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    picture software

    I have a lot of photos in old albums that are falling apart
    I want to scan and save the photos to portable hard drives
    I will also need to restore /fix some of the photos and I would like to name the subjects of the photos
    I have looked at photoshop and consider the monthly subs expensive and if you buy outright its only for 12 months
    I am looking at a free download of nch photo editor software but I cant work out if it will allow me to do what I want
    does anyone have any recommendations for any software that has these capabilities
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    I use this, but will be honest not used it in depth, seems to have a few features.

    https://www.getpaint.net/download.html

    it is free.

    there is also Gimp, another free one, and that has loads of features for fixing photos, but again never fixed photos. just cropped added text etc
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    Apparently GIMP is very similar to Photoshop. I had an old Photoshop 7, bought as a DVD that was brilliant and I used it for a few years. I only took it out because the program was so big that it seemed to be slowing down my computer at the time. I got to be quite a dab hand at removing cracks etc and things I didn't want and filling in backgrounds etc. So I assume GIMP does the same.
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    Carolyn and chrissie
    thanks for the advise I will look at both programs over the next couple of weeks
    brian
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    I have downloaded a copy of paint.net and will test it out
    thanks for the advise
    Brian
    avatar is my paternal grandmother Hazel May Sheridan (Coles /// Callaghan)
    researching Coles/Sheridan from Broken Hill Callaghan from Sydney P.J O'Flynn M.J Campbell from County Clare plus others as they pop up

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    I will say paint is more 'simple' and therefore not as sophisticated, but might do the job. GIMP has loads and loads of features, and therefore more complicated!
    Carolyn

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    You can download CS2 for free from Adobe [the newer versions are payg]
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    thank you Carolyn, Julie and grimsqueaker for the suggestions
    I have tried to do the free downloads for both Gimp and CS2 but have been ubsuccesful
    I have googled why and the suggestion is that cs2 is only free if you had an earlier version that no longer worked
    I was able to get paint and will see if it does what I want
    once again thanks to all who assisted me
    brian
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    Is gimp not free now?

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