Paint Shop Pro 8 or Photoshop Elements

General Remaks about our web site or other things that don't fit in any other forum
fishdigi

Paint Shop Pro 8 or Photoshop Elements

Postby fishdigi » Fri Jun 18, 2004 2:11 pm

Simply, for creative photo editing and manipulation (not just recovering photo's) what is best - Paint Shop Pro 8 or Photoshop Elements?

HaraldHeim
Plugin Guru
Plugin Guru
Posts: 3333
Joined: Fri Mar 08, 2002 1:00 am
Location: The Plugin Site
Contact:

Postby HaraldHeim » Fri Jun 18, 2004 2:27 pm

You will have to find out yourself what suits you best. If you plan to do photo editing professionaly later, I would recommend that you get Photoshop Elements and upgrade later to Photoshop. If you want to do photo editing just for fun, you will probably like Paint Shop Pro better. It is best if you get trial version of both and see which one you like better.

Personally I prefer Photoshop for photo editing and manipulation, but occasionally I also use Paint Shop Pro for less complex tasks. Photoshop Elements misses several features of Photoshop, so I myself wouldn't use it for more complex stuff. Paint Shop Pro has some of the professional features that Photoshop Elements is missing. Nevertheless in my opinion Photoshop and Photoshop Elements can be used more smoothly than Paint Shop Pro, once you know how to use them. Paint Shop Pro is probably easier to learn for beginners.

Roo
Plugin Guru
Plugin Guru
Posts: 64
Joined: Mon Jul 01, 2002 7:11 am
Location: Massachusettes
Contact:

Postby Roo » Tue Jul 20, 2004 5:22 pm

I'm a Photoshop user, but I'd suggest Photoshop Elements over PSP any day.

It has many, many, many of Photoshop's own features.

But the number one reason? Quality. You simply cannot beat Adobe's rendering engine. The quality of your final output will be much much better with Adobe imaging products.

Guest

Re: Paint Shop Pro 8 or Photoshop Elements

Postby Guest » Wed Sep 22, 2004 3:13 am

fishdigi wrote:Simply, for creative photo editing and manipulation (not just recovering photo's) what is best - Paint Shop Pro 8 or Photoshop Elements?

I can't speak about Elements, but Jasc usually has a trial version of PSP available on their web site. Give it a go and see if it does everything you need. PSP supports many Photoshop plugins, too.

Lightkeeper
Plugin Expert
Plugin Expert
Posts: 15
Joined: Sun Oct 10, 2004 7:48 am
Location: Colorado Front Range

Postby Lightkeeper » Wed Oct 13, 2004 6:48 am

You can also order a trial disk from Adobe.com of Photoshop CS.

Xiotek
Plugin Newbie
Plugin Newbie
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Sep 02, 2004 3:45 am
Location: USA

Postby Xiotek » Tue Oct 19, 2004 5:41 am

I like Photoshop 7.

Philidog

Diversity

Postby Philidog » Tue Jan 17, 2006 10:21 pm

Don't take away my GNU....The Gimp. I'm a certified Master Photog.(where I come from) and use to DREAM of having ps7. My little rat leaves it spinning it's overloaded wheels. the Gimp is 'light' and can't be beat when comes to creativity. FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!How 'bout dual platform plug ins ??????? After all , its a matter of preferance. It dosen't have to be a status symbol. GTK runtime and you can enjoy both w/ the O.S u prefer........

Jaci
Plugin Guru
Plugin Guru
Posts: 111
Joined: Tue Apr 08, 2003 2:49 am

Re: Paint Shop Pro 8 or Photoshop Elements

Postby Jaci » Wed Jan 18, 2006 1:45 am

fishdigi wrote:Simply, for creative photo editing and manipulation


The software is not the "creative" part of the process, so this pretty much depends on the user. No one can decide this for you. If you can get a trial of these programs then do so. You can also search for tutorials dealing with them to get an idea of what can be done with them. Compare interfaces, experiment with each one. In the end you'll pretty much discover that the differences aren't all that big between the programs, but how you and your creativity adapt to them.


Return to “General Comments”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests