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Poll Results 2003


This page shows the results of polls on various topics that were conducted on this web site. So always keep in mind that the results are only representative for the visitors of this site and can't be generalized. Placing these polls on other sites could produce totally different results.

 


Plugin Design Poll

conducted in November/December 2003


Which Plugin Design Do You Prefer?
 

1. It doesn't matter

36.2 %
2. Preview on the Left of the Dialog (as most plugins have)
34.5 %
3. Preview on the Right of the Dialog (e.g. AlienSkin, FlamingPear)
24.5 %
4. Preview at the Top of the Dialog
4.7 %
 
Total of votes: 171

 


Resizing Tools Poll

conducted in October 2003


Which tool do you use for resizing photos?
 

1. Photoshop's Image Size

41.3 %
2. Paint Sho Pro's Resize
28 %
3. IrfanView's Resize/Resample
9.5 %
4. Other
7.7 %
 
5. LizardTech Genuine Fractals
4.1 %
6. PhotoImpact's Image Size
2.8 %
6. Photo-Paint' Resample
2.8 %
7. Extensis SmartScale
2 %
 
8. Shortcut S-Spline
1.5 %
9. F-Soft Resize Magic
0.2 %
10. HumanSoftware XFile
0 %
 
Total of votes: 390

 


Special FX Plugins Poll: Part 1+ Part 2 combined

conducted in August/September 2003


Which of these commercial plugins do you use?
 
Below is a list of the Top 45 of Special FX plugins. This list was compiled from two seperate polls which both ran approx. 30 days, so it was assumed that the number of votes for each item is approx. equivalent. Poll 1 and Poll 2 intersect between Nr. 22 and 29. Nr. 1 - 21 are from Poll 1 and Nr. 30 - 45 are from Poll 2. The top place of each company was marked red.
 

1. AlienSkin EyeCandy
2. FlamingPear BladePro
3. AlienSkin Xenofex
4. Corel KPT 6
5. Corel KPT 5
6. AutoFX Dreamsuite One
7. FlamingPear Lunar-/Solarcell
8. Corel KPT 3

9. Corel KPTeffects
10. FlamingPear Designer Sextett

11. ThePluginSite PluginGalaxy
12. AutoFX Dreamsuite Two
13. AutoFX Mystical Lighting
14. AlienSkin Splat!

15. FlamingPear Creative Pack
16. Extensis PhotoTools
17. AutoFX Dreamsuite Gel
18. XaosTools PaintAlchemy

19. XaosTools Terrazzo
20. Andromeda Photography Filters

21. ThePluginSite HyperTyle
22. ICNET Filters Unlimited
23. Andromeda Techtures
24. FM Tile Tools
25. Andromeda ScatterLight Lenses
25. NVR Bordermania
25. AVBros Page Curl

26. Axion Glow & Sparkle
27. AVBros Puzzle Pro
27. Axion Lens Effects
28. Andromeda Velociraptor
28. Panopticum Fire
29.
Andromeda Etchtone
29. Andromeda Cutline
29. HumanSoft Squizz
30. nik
ColorEfex
30
. Amphisoft Filters

31. SapphireInnovations/GraphicXtras Plugins
32. Panopticum Lens Pro
33. VanDerLee Old Movie

33.
Fo2PIX BuzzPro

34. Vertigo Hot Text
35. VanDerLee Halftone
35. namesuppressed Softener

36.
Vizros Plugins

36. Lucis Art
 
37. NVR PhotoSwizzle
37. Panopticum Engraver

37. DigitalElement Aurora
38. Frischluft flAIR
38
. namesuppressed Autochromatic
39. namesuppressed Plaid Lite
39. Panopticum Alpha Strip
39. Panopticum Digitalizer

39. HumanSoft PhotoLight
39. Microsoft Impressionist
40
. Stoik Rubber
40. Cytopia PhotoOptics

41. HumanSoft PhotoWeave
41. HumanSoft PhotoSurface
 
42
. Stoik Art Gallery
42. AgeTech Plaid Maker
42
. biTmiX Plugins
42. Frischluft Lenscare
42. Geomantics Fabric Weaver
43. AgeTech QuickRepeat

43. AgeTech StyleDrapper
43. CGSD RealTexture Tools
43
. DigiEffects WebEuphoria
44. MicroFrontier Pattern Workshop
45. AgeTech ColorVision

 
Total of votes: 1759 + 577 = 2336

 


Special FX Plugins Poll - Part 1

conducted in August 2003


Which of these commercial plugins do you use?
 
