Which program is best?

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Which program is best?

Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
Corel Draw
Deluxe Paint (Amiga forever dammit!)
The Gimp
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Paintshop Pro
MS Paint
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Postby DietyOfDooky » Sat Mar 06, 2004 12:33 am

Inuyasha wrote:I like to stick to simple things...like MSpaint... :roll:

I shudder to think what you could do with Photoshop...

Which is what I voted for, the king of all coloring programs!!
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Postby Theophilous_Bolt » Sat Mar 06, 2004 12:39 am

I once wrote a dead sexy character @desc for a friend in vi, so it got my vote.

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Postby SenorPhrog » Sat Mar 06, 2004 5:27 am

Photoshop is crap, my friends and countrymen. A bloated hunk of code, riddled with shoddy design concepts and an interface so utterly asanine it would take an idiot-savant donkey to appreciate and enjoy it. Every time I'm forced to use it at school, I shudder. Sure, it can be powerful...but have you ever tried throwing together a quick bit of text-on-image work, or something as simple as, God forbid, editing a photo? It takes ten minutes just to get everything set up to fix a minor flaw, and that's not counting load times! Perhaps if it weren't so filled with extraneous spyware, such as the code in the recent edition that detects if you've scanned in an image of a piece of US currency and pops up an error saying in essence "counterfeiting is bad!", things would take so damned long to get going. Its only saving grace, perhaps, is that nobody pays the outrageous $900-or so pricetag on the thing except for serious graphics artists who need it for doing things like making stock photos of George W. Bush look less ape-like or bit-mapping the Human genome.

No, folks: Jasc's Paint Shop Pro is where it's at. If you're looking for a program with the power of layers and filters enough to keep you going and happy but don't need all that extra garbage, and you'd just like something to quickly and easily touch up photos, drawings, or even compose them on the program, you can't do much better than PSP. Granted, its more recent versions have tried to make it more similar to PS, which unfortunately has brought more bad than good, but earlier versions are still available and absolutely great to work with. At least, that's my experience. I've yet to hear from you big time artists here, so take my ramblings with a grain of salt--I've never really had to try to get the most out of my imaging program, so I'm not particularly sure what either is truly capable of. That's my two copper.
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Postby Deano » Sat Mar 06, 2004 6:34 am

To counterpoint Senor Phrogs point, it's something I have grown to like despite it's glitches (can anyone say "random program shutdown?") But I've used Photoshop since version four and now I have grown beyond my own expectations of the past. It has it's strengths and it's weaknesses and you don't HAVE to upgrade when ever a new version rolls around.

Anyway, despite some annoyances I can whip up something rather cool and complete in meer hours instead of days like many years ago. But then again that's just me. Other people like other things and with practice they can exel beyond the boundries of the program. We all got great tools and we all know how to use them. THAT'S where it's at.
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Postby Rough_Edge » Sat Mar 06, 2004 1:33 pm


Mine isn't on there. :wink:
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Postby Sabrewing » Sat Mar 06, 2004 5:01 pm

Man, if you wanna talk old pre-Amiga art programs, it's ALL about Broderbund's Apple ][-compatible <i>Fantavision</i> (no relation to the PS2 game of the same name). Man, aside from a lack of color options, that diskette had it ALL. You could import graphics from other Broderbund products like Karateka; multiple animation frames at variable speeds; mild "morphing" capabilities of line-based graphics and text ... If we had a mouse and not just an Epyx joystick for our ][c, I would've made some MAD animationz!

But as far as right now ... I'm gonna have to jump on the PhotoShop bandwagon. Still learning it, but each new door I open takes me that much further along. ^_^
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Postby CashewLou » Sat Mar 06, 2004 6:03 pm

...a big box of those really fat crayons?
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Postby Trick The Fox » Sat Mar 06, 2004 10:34 pm

I hate everything Adobe has and ever will do... that and I have actually been able to create drawings in MS Paint, it actually does what I tell it to do.

I made my avatar in MS Paint, sort of. Actually it was just a screennshot, but then I pasted it and cropped it and changed the colors and what not.

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Postby Drakkel » Wed Apr 14, 2004 12:27 pm

I voted MS Paint because A.) it is the only thing I have other than my own hands, and B.) I don't have the technological knowledge (or patience) to learn to use anything else! :oops:
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Postby Eol Carensir » Mon Jun 07, 2004 5:54 am

MSPAINT! That's all I have XD
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