On the market today there are numerous photo design programs that aim at private users, the amateur or professional photographers. Each of these programs has its strengths and weaknesses, and are useful for a specific audience. There are three photo design programs that have proven successful in their field and thus setting themselves apart from the crowd.
Professional: Adobe Photoshop CS
For professional users Photoshop CS is made by Adobe indispensable and is the standard among Fotodesign programs. The use with Adobe Photoshop CS leaves nothing to be desired. Whether image editing, image modification or creation of new images and the creativity of the designer Photo There are no limits to the performance graphics tools. The creation of templates for websites are no match for the all-round talent. Ready Adobe Photoshop CS is under MacOS X and Windows, but the high price of about 900 euros makes the program unattractive for the amateur or home users.
For the amateur: Corel Paint Shop Pro
For much less money, at a starting price of about 60 euros, but with a similar, limited extent, is the amateur Paint Shop Pro from Corel at the start. Target of Corel is to integrate in Paint Shop Pro ever more functions with the same functions as in Photoshop CS. The program is also very good for photo editing and manipulation. However, in the professional editing, and in the creation of web templates, photo design pushes program to its limits. Corel Paint Shop Pro is only available for Windows.
For private users: open source Gimp
But those who now want to spend any money, but still want to use a good photo design program to create a simple logo can be very well advised with the open source program Gimp. Besides supporting almost all popular image formats, the program may have a wealth of tools that allow you to edit photos in a professional manner. Although the program still has some weaknesses, the work is very pleasant. To create web templates to Gimp is less, but there is a large fan base on the web, the tutorial has created how to riff almost the same effects as with Photoshop CS. Application of Gimp is Linux, MacOS X and Windows.