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Poll Results 2006


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.

 

Selective Adjustment Poll
conducted in December 2006

Which is your favorite technique for selectively adjusting a photo?
 
1. Adjustment Layers: I use adjustment layers and their layer masks for selective adjustments.
28 %
   
2. Filter-Based Masking: I do selective adjustments with the options that are provided by built-in filters or plugins.
21 %
   
3. Masked Layer: I duplicate the image on a new layer, apply an effect and use a layer mask to limit the effect to certain image areas.
17 %
   
 
3. No Selective Adjustment: I adjust photos as a whole and do not do any selective enhancements.
13 %
   
5. Layers from Selection: I create a precise selection, copy it to a new layer and modify it there, but I don't use layer masks.
9 %
   
6. No Layers: I don't use any layers, but selectively adjust the background image with the help of selections or brush tools.
7 %
   
7. Other: I use technique that is not mentioned here.
4%
   
 
Total of votes: 651

 

DSLR Camera Poll
conducted in November 2006

Which DSLR camera do you use?
 
Results by Brand:
1. Canon
42 %
   
2. Nikon
26 %
   
3. Olympus
6 %
   
4. Pentax
4.1 %
   
5. Fujifilm
4 %
   
6. Sony
3 %
   
7. Panasonic
1 %
   
8. Sigma
0.4 %
   
9. Samsung
0 %
   
 
Results by Camera Model:
1. Canon 30D / 20D
16 %
   
2. Canon 400D / Rebel XTi / 350D / Rebel XT
15 %
   
3. Nikon D70(s) (Estimated Value)
7 - 8 %
   
4. Nikon D200
7 %
   
5. Canon 5D
5 %
   
6. Fujifilm S5, S3, S2 Pro
4 %
   
7. Nikon D50
3.8 %
   
8. Sony A100
3 %
   

9. Nikon D2X(s)

2.1 %
   
10. Nikon D80
2 %
   
11. Canon 1Ds
1.1 %
   
12. Canon 1D
1 %
   
 
Total of votes: 1300

 

Photo Application Poll 2
conducted in October 2006

Which version(s) of Photoshop, Photoshop Elements and Paint Shop Pro are you using at the moment?
 
1. Photoshop CS2
56.1 %
   
2. Photoshop 7
20.2 %
   
3. Photoshop CS
17.7 %
   
4. Photoshop 6
4 %
   
5. Photoshop 5.5 or older
2 %
   
 
1. Paint Shop Pro X
30 %
   
2. Paint Shop Pro 9
25.4 %
   
3. Paint Shop Pro XI
15.7 %
   
4. Paint Shop Pro 8
14.5 %
   
5. Paint Shop Pro 7
11.9 %
   
6. Paint Shop Pro 6 or older
2.5 %
   
 
1. Photoshop Elements 4
47.7 %
   
2. Photoshop Elements 3
24 %
   
3. Photoshop Elements 2
18.4 %
   
4. Photoshop Elements 5
7.2 %
   

5. Photoshop Elements 1

3 %
   
 

Summary:
1. Photoshop 46.7%
2. Paint Shop Pro 36.8%
3. Photoshop Elements 16.5%

 
Total of votes: 1850

 

Photo Application Poll
conducted in September 2006

Which application do you mostly use for correcting and enhancing your photos?
 
1. Photoshop
46 %
   
2. Paint Shop Pro
21 %
   
3. Photoshop Elements
9 %
   
 
3. Serif PhotoPlus
5 %
   
5. Corel Photo-Paint
4 %
   
6. Other
4 %
   
7. IrfanView
3 %
   
 
8. PhotoImpact
2 %
   
9. PhotoFiltre
2 %
   
10. Picassa
1 %
   

11. GIMP

1 %
   
 

Up to 1 % of the votes each: FastStone Image Viewer, XnView, Mediachance PhotoBrush, MGI Photo Suite, Fireworks, Corel Painter, PhotoExpress.

 
Total of votes: 800

 

Enhancing Time Poll
conducted in August 2006

How much time do you usually spend on correcting and enhancing one digital photo?
 
1. 5 minutes
21 %
   
2. 30 minutes
16 %
   
3. 15 minutes
13 %
   
4. 2 minutes
10 %
   
4. 10 minutes
10 %
   
 
6. 2 hours
7 %
   
7. 1 hour
6 %
   
8. 45 Minutes
5 %
   
9. 4 hours
4 %
   
10. More than a day
3 %
   
11. 1 minute
2 %
   
 

12. No time. I leave my photos as they are.

1 %
   
12. Less than 1 minute.
1 %
   
14. 8 hours
1 %
   

Summary:
Up to 1 minute: 4%
2 to 5 minutes: 31%
10 to 30 minutes: 39%
45 minutes to four hours: 22 %
8 hours or more: 4%

 
 
Total of votes: 320

 

Print Size Poll
conducted in July 2006

At what size do you usually print your photos or images?
 
