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Subject:Graphics Tools RECAP From:John Russell <johnr -at- BRS -dot- COM> Date:Fri, 27 Oct 1995 11:27:01 EDT
Overwhelming response! Bravo!
Just about everyone suggested Paint Shop Pro for editing raster images,
basically for its ease of use, quick startup time, fairly more powerful
than Paintbrush features, and cost (it's shareware, registered for $70).
Other than that, many people pointed out the difference between working
with vector vs. raster images, the values of one over the other, etc.
The rest of the respondants said:
* Micrografx Draw (or Designer), several votes, heavy duty drawing tool,
easy to use, probably quick startup time if you already know Paintbrush.
* CorelDraw 5, strong recommendation from graphic designer, can do just
about everything you'll want, very powerful, worth having, despite learning
curve (said CorelDraw is #1, Micrografx Draw is #2).
* Previous version of CorelDraw, 3.0 or 4.0, is not a bad investment, many
mainstay features common to current version of CorelDraw.
* Adobe Illustrator, good conversion capability
* Adobe PhotoShop, strong recommendation
* Image Pals, medium recommendation
* Visio, won't help edit raster graphics, good drawing tool for annotating
* Hamlet Flamingo, shareware, more artistic, good painting tools
We downloaded PSP 3.11 and are checking it out.
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO RESPONDED!
johnr -at- brs -dot- com
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