I’m a big Photoshop fan. I’ve used it for a long time and feel pretty adept at it. So I do almost all of my photo editing using in Photoshop.
But there’s no denying that there are some drawbacks to this premier package from Adobe. First and foremost, it’s expensive. Really expensive. And oftentimes, too expensive, especially for those who are just staring to play around with digital photography.
The second drawback is the learning curve. It’s pretty steep. Now I feel really comfortable working in the software, but that took awhile. Unless you’re willing to put some real time in learning how to get around and do things, you may feel overwhelmed for some time.
For that reason, lots of people look for alternatives to Photoshop. And a good one is Pixelmator.
Pixelmator is an image editing software specifically developed for use on the Mac. It’s full-featured, but very reasonably priced. And there’s a free demo so that you can try it out before buying.
To find out more, check out these posts from the Digital Photo Buzz blog where you can find a few nice tutorials to help you get started:
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We've seen how managing the ISO setting allows you to control the amount of grain that shows in your photos. But it does more than that. Understanding and working with the ISO setting gives us added flexibility in terms of setting the other two exposure settings–aperture and shutter speed.
The bottom line is that ISO is an important and useful tool, and one that you will want to be comfortable with if you are looking to take creative control of your exposure.