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  1. #1
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    Photo software on Mini-PC

    Photo software on Mini-PC
    So Santa also put a new mini-PC under the tree for me. An ASUS T102HA. It is Windows 10, with a 10" removable touch screen. Sort of a cross between a tablet and Windows laptop. Pictured here on a real laptop - my 17" ASUS ROG gaming laptop which is great - and 'semi-portable' in that it is easily carried about in it's own case but you need to set it up on a table, it isn't really a lap friendly laptop. Could never use it on a plane or other transport, even at a meeting it is a bit overwhelming. Hence the idea of a smaller, much smaller laptop. This one replaces an old 10" ASUS transformer tablet which is an android unit. It still works but cannot handle the new android op systems so is becoming very obsolete.

    I'm looking for lightweight but effective photo software for my new system. It has 4GB RAM and a 128GB SSD but no hard drive. It sports USB3 port so an external hard-drive works for storing photos. and an micro-SD adds more storage options (looked at a 128 but ouch too much, had a spare 32GB micro so that is what is in it for now.

    I've loaded Nikons Capture NX-D, GIMP (which I will learn- really I will) and PicsArt. And a couple of other simple apps from the MS App store. All freebies.

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    Re: Photo software on Mini-PC

    Quote Originally Posted by Fortkentdad View Post
    I'm looking for lightweight but effective photo software for my new system.
    I'm not sure it qualifies as "lightweight" but Google's NIK Collection is free and the apps will run standalone. Another good, free editor is Paint.net. One of my favorite apps for viewing photos is the oddly named IRFanview. It also edits but I use it as a viewer almost exclusively.
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    Re: Photo software on Mini-PC

    Just google photo edit, you can get some good simple editing software for free.
    I have an advanced degree in procrastination and another one in paranoia.

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    Re: Photo software on Mini-PC

    Quote Originally Posted by Horoscope Fish View Post
    I'm not sure it qualifies as "lightweight" but Google's NIK Collection is free and the apps will run standalone. Another good, free editor is Paint.net. One of my favorite apps for viewing photos is the oddly named IRFanview. It also edits but I use it as a viewer almost exclusively.
    Going to try out Paint.net.
    Did not know NIK worked as as standalone - have it installed as a plug-in but could try it standalone.
    I used to use IRFan years ago - it worked for me before - have to look again.

    I am also finding that the photo viewer that is built in works well enough for cropping straightening and such, maybe with NIK for special effects I will be good.



    Thanks for the recommendations.
    FKD Alberta Canada

    D500, D610, D7100, D5100

    Nikkor FX: AF 50 1.8,
    AFS 60 2.8, AFS 85 1.8, AFD 105 2.8, AFS 70-200 2.8 VRI, AFS 200-500 5.6.
    Nikkor DX: AFS 16-85 VR, AFS VR 55-300, AFS 35 1.8.
    Tamron: SP 24-70 2.8, SP 70-300 4-5.6, SP 17-35 2.8-4
    Tokina: ATX 11-20 2.8, Sigma: Art 50 1.4
    Lensbaby Composer Pro with collection of optics & fisheye,
    Kenko 300 DGX 1.4X & 2X TC
    SB-400, 600 & 700, Metz 58 AF2, Godox AD360, 2 x V860, V350
    and Benro Transfunctional Travel Angel to watch over me

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    Re: Photo software on Mini-PC

    Bit late to the party here but one tool I've found invaluable is FastStone Image Viewer. It's free but if you find it useful you can donate to the developer.
    FastStone Image Viewer - Powerful and Intuitive Photo Viewer, Editor and Batch Converter
    Cheers,
    Mark

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