Photo processing software and hardware need not be expensive – the latest generation of many applications run on low-cost desktops, laptops, smartphones, tablets and Chromebooks.
After reviewing what low-cost applications are available for those wanting to process their images we chose to focus on ON1 and Affinity desktop applications for Microsoft or Apple operating systems (O/S) along with Photopea and Polarr which can be run in a browser on any operating system. We also have a special focus on Chromebooks and their use to provide a low-cost photo processing platform.
The same review identified that much of the educational material currently available is aimed at those who have a large degree of familiarity ( ‘been there, done that’) with photo editing applications; our focus is more aimed at providing beginners or those who are relatively new to image processing with:
- Easy to follow articles.
- Snippets of general photo processing interest.
- Resources covering the basics of processing photos.
- Free resources to aid general workflow, colour and tone corrections and artistic goals.
We also recognise there are those with traditional pre-subscription Adobe applications, so we will still develop materials for them, but none will be specifically aimed at the subscription (CC) software.
Whatever your choice, we are here to help.
If you have any questions, things you’d like to see, information on other applications etc, or would like to join in and develop the site, please let us know via the Contact page.
If you have any actions, presets, tips, worked examples you would be happy to contribute and help others off to a good start with their photo processing, please get in touch – pay it forward !
COVID 19 has created all sorts of problems but it has given us the chance to get this site off the ground. Now obviously there’s quite some way to go and we shall be ‘under development’ for some time, but please subscribe to the blog and/or check back frequently as things will change quite rapidly as we add more tips, tricks and techniques which could help you approach Photo Processing with far more confidence.
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