Quandry over which software to use

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Phil, Feb 20, 2004.

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    Phil Guest

    I have PSP Version 8 and PhotoImpact Version 8 but have found myself using
    the latter. However I get the impression from past postings that the PSP may
    be better for me to switch to?

    What I like in the PhotImpact are the automatic one click enhancement which
    seems to do an excellent job, also the season (summer, autumn, winter &
    spring) one touch clicks which can turn a dull shot into one more vibrant.

    My problem is do I start to use the PSP and will it have features similar to
    those I like.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Phil

    PS My son tells me Photoshop 7 would be better but I am not looking to spend
    that money or for a sledgehammer to crack a nut!!!!
     
    Phil, Feb 20, 2004
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    Ed Ruf Guest

    Why did you buy it if you never intended to use it or even at least
    look at it's features? If you take 5 min you will find PSP8 also has a
    bunch of " auto processes:" Look under the "Enhance Photo" pull down
    on the toolbar.

    Auto Color Balance
    Auto Contrast Enhancement
    Auto Saturation Enhancement.


    At the top is One-Step Photo Fix
    Which is a script:
    # This script provides "one-step" photo enhancement by running the
    # following commands in order: Automatic Color Balance, Automatic
    # Contrast Enhancement, Clarify, Automatic Saturation Enhancement,
    # Edge Preserving Smooth and Sharpen.

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    Ed Ruf, Feb 20, 2004
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    Phil Guest

    Thank for reply. Software bought by son and given to me as he bought
    Photoshop which looks to complex for me.

    The one step fix works well with my shots so I will spend some time getting
    to know but time is something I am very very short of hence sticking with
    the other application so long.

    Phil
     
    Phil, Feb 20, 2004
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    Don Stauffer Guest

    I'd get started using PSP. Automatic features are fine for quick work,
    but if you want true creative control, you need to avoid using these.
    PSP has both. If you do stuff manually PSP has very good control over
    parameters.

    A good example is sharpening. There are two canned functions, sharpe
    and sharpen more. However, unsharp mask has several parameters you can
    set, to give much better control than using a preset.

    PSP has an excellent, thick manual that can help you learn these manual
    controls. Start using it with auto features, but gradually start doing
    more and more manually.
     
    Don Stauffer, Feb 20, 2004
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