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That's interesting. I'm already using PaintShop Pro but I'd think about taking advantage of their offer to get the upgrade pricing on Corel Draw since I have AI CS5 but I still can't afford the $189 so I guess I'll just stay with what I've got for vectors.
Thanks for the heads up Bob -- majority of my graphics programs are Corel based -- great share!
Years ago -- a program called ULead Photo Impact came installed on my first computer-- such a low cost & versatile program -- I predicted it would eventually be snapped up by one of the larger graphics companies. Sure enough -- Corel did -- it's still available in the latest edition, PIX3 @ 29.99.
I was teaching a digital arts course a few years ago -- a fellow instructor & Photoshop aficianado was floored to see how I used Photo Impact. The students sure appreciated an affordable program as well.
CorelDraw is the best vector program available on any platform, and has been for years. And nothing touches Painter for traditional media. But Corel's marketing program blows! Talk about some of software's best kept secrets...!
I'm with you, Dan. I started out in graphic design using all the adobe products on a Mac, then in 2000 I switched to CorelDraw and never looked back. I still rely on Photoshop for raster/bitmap work, but anything typographic or vector and it's straight to Corel.
I use Corel - an old version, Lightroom and Gimp. At the moment my partner is trying out Darktable. It's free to download and is for Linux based systems or Mac. There are ways to use it on Windows and I'll be trying it soon. So far it seems to be excellent for non destructive photo editing and more versatile than Lightroom. Worth a look.
JC ... good to hear you like the PSP ... I've got Painter11 and that thing's a bugger ... VERY fun ... addictive ... but I only use it once in a blue moon, so completely forget everything I'd taught myself between images!!! Last time i wrote myself a tutorial, now I can't even figure THAT out!!!
Yes, I'm a mess ...
I actually came in here today to see what everyone was saying about the Adobe Cloud debacle ... i'm hearing some VERY scary stories ... rumors only, I sincerely hope ... will keep checking around to see what you guys are hearing.