Simple Photo/ collage software

  Bad Beagle 16:07 03 Nov 2006

Hi all,

I'm looking to buy a modern XP based software on disc (not download) that will help me to collate my evergrowing photograph collection and do some simple manipulation - crop, straighten, red-eye etc. I would also like to be able to create collages on A4 of photos and text. Until now I have used my very old copy of Microsoft Greetings but it doesn't work brilliantly with XP.

Can anybody recommend a suitable product - I would prefer to buy something that is not overly complex and that comes from a reputable manufacturer - Microsoft are fine by me !

Many thanks


  jack 17:07 03 Nov 2006

paint shop pro X about £40 order on line delivery in 2 days or so click here
or Serif, click here
for starters

  Bad Beagle 17:48 03 Nov 2006

Thank you Jack - this looks pretty ideal. Before I commit anyone with alternative suggestions ?

  Danoh 18:13 03 Nov 2006

I use Adobe Photo Elements 3 which was bundled with either my Canon cameras or Epson Scanner.

But there are a few free programs, which I have not used personally;
Google's Picassa, GIMP, are 2 for starters.
Others may have used them, or other free s/w, can can comment.

  Stuartli 19:23 03 Nov 2006

I use Picassa2 for most photo printing purposes and collages are straightforward - what's more it's free.

  Stuartli 19:26 03 Nov 2006

The photo editing needs are also covered such as red eye in Picasa.

You can download it from here:

click here

and if you don't want to open a Google account there are earlier versions which can be selected instead.

  jack 19:28 03 Nov 2006

Read the the thread guys on disc software wanted not downloads.

  Stuartli 23:54 03 Nov 2006

>>Read the the thread guys on disc software wanted not downloads.>>

Actually we have and the answer is that you don't have to pay to get the same results.

Quite simple really.

  mymate 18:14 05 Nov 2006

I just bought Paint shop Pro x, i recommend it.It does so much and is worth paying for .
I bought it because a guy who comes on this forum made a old picture of his grandad look like new.

  Z1100 16:07 06 Nov 2006

of all the above and then some more then try before you buy!

I prefer Adobe PSE 4.


I'd recommend Paint Shop Pro!You could pick up an older version very cheaply(if not free on a PC mag!) , see if you like it and then buy Version X if you'd prefer to try first!

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