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editing software for my Cannon 5D

New Contributor

Is there an advantage to editing my photos from my 5D camera in photoshop instead of iphono?


Frequent Contributor

You mean aside from the fact that Photoshop is a powerful editor and the standard for serious image manipulation? It's used by many and been out forever.

You could use LR, GIMP, or any other editor you want. PS is just probably the "biggest" but whatever works for you best is what you should use. Especially if you're doing JPEGs, but there are other formats as well to use.

Frequent Contributor

I've used Lightroom, PS elements and Aperture but my staple is Canon's DPP.  The lens correction options are indispensable, IMO.


I use DPP and Photomatix for HDR


Frequent Contributor

I use Adobe Lightroom, you can download a 30 day free trial here.

Esteemed Contributor

I think the answer may depend on just what type of editing you want to do & how serious you are at extracting more from your better photos. lots of options & each step up the ladder has a learning curve. If you shoot in RAW DPP is a good place to start, and it's free & gets updated often. I prefer the RAW editor in Photoshop but it & DPP are both excellent once you learn how they work. If however you shoot jpg's primarily & just want something quick & easy (still very versatile) & you're on a PC I like Picasa which is also free. If you want to be more serious about processing jpg's then as mentioned PS Elements is a good place to start, but the learning curve will hold you back at first.

IF you decide to invest in Photoshop, or even Elements I highly recommend you sign up for a 1 month (or maybe 2 months) of lessons at That will be the best way to learn short of taking a night school course.  . 

"A skill is developed through constant practice with a passion to improve, not bought."

New Contributor

I suggest checking out Photoshop Lightroom 4


Its a super awesome (and simple) editor for editing simple photos to portraits. Once you figure out how to get around with LR (lightroom) then you can work your way into photoshop. 


Hope this helps



5D III, 8-15L, TSE 24L, 24-105L, 85L, 70-200L, EX600 X2

Occasional Contributor
I too would look at Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.

It is on sale right now, so even more inviting.