posted on Feb, 3 2013 @ 01:01 AM
I have seen this going on for some time, not only on this site but others including in the recent White House Picture release. I know I work with the
programs all the time and I know that its not all "Photoshop". "Photoshop" seems to have taken on a universal meaning and it just seems to bother
me. Just as "Kleenex" is not the only facial tissue but a name of a single brand, so too is "Photoshop".
"Photoshop" is an Image Editing Program. So is "Gimp", "Paintshop Pro", "Photo Pros II", "Paint", etc., etc., etc.. Simply because an image
is edited, manipulated, sized or cropped does not make it a work of "Photoshop". I realize that it is fairly popular among businesses and other
users but it is far from the only one. In fact, depending on which Top Ten list of image editing software you choose to look at "Photoshop" may not
even be on the list at all, much less in the number on slot.
Also, as stated above "Photoshop" is an Image Editing Program and it does just that, it edits images. It does not edit video. Therefore, a video can
not be "Photoshopped". As "Photoshop" is an "Adobe" product I will let you know the video editing program by "Adobe" is called "Premiere
Video Editing Software". It could be "Premier Elements" but it is not "Photoshop". Just as there are many image editing programs out there there
are many video editing programs as well.
Another thing, most for the work done in videos especially when it comes to UFOs, explosions, gun fires, Light sabers, etc. is not even done in
"Premier" it is done in "After Effects" which is another "Adobe" product. And you might have guessed there are many programs out there that edit
in special effects.
I realize that many of you may not know the names of the different programs and I would not expect you all to but can we please call them what they
are and not a universal brand name? Image Editor/Image Editing Program, Video editor/Video Editing Program, Special Effects Editor.
or not, It's just me asking.