Altering photos

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    Got a few hundred product photos to do.
    My lads bought a light box for them, but struggling to get a nice white background.
    We don't have photoshop.

    Anyone got any suggestions of a software that we use on windows 10pc to alter the yellowish or greyish backgrounds to white.
    Photoshop is an option, albeit barring the expense we are not familiar with it either, so ideally looking for a novice package.

    Our normal route wants an arm and a leg, so looking to do in house.

    Thanks

    edit - infact look at my avatar, the white background is similar to the floor under my car, when we want it to be as white as my car. The products are mostly graphite, so dark grey.
     
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    what camera are you using to do the pictures, if it is a DSLR then you may be able to adjust the settings to give you a whiter background by using exposure compensation white balance adjustment and colour balance

    the problem that you have got if using auto white balance the camera will try and balance the dark grey subject and the white background and will under expose the background giving the grey colour
     
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    what are you outputting them as, jpg RAW NEF etc? What camera?
    Camera RAW often comes with cameras and will do a reasonable job of correcting colour tint issues.
    Gimp is free and just as useful as photoshop, but I didnt find it as intuitive
     
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    Camera is a Panasonic DMC-FZ72 (my partners), it seems to have RAW as an option, but confess didn't originally know what it meant. Lots of googling going on !

    Thanks for advice and help (y)
     
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    Not necessarily.....:whistling:
     
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    Basically, a jpg is a compressed file which loses data in the compression, the RAW file is all of the data, hence its huge size increase over comparable jpgs. Its a lot better to edit RAW files as all the data is there.
     

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