Photoshop or Corel

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  1. Mrs.Albert77

    Mrs.Albert77 TPF Noob!

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    I've used both. Found things I like and dislike about them.

    What do you use to edit your photos, and why did you choose that instead of the other programs?
     
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    bhop No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Photoshop. I use it because i've been using it for 15 years and already have it on my computer.
     
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    Corel PaintShop Pro X2 is better than Photoshop Elements but not as detailed and complete as Photoshop C3. However as a $100 program Corel woud hardly be expected to match a $700 + program such as Photoshop C3.

    Bottom line is that it will be easier for some to learn and handle Corel PaintShop Pro X2 than Photoshop and the results will be better than with Photoshop Elements.

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    I use The Gimp, because it's free XD. But if I was to go pro and needed a good image editing app, then I'd probably go with Photoshop. I dunno, it just seems easier to use and PS seems to be the standard image editor. I might get Paint Shop Pro if anything particularly sticks out that blasts PS out of the water. (that's the second time I've said that in 10 posts, I really should stop :D)
     
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    hmmm...thanks for the feedback.

    I really love the PS C3, but it's a bit steep for me price wise for now. I used the free download, and also used it in a studio that I use to work for. So, what I'm trying to say is that I'm not worried about the complexity.
    One thing I haven't been able to figure out with Corel (probably b/c I've only used it once most recently) is, does it allow you to make the pic B&W and then bring back the color like the PS C3 does? I know to do that with the PS C3 I would use the history tool, but I don't think Elements, or Corel has a history tool...unless it's been cleverly hiding from me.

    Thanks in advance for any info! :wink:
     
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    Paint Shop Pro
     
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    I'm not sure I understand this. If you save your work with another file name, you should still have the original, no?
     
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    Hmm.. I guess a simple "Undo" would get your image back to colour. I'm not sure what the history tool exactly does, though.
     
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    Photoshop only has one "undo" The history palette lets you move back and forth between your work history while the file is open.. so in a sense it's multiple undos, or you can go back to the very beginning before you changed anything. You can set the number of undos. I have mine set for 20 for example, so that's 20 steps backwards I could go compared to the one "command+Z = Undo"
     
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    Aperture 2.0 (note avatar)....very good organizational and editing capabilities.....
     
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    Corel Paint Shop Pro has a history tool in the Palettes pull down menu section.

    skieur
     
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    I got Paint Shop Pro because it was cheaper and, at the time, I didn't intend to get very ambitious with my photos. I've never used Photoshop so I have no basis for comparison. It's not often that I read about doing something with Photoshop, though, that I can't do with the Corel program.
     

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