Photography program downloads (free addons and purchasable products)

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  1. Overread

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    Here we have a section for the collection of free addons and programs for the use in digital photo editing. There are many good free addons for the likes of photoshop elements and other eiditing programs, as well as a host of (reletivly) cheap programs that can be bought which will enhance basic editing capabilities:

    Free layermask tool for photoshop elements - well worth getting this as it really helps when eidting photos and is a widly used tool:
    http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/pselements/qt/layermasktool.htm

    Free curves addon for photoshop elements - a fantastic addon that really increases what is possible with elements in editing. This is full curves editing not the hobbled version in elements 6.
    http://www.earthboundlight.com/phototips/curves-photoshop-elements-4-5.html

    CombineZM - for stacking photos together to get an increase in depth of field
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CombineZM
    http://www.hadleyweb.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/CZM/combinezm.htm

    Noise reduction software - both are powerful noise removal programs, though require a purchasing fee for full use - there are demos
    http://www.neatimage.com/
    http://www.picturecode.com/
     
  2. Árëlin Milloway

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    Gimp is a pretty good alternative for Ps. It has got most of the common Photoshop features such as curves and layers and such, and is very easy to get used to. :]
     
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    Yes, GIMP is open-source. Reliable? That depends on what you mean by "reliable". It does most of what you want it to do. It is practically a simplified version of Photoshop.