I'm short on know how and PC power to do a good job editing photo and video.
Do any of you do any of this?
It would be basically touching up photos and editing down footage, color, etc for YouTube that would be less than 5 minutes long.
I might have some semi regular work if dinnertime wanted to make some money on the side.
I have used Gimp (GNU Image Manipulation Program) for many years - as it is free you can install it on a customer's machine to do quick jobs when on site, and it works fairly well, but at home/work I use Photoshop - if you do enough work, it is well worth the £7.99 (plus VAT) monthly fee. (just get the "photo editing" package)
I have used a free package that came with a DVD drive (may have been part of the Nero suite) - iirc it cost less than £15 to buy the DVD drive and the software came free...
My late wife did a few videos with Microsoft's free package called Movie Maker - And I must say, her videos looked better than mine - not sure if it was the software, or the talent of the operator
As to computer "Power" - Gimp will work on most computers fairly well - Photoshop is a bit of a power hog..
When editing video, your temporary files can get big, so a quick hard drive is a big bonus and SSDs are really coming down in price now.
As an example, I have just bought a second hand Quad-core Xeon with 8Gb of ram and a FireGL graphics card for re-sale to a customer (no hard drive) for £120 - Add a 240Gb SSD for around £80 and you have a lot of bang for your buck.
Get Gimp (and many other handy tools) fromhttps://www.ninite.com
https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/store/p ... blggh4wwjr