View Full Version : What software do I need?

11-23-2000, 09:49 AM
Hope I am asking this in the right place. I need advice on photo imaging software. What I want it to do is: (1) edit photos (2) be able to add grid lines (3) be able to add perspective lines (4) be able to enlarge so that 8 1/2 x 11 image can be printed on multiple pages to create, say, 18 x 24. Any suggestions?

Thank you for you help.


11-23-2000, 07:50 PM

The industry standard for photo manipulation would be PhotoShop by Adobe. Kind of expensive, but well worth it!

BTW, you may get more responses about thbis in the Digital Art forum. Ill pop this on over there for you.

Hope this helped!

"Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one." - Stella Adler (b. 1902)

11-24-2000, 05:02 PM
Yes, the industry standard is Photoshop - no question.

Even though you don't say you want to do more then you listed, I am fairly certain you will outgrow most software before it outgrows you. Better to start with the best then continue to switch software until you find what you like best (which will eventually be Photoshop).

Let us know what you end up getting and what you think of it! BTW: If you post Photoshop questions here, you will get some good technical advise. Many people use it and I actually teach it...

Good luck!

01-23-2001, 09:17 PM
For the purposes you mentioned, I don't think Photoshop is a must if you are low on cash. Paint Shop Pro makes a much cheaper alternative that pretty much has all the features you need and more. It's also a little more processor-efficient. Usually for editting photos, unless I need a particularly fancy filter or effect or I want to actually do some heavy-duty digital painting on the photo, I use Paint Shop Pro because it can usually accomplish those effects faster with less loading time.

Also, Paint Shop Pro is a lot more print-friendly in my opinion. Version 7 has a 'Print Multiple Images' feature where you can really work on the layout of the page you are printing to quickly and easily with a single image or with multiple images.

[This message has been edited by Dudi (edited January 23, 2001).]