On most of these forums, we often refer to various post photo software such as Adobe PhotoShop, Elements, NC 3.0, Bibble, etc. I ran across the Mediachance.com website the other day and downloaded a piece of software called Photo Brush - version 1.98. At first I didn't take it seriously - after all, it was just a download, right? Wrong...read on.
I recalled reading numerous threads on various forums from folks who didn't have the bucks to spend on the high-end software items. For those who can't afford the big bucks, this product seems to do alot of what we often talk about. I was impressed, and although I have Photoshop 7.0, Photoshop Elements 2.0, Bibble, Illustrator, Corel Draw, etc., I also wound up downloading Photo Brush and wound up using it for the past several days. The cost was only $38.00. Now I am hooked on it - to a large degree.
Some of you - read "elitists" here - will balk, but I know that many of you may find Photo Brush to be quite versatile!
Noooo, this is not a plug for this software. I just wanted to share this information with those of you who enjoy using various photo based manipulation software - in particular, those of "us" who enjoy trying new pieces that are bargains!!
Ben, Now that you used Photo Shop, Photo Brush and others, how would you rate Photo Brush from 1 to 10 with giving Photo Shop a 9 or 10 rating? Have any other very serious photographers used this Shareware Program? If I read your post correctly Ben, I am not sure you gave it a 9 or 10 according to your post. Appreciate more input about this. Thanks Syl Z.
I guess what I really wanted to ask not thinking correctly the first time is.........Will Photo Brush do the same or equal job that I read people are doing with Photo Shop? That old saying comes into affect here possibly..."You get what you pay for" or "what do you expect for that price"......
You hit the nail on the head with, "you get what you pay for." Look at the price of Photo Shop. Now look at the $38 - should you elect to keep the program - for Photo Brush. Taken in that context, I would have to say that Photo Brush is an unbelievable value for the features and performance level. Again, you be the judge. As I mentioned in a thread I just answered, I tend to use specific manipulation tools on various software. I found these specific tools located within Photo Brush to be ideal for how I manipulate images .
>I guess what I really wanted to ask not thinking correctly >the first time is.........Will Photo Brush do the same or >equal job that I read people are doing with Photo Shop? That >old saying comes into affect here possibly..."You get what >you pay for" or "what do you expect for that price"......
Let's face it, the big ones - PS 7, Corel Draw 11, Bibble, NC-3 - are tops when it comes to any type of digital manipulation.
There are, however, other far lesser priced pieces of software out there that lend themselves quite well to various tasks. Given that, Photo Brush cannot process Nikon raw images , but with 85 - 90% of the manipulation tools that most pros seek, I would give Photo Brush at least a 7.5 - 8 . Others may beg to differ, but then how I use various photo manipulation tools determines my preferences in this regard.
But the bottom line here is that the program costs only $38 if you download it!! That beats so many other programs that can range in the $100 range.
Again, my only reason for listing this is that I had read several threads from posters on a few forums in which the readers stated that they wished for less expensive - but all inclusive photo software programs. I thought I'd mention Photo Brush as a possible viable option.
>Vidcam, which version of PS do you use, and how much did you >pay for it? > >--scott > >"Less is not more. Enough is enough. >Less is less." >David Vestal
Scott, I do not use PS with my PC. I have used it in the Mac when I worked at the news. I have been using Micrografx and Photo Shop for my work on the PC presently. PS is not in my price range for what I do therefore want to find out as much as possible about "Photo Brush". At this point, it appears to be impressive..thanks to Ben for bringing the info about. Syl Z.
>>Vidcam, which version of PS do you use, and how much did you >>pay for it? >> >>--scott >> >>"Less is not more. Enough is enough. >>Less is less." >>David Vestal > >Scott, >I do not use PS with my PC. I have used it in the Mac when I >worked at the news. I have been using Micrografx and Photo >Shop for my work on the PC presently. >PS is not in my price range for what I do therefore want to >find out as much as possible about "Photo Brush". At this >point, it appears to be impressive..thanks to Ben for >bringing the info about. >Syl Z. Correction....I presently use Micrografx and Paint Shop I received along with my laptop.