A Question for you...


Hi! If you have a mac, what programs do you use to edit photos? Have you heard of Pixelmator? What are your favorite features or processes for editing? I'm only just entering the world of photo editing outside of the simple Picasa and would love any tips..

70 comments:

Cupcake said...

Sorry Krystal, of no assistance here...but this pic is cool.
Cupcake

ola appletea said...

i work on windows with photoshop, but it does not help you i think... anyway this photo is awesome!

I would link it on my blog definitely!

Best day!

Kristina said...

I am also looking for a nice and easy program for editing on my mac. I downloaded the trial version of Aperture and I also downloaded Gimp, but with both I am not really 100% happy. I might try the trial version of Photoshop soon. Let me know about your progress :)
Viele Gruesse, Kristina

Jess said...

I use GIMP, but I'm not on a mac. ;)

But I just had to stop by and say I love the low contrast editing to your photo, it seems like a picture of a memory inside someone's head.

ola appletea said...

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Emilie said...

this pic is cool!! I use a mac, and for the regular things I use Picasa, for the more 'professional' stuff and just to play a little I use photoshop :)

xoxo

lifeisroyalty.blogspot.com

Debby said...

Sorry, I only use Picasa and picknik.... afraid I haven't progressed past those programs! xo

Cecille said...

great pic!! ...and "adobe photoshop lightroom 3 " is just the perfect program for editing photography!!

onagracenote said...

Photoshop is great for editing and you can get some really nice effects if you use actions and textures. I have friends who use Lightroom and they seem to really like it especially for organising files.

Kara said...

I just use iPhoto on my Mac, but I've used Photoshop for PC and I'm pretty sure it's still the best out there.

Laughing Vault said...

sorry, i dont have mac

Nikki said...

I don't have a mac, but I bet you could use picnick.

Kellie Collis said...

Sounds like a lovely application! Have a wonderful day, Kellie xx

Ken Mac said...

photoshop elements does about all you need....

this is me. said...

hey girl, i have a mac, but i just use picnik. apple also has the apperture program. if you're using a nikon camera, nikon usually has its own software for editing photos.

Melissa B. said...

Sorry...I have a crappy old Dell PC. But your photo is certainly outstanding!

danielle @ take heart said...

i have a mac but only have iPhoto as of right now. i use picnik.com and love it! but saving up for adobe lightroom :)

Mr. Paparazzo said...

Hi, I am a Mac user too (and I have also a Nikon D90 :))
I use Photoshop CS5, it is excellent but unfortunately it is very expensive too. I also have Photoshop Elements, that is almost the same, it is perfect for most editing task. And it's price is very friendly. I recommend it to you.

This photo is really interesting. Where is this place?
Have a nice weekend!

Clare B said...

I agree with Mr Pararazzo - photoshop is excellent but pricey (ouch!), elements is a cheaper investment and a little more clunky but achieves almost exactly the same results.

Princess Feef said...

great photo ,, i have the photoshop ,, love it
but its a super heavy program and needs allot of space and ram space to work

so i just used the iphoto edits on my macbook ,, very easy ,, and makes my life so much easier when editing pics =) wish it had add text tho =(

Barbara said...

Hi! i use aperture or lightroom! they work pretty nice!

Catita said...

great photo Krystal! I need to visit this other blog of yours more often. With the new camera, I find it very inspirational to drop by here. And I didn't know you had the Nikon D90, basically I hesitated between the Nikon D3100, D90 and the Canon Eos 550 (or Rebel T1 as they call it in America!). All 3 give great pictures and for me it was more of getting an entry level SLR and the most recent one as technology is constantly evolving!
Oh and regarding the girl wearing my tights and my tights only as bottoms that is hilarious! SOunds like an Amsterdam thing...once saw this lady also only wearing tights and you could see her G-string...not so classy!
xoxo
C
PS: i would recommend obviously photoshop but I will ask my bf as he is some experience with graphic design and I know he is not going to pay for photoshop. By the way my Nikon came with a software, is it any good? I still didnt' install it.

Stacey said...

I'm clueless about the question(though i've heard the terms before). However, the photo is pretty cool-love it!

Jen said...

if you can't purchase one use the one on Flickr. if you can purchase one I would say Lightroom

Kelly said...

Beautiful picture, sorry I can't help you with your mac question ☼

Style, She Wrote said...

I am only skilled at using Adobe Photoshop. Sorry! Great Chanel store pic! xo style, she wrote

Haylee said...

I absolutely adore this picture! I can't believe you're just starting out in photography, your pictures are incredible. I would have guessed you'd been doing it for years.
I use picnik and iPhoto but I'm not much of a photographer.

Claire said...

Hi! Nice to find you! I'm on the brink of buying myself a Nikon D3100 and i have a photography evening class to start in march! Love your photos, I'll be following :)

Erika said...

