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Friday, June 15, 2012

4 Excellent Image Editing Software

Author: Luqmaan Ameen
Image-editing software can be very handy in several situations. There are, however, many
image-editing software in the market and thus it can be a painstaking task to find the software which offers best value for the best price that is best catered to our needs.

Below I've outlined five of the best image editing tools to help you choose:
1. Photoshop:

Without a doubt, Photoshop would be the number one image editing tool to go for. Today, Adobe has built such a powerful reputation and brand for Photoshop that ‘Photoshop' is commonly used as a synonym for image editing. The reason for its reputation is the high quality of the software and the ample features packaged in this software, however it may not be the best solution as it is quite costly.
This is by far, the best free Photoshop alternative. It stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program and is open source. It is much more customizable than any other image editing software and gives good control over retouching and manipulating the image. It can output and save files in many formats like jpg, gif, png and even psd format. It is also capable of achieving virtually any sort of manipulation that can be achieved by using Photoshop.
3. Inkscape
This is another open source vector graphics editor like GIMP. Its file format is web standards compliant Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) under W3C's specifications. It has several features to go with it while it may not be as versatile as GIMP.
4. Splashup
This is a web based alternative which makes it cross platform and easy to use. The interface will remind you of Photoshop however it obviously does not provide the versatility and the number of features that Photoshop provides. Also, since it is web based there are more limitations in terms of processing.
These are some of the best image editing tools that are easily available on the web. Out of these, out of these the best option (provided you have the money) is without a doubt to be Adobe Photoshop however it depends on the needs and one of the other alternatives listed could very well be sufficient for your image-editing purposes.
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About the Author
Luqmaan Ameen is the main writer behind Computer Realm, a blog which focuses on computer tips and several other aspects on computers and the internet in general.

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