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I am a software architect, living in Charlotte, NC.


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awarded  Scholar
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accepted Should I, or should I not, consider using an image editing tool other than PhotoShop?
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comment Should I, or should I not, consider using an image editing tool other than PhotoShop?
Out of curiosity, what software do you prefer to use or is that what you are suggesting with Pixelmator?
Mar
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comment Lower-cost alternative to Photoshop
FYI, layer styles are, in fact, now supported with version 3.0+
Mar
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comment Should I, or should I not, consider using an image editing tool other than PhotoShop?
Yes, this is about what I had expected to here. One good alternative appears to be Pixelmator but, as you say, all design schools seem to strictly focus on Adobe products. Since I might possibly employ interns in the future I may need to focus on the tools that they are most focused on and motivated to use. It's looking more and more like PhotoShop is going to "win by default" which is a rather sad conclusion.
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comment Should I, or should I not, consider using an image editing tool other than PhotoShop?
+1, strictly for that small, well placed, second paragraph.
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comment Should I, or should I not, consider using an image editing tool other than PhotoShop?
Techsoup, apparently, no longer offers Adobe software. Many blog posts pointed to them but it looks that something behind-the-scene has caused them to pull Adobe software from their offerings. Yes, I think the biggest worry is that if I create logos, and standardized image templates, that my successor will have a tough time pulling these files into a different software tool. I'm the starting point. There is a fair chance that in a year or two I might be able to hand over this specific role. Until then, I want to be sure that all brand-related material that I create will be reusable.
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awarded  Student
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comment Should I, or should I not, consider using an image editing tool other than PhotoShop?
That's a good point. I recall that there are a few software packages out there that support PhotoShop files. So long as they can save in .psd format, I guess it doesn't matter what I use. And, I agree, layers are an absolute necessity. Shiver I can't imagine using any image editor without layers.
Mar
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comment Should I, or should I not, consider using an image editing tool other than PhotoShop?
Thanks @boblet. I think I've read this (and numerous other) articles. The problem is that I can't really find any discussion on which tools are in most-common use other than the grand-master-of-image-editing PhotoShop. Sure, there are other tools. But how many other people out there hate it enough to want something different that's not going to pin them in a hole. I have my preferences but above those I am a professional. I want my cake and the ability to eat it too. ;)
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asked Should I, or should I not, consider using an image editing tool other than PhotoShop?
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awarded  Autobiographer
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comment What colors are good to avoid eye fatigue in dark environments?
Loosely related, you may appreciate the following question which was asked on UX. The question is regarding display contrasts, eye-strain and accessibility. Still, you may find some valuable information from the discussion (ux.stackexchange.com/questions/26331/…)