Wednesday, May 29, 2013



Above is an image that was processed using Photoshop. Took only a couple of minutes to obtain what was desired. A couple of reasons for the quick result.

First, been using Photoshop for over ten years and understand what is needed and when to apply to achieve the results wanted.

Also, because of the many available "plug-ins" tasks - burning, dodging, sharpening - can be quickly accomplished. These plug-ins easily enable simple repeated processing steps.

The next photograph was processed using two programs - DxO and Paint Shop Pro.


DxO provided the correct camera/lens corrections followed by using a variety of Paint Shop Pro options and adjustments. Took several minutes to obtain the final image as only a few Photoshop "plug-ins" also work in Paint Shop Pro. Instead, Paint Shop Pro uses short routines called scripts.

While there are ever so many - free and available for purchase - Photoshop plug-ins, there are few available Paint Shop Pro scripts. Most users produce their own needed scripts and are not widely distributed.

While I am able to "write" a needed Photoshop plug-in, the Paint Shop Pro scripting at this time, is for me a mystery. Scripting is near the top of my to-do list.
If Photoshop becomes unavailable, I believe that the combination of DxO and Paint Shop Pro to be a very acceptable replacement.

Especially find the DxO camera/lens profiles a real positive addition digital image processing. They could be combined with Photoshop, however they seem to "work" well with the Paint Shop Pro program.
I am most impressed with Paint Shop Pro. For one-tenth the cost of Photoshop, it is a complete, fully crafted program.

Graphic Design may require the "bells and whistles" offered in Photoshop, but for photography Paint Shop Pro provides enough tools to produce a finely finished image.


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