corel paint pro vs photoshop

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  1. liaphoto

    liaphoto New Member

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    About to buy the latest photoshop CS2, I then read a few great reviews of corel paint pro. Other than the downfall of the subpar RAW processing, does anyone have a good comparison of the two? It sounds like corel is easier and more photograher friendly, but photoshop is the industry standard (I have been using elements for a few years). Is there any good reason to buy both? Does anyone have both and use them for different purposes?
     
  2. CalebSchmerge

    CalebSchmerge Super Moderator/Reviewer News/Review Writer

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    A few reasons to stick with photoshop are that its widespread and you know more about it, including a lot of how to do what you do. That will make the transition far easier than trying to learn a new product (which you will always compare to what you have, and if its different, likely think lower of it).
     
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    Definitely Photoshop. And that's Photoshop CS3 that is the latest version of Photoshop.

    I mean, Paint Shop Pro is nice, but if you want to get serious, then you should move right into Photoshop. Not to mention the graphics creation that you can do with Photoshop; its not just limited to editing photos.
     
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    I've used both, and I feel that Photoshop has the edge, in terms of features and useability.
     
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    Yes, go with Photoshop. What kind of editing are you doing(just a Q).
    But, definetley go with Photshop.
     
  6. Sam

    Sam Well-Known Member

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    Thomas, do you have Photoshop yet? :p
     
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    No, but I have played around with it a lot(art class).
    EDIT: Also, Corel's products just stink, yes, all of them.
     
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    WordPerfect wasn't horrible compared to Office 2003 (2007 rocks though), but there just was no incentive to switch over. I mean, everyone's used to Office already, no point going WordPerfect.
     
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    I know & also if it comes preinstalled on a system I consider it grouped with Norton & I prefer spam over Norton......
     
  10. liaphoto

    liaphoto New Member

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    thank you for your replies- your reponses confirmed advise I got from other photographers as well. will get photoshop CS3- I do general photo editing (converions to B&W, layers, general editing ,etc) Liaphoto
     
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