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Roxio Creator 2012 Vs Lightroom

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I am a great deal disappointed. I have purchased the upgrade to the Roxio Creator 2012. My friend has a Mac but she can use "Lightroom" and that product can be used on the xps 8500 dell sells. I have the 8300 which is a workhorse and pretty hefty in software.

 

My disappointment is that Roxio Creator does not offer any backgrounds like "lightroom" does for editing photos. I have to go online to foto.com and work online with their product. Not right as far as I am concerned. A free online service gives me photo abilities that my Roxio Creator 2012 does not. Do you know of anything I am missing where you can blend or put a separate background into the photo when editing in RAW?

 

I would appreciate your help. Thanks

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I am a great deal disappointed. I have purchased the upgrade to the Roxio Creator 2012. My friend has a Mac but she can use "Lightroom" and that product can be used on the xps 8500 dell sells. I have the 8300 which is a workhorse and pretty hefty in software.

 

My disappointment is that Roxio Creator does not offer any backgrounds like "lightroom" does for editing photos. I have to go online to foto.com and work online with their product. Not right as far as I am concerned. A free online service gives me photo abilities that my Roxio Creator 2012 does not. Do you know of anything I am missing where you can blend or put a separate background into the photo when editing in RAW?

 

I would appreciate your help. Thanks

I don't understand why you are disappointed. C2012 is mainly a video editing program. It has some photo-editing (in the Photosuite program) features but those are pretty basic. I have no idea how they compare to Lightroom.

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You are also comparing a $150 image editing program (that;s all it does) to a suite of tools that includes just one main photo editor. You can buy Creator 2012 for $35. At least with Creator NXT, you would have gotten Paint Shop Pro X4 as a add in. You also have to pay for the photobooks you make. With Creator NXT, you can do the photo editing, make slide shows with video and burn it to a disc.

 

Did you do any research before you bought the program?

 

From you other thread it seemed that you had issues installing the program. Did you ever get that figured out?

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Thank you for responding. I purchased the Roxio Creator 2012 with Facelifter in July at 53.00 The starter Creator I had to buy when I bought my Dell Computer a year ago. Before that I was using Dimage for my camera images with a different computer. At first I thought this was great (Roxio) but it has limited capabilites. Yes I guess I hoped for more because I had a histogram with my DImage program. I tried to install my DImage when I got my computer but it would not work. So I just settled for the Roxio. Oh don't get me wrong it has nice abilites for different things. But I was hoping I could throw a background into my portraits and can't. I DO have Paint but not Paint Pro. I guess I will have to play with it to see what else I am able to do. Thank you so much again and yes Roxio is a nice program. I am wondering though if I do buy another photo editing program if I can install it and still use the Roxio with no problems. Advice please? :P

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Depends. I have Creator 2012 installed on this computer and have 3 other image editing programs, One Adobe, one from Corel and one from another company plus the one in Roxio. I use them all at different times depending on what I need. (I probably have a couple more that I do not use frequently) I have no issues with them not working. I do not have the expensive image editing programs (like thePhotoshop c56)

Note, I am very careful with the installations, I have the anti-virus off and install to the system drive that has been cleaned of junk files, removed trial and other unused software and do a thorough defrag. I have over 250 gigs free on that system drive.

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I was hoping I could throw a background into my portraits and can't.

 

I may be misunderstanding your question and I don't think PhotoSuite accepts raw files, but here is how to add a background to a PhotoSuite composition.

 

From the Menu bar at the top of PhotoSuite Click on View > Object List. A list of all the elements in your dmsp file will show up in its own panel (Object List) over on the right of your PhotoSuite window.

 

From the Menu bar now Click on Photo > Open/Create > Insert Photos & Cutouts. Navigate to whatever file you want to to use as a background and add it to your composition. It will show up in the Object View. You can drag the objects in Object View up and down to represent where they will be in relationship to other objects.

 

Drag your background image to the bottom position "under" your portrait in the Object List.

 

Hope that helps.

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Also different camera manufacturer's use different forums (names) for RAW -- my Nikon's raw files are NEF. If you look for a different photo editor make sure that it will work with the particular AW format before you buy. The other alternative is to use the camera manufacture"s converter/ plug-in to convert the RAw files to a standard for editing/ printing or using in another program.

 

Edit: I thought you might want this information concerning RAW formats (link)

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