It’s no secret that Adobe’s Lightroom and CS4 are my first choices when it comes to image editing software. However, with that said, I realize not everyone wants/nor can afford to shell out $300.00 plus for imaging software. For those of you who are just dabbling in photography or don’t need the robust features of CS4 or Lightroom, then you should check out GIMP. GIMP is a free distribution image manipulation software that has a very Photoshop feel to it. I wouldn’t say GIMP is an Adobe Photoshop killer by a long shot, but it’s definitely an alternative for those looking to do more than just crop their images. Not to mention you can’t beat the price – FREE. GIMP will install on Mac OS X , Linux, Windows XP, Vista and I installed it on Windows 7. It supports TIFF, JPEG, GIF, PNG and PSD files. Plus, you can download several plug-ins that work with GIMP. GIMP isn’t for everyone but it’s a nice alternative to other free programs such as Picasa. If you’re interested in learning more about GIMP then click HERE. To read a CNET review click HERE.
More Free Stuff:
Stay tuned for this weekend’s blog because we’re going to be giving away a few free goodies, so mark your calendar!
I’ll be traveling to Tulum, Mexico in the coming weeks with hopes of getting some good shots of the Mayan ruins. I’m currently building a shot list so if anyone has any suggested locations near Tulum please drop me a line.
Canon has released its new 70-200mm lens. I have the previous model in my arsenal and I must say it’s an all time favorite and probably one of Canon’s most popular lenses. Click HERE to read a solid review on the lens.
Canon begins shipping its new EOS-1D Mark IV body this January. This camera is just sick (that means good 🙂 ) but $5,000 just isn’t in the budget right now. You can read more about it HERE and read a comparison to Nikon’s D3S HERE.
Ok, that’s it folks. It’s cold as heck here in Chicago but I promise to send some warm images from Mexico in coming weeks..;)