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Author Topic: recommendations for web graphic and photo software  (Read 4058 times)

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recommendations for web graphic and photo software
« on: October 16, 2006, 11:38:03 AM »
Graphic design is not my forte and i have struggled to find good graphic design software that met my photo AND web graphic needs.

I currently use Paint Shop Pro X and have found it more than adequate for my photo needs. I like the Learning Center which has made it easy to learn about all the various tools.  Two things I have not liked. First, while they did a great job creating a learning center for touching up photographs, they did not do the same for web graphics.  Second, the current release of version 11: Paint Shop Pro PHOTO XI pretty much tells me that Corel has chosen the photo path for this and future versions of paint shop pro.  That is fine though were does that leave the web graphics creator?  Plus I have read that XI is quite bloated.

I know in reading the forum that there are several users of Xara.  I have come across mentions of ACDSEE, Pixel32, PhotoFiltre, plus a slew of others. So fellow DCers, what do you recommended for photo software? what do you recommend for web graphic software? and why?  I am looking for recommendations that would also be suitable for someone with beginning to intermediate skills when it comes to graphic stuff.

Any recommendations for good photo/web graphic tutorials would be helpful too.

Thanks in advance.
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« Last Edit: October 16, 2006, 11:45:32 AM by pfflyer »

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Re: recommendations for web graphic and photo software
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2006, 03:52:26 PM »
Unfortunately the market for simple, effective, easy-to-use photo and web graphics tools is becoming muddier and muddier, and generally more expensive too. Once upon a time I'd heartily recommend JASC PaintShop, but now that it's been bought by Corel, well you can see where they're taking it. Make everything more "full-featured", but to the point where it justifies its own app, then split it off and make more money from it. Nevermind those people who were fine with the old level of functionality and just want a few improvements.

Anyway Xara does seem to be a very well-respected "all-in-one" tool for this kind of stuff and its price is reasonable. For free tools I'd recommend Photofiltre (easy to use and fairly full-featured) or Paint.NET (especially the alphas of 3 - or wait until final if you can). There are lots of other free alternatives but I find those two to be most easy to use and intuitive.

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Re: recommendations for web graphic and photo software
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2006, 06:23:43 AM »
Tons of PSP tutorials here:  http://www.pspug.org...ywords/keywd-a.shtml

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Re: recommendations for web graphic and photo software
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2007, 10:17:12 AM »
can anybody please tell me how can crack the Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo XI. i have downloaded the program trial and i ask u how can i make it full!!!

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Re: recommendations for web graphic and photo software
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2007, 11:04:49 AM »
can anybody please tell me how can crack the Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo XI. i have downloaded the program trial and i ask u how can i make it full!!!

Hi chris_G20, you can def make it full by visiting the product page of Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo XI and click "Buy Now".  :)

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Re: recommendations for web graphic and photo software
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2007, 03:38:03 PM »
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can anybody please tell me how can crack the Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo XI. i have downloaded the program trial and i ask u how can i make it full!!!

Speaking in an unofficial capacity, and in hopes that I am not out of bounds here, Donationcoder.com neither endorses nor condones hacks, cracks, warez, and serialz. This is not an appropriate forum to be asking this question. Wordzilla's advice is excellent - buy a registration code! PSP X can be found for less than $30 and was recently being offered FREE in the States courtesy of a mail in rebate (pay $30 and get a mail in rebate for $30 type of offer).
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Re: recommendations for web graphic and photo software
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2007, 05:59:20 PM »
ok dudes..don't mind..i don;t give a fuck for this forum...& BB :down:

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Re: recommendations for web graphic and photo software
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2007, 06:50:39 PM »
Aah... we're really going to miss you...
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Re: recommendations for web graphic and photo software
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2007, 05:05:56 PM »
Xara is a nice tool but to me it's more of a vector program - the photo bits are quite weak.

I use photo impact quite a lot, the photo manipulation is very strong but it also has pretty good drawing/vectory tools - of course nothing like what xara has, but not bad for buttons etc.

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Re: recommendations for web graphic and photo software
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2007, 06:17:31 PM »
Recommended Programs (I use and like them) :

All software I listed above is Freeware.

--A note to chris_G20: Cracking is illegal and if Corel finds out, you could be arrested and/or fined. Buy the program or find an alternative.

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