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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2006 9:45 pm 
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Hello,
I need a good graphic software and I have been contemplating buying either JASC Paint Shop Pro or Adobe Photoshop.
Has anyone tried both softwares and can recommend which one to get??


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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2006 10:08 pm 
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Photoshop, the only professional tool as far as I'm concerned.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:46 am 
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I'd recommend Photoshop Elements. ;)

The Gimp is a great starter tool. I used it for about 6 months before I finally downloaded a demo of Photoshop CS. Once I tried CS, I never went back to Gimp. I could accomplish so much more with CS in the same amount of time. However, once my little demo expired, I was faced with a dilema. I had to either bite the bullet and buy CS (way beyond my budget) or go back to Gimp. But then I heard about Photoshop Elements 2.0, I picked up a copy for about $75, and found that it contained 80% of the features included with CS. Now it wasn't as easy as CS, but after a couple hours of messing around, I acclimated, and was able to design almost as quickly as I had in CS.

Since then, I have aquired Photoshop CS and I use it for about 95% fo all design work. I have used PSP 8 and 9 here and there, but I find Photosshop (Either CS or Elements) to be a much more powerful tool. :)


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Do not forget FireWorks. For webdesign it is maybe even better then Photoshop. Photoshop might be better for professional photographers or graphic designers.

I'm planning on downloading photoshop elements as well to see how it compares to ps itself. It's supposed to have 80-90% of the features of ps, for 15% of the price. Well, since I and probably most webdesigners/developers hardly use 10% of the features of ps, Elements might be a very good option.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 11:23 am 
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Haven't heard of elements... I'll have to take a look at that. As for fireworks... I have been using Photoshop since 1998, so it's hard to get used to fireworks. I just started using it this year because it is what my boss uses for image slicing, gif animation, etc. So I kinda need to know it. I don't much like it yet :?


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Photoshop. It has a bit of a learning curve, but it is a great app.


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I'd reccomend Paint Shop Pro over Photoshop because it allows you to do everything that you can do in Photoshop but at a much more reasonable price. The only thing that Photoshop has over Paint Shop pro is hype (and a better marketing campaigne).


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