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Robyn Gwilt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/15/2005
 

Paint Shop Pro vs Photo Shop


I've just been given Pant Shop Pro 9 - I currently have PS Elements and CS, and am really battling with them - before I instal PSP9, I just wondered if anyone else uses it, how does it compare to to PShop etc - any comments would be appreciated.


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11/10/2005 10:15:07 AM

 
KV Day
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/25/2005
  I have used both and they both have quirks. I like the ease of use of PS compaired to Paintshop. I seemed to have been clicking and moving more with paintshop. Both have benifits and cons but I still prefer PS.


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11/11/2005 9:57:54 PM

 
anonymous A.    I'm in the opposite position. I have both, but PS rarely gets used. I also have PSP X, but I don't think it's worth the extra to upgrade. I rely on PSP9 and Srif Photoplus. They complement each other nicely, but I could get by with either. I am not a PS fan; I dumped Elements and PS a long time ago. I have tried trial versions since, but can't find a reason to keep either on my system. A version of Elements came with my recently purchased Canon d20. I installed it, gave it a go, uninstalled it, gave it to a friend!


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11/12/2005 5:50:07 AM

 
Robyn Gwilt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/15/2005
  Thanks to both of you - I'm waiting for a new harddrive (running on random memory at the moment :) and will then install PSP9 and try it out.


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11/12/2005 9:05:39 AM

 
Chuck Sanchez   Personally I have never used paint shop pro, but I do use photoshop religously. All the pros I work with use photoshop. It's pretty much industry standard for professional digital photography. It takes a while to get the hang of it and learn all the neat tricks, but there are a ton of great books and websites devoted to the subject.


Chuck
www.printedbig.com


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11/12/2005 10:54:01 AM

 
Robyn Gwilt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/15/2005
  Just loaded it, and having fun - it seems more user friendly (I know PS is the pro's choice) but possibly for the 'enthusiast' level as myself this is a friendlier option! I'll continue to keep going with both, but I seem to get luckier quicker with Paint Shop. THanks for all the feedback. :) I've just loaded a pic in the monthly theme pick which I tweaked and framed (yeah I know framing can be a bit 'twee', but I was playing :)


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11/13/2005 2:31:46 AM

 
anonymous A.    Twee Schmee! The windsurfers were having a ball and you translated their energy into a great pic. Goodonyer!
David


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11/13/2005 5:45:39 AM

 
Robyn Gwilt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/15/2005
  LOL tks David :)


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11/13/2005 6:06:19 AM

 
Antony Burch
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/23/2005
  Robin, ive been using psp since version 3 now using 9, I no the industry standard is ps but ive never liked the ps interface it seems very dated even now in cs, there`s not much you cant do with psp just a matter of getting used to it. I only shoot RAW now so most of my tweaking is done in Raw shooter essentials 2005 available free from pixmantec.com, then convert to jpg or tiff and do the rest with psp.


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11/13/2005 9:23:52 AM

 
anonymous A.    I agree with Antony. If there is anything you can do in PS that you can't do in PSP, I haven't come accross it yet, and I don't like the interface in PS either. Did you know that PSP handles RAW now? If you live in the States or Canada the upgrde is about $50. THey want DOUBLE that (AU$179) down under!


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11/13/2005 12:42:12 PM

 
Robyn Gwilt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/15/2005
  Thanks for all the responses - Antony what do you mean by the 'interface' - is this just the way it 'works', sorry might be a stupid question but not too sure what it means. I've really only played around this weekend with improving colour etc., and I like the framing options. I've uploaded a few to my site.


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11/13/2005 10:45:42 PM

 
Antony Burch
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/23/2005
  Robyn, the interface meaning the way it looks etc, like the way the menu`s and toolbars look, I think they are much better than ps and I like the way you view the thumbnails, ps still seems very drab and dull in comparison.


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11/14/2005 5:15:21 AM

 
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