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Poll Results 2010


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.

 
RAW Converter Poll
conducted in November/December 2010

Which is your favorite RAW Converter?
1. Photoshop (Camera Raw)
34 %
  
2. Lightroom
17 %
  
 
3. Photoshop Elements (Camera Raw)
6.4 %
  
4. Paint Shop Pro
6 %
  
5. Other
4.3 %
  
 
6. Nikon Capture (NX)
4.1 %
  
6. CaptureOne
4.1 %
  
7. DxO Optics
4 %
  
8. Aperture
3.2 %
  
9. Raw Therapee
3 %
  
10. Silkypix Developer Studio
2.5 %
  
11. Bibble
2 %
  
 
11. Pixmantec RawShooter
1.2 %
  
12. Photo-Paint
1 %
  
13. Breeze Browser
0.5 %
  
14. LightZone
0.3 %
  

14. Lightbox/Sagelight

0.3 %
  

14. RAW Developer

0.3 %
  
 
Total of votes: 561

 

 
Lightroom/Photoshop Poll
conducted in September/October 2010

Do you use Lightroom as well as Photoshop for processing your photos?
 
I only use Photoshop
51 %
  
I mainly use Photoshop and occasionally Lightroom.
12 %
  
I use Photoshop and Lightroom evenly.
20 %
  
I mainly use Lightroom and occasionally Photoshop.
15 %
  
I only use Lightroom.
3 %
  
 
Total of votes: 360

 

 
Masking Tool Poll
conducted in July/August 2010

Which is your favorite masking tool?
1. Photoshop
42 %
  
2. Paint Shop Pro
15 %
  
 
3. Topaz Remask
7.2 %
  
4. Photoshop Elements
7 %
  
5. OnOne Mask Pro
6.1 %
  
6. Photoshop's Extract plugin
6 %
  
7. AKVIS SmartMask
5 %
  
8. Vertus Fluid Mask
4 %
  
9. Corel Knock Out
3 %
  
9. Other
3 %
  
 
10. DFT EZ Mask / Power Mask
1.4 %
  
11. ImageSkill Background Remover
0.7 %
  
12. GrowCut
0.5 %
  
13. GML Matting
0.2 %
  
 
Total of votes: 415

 

Essential Features Poll
conducted in May/June 2010

Which of the following features do you consider essential for filter plugins?
 
1. Before/after split preview options
151 votes
  
2. Resizable window and preview
133 votes
  
3. Descriptive tool tips or help box
129 votes
  
4. Brush tool for selectively applying the effects
120 votes
  
5. Option for applying the effect to a new layer
119 votes
  
6. Saving and opening presets
116 votes
  

6. Multiple Undo steps

116 votes
  
7. Simple as well as advanced modes
115 votes
  

8. Detailed manual

101 votes
  

9. Many step by step tutorials

97 votes
  

10. Support for layer masks

96 votes
  
 

11. Video tutorials

78 votes
  

12. Ability to use as a smart filter

76 votes
  

13. 200% and higher preview zoom

74 votes
  

14. Support for transparency / alpha channel

70 votes
  

15. Tab sheets if there are many controls

62 votes
  

16. Navigator box

62 votes
  

17. Histogram display

55 votes
  

18. Scripting support for recording settings in actions/scripts

47 votes
  

19. Displaying many controls without tab sheets for fast access

43 votes
  
 
Total of votes: 1850

 

 
Free Plugin Developers Poll
conducted in March/April 2010

From which companies or developers do you regularly use freeware plugins?
1. The Plugin Site (137 votes)
14.5 %
  
 
2. Xero Graphics (90 votes)
9.5 %
  
3. Flaming Pear (86 votes)
9.1 %
  
4. Redfield (80 votes)
8.5 %
  
5. Mehdi (75 votes)
8.0 %
  
 
6. Auto FX (61 votes)
6.5 %
  
7. Richard Rosenman (59 votes)
6.2 %
  
8. Optik Verve Labs (55 votes)
5.8 %
  
9. FilterForge (54 votes)
5.7 %
  
10. 8bf / Jim Clatfelter (48 votes)
5.1 %
  
10. Cybia (48 votes)
5.1 %
  
 
11. Van Der Lee (41 votes)
4.3 %
  
11. OnOne Software (41 votes)
4.3 %
  
12. Mura (40 votes)
4.2 %
  
13. Fantastic Machines (38 votes)
4.0 %
  
 
14. Photo-Plugins / George Fournaris (31 votes)
3.3 %
  

15. Imageskill (28 votes)

3.0 %
  

16. Red Paw Media (22 votes)

2.3 %
  
16. AmphiSoft (22 votes)
2.3 %
  
17. MV / Martin Vicanek (20 votes)
2.1 %
  
 
Total of votes: 942

 

 
Commercial Plugin Company Poll
conducted in January/February 2010

From which companies do you own commercial plugins?
 
1. Nik Software (206 votes)
9.7 %
  
2. Alienskin (199 votes)
9.4 %
  
3. The Plugin Site (178 votes)
8.4 %
  
4. OnOne Software (167 votes)
7.8 %
  
 
5. Flaming Pear (155 votes)
7.3 %
  
6. Auto FX (150 votes)
7.0 %
  

7. Other (142 votes)

6.7 %
  
8. Topaz Labs (140 votes)
6.6 %
  
 

9. Imagenomic (99 votes)

4.6 %
  

10. Andromeda (85 votes)

4.0 %
  

11. Kodak/AFS (83 votes)

3.9 %
  

12. Tiffen / Digital Film Tools (72 votes)

3.4 %
  

13. Fred Miranda (70 votes)

3.3 %
  
 

14. Digital Anarchy (64 votes)

3.0 %
  

15. Pixel Genius (58 votes)

2.7 %
  

16. PowerRetouche (54 votes)

2.5 %
  

17. Human Software (53 votes)

2.5 %
  

18. Fixer Labs (52 votes)

2.4 %
  

19. BenVista (50 votes)

2.3 %
  

20. PictoColor (49 votes)

2.3 %
  
 
Total of votes: 2126

 

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