Harald has a point when he says the preference runs along platform lines. But for some time now PS has been cross-platform, while PSP hasn't. And Jaci is correct about PS's use in industry (and the lesser perception of PSP).
Perception is a powerful thing, and can cripple otherwise wonderful software in the marketplace. For about 10 years I have used the cross-platform Canvas X
for image editing, illustration and graphic design, including for the creation of my current ezine
, along with PS and various plug-ins.
Have you heard of Canvas? Probably not. But Adobe has, and they've copied many things from it over the years. ACD (of ACDSee fame) purchased Canvas about three years ago, and is using its code to create lesser products, such as the Windows-only Photo Editor (I won't dignify it with a URL
Mac users such as myself can now easily run Windows-only software on the new Intel Macs (and this setup works just great; now there's less reason for Windows users to buy straight PCs such as Dell and the like). Of course Mac users would prefer to work in OS-X instead of Windows when possible, so most likely haven't explored PSP (or ACD's products).
I try to maintain balance on my website, so I hope to add Corel's latest graphics products (including PSP) to the site soon.
I enjoy esoteric software so I've also explored GIMP and Paint.Net
, a couple of worthy freebies.
It's late and I'm rambling...