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View Poll Results: Photoshop or Paint Shop Pro?

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  • Photoshop

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    4 20.00%
  • Neither

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    Photoshop vs PSP!

    Which do you think is better. I like photoshop. but others may dissagree.

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    Photoshop is considerably better and allows you to do things that Paint Shop Pro cannot, the comparison is completely biased to the giant of 2D Design Adobe Photoshop, albeit far from enough.
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    Photoshop, but then it costs something like ten times as much. Mind, I'd expect Photoshop Elements, to be superior to PSP, not that PSP is a bad tool, just Photoshop is the dogs doodahs.
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    i voted for neither because i use GIMP. but between the two i say that photoshop is by far and away more powerful. its a pro program, whereas as PSP is a little more family/novice orientated. PSP is a pixel art saviour though
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    I'd say it this way

    Photoshop vs. PSP = Photoshop

    Elements vs. PSP = PSP

    However, better, being the subjective term that it is, mya lead some to consider PSP to be the winner against Photoshop because it's vastly cheaper, which to them is better, regardless of Photoshop's technical superiority.

    Obviously, I voted Photoshop. I'm a 7-year user
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    Photoshop seems far better -- but it's really comparible to the industry. Back in the day, Photoshop was made for us print designers (and it was tossed around so often illegally that even though there were better programs out there at first, it was so widely used, we just became accustomed to it) and is still perfect for my print industry with it's excellent color control and techniques. But I will say that for web PSP seems extremely beneficial, and if you don't have the cash to cough up for Photoshop, PSP is an excellent choice otherwise. (not to mention GIMP)
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    Good point, bradyj.

    Photoshop didn't start getting true web features until around version 5 or 5.5.
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    Originally posted by beetle
    Photoshop didn't start getting true web features until around version 5 or 5.5.
    GIMP could do with some of them ;( the slice tool would bee a great addition for the next version *drool*
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    I found GIMP quite poor tbh, not even as good as PS 5.0 for features, and the quality of images produced in it were far inferior too; maybe on a par with Photo Impact, which has got steadily worse since 5...

    imo of course
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    Photo Shop - Hands down!
    I have a copy of PSP but frankly, for me it's a lot harder than Photo Shop.
    I never used Gimp,.
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    Photoshop is the Grand Daddy of all image editing programs (in my opinion , and many will agree)

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    What about Macromedia Fireworks MX? How does that compare?

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    from what i see, fireworks is for optimising graphics for use with the web and the rest of macromedia MX
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    Fireworks MX is not made for really GOOD image manipulation, but it is very good for file optimization for the web, and integrates well with other Macromedia Products (as said before).
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    Ya, and I read a feature page the other day that says Fireworks MX lets you merge graphical templates with XML data to produce a final output. VERY cool.
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