing resolution.
It’s great for making an official logo for your lodge that can be used for websites, printed literature, display banners, embroidery and screen printing. Create large banners that look sharp no matter how large you get them printed.
This is a page layout editor similar to Adobe InDesign. If you make brochures, printed newsletters or pamphlets for your lodge, this is a great program to learn.
FastStone Photo Resizer
A program that can resize the dimensions or shrink the file size of thousands of images at once. It’s particularly good for quick & dirty, bulk processing of pictures to decrease the upload time of a new photo album to your website or social media.