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joshpollard

Are there any good apps for editing photos? I plan to do some blogging from my Surface, but I need to be able to crop and resize photos. Sometimes I need to be able to add text to them too. I'm used to using Gimp and Paint.Net, but obviously can't use those on a Surface RT. It seems like most of the apps so far are geared towards effects and filters (like Instagram)

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osquest1488993265

The Metro photo app will crop. It makes a copy of the image when in crops. I haven't used it and it may not be "good", but Paint on the desktop side has resize, crop and other options. I haven't seen anything on the app store. Hopefully someone else has.

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SurfaceNerd

I have briefly looked at the Photo section of the Windows Store and there seem to be a few. I have not downloaded any and tested them out just yet. I have that planned though.

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jryoung86

Has anyone used Photoshop touch on other platforms? I'm wondering how full featured it is. I am hoping that it is as good as it looks. I also hope it makes its way to Windows RT soon.

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scoobyx

jryoung86, I have used Photoshop Express on the iPad and have been happy with it. It's a very basic photo editing program that allows you to perform basic manipulations of photos from your device (or photostream, etc.). I did not purchase the full version of Photoshop Touch since I have the entire Adobe suite on my computer and felt like that would be amazingly redundant and wouldn't be worth the money for me. I think if you need the ability to work with layers and do some editing that's beyond the basics, it might be worthwhile looking into. PS Express is free in the app store and might be worth a shot, just because.

 

I have not ventured into any photo editing apps on the RT (outside of Skitch which I use for screen capture markup, although I wouldn't necessarily categorize Skitch as a "photo editing" app). If I start using something, I will post back here.

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