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Greg Harper
 

Adobe Photoshop 7 or Photoshop CS


I am wondering which program would be a better and easier program to use. Looking at Adobe Photoshop 7 or Adobe Photoshop CS. Not sure which features each one has over the other. Please help.


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5/17/2005 10:45:16 AM

 
Michael H. Cothran   one does not usually buy outdated software, which is what you would be doing if you bought ps7. in fact, cs is now outdated with the introduction of cs2. my advise - buy the most current software available, no matter what it's for.
michael h. cothran
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5/17/2005 10:48:25 AM

 
Greg Harper   Just putting out an option. I know that the software is outdated. Lemme rephrase the question: What are the advantages or disadvantages of Photoshop ? or Photoshop CS? Which would be easier to learn and use?


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5/17/2005 7:44:39 PM

 
Vince Broesch   I have 7 at work and CS at home and I really don't notice much differance. Both have extensive vector Capabilities. PS is a professional program, you can learn do some things right off, but the depth of the software is great. I have been using PS for 10 years and I have a recent degree in Digital Imaging, and I'm still learning new things about PS. But don't fear, you'll learn along the way and there are many ways to get help. I might suggest a Community College class in PS, might be a good start.

Vince
www.PhotoAgo.com


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5/17/2005 8:18:12 PM

 
Laura Roth   Having worked with several versions of PS, none are really any easier to use than another. If you want the full and current capabilities (and I've read there's some fantastic new features to CS2 if you do a lot of ad-layout), get the newest version. If you don't need ALL the bells and whistles, you might be OK with getting an older version. It would probably be cheaper. Depends on what you want to use it for. By all means though, if you've never used PS and need to learn it... do what Vince said, take a class and then get yourself a good book so that you can look up all the things that you've learned in cae you've forgotten them.


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5/17/2005 8:38:42 PM

 
Doug  Elliott
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/18/2004
  Greg,
Vince, is right.
I started with PS-6 and now have PS-CS2. You will learn more than one way to do the same thing in PS. Take a course if not two at your Community College and join NAPP. Read, read, read. I am constantly learning some thing new. When it comes to PS go with the newest and greatest. You will never look back and wish for the good old days. CS2 is awsome.
Doug


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5/17/2005 8:41:26 PM

 
Michael H. Cothran   Greg - after reading your clarification to my response, I still feel the same way - whether you are new or experienced - buy the latest version, and learn from it, then update in the future as you see fit. In the early learning stages, as you imply you are, it doesn't make any difference on the version (they all have STEEP learning curves - really steep). Go with the most current!!! Unless you can get a really, really, good deal on 7 (like for free!).
Michael H. Cothran
www.mhcphoto.net


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5/19/2005 9:07:50 AM

 
brigitte stahre
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/27/2004
  ! Unless you can get a really, really, good deal on 7 (like for free!).
that's how I got my ps7.. it was a gift from a friend who got it as a gift and didn't like it...
i also got paintshop pro 7 at the same time and both came with big thick books..


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5/19/2005 4:18:16 PM

 
Melissa  L. Zavadil
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/26/2005
  If you are looking for something easy to use.. Adobe Ps7 or CS would not be it. If you are looking for something to be extremely powerful and have a lot of options and capabilities then Ps7 or CS is great. Overall there really is a minute difference between the two programs if you are just getting started! There is so much to learn on 7 that you won't even know you are missing anything! By the time you do know the program well enough to tell the difference CS2 will be well outdated!!! My suggestion is buy a cheap version of ps 7 learn it very very well (decide if you even like the program) and when you are finding you are wanting and desireing more from the program then seek more. Because by then.... CS 7 will be out and you will smoke all these people telling you to buy and invest in a program that you don't know how to use its capabilities right now. What is the point?? Seriously why buy something more than you need when you can get the world for cheap now and it will literally keep you busy for the next TWO YEARS LEARNING!


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5/19/2005 5:21:49 PM

 
Melissa  L. Zavadil
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/26/2005
  By the way! Take a look at my gallery almost ALL of the digitally manipulated photos that I have done could have been done using adobe 7!!!! NO JOKE


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5/19/2005 5:27:51 PM

 
Melissa  L. Zavadil
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/26/2005
  Only a few of the photos used plug ins which you can purchase and use with adobe 7 making it all posible.


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5/19/2005 5:30:49 PM

 
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