1. AlienSkin EyeCandy
10.9 %
  
 
2. FlamingPear BladePro
8 %
  
3. AlienSkin Xenofex
7.05 %
  
4. Corel KPT 6
5.6 %
  
5. Corel KPT 5
5.1 %
  
 
6. AutoFX Dreamsuite One
4.55 %
  
7. FlamingPear Lunar-/Solarcell
4.3 %
  
8. Corel KPT 3
4.25 %
  
9. Corel KPTeffects
4.2 %
  
10. FlamingPear Designer Sextett
4.1 %
  
11. ThePluginSite PluginGalaxy
3.9 %
  
12. AutoFX Dreamsuite Two
3.8 %
  
13. AutoFX Mystical Lighting
3.7 %
  
14. AlienSkin Splat!
3.5 %
  
15. FlamingPear Creative Pack
3.4 %
  
16. Extensis PhotoTools
3.1 %
  
17. AutoFX Dreamsuite Gel
3.05 %
  
18. XaosTools PaintAlchemy
2.8 %
  
19. XaosTools Terrazzo
2.7 %
  
 
20. Andromeda Photography Filters
2.2 %
  
21. ThePluginSite HyperTyle
2.05 %
  
22. Andromeda Techtures
1.9 %
  
23. Andromeda ScatterLight Lenses
1.75 %
  
24. Andromeda Velociraptor
1.4 %
  
25. Andromeda Etchtone
1.3 %
  
25. Andromeda Cutline
1.3 %
  
 
Total of votes: 1759

 


Special FX Plugins Poll - Part 2

conducted in September 2003


Which of these commercial plugins do you use?
 
1. ICNET Filters Unlimited
6.1 %
  
2. FM Tile Tools
5.7 %
  
3. NVR Bordermania
5.4 %
  
3. AVBros Page Curl
5.4 %
  
 
4. Axion Glow & Sparkle
4.5 %
  
5. AVBros Puzzle Pro
4.3 %
  
5. Axion Lens Effects
4.3 %
  
6. Panopticum Fire
4.2 %
  
7. HumanSoft Squizz
4 %
  
8. nik ColorEfex
3.8 %
  
8. Amphisoft Filters
3.8 %
  
 
9. SapphireInnovations/GraphicXtras Plugins
3.1 %
  
10. Panopticum Lens Pro
2.6 %
  
11. VanDerLee Old Movie
2.4 %
  
11. Fo2PIX BuzzPro
2.4 %
  
12. Vertigo Hot Text
2.25 %
  
13. VanDerLee Halftone
2.1 %
  
13. namesuppressed Softener
2.1 %
  
14. Vizros Plugins
1.9 %
  
14. Lucis Art
1.9 %
  
 
15. NVR PhotoSwizzle
1.7 %
  
15. Panopticum Engraver
1.7 %
  
15. DigitalElement Aurora
1.7 %
  
16. Frischluft flAIR
1.55 %
  
16. namesuppressed Autochromatic
1.55 %
  
17. namesuppressed Plaid Lite
1.4 %
  
17. Panopticum Alpha Strip
1.4 %
  
17. Panopticum Digitalizer
1.4 %
  
17. HumanSoft PhotoLight
1.4 %
  
17. Microsoft Impressionist
1.4 %
  
18. Stoik Rubber
1.2 %
  
18. Cytopia PhotoOptics
1.2 %
  
19. HumanSoft PhotoWeave
1 %
  
19. HumanSoft PhotoSurface
1 %
  
 
20. Stoik Art Gallery
0.9 %
  
20. AgeTech Plaid Maker
0.9 %
  
20. biTmiX Plugins
0.9 %
  
20. Frischluft Lenscare
0.9 %
  
20. Geomantics Fabric Weaver
0.9 %
  
21. AgeTech QuickRepeat
0.7 %
  
21. AgeTech StyleDrapper
0.7 %
  
21. CGSD RealTexture Tools
0.7 %
  
21. DigiEffects WebEuphoria
0.7 %
  
22. MicroFrontier Pattern Workshop
0.5 %
  
23. AgeTech ColorVision
0.35 %
  
 
Total of votes: 577

 


Image Viewer Poll

conducted in July 2003


Which is your favorite image viewer?
 
