Monday, March 9, 2015

Computer Broken and other issues!


You may have noticed that over the last 2 weeks that I have only had my Link a Finish Friday posts.  2 weeks ago my computer got sick and died.  It started out with my hard drive throwing thousands of errors and then after spending a few days doing check disk and repair pieces of the operating system just started to fall apart.

My kind wife bought me a Solid State Hard Drive so that I no longer have a spinning disk in the computer to go bad.  Sadly I had no backups of my operating system and no copy to re install.  So my wonderful wife bought me a new operating system.  We went from Windows 7 which I love to Windows 8.1 which I can almost stand.

But you would think that is the least of all sad things that can happen in my life.  My favorite piece of software I had was Photoshop SE It came as one of the perks on the operating system so I had a legal version of it.  Because I installed a new operating system on a new hard drive (every thing else is old) I now no longer have a photo editing software.

Any way I have a pile of quilts, and a pile of pictures that I need to edit and a sad face that I don't have photo shop.  If any one can tell me their favorite free or extremely low budget picture editing software I would appreciate it.  I need to edit, crop, touch up and watermark my pictures what do you use and love at a price I can afford.

10 comments:

Amanda said...

I use picasa- it's free and does what I need.

Paula said...

PicMonkey is pretty good, and free. And you don't even have to install anything on your computer. Picmonkey.com Took a bit of playing with but will do some cool things

Paula said...

I use Gimp for all my photo editing needs and love it. It's freeware and has all the detailed features you are looking for.

Nikita said...

Gimp is pretty great.. my husband is a web developer/ graphic designer and sometimes he uses it. Pixlr, is also pretty neat as well.

Daphne Lewis said...

Corel Paintshop Pro works really well, and it isn't too expensive. Sorry to hear about your computer. Mine died one morning last year, and I lost so many old family photos I had just scanned which I had borrowed from my cousin. Good luck and a quick recovery!!

desertskyquilts said...

I used a free version of Photo Plus when I had Windows, though they have a Mac version, too, I think. I use a different program on my Mac. Glad you have cleared up your computer woes.

Gene Black said...

I use Photoshop Elements on both Mac and Windows platforms. I love the ease of doing things on it. It is also easy to find "how-to" online for any problem you may encounter.
It is $79.99 on Amazon. You may find it cheaper elsewhere. (I have version 11, the newest is Ver 13)

Colleen said...

So sorry to hear about your "sick" computer. Don't you just hate it when they don't work! Glad you are back up and running. I use Pic Monkey for some of my editing. I have my own software from my camera I use so I only use Pic Monkey once and awhile. :)

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I use Picassa. I don't know if you can put a watermark on the pictures with it (I'm not good at techy stuff). Picassa is easy enough that a computer NON-geek can work it (that means me).

Shanna said...

Ribbit! Its free and best of all the premium is online, its the old Picnik program. You can upload your pictures straight to it from a phone of tablet. It has tons of features and best of all its free!

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