Computer guys...HELP ME...I want my Microsoft Photo Editor back!

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  1. albin25

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    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE I need help (no, not that kind....I mean Computer help)

    I would like to know how I can get my Microsoft Photo Editor back like was included in office 2000) .... I don't like what's currently out there and It has disappeared from my windows 7 where it had been running happily just like it did ever since I started using it back in the days of XP, on every new operating system since them. Now it just vanished! I know it works on my computer because it was working for the past 2 years ...
    ....until it wasn't.
    I still have the icon on the desk top but it suddenly stopped opening.

    I see various sites with free downloads that say they have it but I'm leery of whether I can trust them not to have some virus (or worse).
     
  2. Joe13

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    If it is on Cnet then it is most likely virus free.

    Otherwise my standard answer is get a Mac and dual load operation systems... which doesn't help here. (Macs standard applications are excellent).
     
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    Tried it, but....
    Cnet won't install without forcing some other program (pdf combiner or some such) I don't want or need.
    One of those "check this box for this first or we won't give you what you want" deals...
     
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    Bummer - sorry about that. It has been a few years since I used it.
     
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    Don't ya just love M$.
    Sneaky bastiches
    I am constantly watching what they are doing to my computer
    Still a W/7 Ultimate user. And did not bite on the "free" upgrade to W/10
     
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    I have Windows 10
    downloaded Ms Photo Editor 3 from BrotherSoft
    It didn't find my photos, didn't work for me.
     
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    Looks like it is being phased out.
    What tasks specifically, did you use this software for ?
     
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    I'm still running 7 too....8 sucked...10 sucks. I have 10 on my tablet and it's ok(ish) for that limited use but on a desk top it would having me tearing out what's left of my hair:mad:

    My main problem with the new editing programs is the lack of manual effects... everything is too automated and clunky.
    eg. If I want to smudge something like a couple of feathers on a ducks back, I want an tiny manipulating tool to do just that. I don't want to smudge the entire picture according to geek programmer's idea of "blur the margins" means. Much the same as I wouldn't buy a jig saw that would only cut pre-set patterns.

    Just supply the toolbox, I'll decide how I'll use 'em...
    ...and if I want to play with a picture pixel by pixel I want to seamlessly switch to bitmap and back to Jpeg.
    The old MS Photo Editor was perfect.... probably the only product that they got right (so I guess it inevitably had to go :mad:).
     
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    Looks like Adobe Photoshop is in your future, Dude.
     
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    Agreed^^

    Photoshop will do anything and everything you want.

    Watch YouTube videos for help with specific tasks you want to do and you will soon have a good grasp of the program.

    Best of luck!
     
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    I am using Adobe Photoshop CC and Photo Elements CC. ( Creative Cloud) I just use the subscription versions so I stay current. They are pretty intensive programs but very versatile and it is flat out amazing what you can do with them.

    I have turned a photography hobby into a small money maker selling stock photography, and am heading towards stock video shot from a drone. I had some real crap photos over the last 3 years that I was able to turn into some pretty great photos with a bit of time in Photoshop they turned out pretty good. I currently have about 60 photos for sale on several different sites and try to load about 10 pictures a week right now.

    I have a Nikon D5300 that I take my photos and videos with at 24 MP. I take it everywhere with me and just shoot like crazy. I probably do over 15,000 images over the year. The nice thing is it turns every hunting fishing, camping and site seeing trip into a mileage deductible business trip.

    Photoshop has allowed photos to basically be assembled from elements and photo layers combined to produce amazing images. It is not really about taking the photo anymore, but how good you are with Photoshop.

    I have been taking lessons and webinars from a guy that I found on YouTube, and while getting the hang of it, still have a long ways to go.
     
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    That is really cool:cool:!
     
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    THANKS for all the help guys...I really appreciate it.:)

    I'm going to try some different programs... time to teach this old dog some new tricks and blow the dust out of the brain.
    I'll keep ya posted..

    This is one great forum!!
     
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