1. IrfanView
32.8 %
  
2. ACDSee
22.5 %
  
 
3. Paint Shop Pro Album
8.1 %
  
4. Other
7.4 %
  
5. Photoshop Album
6.4 %
  
 
6. Thumbs Plus
3.7 %
  
7. iView
3.1 %
  
8. Ulead Photo Explorer
2.6 %
  
 
9. VuePrint Pro
2 %
  
9. XnView
2 %
  
10. CompuPic
1.8 %
  
11. Graphic Workshop
1.5 %
  
 

Other items that took part in the poll, but scored 1% or below:
PicaView (5) 1.09%, SlowView (3) 0.66%, Zoner Media Explorer (3) 0.66%, Vallen JPegger (2) 0.44%, Big Picture (2) 0.44%, FotoTime FotoAlbum (2) 0.44%, GraphicConverter (2) 0.44%, PolyView (2) 0.44%, QuickView Plus (1) 0.22%, AhaView (1) 0.22%, Advanced Image Viewer (1) 0.22%, Cumulus (1) 0.22%, ImageN (1) 0.22%, imageX (1) 0.22%, PicViewer (1) 0.22%, PhotoPhillia (0) 0%, Picture Viewer .EXE (0) 0%, TurboBrowser (0) 0%, Visualiser IB (0) 0%, VaryView (0) 0%, Ashampoo Illuminator (0) 0%, CDH Image Explorer (0) 0%, CDView Pro (0) 0%, CoffeCup Free Viewer (0) 0%, EZ-Pix (0) 0%, EyeBrowser (0) 0%, Firehand Ember (0) 0%, Hero Photo Show (0) 0%, Image Eye (0) 0%, iBrowser (0) 0%, ImageWalker (0) 0%, ImageBrowser (0) 0%, MegaView (0) 0%

Total of votes: 457

 

 


Photo Correction Poll

conducted in June 2003


Which of these steps do you apply when correcting your photos?
 
1. Brightness Correction
12 %
2. Contrast Correction
11.2 %
3. Color Correction
10.2 %
4. Sharpening
9.8 %
 
5. Image Resizing
8.7 %
6. Manual Retouching
8.4 %
7. Saturation Correction
7.2 %
8. Red Eye Removal
6.8 %
 
9. Special Effects
5.5 %
10. Noise Reduction
5.2 %
11. Other
3.9 %
12. Artifact Removal
3.85 %
 
13. Perspective Correction
2.8 %
14. RAW Conversion
2.5 %
15. Lens Correction
2 %
 
Total of votes: 1943

 

 


Image FX Poll

conducted in May 2003


Which of these image effects are your favorites?
 
1. Glass
3.7 %
2. Water, Drops
3.45 %
2. 3D
3.45 %
3. Brightness & Contrast Correction
3.4 %
 
4. Sharpening
3.3 %
5. Color Correction
3.2 %
6. Light & Shadow
3.15 %
7. Clouds, Fog
3.1 %
8. Texture, Surface
3.05 %
9. Fire, Smoke
3 %
 
10. Painting, Paint-like
2.8 %
11. Seamless Tiling
2.7 %
12. Lightning
2.6 %
13. Image Resizing
2.5 %
13. Red Eye Removal
2.5 %
14. Blur, Soft Focus
2.45 %
15. Text & Type FX
2.4 %
16. Old Photo, Old Film
2.3 %
16. Star, Sun, Rainbow
2.3 %
17. Reflection, Sparkle, Flare
2.25 %
18. Edge, Frame
2.2 %
18. Bevel, Button
2.2 %
19. Noise Reduction
2.1 %
20. Tube, Image Objects
2.05 %
21. Drawing, Pencil
2 %
 
22. Scratch, Spot, Artifact Removal
1.95 %
23. Wind, Motion
1.9 %
24. Color Replacement
1.8 %
25. Brush FX
1.75 %
26. Alpha, Transparency, Masking
1.7 %
27. Deformation, Warp
1.65 %
28. B/W, Grayscale
1.6 %
29. Mirroring
1.5 %
30. Wood, Marble
1.45 %
30. Page Curl
1.45 %
31. Colorizing, PopArt
1.4 %
31. Panorama
1.4 %
32. Patterns
1.35 %
33. Perspective & Lens Correction
1.3 %
34. Diamond, Refraction
1.25 %
34. (Photo)Mosaic, Puzzle
1.25 %
35. Fabrics, Plaid
1.2 %
36. TV, Scanline
1 %
 
37. Erosion, Ageing, Dirt
0.95 %
38. Halftone, Mezzo
0.85 %
 
Total of votes: 2594

 


Plugin Price Poll
conducted in April 2003


How much would you maximally pay for a good plugin product?

