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What photography software do you use regularly?

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    Question What photography software do you use regularly?

    So I've mainly been using the GIMP lately, as well as some rudimentary tools for photo management. I'm curious which programs you all use on a regular basis. With GIMP, I think I'm missing out on a few useful things like RAW editing and being able to use Photoshop actions which seem to be widely available and a good way to save labor (I aim to spend less time in PP and more time shooting if possible.

    So what are the other major pieces of photography software? I know there's Photoshop and Aperture, Lightzone and a few others, but looking at the variety, it's almost as confusing as shopping for a camera!

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    I use a couple...

    First of all, Adobe Photoshop CS4. My personal favorite when it comes to photo editing. There is just so much you can do in there...

    Then there's Adobe Lightroom 2.5. Basically, I use this as my primary database and raw editing software. I shoot directly in DNG, so it's just perfect for me.

    Then I occasionally use DxO to correct for noise or do lens corrections. Then there's Photomatix, that has some cool HDR functions.

    Lately, I've been working with Capture one, as a replacement for Lightroom after hearing some really good things about it. And I must say, I really do like the results it's giving. It's definately a better RAW converter than the one Adobe had. The database in Lightroom is way better, but as a pure processor, I think Capture one is the way to go for me...

    Oh, and I use Faststone to show pictures using a beamer...
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    I'm using Photoshop CS3 and Lightroom, I used the free stuff I got with the canon for a bit, but since I use adobe products at work, I made the move over at home as well.

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    Photoshop 6 (owned it for years and have not upgraded) and Lightroom 3 Beta (will buy Lightroom 3 once it is released).
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    I've tried many editing programs over the years, but the only one I am comfortable with and have developed any mastery over is Lightroom. I've downloaded v3 beta 2 and really like it a lot. Will buy it once releases.
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    I primarily use Photoshop...started playing a bit with silver effex pro as well.
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    I use Picasa to pretty much everything except heave PP work. Right now I'm using GIMP for that. There is a RAW plug-in for it.. ufRaw (sorry don't have the link handy) which basically operates the same as with Photoshop Elements in that you open it in ufRAW, make some adjustments there and then transfer it into GIMP for final editing.
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    Bibble 5 Pro here. Keeps things non-destructive, raw and simple. There are a lot of plugin developers putting stuff in almost weekly it seems.

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    Paint Shop Pro X2. It does everything I need it to do and stuff that I don't know how to use (like raster layers and vector layers....). It's 1/3 of the cost of lightroom but does almost all the same things. As well, a lot of the plug ins for adobe work in it. It has a nice way of handling files too.
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