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Free Photo Editing Software

Sun Jun 26, 2016 9:15 am

So basically I have a few .jpg from old scanned photos (like from the 60's) and would like to stitch them together.

Anything out there that's free or trial that could do that?

edit - used this and worked great
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downloa ... x?id=52459
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Re: Free Photo Editing Software

Sun Jun 26, 2016 10:49 am

I've been using a very old version of Canon's Photostich program. I'll give that one a try.
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Re: Free Photo Editing Software

Sun Jun 26, 2016 11:15 am

Just out of curiosity, has anyone tried Hugin? It's apparently cross-platform (Windows/Linux/Mac).
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Re: Free Photo Editing Software

Sun Jun 26, 2016 11:38 am

I have used Hugin. Its very capable, and has more features, but not quite as easy to use as ICE or Photostich, and it can be a little buggy.

It allows the user to control a lot of the process, you can set control points, gray levels etc. So if you need the advanced features, its a great free tool.
 
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Re: Free Photo Editing Software

Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:06 am

There are plenty of online photo editors that do just fine! pixelr may be?
 
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Re: Free Photo Editing Software

Mon Aug 29, 2016 4:20 pm

How safe is that? I mean do you give up the rights to your photo? You might one day find your photo in a CD full of "stock" pictures.
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Re: Free Photo Editing Software

Mon Aug 29, 2016 5:03 pm

As suggested above.  MICE to the rescue!  
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Re: Free Photo Editing Software

Mon Aug 29, 2016 5:04 pm

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Re: Free Photo Editing Software

Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:55 pm

Is Gimp 2 any good?
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Re: Free Photo Editing Software

Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:15 pm

I've always thought Gimp is very robust, with a lot of the tools you'd expect from something like Photoshop, but it can be a bit difficult to pick up and for simple stuff it can be a bit of overkill. For basic stuff Paint.net is fine in my books...I'm not photo editing master though.
 
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Re: Free Photo Editing Software

Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:28 pm

I'd double down on Gimp. It has been and will likely be around forever, so whatever time you spend learning it, will not be wasted.
 
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Re: Free Photo Editing Software

Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:23 pm

Gimp is very capable, but can be somewhat non-intuitive. I've been using it for years, and I still find it frustrating whenever I need to do something with it that I haven't done before.

Getting back to the original topic of this thread, I'm not sure if there are any good photo stitching plugins for it.
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