I wish I could help, but I have a PC. Sorry. :/

minnja said...

So beautiful *_*

LOVE
minnja

http://minnja.blogspot.com/

fhen said...

i am a windows user but adobe photoshop is my ultimate favourite :)
xoxo

naoma* said...

Try either Photoshop or Bridge as every one says.. but also this is a good one ::

Toycamera analogcolor

It makes your pictures very fun! :)

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KcomeKarolina said...

don't have mac...love the pic!

xoxo from rome
K.
http://kcomekarolina.blogspot.com/

(there's a GIVE-AWAY on my blog!)

Angelica Ng said...

Em...not really my area of expertise. Sorry, but can't help you there! But on a side note, love the Chanel photo! ;)

http://red-soledfashionista.blogspot.com/

urbandon (Don Pezzano) said...

My Mac-partner uses Photoshop CS4- a legendary program and $. Gimp is a good all rounder for free.

Putu Eka said...

I suggest you to use adobe lightroom or adobe photoshop

for advance task, use photoshop

www.photographymonochrome.com

Ninjagaiden78 said...

I have not delved into the world of photo editing just yet, but a lot of people I know use Photoshop. Good luck.

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Saulė said...

Are you kidding? This photo is fantastic. But if you want more I would recommend Photoscape. It's smth between Photoshop and Picasa. Easy way to get nice result. Keep on going!

***

Saulė xoxo

Saulė said...

P.S. love this phrase. It made me smile. :))
(Unless you're one of those weird mean anonymous commentors that I hear about)

A N G E L A said...

thanks so much for your comment!!! :D

love your post!!! ;) great photo

xx

fashionbit

Mumbles said...

Hi, I'm sorry I can't answer, I really don't know, I have a mac, but I use no program for that...
anyway, such a nice picture

♥ Marley

M said...

im terrible at editing photos! but this is WONDERFUL! Love this photo!


xx.M

www.bellesandrebelles.blogspot.com

Madeline Weber said...

thanks for your comment! i have a mac and i just use iphoto because it works really well for me, it gives you lots of editing options which i like

p.s., this picture is awesome

xx http://madelineweber.blogspot.com/

Christina said...

this is a great photo. i dont use a program for editing photos, wish i could help :)

Lisette said...

Thank you =)
I use photofiltre to edit my pics^^

▲ Lots of love, Lisette ▲
sweetlisette.blogspot.com

Fashionable and me♥ said...

I love this picture!

Béracha said...

Great picture!
I don't know anything about photography so, sorry. ;p

helga said...

Great photo! I love it!)))

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Fé... said...

Unfortunately I have no idea :p But that photo is really nice. I heart the washed-out effect ;) Good luck with the editing!

Melanie said...

I don't use a mac, I use Photoshop on a PC and it works great.

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Hannah said...

Lovely picture. At work I use photoshop CS5 which is amazing but also very expensive which is why I don't have it on my own macbook. the iphoto tool is good for simple things. I don't really edit my photos because I never have the time or the tools so I'm going to see what everyone else has recommended =)


Bow Dream Nation xx

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iheartkiwi said...

I use iphoto for the most part but one of my resolutions is to become more proficient with photoshop!

Leigha said...

I don't have a mac...but I am a loyal photoshop user and lover.

Leigha

Ceady said...

I love this blog

NYC In Photographs said...

I love the contrast here! Very nice!

I don't have a mac so I can't help you there. =\

{av} said...

I used iPhoto until recently...I'm still trying to find a good solution myself! I just purchased Photoshop...but it's taking me awhile to learn. Love the Mac though...it's the BEST. Thank you so much for all your sweet comments :) xoxo {av}

DilaanD said...

love your photos!

rebecca said...

krystal-
i'm new (and not very good) at photo editing too. for a quick edit, i just use iphoto on my mac. otherwise, my canon rebel came with editing software that i'm learning to use.

great new pics.

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Loving the new blog look and this pic!!

Rachel said...

I just use GIMP and Iphoto. Nothing professional but it gets the job done

DilaanD said...

Thanks :D

Karina Cifuentes said...

Hm. I guess I'm not as photo savvy, but I do like Photoshop. Gets the job done. :)

Marcy said...

I love this pic!!

Marcy,
smudgemyeyeliner.com

Jon said...

hey krystal, i started off by using aperture for mac. its a good program but needs atleast 5gb of ram to run smoothly. I have now started using photoshop cs5. If you download the trial version of aperture 3 i can send you an activation key to make it registered and permanent.

Living like Laree said...

photoshop or lightroom

Living like Laree said...

i have a mac and use photoshop or lightroom!

hello, Friday said...

I generally use photoshop. xoxo

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John Gourmet said...

youse APERTURE! Its great! i started to work with this program 2 month ago. it needs time but i can shurly recommend it!

Great Photos!

Mark