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Photo Editing

by vhummel / May 21, 2006 12:23 AM PDT

I would like to find an easy to use photo editing program that I can edit photos and REPLACE the original photo instead of still having the original and the corrected copy. I have tried 4 or 5 different programs and they all want to save the original plus add the corrected one. This is very confusing when I try to look up the photo there is 2 copies which I dont want or need.

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Photo Editing
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / May 21, 2006 12:44 AM PDT
In reply to: Photo Editing

It is a bad practice to overwrite your original, unless you have another copy of the original some place else.

But......you can do it.

For free there is Irfanview.
http://www.irfanview.com

For under $100 there is Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.

Both will let you overwrite the original but they will always ask if you really want to do that.
Just click yes.

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Saving files...
by Papa Echo / May 21, 2006 10:13 AM PDT
In reply to: Photo Editing

If you want to overwrite, use "Save", meaning save the changes. If you want to keep the original, use "Save As", meaning save as a different file. Here, you can give it another name to prevent confusion Usually, you will have to give it a different name (suggestion- just add 2).

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Editing s/w
by tasuray / May 24, 2006 3:08 PM PDT
In reply to: Photo Editing

Hi,
though u have not mentioned software you have tried, Picasa is very easy and replaced the original by the edited one. Another free but east s/w is PhotoPlus6. But this is not the proper way to save, u can use 'save as' instead of 'save'with adding some numeric values e.g. 1,2 etc.to the edited one.Then write the original one in a CD and delete from the HDD.

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