Today I was messing around with both of the photo processing programs I have, and realized that although I have used them both quite a bit, I still have a lot to learn about one of them. Being a semi-beginner photographer myself, I have a lot to learn. So I thought I would tackle trying to learn how to use my photo software a step at a time, starting with what I know and learning as I go step-by-step. And as I learn, I will blog about it.
The reason for this is because most beginning photographers don’t want to spend the money on photo processing software when they don’t know how to use it or they don’t know that they will ever get to be professional picture-takers. I don’t blame anybody for feeling that way, since I am one of them. That is why I use GIMP, a free photo software alternative to Photoshop.
It’s free. That’s what attracted me to it. The only way to master using GIMP is to actually use it. But, that can pose problems for those that are not used to it. It can seem daunting and complicated at first — actually, parts of it still do to me — but over time, if we jump in with both feet, we can tackle this, and all of us become good at using a photo processing program.
To download GIMP, go here. Once you have it, look it over and see what it can do. Then, starting soon, we’ll get down to business and learn how to use it.
Until then, happy picture taking!