the best programme for images

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I havent used many programmes for making images, titles, sigs and buttons. But i have used Adobe Photoshop 7 and i must say it is very very good.

anyway wat i am wondering is photoshop the best?
are there better programmes?

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You're right Photoshop is great, but For web images I prefer Fireworks
It works much easier and faster, and integrates very well with Dreamweaver.

http://www.macromedia.com/software/fireworks/

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How is fireworks optimization in comparisson to photoshop? Nearly equal?
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The Gimp is great to use, hugely functional and best of all it's free.
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I dont think anything is "The best". Its all a matter of opinion.
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which one is easier photoshop or fireworks??

because i went into photoshop and found it very easy.
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I would say Photoshop..
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I second photoshop = easy.
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Photoshop can be easy for simple things that are automated, but as I have been learning in my Photoshop CS course, its is a VERY powerful tool if your willing to delve a little deeper.

PS never fails to amaze me some of the fantastic things you can do with it.

Like someone else said, its all a matter of personal opinion, before using PS I used to use Ulead PhotoImpact and I thought that was pretty good.
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Like musik says, Photoshop (or pretty much any graphics program) is as EASY or as DIFFICULT as you want it to be.

It's EASY in pretty much any graphics application to crop, resize, apply an unsharp mask, and save out as a JPG.

It's not so easy to perform advanced layering techniques, record actions (or "macros") to be able to easily reproduce a technique again in the future, and many many many other things, regardless of software unless you work hard at it and practise.

I wouldn't necessarily say that it's opinion that determines which is easiest. It's opinion that determines what somebody will recommend, based on their own experiences.

But, what is easy for one person may be extremely difficult for another, and vice versa.
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For mass-updating of graphics, I'm beginning to feel that all of the graphics packages (ps, paintshop, photoimpact) are all extremely slow in comparrison to running imagemagick from a command prompt. With one well-written line of code you can edit, resize, optimize, add watermarks to, etc to hundreds or even thousands of images in seconds. In photoshop, even with a action set up perfectly, this seems like it would take forever. But isn't there a drag-and-drop automation way using photoshop to do the same type thing? I haven't figured it out yet if it IS possible.

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gsv2com wrote:
But isn't there a drag-and-drop automation way using photoshop to do the same type thing? I haven't figured it out yet if it IS possible.


You bet there is, its called a "Droplet" to create one you go to File > Automate > Create Droplet

You can save it anywhere you want, its basically an .exe program that you can drag images onto and it will do the same as the Actions tool does except you can also send them to other people to use as well.


(For anyone who wants to know how to do Actions I posted a bit of a tutorial here: http://www.ozzu.com/sutra34155.html&hig ... atch#34155

It basically goes the same for anything you want to do to multiple images.)

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I'll have to look into that. I guess since I'm more of a coder, I found imagemagick to be my medium of choice than the visual atmosphere of photoshop. Maybe that's why IM was easier for me, but I'll definitely take a look. How many graphics can it handle without crashing the computer? Have you ever done more than a couple hundred at a time? Can it handle that? PS is a little memory intensive.
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thanks for your feedbacks......and i will go wat i think.
i will go ahead and get photoshop only because i already no a bit about it and i have used it before at a friends house before.

thanks again.

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