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Old June 8th, 2009, 08:17 AM   #1
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I am new to FCP. I am importing stills and need to set image scaling preferences, set the grayscale, crop to 1800x1350x72, sharpen, save as Tiff and set my byte order. I realize that some of these can be done in iPhoto but not all. Is there a freeware or a less expensive alternative to Photoshop for these procedures?
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Old June 8th, 2009, 08:54 AM   #2
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Old June 8th, 2009, 09:08 AM   #3
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Adobe Photoshop Elements is also something to concider.

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Old June 8th, 2009, 02:14 PM   #4
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I'll second PhotoShop Elements. Have not used the latest Mac version, but previous ones had a surprisingly rich feature set and behaved pretty much the same as the full version. I just got a free copy of the Windows version when I bought an Epson printer. Have played with it a little, and it looks good too.
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Old June 8th, 2009, 03:35 PM   #5
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Has anyone used PhotoShop Elements 6 to accomplish what I outlined in my opening? Let me further explain that the purpose of the workflow is to include still pictures into a video and have the option of pan, zoom and other motion effects without creating Moire flickering or other artifacts.
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Old June 8th, 2009, 04:37 PM   #6
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Old June 8th, 2009, 09:39 PM   #8
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Wow, I never saw that one! Looks great. And only $60. Hard to beat.
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