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Poll Results 2012


This page shows the results of polls on various topics that were conducted on this web site. 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.

 
Photoshop / Photoshop Elements Poll
conducted in December 2012


Which versions of Photoshop and Photoshop Elements do you use under Windows and MacOS?
 
Photoshop for Windows (260 votes):
1. Photoshop CS6
36.2%
   
2. Photoshop CS5
27.7%
   
3. Photoshop CS3
10.8%
   
4. Photoshop 7
7.7%
   
5. Photoshop CS4
6.5%
   
6. Photoshop CS2
5.4%
   
7. Photoshop 6 or older
3.1%
   
8. Photoshop CS
2.7%
   
 
Photoshop Elements for Windows (126 votes):
1. Photoshop Elements 10
26.9%
   
2. Photoshop Elements 11
23.8%
   
3. Photoshop Elements 9
15.9%
   
4. Photoshop Elements 8
7.9%
   
5. Photoshop Elements 7
6.3%
   
    Photoshop Elements 6
6.3%
   
6. Photoshop Elements 5
3.9%
   
    Photoshop Elements 4
3.9%
   
7. Photoshop Elements 2
3.2%
   
8. Photoshop Elements 3
0.8%
   
    Photoshop Elements 1
0.8%
   
 
Photoshop for MacOS (44 votes):

1. Photoshop CS6

43.2%
   

2. Photoshop CS5

38.6%
   

3. Photoshop CS4

9.1%
   
    Photoshop CS3
9.1%
   

4. Photoshop CS2
    Photoshop CS

    Photoshop 7
    Photoshop 6 and older

0%
 
 
Photoshop Elements for MacOS (18 votes):

1. Photoshop Elements 11

38.9%
   

2. Photoshop Elements 9

27.8%
   

3. Photoshop Elements 10

16.7%
   
4. Photoshop Elements 6
11.1%
   

5. Photoshop Elements 7

5.5%
   

6. Photoshop Elements 8
    Photoshop Elements 4
    Photoshop Elements 3
    Photoshop Elements 2
    Photoshop Elements 1

0%
 
 
Total of votes: 448

 

 
Plugin Purpose Poll
conducted in September/October 2012

For what purpose do you use Photoshop Plugins?
 
1. Creative Expression:
Producing artistic images for their own sake
41.7%
  
2. Personal:
Using images for personal matters
32.8%
  
3. Commercial:
Creating or improving images for earning money with them
10%
  
 
4. Journalistic:
Enhancing images for documenting something
4.7%
  
5. Other
4.4%
  
6. Educational:
Editing images for teaching purposes
3.8%
  
7. Scientific/Technical:
Processing images with the aim of gathering information
2.3%
  
 
Total of votes: 338

 

 
Plugins Company Poll 2
conducted in July 2012

From which companies have you purchased a Photoshop plugin (or its upgrade) during the last three years?
 
1. Topaz Labs
10.6%
  
    OnOne Software
10.6%
  
2. nik Software
8.3%
  
3. The Plugin Site
5.3%
  
4. Alienskin
4.5%
  
    HDRSoft (Photomatix)
4.5%
  
5. Akvis
3.9%
  
 

6. FilterForge

3.2%
  

    Flaming Pear

3.2%
  

    Redfield Plugins

3.2%
  
 

7. Imagenomic

2.8%
  
8. AutoFX
2.8%
  
    Corel
2.8%
  
9. Portrait Professional
2.4%
  
    Mehdi Plugins
2.4%
  
10. Neat Image
1.9%
  
 
 
 

1.5% and below:

Tiffen 1.5%, Lucis Art 1.3%, Red Giant Software 1.3%, DxO Labs 1.3%, PixelGenius 1.1%, Postworkshop 1.1%, Richard Rosenman 1.1%, DFT (Digital Film Tools) 1.1%,
Digital Anarchy 1.1%, Andromeda 1.1%, FocusMagic 0.9%, Fred Miranda 0.9%, GraphicXtras 0.9%, Human Software 0.9%, PictoColor 0.9%, Picture Code (Noise Ninja) 0.9%, FixerLabs 0.9%, AV Bros 0.9%, Cybia 0.7%, Xero Graphics 0.7%, <Other> 0.7%, Alpha Plugins 0.6%, Mediachance 0.6%, Van Der Lee 0.6%, PowerRetouche 0.6%, Panopticum 0.6%, BenVista 0.6%, Fantastic Machines 0.6%,
EPaperPress (PTLens) 0.4%, I C Net 0.4%, namesuppressed 0.4%, Lokas 0.2%, Imageskill 0.2%

 
Total of votes: 529

 

 
Plugin UI Poll
conducted in July 2012

What user interface do you prefer for Photoshop plugins?
 
