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Rhys Ludlow
What do DaVinci Editors use in place of PhotoShop?
on Nov 22, 2019 at 1:35:51 am

OK . I'll admit it...I'm cheap!

I have the full Adobe package on one computer but on another, I have the single premiere app and I'm using an old version of PhotoShop 6 .0 (which I paid for once - almost 20 years ago).

In dog-years, it's long dead.

I just got a NEW computer capable of running Da Vinci Resolve. Installing Photoshop 6.0 seems ridiculous .. even for me.

So those of you who are using DaVinci Resolve and have cut the Adobe cord, what are you using for a PhotoShop replacement?

I think it's down to Corel or Affinity ?? Any preferences or other ideas?

Though I am cheap, I do not mind paying for something. Just not a never-ending blank check.

Rhys Ludlow
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Brent Marginet
Re: What do DaVinci Editors use in place of PhotoShop?
on Nov 22, 2019 at 3:00:16 am

There’s a very good chance that PhotoShop 6 will not even install on the new OS and if it does it may not even run. Anyway all the guys I know still use PhotoShop. If you’re on a Mac Pixelmator Pro is very reasonably priced.

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Rhys Ludlow
Re: What do DaVinci Editors use in place of PhotoShop?
on Nov 22, 2019 at 4:12:34 pm

Would it work or not?? Now I'm curious. ☺ But I'd have to dig out my external optical drive...

Rhys Ludlow
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Declan Smith
Re: What do DaVinci Editors use in place of PhotoShop?
on Nov 22, 2019 at 11:27:34 am

For me, when Adobe went subscription I mass dumped all their products. The product set I use for images is Affinity Photo, Affinity Designer, and Affinity Publisher. Like all these things, you will need to invest time to re-learn some elements, but I find Affinity very intuitive.

Affinity is UK £48.99 to buy but you can always download a free trial and give it a whirl. It can open and save photoshop files too.

Declan Smith
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Rhys Ludlow
Re: What do DaVinci Editors use in place of PhotoShop?
on Nov 22, 2019 at 4:10:08 pm

Thanks. I'll start there

Rhys Ludlow
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Mark Suszko
Re: What do DaVinci Editors use in place of PhotoShop?
on Nov 22, 2019 at 8:54:57 pm

And there's always GIMP as well (ducks, runs)


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Jorn Bergmans
Re: What do DaVinci Editors use in place of PhotoShop?
on Nov 26, 2019 at 1:07:28 pm

I've actually been using GIMP a lot on my linux machine and while some of the tools don't work very intuitively (especially if you're used to Photoshop), for 'conforming' graphics files it's been performing fine.

Another option is Krita; https://krita.org/
It's focused on and tailored more to creative digital painters etc, but can do all the things you'd need it to do for creating title cards and whatnot, and is very scriptable / automatable. (which is amazing as a data manager, since it'll allow me to wrap multi layered EXR files into photoshop documents to send off to client)


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Graham Tees
Re: What do DaVinci Editors use in place of PhotoShop?
on Nov 23, 2019 at 7:00:10 am

You can get Photoshop for $10 per month.


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Rhys Ludlow
Re: What do DaVinci Editors use in place of PhotoShop?
on Nov 26, 2019 at 2:28:27 am

Even at $10 per month, that's $120/year. Considering I used my previous version of Photoshop for about 18 years, had I agreed to the same arrangement then, it would have cost me $2160.

I'd rather pay $50 now and be done for a few years.

FYI I drive my cars until they die.

Rhys Ludlow
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415-927-1300


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Eric Santiago
Re: What do DaVinci Editors use in place of PhotoShop?
on Nov 23, 2019 at 4:04:45 pm

[Rhys Ludlow] "I have the full Adobe package on one computer but on another"

Do you mean you have a subscription?
That does allow you to have it on two workstations.


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Michael Gissing
Re: What do DaVinci Editors use in place of PhotoShop?
on Nov 26, 2019 at 12:24:39 am

I switched to Affinity. I think it is a good replacement and similar to drive. It even let me install plugins like NIK and open old Photoshop projects perfectly.


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Rhys Ludlow
Re: What do DaVinci Editors use in place of PhotoShop?
on Nov 26, 2019 at 2:23:25 am

Thanks Eric,
My partner uses the subscription every day. I jump in when we need both of us working to bust stuff out. Unfortunately, we are not supposed to use two simultaneously. But I really never tested it.

Rhys Ludlow
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http://www.ludlowmedia.com
415-927-1300


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Roger Van Duyn
Re: What do DaVinci Editors use in place of PhotoShop?
on Nov 27, 2019 at 1:38:18 pm

I use Photoshop Elements instead of full Photoshop. Has same keyboard commands as Photoshop, with at least 90% of the functionality. It has all the functions I'm interested in. The Organizer part of Elements has some of the functionality of Lightroom. I can import Raw files from my camera into the Organizer, then when the Editing module loads the Raw file, it has a pre-processing module that has the Lightroom tools, at least the ones I use.

This time of year, I suspect Photoshop Elements is dirt cheap. I upgrade about every four years.

Roger


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