I have bgeen noticing over the last year or so since I have subscribed to pop photo that there has been no discussion of corel. Admittedly I sometimes don't read the mag from cover to cover so I could have missed it, but I don't think so.
There seems to be a lot on the adobe product in pop photo, but nothing on Corel products.
The reason I ask is that I have a rather older version of the Corel Draw Graphics suite which has their photopaint product. I got this because my employer had a site license for it that allowed us to use it at home. When I retired I purchased coreldraw 10 graphics. I have used it for years and comfortable using it. I purchased a table, and corel photo shop x 3 came with it. I am not as proficient with it as I am the other version.
So having said that, and thinking about the adobe product, are they not virtually the same product, meaning they both edit photos but with different tool names? I am trying to make a decision to upgrade corelgraphics 10 to I belive it's X4 or bite a serious bullet and buy adobe creatived suite. Admittedly both adobe and corel suites may have a lot of stuff I won't use.
What do you folks think are the advantages and disadavantages of both progerams, and is there something as good for almost as good for less money.
I have not used Corel's Photo Paint. I HAVE used Paint Shop Pro. A few years ago I went to PS Elements and I have never looked back. PSP and Elements are both VERY capable photo editing tools. Each has its own strengths and weaknesses. The reason I stick with Elements is because I can always get answers to questions MUCH faster. Besides, someday, when I grow up I want to work more with Photoshop CS# and the command set for Elements is virtually the same so will will not have to re-learn the strokes, tool names, drop-down locations, etc., to put it to use. Elements is usually about the same price as PSP--not sure about the price of Photo Paint.
well there is a bit of difference in how the systems work...
Not PSP vs Photoshop; rather the drawing programs (Draw, Illustrator) versus the image editors (PSP; PS)
that may be where you are running aground. the drawing system works with vector graphics and the editors work on raster images.
Integrating elements from one into the workflow of the other is the topic of many seminars.
If you have Paint Shop Pro, use that because the Corel terminolgy will be familiar.
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Photography is not about how much camera you bring to the shoot.
so far I'm only using Photoshop, so I could not compare and give you advice on both two
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I have both,PSP X2 and PSE 2 (old,I know). I use PSP 99% of the time,I am use to the way it works but PSE has a couple features that I think work better than PSP.
A young lady I know got PSE 6 last year and doesn't really know how to use,so I thought about playing with mine so I can help her.Even though I'm not that good, she is amazed at how I can clone things out. Not hard once you do it a few times.
If I need help with PSP, like anything else, there is a forum for Corel programs.
You're asking about Creative Suite. The CS series, either Photoshop CS5 or the whole suite mostly has advantages over Paint Shop Pro and Photoshop Elements in terms of professional features. I don't mean professional in terms of quality. I mean professional in terms of tools that make a professionals work flow more efficient or that are only necessary for very high end uses. I'm sure there are comparisons out there that can be more specific. Most amateur photographers will never outgrow PSP or Elements.
The Adobe products have a much larger market share so the magazines definitely cater to them, for better or worse. I guess most of the people at the level where they are getting hired to write for magazines are using Photoshop.
I know adobe has a much broader following. But corel isn't going anywhere! I think their lates version is X4. If it was dying out it would not be upgraded for the new platforms.
The corel photopaint product also has professional level tools. I don't know if they are comprable tp paint shop or not. That is the heart of my question.