December 29, 2008 at 2:49 pm #160324snowmanMember
What’s the best Photo Editor to run on the NC10?
I’ve got Photoshop Elements (5) on my desktop and it’s great, but although I forced it into installing on the NC10 it really doesn’t work well with the 1024×600 resolution.
I need an editor which will work with Pentax RAW files (.PEFs), so has anyone got any recommendations of good photo editors that work well with the NC10’s compact screen?
MDecember 29, 2008 at 3:57 pm #177799jezMember
Well my vote always goes to paint.net
Simple and light weight, it does all the basic quick edits you might want to do on the move. It doesn’t have a massive array of options but then you’d never really want to do anything too complex on an NC10 anyway?
I’m not sure if anything about it makes it particularly suitable for a small screen either but all the tool bars can be detached and placed anywhere so it’s as flexible as you could want.December 29, 2008 at 4:58 pm #177807kadathMember
I use Photoshop CS2 on my NC10 without any problems. Some of the filter option screens don’t fit, but you can use the MoveMe utility to move those windows around so you can see unviewable areas.December 29, 2008 at 5:28 pm #177810soutthpawMember
I have Zoner Photo Studio 9 and Ashampoo Photo Commander 6, as well as Photoshop CS3 the first two are nice due to batch editing commands and the show the file list, image and metadata and thumbnails all on one screen.. demos of both are availe for downloadDecember 29, 2008 at 7:05 pm #177802BritmanMember
why not give picasa 3 a try.December 29, 2008 at 8:50 pm #177809PanManMember
Personally I use The Gimp (for Windows)December 29, 2008 at 9:09 pm #177804AlfiharParticipant
Personally I use the Gimp (for Linux)
It can be made to fit the small screen and there is a plugin to support PEF’s supposedly.December 30, 2008 at 10:39 am #177808MiloMember
On my desktop my preferred editor is Lightroom which I think is great. I don’t use photoshop anymore.
On my netbook I use Picasa 3 which I find perfectly good. It opens RAW files no problem, easily resizes and exports images, easy upload to picasaweb (free online album), allows you to watermark, standard colour corrections. You can’t do majorly funky stuff with it but anything heavy I would do on the desktop.December 31, 2008 at 3:00 pm #177806snowmanMember
mmmm – never liked the Gimp on any platform and Paint.net looks good but can’t cope with .PEF files.
Picasa’s ok – maybe a bit lightweight for what I want, but it’ll give it a try on the NC10.
Lightshop’s more than I want to spend as is CS2.
MDecember 31, 2008 at 3:57 pm #177820Sergio de la TorreMember
I’m using PS CS4 without problems (me, photographer :P) and i haven problems about the requirements. It works fluid for editing photos, Raw conversion+saving takes 13/17sec per file (8/16 bits). All you need is use F and Tab for make the most of your screen.. Obviously is not the same as a 22″ Q6600 4Gb PC, dont mislead, but i can carry it inside my gear backpack.
PD: Camera RAW and “Save for web” need 1024×768 for show some buttons, but i have 2 shortcuts in my quick start bar to swich between resolutions in a very fast wayDecember 31, 2008 at 5:11 pm #177803BritmanMember
Sergio de la Torre, as a fellow photographer I can’t disagree with you more. Using CS4 on the NC10 knowing it can’t do what it’s capable of sort of defeats the whole idea of CS4.
Picasa and Gimp will do the same as the limited CS4 on the NC10 at a fraction of the install size and resource hogging.December 31, 2008 at 8:48 pm #177811rallysnapperMember
Ive tried PS CS3 then CS2 on the NC10 didi not like anyhow ended up stripping out Photoshop 6 (excluded all the add ons) all the editing windows fit perfect on the screen and runs smoothly. If you need to edit raw files you could look at Microsfts new digital photgraphers software which is free to download. I use Fotostation Pro to edit raw files if need be and then export the image/s into Photoshop 6, very fast and makes the sammy netbook a dream tool for me to edit in the field before uploading my images to my works picture desk.January 1, 2009 at 2:14 am #177821Sergio de la TorreMember
PS takes 75mb (+the uncompresed image loaded and its history… as GIMP does). About the speed i havent compared betwen filters, but i can say Camera Raw is the fastest developer (after command line DCRaw), as said 17sec/raw 16 bits (EOS 5D) in my Atom.
By the other hand Gimp has several important handycaps:
-Lack of adjustment layers + adjustable masks
-Lack of 16 bits mode
-Too much basic color management (LAB, CMYK, Pantone, etc)
-Lack of actions (actions, not scripts)
-Other workflow trips
PD: CS4 is faster than CS3, that is faster than CS2January 2, 2009 at 10:43 am #177822gpmatthewsMember
I’m using Paintshop Pro X2 – works fine, but best with screen size set to 1024 x 768, otherwise some drop-downs get cut off at the bottom. Can be a little sluggish editing 12 megapixel images.
I’m also using Helicon Focus for image stacking for depth of field enhancement. This can be slow with large stacks of 12 megapixel images, and I tend to restrict myself to 5 megapixel images if stacking on the NC10.January 5, 2009 at 8:32 am #177819
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