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    Hi I am wondering what everyone is using for editing your photos what software. Also I have a iPad 12.9 pro with a Apple Pencil but I also have a laptop which is better to use for editing. I’m really sorry if these questions have been asked before I just can’t find them. Thank you

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    Where to start...
    Oh, paid, or free?

    But first, is the desktop a Mac as well?

    ...And while I'm waiting, do you shoot in raw, and with what camera?
    If a raw shooter, you'll need something to convert the raw files, then for
    more refinements many people also use a separate editing program.
    CC, Image editing OK.

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    I’m a newbie I don’t shoot raw and I have a apple laptop. I have a Nikon d500.

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    OK, so you want a program suitable for editing jpegs and TIFFs mainly.

    First, I use Photoshop for this - OK, it's an old version that costs nothing, but the latest version
    is by subscription. There are also free, open-source programs. I'll list them in my perceived order
    of popularity, which is not intended to imply a ranking as to relative benefits:

    Photoshop CC - paid for by subscription and regularly updated - for Mac as well as Windows.
    GIMP - free, open source and with free updates - ditto.
    Darktable - ditto - ditto.

    Other members may know of others...

    These programs allow the manipulation of raster images mainly. Main functions include
    colour and tone variation, image geometry changing, including re-sampling to increase
    or decrease image size, a heap of filters, like sharpening and blurring, working with layers,
    and heaps of other stuff...

    What I use (after the raw conversion program to give me jpegs or tiffs): Photoshop.
    I have tried GIMP and Darktable, but I am too used to the workings of P'shop to say
    much about other programs.

    Yes, I use an old version (and freely available, and for Mac as well), but it suits my needs.


    POINT: The programs above are general-purpose systems. There are other suites for more
    specialised applications, an example being the Topaz AI (Artificial Intell) suite for DeNoise,
    Sharpening, and Re-sizing (for which they named it GigaPixel).

    While P'shop and its ilk have these functions built in, they work a bit differently, and the
    competition has it that they do not work nearly as well.

    So it's a long road... - but one has to start sometime.

    PS: I'm not a Mac user, but macOS has Photos, which is (I don't know to what extent) an
    image manipulation program.
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    Have you tried the Free Snapseed App for phones and iPads I have never used it.
    Download it and give it a go, and look for others in the App Store.

    I shoot with Canon and Olympus Cameras.. And My iPhone SE 2020
    And sometimes a Little Old Panasonic DMC-TZ7



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    I use photoshop and edit on a desktop computer.

    Editing photos and the environment (equipment) you setup to do so, is a whole new world. I would suggest you use the laptop over the iPad.

    As you improve at photography and editing you will want more and better. Take your time, there is so much to learn (and even more to spend $ on). Eventually if you stick with this photography caper, you will likely end up at Photoshop.

    The good thing about Photoshop is that there are some great video tutorials on YouTube, from beginner level to advanced.

    In the meantime, Lightroom might be a good editing option for you. Again, good videos on YouTube.

    Equipment wise, you will end up wanting a large monitor and a colorimeter to calibrate it (see the $ sign above)
    "It is one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it is another thing to make a portrait of who they are" - Paul Caponigro

    Constructive Critique of my photographs is always appreciated
    Nikon, etc!

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    Switch to NEF mode, and try Nikons' Studio NX.

    It's no good if you want to blend multiple images together type software .. but for normal type image processing .. it's Nikon's best efforts yet.
    It still has it quirks, but once used too, easy to use too.
    Nikon D800E, D300, D70s
    {Nikon}; -> 50/1.2 : 500/8 : 105/2.8VR Micro : 180/2.8 ais : 105mm f/1.8 ais : 24mm/2 ais
    {Sigma}; ->10-20/4-5.6 : 50/1.4 : 12-24/4.5-5.6II : 150-600mm|S
    {Tamron}; -> 17-50/2.8 : 28-75/2.8 : 70-200/2.8 : 300/2.8 SP MF : 24-70/2.8VC

    {Yongnuo}; -> YN35/2N : YN50/1.8N


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    ^ That's what I would have liked to say - to go down the raw path

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