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  1. Judas

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    Which photoshop is the best? And what are the differences between them, which one is the most user friendly ... Are there any differences from the free GIMP, to the ones you have to pay for?

    Paint Shop Pro XI
    PhotoShop Elements 5.0
    GIMP 2 (free)
     
  2. ex_reven New Member

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    I use photoshop CS (which is Photoshop 8)

    in my opinion it is the best of them, having used version 6 and 7 and finding them to be graphically ugly. CS is alot easier to work your way around, a has lots of extra features as well as what i call 'noob features' to appeal to the newbie-comers to photoshop.

    All in all, Photoshop 8 is extremely versatile, and i dont see any valuable features in the newer versions of photoshop that make them worth the extra money.

    As for other programs, your going to have to wait for the opinion of others as i am totally lax in this area, as i am TOTALLY satisfied with this program.
     
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    or cs2 witch is photoshop 9 it the best out of all of them
     
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    so ...they 5 is not any good then?
     
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    download Photoshop CS3 beta, and have a play with that for a while. At least you won't have to pay for it ;)
     
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    H mm good idea ,anything free is always good..at least i can try it and see what its like
     
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    completely agree .. i couldnt live without photoshop
     
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    W1zzard I love you too! :p
     
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    I breathe CS2.
     
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    i created a 6 meter long by 1 meter high print with PS 8...so im not complaining
     
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    not to sound cocky, but it probably wouldve been printed better if you used illustrator.
     
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    I've cs2 and I gotta say it's freakin awesome cs3 is coming out soon
     
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    Using Photoshop over Illustrator has absolutely NOTHING to do with output quality
    I wrote a long reason why this was, but my friends net is gay and I lost the post, but in simplest terms, using Illustrator compared to PS has nothing to do with how an image is printed
     
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    I use PaintShop Pro 9.x & it suits me fine... I never learned to use Adobe Photoshop & it really gains MOST of its power from what I understand, from plugins for it.

    Doing development? The MOST I really do is minor edits to image resource files I build into apps, OR resizings of images... perhaps ONCE in a while, I do an image cut & it is really EASY to do in PSP, because the program does it perfectly, 'regions' (color switch borders) are perfectly done for PRECISE cuts!

    * In other words, lol, nothing TOO technically difficult!

    APK
     
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    its fun to photoshop

    i photoshop teachers into embarassing situations :D
    and i make sure it looks realistic, i cant stand that cut out look
    it makes it less funny
     
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    i use photoshop CS2 9.0 and i think its the best one of all of them, although i havent tried cs3 beta, i didnt even no it was out lol.
     
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    Photoshop elements is a completely different product line.

    Elements 4 is based off of PS7, Elements 5 is Based off CS2.

    Its Photoshop, with the advanced features cut out and sold for a much more reasonable price.


    CS2 ftw! :)

    I've found GIMP to be EXCELLENT!

    Havent messed with paintshop pro tho.
     
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    CS2, after all it is free (!)
     
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    nope, CS3 is the free beta version atm. CS2 has been out for quite a while now :p
     
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    yeah, cs2 is far from free lol

    CS3 is a 2 day beta unless you have a valid CS2 key.
     
  21. infrared New Member

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    oh man... only 2 days :(
     
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    jus get cs2 im sure its just as good.
     
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    i already got CS2, it's great :D

    Ah, i can use my cs2 key on the cs3 beta version tho, didn't think of that. Should have read dippy's post more carefully.
     
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    aite kool
     
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    i forgot who asked which photoshop is best, and i thought it was u, my bad
     

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