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Photoshop vs everything else


#1

Hello guys. I am going into editing, and I would like to know if Photoshop is the best program out there, or if there is something as good or even better out there. Thank you guys a bunch. Keep it up!

 

              Edit: I would like to make Flyers with it as a first project.


#2

I haven't seen anything that is even remotely as good. 


#3

Gimp is wonderful for being free. So is Pant sai.


#4

Nothing matches up to Photoshop if you basing it on functionality rather the price. 


#5

Yes, Gimp is great for being a free program, but is no match for photoshop at all.


#6

Photoshop is best as a suite program, but if you're looking for individual tasks you're trying to accomplish, there are many programs that do specific task better.

If you're looking for a realistic painting program, ArtRage will destroy photoshop because of tablet capabilities, paint like effects, better palet for painting.

If you're looking for photo editing, Corel does a better job on filters.  

If you're looking for sketching, i gotta say hands down autodesk sketchbook has it beat.

Photoshop needs to get better on tablets, i have an intuos4 and i get lots of lag from pressing my pen on the surface to the reaction, if you have a monitor its the same issue, i've seen it on multiple computers like that.  That would be my only complaint.


#7

I don't have that problem. With hardware acceleration, there's not really any lag on the PCs that i've used.


#8

i've got 2 x radeon hd6950 w/ hd6970 bios flash and when i work on 4096x4096 it will lag, even when i max out the performance settings.  There's a limit of how things will go, i always work on 4096 so that when i need to rescale the size based on whichengine i use, i can compensate without losing quality and having my original.  hardware acceleration only works to an extent, usuallyfor most people they get great performance until they hit the 2046 x 2046 mark, then slowdown begins.  


#9

We all get used to the program we like to use! (to state the obverse) and so it’s hard to look at/compare 2 programs like GIMP and Photoshope. The questions I ask are;

  1. Can I do what I have to do? Remove scratches, marks, wires, pimples, ect? Yes(both programs)
  2. Can I change contrast, brightness, colours? Yes(both programs)
  3. Can I smooth, sharpen, lighten, darken ect? Yes(both programs)
  4. Can I apply filters? Yes(both programs) BUT the GIMP has some filters I can’t find in Photoshop. Like fractrace witch can turn the photo in to a fractel image and others. So for this I use GIMP
    Dose that make GIMP better? No. Dose that make Photoshop better No. What is dose do is make them different.
  5. Can I use it on all the OS’s I use. Yes (GIMP), No (Photoshop), I use Linux,Windows and OSX and GIMP works on all 3.

closed #10

6 YEARS LATER