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Old 02-14-2008   #11
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Helpful thread! So which photoshop application is best for photography...I went out to their site and there are several options. Is it PS CS3 or the Design premium?
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Helpful thread! So which photoshop application is best for photography...I went out to their site and there are several options. Is it PS CS3 or the Design premium?
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Check the features on them and decide what you want to do with it. For most 2D work, CS3 Standard will suit just fine. But Design Premium is a larger collection of apps, not just Photoshop.
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I really am not sure which one I would need. I definately want to do HDR. Currently I am working with CaptureNX soley so I need some else.

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This is from Computer Arts - The history of Photoshop

"It was 15 years ago in February that Adobe shipped version 1.0 of Photoshop".

I would have thought that you were a lot younger than you must be if you were using it back then.
1.0 launched in 1990, or 18 years ago. I started using at v.4.0. I have used the Gimp. Its a great app, but it ain't no Photoshop. Not even close. The fact that it cannot handle bit depths greater than 8 bits/channel make it useless for me.
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I really am not sure which one I would need. I definately want to do HDR. Currently I am working with CaptureNX soley so I need some else.

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Photoshop Elements, Lightroom or CS3 will work fine for you. If you are interested in HDR, this was added to Photoshop in CS2 and continues. A better app is Dynamic Photo HDR, and the best is Photomatix.
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Hey Mechoption,
I'm new around here and just read this thread. Don't give up on the Gimp. It's an awesome program! Been using it for about a year now. Not much choice, I'm running linux. I did have windows and mac versions of Elements before that though for years. Basically, just got tired of paying for updates (os and apps) and not seeing any real gain. Yeah, maybe it is a little quirky, but have patience with it and you can do just about anything you want with it. Really though, how many people want to play with layers and masking and all that crap? It's more fun to compose and shoot. Do it right and you just have to correct a little color here and there, maybe a little cropping, if that. Just my thoughts.

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I guess you don't shoot raw too much. If you're using a compact camera, the benefits may be minimal, but if you're using a DSLR, you pretty much need at least Lightroom or Elements.
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And I thought this was a nice neighborhood Yep, I got one of them DSLR's. Ever heard of UFRaw? I didn't think so.

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Yes, and it sucked.
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Dear Mechoption
I have tried various Photoediting softwares which are now avialable. Each one has its plus points.
Photoshop is industry standard but it also takes lot of your resources (money for the package, a better Pc with lots of memory and a bigger harddisk and lot of time to learn the things).
In choosing anything the first question one has to answer is "is it really necessary?". so if you are having lot of time and energy then go in for CS3 with Lightroom. Otherwise you can do the same things with GiMP.

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