PSP9 and PSPX vs. older PSPs? 10 replies

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LaughingCheese

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#1 12 years ago

Ok, so it seems like a lot of us use Paint Shop Pro for build buttons and sprites, etc (wireframes?).

I've been hearing that people don't like PSP since it's been bought by Corel? Is this true?

I don't know enough about Corel to understand why people wouldn't like them; is it just like the average Microsoft r or have they really made this program bad?

The only thing that concerns me is if they took out any vital functionality.

If not, then I don't care who it's by.

Also, I read an article that said the Gimp, PSP(x verision) and Photoshop have pretty much the same functionality (just Photoshop is easier to use)?

Is this true?

I'm sure I can make sprites with the Gimp, and I don't think build buttons or wireframes would be too difficult. I have a new book about the Gimp that I can read to learn it.

I just want to know if I really need PSP or Photoshop...

Oh, and if I need Photoshop, what does Photoshop Pro (or whatever they call it) have that the Elements version doesn't? More advanced functionality that I probably won't ever use?

Thanks,

LC




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#2 12 years ago

Eh, photoshop is up there in the price, just so you know. I like it, it's easy to use, and it's the only thing I have ever used. (I see no need to chance) I got started in photoshop, and I will end there also.

Im sure that all you would need is GIMP, just save them as the approprate file, .tga, and .bmp, and you should be fine. If GIMP does not have TGA, then yeah, you might need PSP.




LaughingCheese

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#3 12 years ago

I don't think image file types are the issue with Gimp..

I was just wondering about the Elements version of PS. It's like $100, vs. PS Standard is like $650.

If all I need are the Elements versions, if the standard packages are simply bloaded, then I could get PS and Premeire in a bundle for like $150.

But yes, I think Gimp can do all these..




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#4 12 years ago

Basicially most people don't like Corel since they brought wordperfect and then screwed it up, letting microsoft bring office in as THE office suite.

Having used all of them, I know Photoshop is the best image package out there. Even experianced users don't know all of photoshops features which are quite amazing when you know how to use them.

For most people though, GIMP or PSP are plenty good enough. GIMP is good on features but if you have used photoshop the interface gets annoying, but thats not an issue if your just starting out. Having used PSP at work I know its not as good as even GIMP, indeed when I only had PSP available I ditched it and downloaded GIMPshop, which gives you GIMP in a photoshop like GUI to make it easier to use.

I don't know whats been cut out of PS Elements, do you have a side by side feature list to compare to photoshop?




Lord_Trekie

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#5 12 years ago

I have been using PaintShopPro 9 for about 6 months now, by "using" I mean photo editing and photo manipulation. I recently got Photoshop CS2, and while I like, it I haven't figured out enough about it to make it a replacement for PSP9.




LaughingCheese

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#6 12 years ago
I don't know whats been cut out of PS Elements, do you have a side by side feature list to compare to photoshop?

That's what I'm trying to find...:(

So basically you're saying Gimp has more functionality than PSP?

I'm pretty sure Gimp would be fine for making buttons/wireframes/simple ship textures.

I think you'd only need PS for super-high resolution textures featured on scifi channel shows like Stargate........and wherever you need to realisitically texture a modle.

BTW, does anyone know if you can upgrade PS Elements to PS Pro? (Or any other Adobe Elements?)




Majestic-MSFC

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#7 12 years ago

I don't use any of them, only Gimp for transparent tga's. I do all my work with Prestio Imagefolio. http://www.download.com/Presto-ImageFolio/3000-2192_4-10383537.html

I have been using it for about 8 years. That with a combination of GIMP (which is free) is all you need I discovered unless you are actually making textures for ships.

I looked into Photoshop a while back and there are so many packages that its starts to get confusing, that and that its over a 1000 dollars is just crazy.




AdmarilRyan

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#8 12 years ago

I use paintshop pro7, an older program than most of them but it is ample good enough for modding armada with I think. The only trouble I have really found is with alpha channels but largely due to my inability, not the program I think.




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#9 12 years ago

We are having a PSP discusion in the A2 Forums? uhm.. No!! - I figure this would be better in the Graphics Department. :moved:




LaughingCheese

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#10 12 years ago

Right.......looks like I've been dropping the ball a bit lately in regards to post placement.......sorry :D




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