I personally don’t use Photoshop, but it seems to be the most popular. I have been thinking that I would like to try it at some stage. Yup, I’ll just slot that in… Anyway for those of you that do have Photoshop and use it a lot and are always looking for plugins and custom effects, borders, filters and manipulations then you will be interested in what is on offer.
The Plugin Site offers plugins for Photoshop under three main categories. There are ones for both Mac and Windows. All of the offerings are rated as to their usefullness and free. There are 111 in total. The descriptions are good and make it easy to see if it is what you are after. The good descriptions make using the “find on this page” feature of your browser a useful tool if you are in a hurry.
The homepage also has other offerings of tools and some links to tutorials. Simple site but looks very useful. Who said you have to pay for everything, free is good. I can not speak as to the quality of these plugins, but if you happen to use them drop a comment on the post.
I’ll have to get a copy of Photoshop someday and see what I might be missing out on. But I must admit that these days the main things that I use my photo editing software for is optimising images for the web. Such as converting them to .png and resizing/scaling etc. Maybe there is a market for a photo and image editing client that is specifically made to accommodate such a user? I know I would appreciate a small footprint program that did the things that I have just mentioned, it would be very useful. Perhaps one that uploaded it to your hosting server as well, now that would be cool! Does anyone know of such an application?
October 24, 2006 at 2:41 pm
And don’t forget about http://photoshopit.wordpress.com/
October 24, 2006 at 9:05 pm
Thanks for the info on the plugin site. I am just a ps amateur but I will try a few out to see what happens.
October 25, 2006 at 2:23 am
Don’t spend the money on the full blown version of Photoshop. Buy Photoshop Elements its much cheaper. Or go for the gimp! http://www.gimp.org/. They also have video gimp for movies. Great stuff Rooster!
April 7, 2007 at 4:59 am
Gimp is alright, but is not even close to being as powerful as Photoshop. Not even close. It’s good for some things, but Photoshop is the leader in the industry for a reason. It is by far the best and most powerful software for professional graphics creation and manipulation.
I use it professionally, and know this to be a fact.
It is expensive, but totally worth it, especially if your job depends on it.