1. 8 x 12 inch, 20 x 30 cm
41 %
   
2. 4 x 6 inch, 10 x 15 cm
26 %
   
3. 12 x 18 inch, 30 x 45 cm
11 %
   
 
4. 5 x 7.5 inch, 13 x 19 cm
8 %
   
5. 6 x 9 inch, 15 x 23 cm
6 %
   
6. 3.5 x 5 inch, 9 x 13 cm
3 %
   
 
7. 20 x 30 inch, 50 x 75 cm
2 %
   
8. 24 x 36 inch, 60 x 90 cm
1 %
   
8. Smaller than 3.5 x 5 inch or 9 x 13 cm
1 %
   
8. Larger than 24 x 36 inch or 60 x 90 cm
1 %
   
 
Total of votes: 320

 

B/W Conversion Poll
conducted in June 2006

Which is your favorite plugin or tool for B/W conversion?
 
1. Photoshop's Channel Mixer
25 %
  
 
2. Other
12 %
  
3. Paint Shop Pro's Channel Mixer
11 %
  
3. virtualPhotographer
11 %
  
 
5. The Imaging Factory Convert to B/W
7 %
  
6. nik Color Efex
6 %
  
6. Powerretouche B/W Studio
6 %
  
 
8. Photo-Plugins B/W Conversion
4 %
  
9. Cybia Works/Fotomatic
3 %
  
10. Alienskin Exposure
3 %
  

11. Xero Plugins

2 %
  
12. PhotoFreebies/Harry's Filters
2 %
  
12. Simple Filters
2 %
  
14. Auto FX MTTC
2 %
  
15. SilverOxide
1 %
  
16. DFT 55mm/Digital Film Lab
1 %
  
16. ChromaSoftware IR Film
1 %
  
 
Total of votes: 305

 

Freeware Image Application Poll
conducted in May 2006

Which is your favorite freeware image editing application?
 
1. IrfanView
36 %
  
 
2. Picassa
16 %
  
3. GIMP
14 %
  
4. Other
11 %
  
 
5. FastStone Image Viewer
7 %
  
6. XnView
4 %
  
7. PhotoPlus
3 %
  
 

1% of the votes each: Vicman's Photo Editor, Ultimate Paint / FX, Studioline Photo Basic, Paint .NET, Image Analyzer, ImageN, Photobie, Satori Photo XL

 
Total of votes: 336

 

Plugin Opinion Poll
conducted in April 2006

Which statements represent your opinion about Photoshop-compatible plugins best?
 
Positive:
1. Plugins let me do things that I wouldn't be able to do without them.
19.9 %
  
2. Plugins give me new creative ideas.
18.8 %
  
3. It is fun to play with plugins.
18.6 %
  
4. Plugins help me to save time.
16.1 %
  
5. Plugins increase the quality of my images.
15.8 %
  
 
Negative:
1. I often don't need plugins, because I can do the same things in my image applications alone.
4.3 %
  
2. Plugins keep me from learning to use my image applications better.
3.4 %
  
3. Learning to use plugins requires too much time.
2.3 %
  
4. I can't achieve better results with plugins.
0.6 %
  
5. Plugins keep me from having new ideas.
0.2 %
  
 
Total of votes: 957

 



Commercial Plugins Poll

conducted in March 2006

How many of the Photoshop plugins that you regularly use are commercial?
 
0% - I only use freeware
41 %
  
 
10%
12 %
  
20%
6 %
  
30%
5 %
  
 
40%
3 %
  
50%
8 %
  
60%
4 %
  
 
70%
3 %
  
80%
5 %
  
90%
6 %
  
 

100% - I only use commercial plugins

5 %
  
 
I don't use any Photoshop plugins at all
2 %
  
 

Summary:
No Plugins At All: 2%
Only Freeware Plugins: 41 %
Only A Few Commercial Plugins: 23%
Free As Well As Commercial Plugins Equaly: 15%
More Commercial Than Freeware Plugins: 14%
Only Commercial Plugins: 5%

 
Total of votes: 305

 

 


Photo Subjects Poll

conducted in February 2006

Which subjects do you like to photograph the most?
 
1. Landscape
316
  
2. Flowers
211
  
 
3. Animals
157
  
4. People
128
  
5. Light Phenomenons (Sunset, Fireworks, Lights)
120
  
6. Family & Friends
117
  
7. Architecture
109
  
 
8. Small Objects (Macro)
83
  
9. Women
82
  
10. Portraits
80
  
11. Children
68
  
12. Night Scenes
61
  
13. Still Life or Abstract Details
59
  
13. Textures & Patterns
59
  
15. Events (Sport, Shows, Weddings)
52
  
16. Other
42
  
 
17. Technological Themes
26
  
18. Underwater
17
  
19. Astronomical Objects
16
  

20. Men

15
  
 
Total of votes: 1818

 

 

Image Viewer Poll
conducted in December/January 2005/2006

Which is your favorite image viewer?
 
1. IrfanView
29 %
  
2. ACDSee
18 %
  
3. Other
13 %
  
 
4. Paint Shop Pro Browser
8 %
  
5. Photoshop 7/CS File Browser
6 %
  
6. Adobe Bridge
6 %
  
7. XnView
6 %
  
 
8. iView
4 %
  
9. Thumbs Plus
3 %
  
10. Photoshop Album
2 %
  
 
Total of votes: 592

 

 

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