1. A dark gray or black user interface
33%
  
2. A standard Windows/Mac user interface
19%
  
3. Similar to the host application
14%
  
4. A mid gray user interface
13%
  
 
5. I do not care
10%
  
6. A light gray user interface
6%
  
7. It depends ...
5%
  

8. A colored user interface (blue, green, red etc.)

1%
  
 
Total of votes: 277

 

 
Plugins Company Poll
conducted in June 2012

Photoshop plugins of which companies do you regularly use?
 
1. Topaz Labs
11.46%
  
2. nik Software
9.73%
  
3. OnOne Software
8.82%
  
4. The Plugin Site
7.83%
  
5. Alienskin
6.43%
  
 

6. Flaming Pear

5.03%
  
 

7. Redfield Plugins

3.87%
  
8. AutoFX
3.79%
  
9. Xero Graphics
3.3%
  
10. Akvis
2.89%
  
11. Mehdi Plugins
2.72%
  
12. Corel
2.64%
  
13. <Other>
2.31%
  
14. FilterForge
2.23%
  

15. Richard Rosenman

2.14%
  
 
16. Imagenomic
1.98%
  
17. Cybia
1.65%
  
18. Andromeda
1.48%
  
19. Tiffen
1.32%
  
      DxO Labs
1.32%
  
20. PixelGenius
1.15%
  
      Van Der Lee
1.15%
  
 
 

Below 1%:

I C Net 0.99% (12 votes), Neat Image 0.99% (12 votes), EPaperPress 0.91% (11 votes), AV Bros 0.91% (11 votes), Lucis Art 0.91% (11 votes), Fred Miranda 0.82% (10 votes), Fantastic Machines 0.82% (10 votes), Red Giant Software 0.66% (8 votes), Mediachance 0.66% (8 votes), FocusMagic 0.66% (8 votes), DFT (Digital Film Tools) 0.58% (7 votes), Imageskill 0.58% (7 votes), Digital Anarchy 0.58% (7 votes), FixerLabs 0.49% (6 votes), Human Software 0.49% (6 votes), Panopticum 0.49% (6 votes), PictoColor 0.49% (6 votes), Picture Code 0.49% (6 votes), PowerRetouche 0.41% (5 votes), namesuppressed 0.41% (5 votes), GraphicXtras 0.41% (5 votes), Alpha Plugins 0.33% (4 votes), BenVista 0.33% (4 votes), Kodak ASF 0.16% (2 votes), Two Pilots 0.16% (2 votes), Frischluft 0% (0 votes), Outbackphoto 0% (0 votes).

 
Total of votes: 1200+

 

 
Screen SizePoll
conducted in April/May 2012

What is the pixel size of the screen that you use for image processing?
 
800x600
3%
  
1024x600
1%
  
1024x768
8%
  
1152x864
0.4%
  
 
1280x720
1%
  

1280x768

0.4%
  
1280x800
1%
  
1280x960
1%
  
1280x1024
8%
  
1366x768
3%
  
1440x900
3%
  
1600x900
2%
  
1600x1200
5%
  
1680x1050
13%
  
 

1920x1080

23%
  
1920x1200
20%
  
2560x1440
5%
  
3840x2160
1%
  
 
Other
0.4%
  
 
Total of votes: 229



Application Plugins Poll
conducted in February/March 2012

For which application(s) are you interested in buying plugins and add-ons?
 
1. Photoshop
25%
  
 
2. Paint Shop Pro
13%
  
3. Photoshop Elements
11%
  
4. Lightroom
8%
  
 
5. GIMP
5%
  

6. Photo Filtre

4%
  
6. Irfan View
4%
  
7. XnView
3%
  
7. Bibble/After Shot Pro
3%
  
8. Paint.NET
3%
  
8. Painter
3%
  
9. Photo-Paint
3%
  
10. Other
3%
  
 
11. Aperture
2%
  

11. ACDSee

2%
  
12. Nikon Capture
2%
  
13. PhotoPlus
2%
  
14. PhotoImpact
2%
  
15. Photoline
1%
  
15. iPhoto
1%
  
 
Total of votes: 660



Mobile Poll
conducted in February/March 2012

Do you edit photos on a mobile device?
 
1. No, and I am not interested in doing that in future.
54%
  
2. No, I do not do that, but may do in future.
30%
  
3. Yes, from time to time.
11%
  
4. Yes, I do that often.
5%
  
 
Total of votes: 131

 

Photo Format Poll
conducted in December/Januray 2012

In what format(s) do you usually shoot digital photos?
 
1. RAW
45%
  
2. JPEG
30%
  
3. JPEG and RAW
21%
  
 
4. DNG
2%
  
5. I don´t know
1%
  

6. JPEG and DNG

0.3%
  
 
Total of votes: 277

 

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