Amount
Percent
Percent
without Freeware
Market
Reach
Revenue Index
(=Amount * Market Reach)
 
I only use freeware
44.7 %
-
-
-
 
$5
4.4 %
7.9 %
100 %
500
 
$10
2.5 %
4.5 %
92.4 %
923
$15
4.4 %
7.9 %
87.9 %
1318
$20
5.6 %
10.1 %
80 %
1600
$25
6.2 %
11.2 %
69.9 %
1747
$30
8.1 %
14.6 %
58.6 %
1759
 
$40
2.5 %
4.5 %
44 %
1761
$50
8.1 %
14.6 %
39.5 %
1976
 
$60
0.6 %
1.2 %
24.9 %
1495
$70
0.6 %
1.2 %
23.8 %
1666
$80
0 %
0 %
22.6 %
1806
$90
0 %
0 %
22.6 %
2032
$100
8.7 %
15.75%
22.6 %
2258
 
$130
0.6 %
1.2 %
6.8 %
888
$150
0 %
0 %
5.6 %
841
$180
0 %
0 %
5.6 %
1010
$200
1.2 %
2.2 %
5.6 %
1122
More than $200
1.9 %
3.4 %
3.4%
1011
(for $300)
 
Total of votes: 161

 

 
Plugin Manufacturer Poll
conducted in February/March 2003

Which of these plugin manufacturers do you like best?
 
1. Alien Skin
10.9 %
  
2. Flaming Pear
10.2 %
  
 
3. The Plugin Site
7.5 %
  
4. Auto FX
6.9 %
  
 
5. Andromeda
4.4 %
  
6. Ulead
3.9 %
  
7. Extensis
3.8 %
  
8. Fantastic Machines
3.1 %
  
9. procreate
2.6 %
  
9. Xaos Tools
2.6 %
  
10. Other
2.3 %
  
11. Redfield
2.2 %
  
 

Other items that took part in the poll, but scored 2% or below:
Nik Multimedia 1.74%, Human Software 1.74%, Panopticum 1.65%, Digi Effects 1.65%, AmphiSoft 1.56%, I C Net 1.56%, Axion 1.47%, The Imaging Factory 1.29%,
Sapphire Innovations 1.29%, Van Der Lee 1.29%, AV Bros 1.29%, PowerRetouche 1.19%, Applied Science Fiction 1.19%, Namesuppressed 1.1%, Box Top Software 1.1%, Lucis Art 1.01%, NVR 1.01%, Color Pilot 1.01%, Cytopia 1.01%, Diard Software 1.01%, Digital Element 1.01%, Reindeer Graphics 0.92%, Vivid Details 0.92%, Age Technologies 0.92%, ATS Graphics 0.92%, Microsoft 0.83%, Right Hemisphere 0.83%, Vertigo 0.83%, Digital Dominion 0.83%, Microfrontier 0.73%, Fo2PIX 0.73%, Stoik 0.64%, Sur-Reality 0.64%, Camera Bits 0.64%, Second Glance
0.55%, CGSD 0.55%, Frischluft 0.55%, Vizros 0.46%.

Total of votes: 1089

 

 
Digital Camera Poll
conducted in January/February 2003

Which of these digital cameras do you own?
 
1. Nikon Coolpix
13.2 %
  
 
2. Sony DSC
10.8 %
  
3. Olympus C-xxx Ultra Zoom
9.6 %
  
4. Sony Mavica
9.2 %
  
 
5. Canon PowerShot
7.6 %
  
6. Other
7.1 %
  
7. Olympus C-xxxx Zoom
6.1 %
  
 
8. Minolta Dimage 7
4.8 %
  
9. FujiFilm FinePix
4.2 %
  
10. Nikon D
3.5 %
  
11. Kodak DC
3.1 %
  
12. Olympus E
2.7 %
  
 

Other items that took part in the poll, but scored 2% or below:
HP Photosmart 2.06%,
Olympus C 1.82%, Fujifilm FinePix S 1.69%, Casio QV 1.21%, Canon Digital Ixus 0.97%, Minolta Dimage 0.85%, Kodak DCS 0.73%,
FujiFilm FinePix A 0.61%, Kodac LS 0.48%, FujiFilm FinePix F 0.36%,
Canon Pro90 0.36%, Panasonic DMC 0.24%, HP Photosmart C 0.12%,
Ricoh Caplio/RDC 0.12%, Sigma SD 0.12%, Casio GV 0%

 
Manufacturers:
 
1. Olympus
20.2 %
  
2. Sony
20 %
  
3. Nikon
18.7 %
  
 
4. Canon
12.2 %
  
 
5. Kodak
6.8 %
  
6. FujiFilm
6.3 %
  
7. Minolta
5.7 %
  
 
Total of votes: 826

 

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