posted on Jul, 25 2005 @ 09:47 PM
Photoshop is currently US$1,199.00, based on the price I doubt alot of people that have intricate avatars and are self-proclaimed "Photoshop
experts" are using a real copy, they'll be insane to buy a real copy. It's not really that worth it trust me. You can buy another program that is
just as good, if not better than photoshop.
PhotoImpression $49.99 - Just as many features as photoshop, and easier to use. I find it quite useful. No .gif format though. Recommended for most
people, fun to use, free with Epson scanners.
Corel PaintShop / Corel PhotoPrint $59.00 - Runs circles around Photoshop, takes some skill but can create far more intricate images than Photoshop
can. Supports animations; GIF, AVIs, MPEGS, MOV, etc. All in one package, Photoshop requires more software afterward to do this, saves even more money
to get Corel PaintShop rather than Photoshop.
Photoshop is over-rated, have it on a work computer, dosen't do half the stuff I want it to do.
[edit on 7/25/2005 by GoldEagle]