Up until recently, I’ve been using Gimp to edit my photos. I’ve loved learning how to do different things with it. When I got this new laptop so I could work on my pictures, Jeremy and I talked about photo editing software. We discussed getting Gimp again and just continuing to use it, but I was wanting to do more with my pictures, so we looked at both Photoshop and Aperture.
After checking out the different things you could do with each, I decided to get a trial version on Aperture. Initially, I enjoyed it and it could easily do the basic editing that I need, but I had trouble figuring out how to do anything extra.
Now, I have a trial version of Photoshop Elements 9. I’ve been working with it for about two weeks now and I’m enjoying learning new effects. I really like this one and I think I will be purchasing it when the trial is done. I’m slowly going through pictures from the last year and seeing what I can do with them. I’m playing with one or two pictures a day. It really is a lot of fun for me. If you want to see what I’ve gotten so far, here is my collection.