How to Choose the Right Graphic Software for Your Purposes

Being able to use graphic software can help you in your work, your play, and can help you express your creativity in many new ways. Software comes with many options and even more price tags. Your options are freeware, shareware, commercial, and open source.

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    Choose your software. You will need to take many things into consideration.
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    Determine your price limits, if any. Do you need to start out with free software, or do you have lots of money to spend. Don't think that you have to be limited by what you can afford. There are basic free options, like IrfanView and PhotoMeister. ' program]]. Other free software is:
    • Gimp
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    • Paint.Net
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    • Inkscape
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    • Project Dogwaffle
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      • And a plethora of others. Simply do a search for 'graphic software freeware'.
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    Determine your skill level. Not necessarily with the software, because you are just learning it, but with computers in general. If you are a total newbie to computers, you don't want to start with Gimp or Photoshop or even Paint Shop Pro (unless you are a really quick learner).
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    Be sure that your computer system is capable of handling the potential software. Regardless of your skill, if your computer can't run it without slowing way down, you won't want to use it.
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    Know what you want to do with it. Do you want to just create quick shapes or objects, edit and catalog images, create vector graphics. There are not a lot of software programs that will do all of that. More than likely, you would need different software for different purposes.

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