One of my favourite kind of shots, industry and nature in the same frame.
Scarborough Castle visible through the early morning mist.
So I recently asked for some recommendations for Photo editing software and I’ve been playing about with two of them. I had a image of some tree roots that I took last summer in the forest. The ground has collapsed and you can see the roots which would nornally have been covered.
To begin with, I tried RawTherrapee which is available here. This is what I came up using it:
The software is free to use but it feels like it’s designed to handle large batches of photos and repeatation of processes. I had trouble finding things in the UI and I’m just not comfortable with it. As I understand it, you set up the actions that you want to be performed and then save the image but I couldn’t find where to preview the image before saving it.
So, I moved on to another piece of software that had been recommended which is Corel PaintShop Pro 2019. I haven’t used Corel for years and years. I used the same image. This is what I got out of it:
I managed to greyscale the digital image and do some colouring. I also managed to resize and crop. It’s a lot more like Photoshop, which suited me. The result is more what I had in mind.
PaintShop Pro is not free. There’s a one off payment of £60 which is about half the price of a PhotoShop annual subscription. However, there is a 30 day free trial which you can get here.
I haven’t decided if I’m going to buy the software yet but I’m going to be using it for the next 30 days to find out.