Um, I think you've misunderstood my point Ronald. I was referring to Gail's
comment where she states that PSP has become "Web Shop Pro". My inference is
PSP doesn't qualify as "Web Shop Pro", as it doesn't include the tools or
functionality to make it a Web-specific application.
I didn't infer including html editing capabilities, rather capabilities like
an image slicer, a decent optimiser and maybe something along the lines of a
simple rollover or image map scripter. I know a lot of folks use the
freeware Shoestring dicer, but it's not a great tool. I'm not a huge fan of
the PSP native image optimiser either - no PNG support.
The market place is becoming more sophisticated. I've spent a lot of time at
the last couple of PC trade shows demonstrating PSP to potential users. Most
are happy with the native tools, but are surprised at what they perceive as
missing basic functionality. At Comdex 99, I took along a list which
included URLs for freeware, shareware & commercial tools to fill this gap.
As I said, my feeling is that PSP in it's current incarnation is a bit of a
compromise. I'm assuming it's an attempt to appeal to a broad entry-level
market. I got to play with PSP6 in the early stages of its private beta, and
was a little disappointed with what I saw. I should mention that I've come
to like PSP6 a lot more now, but I still feel there's a lot of room for
Personally, I would like to see JASC concentrate on improving PSP's
painterly functionality and tools. I guess I'm wishing for something along
the lines of a "poor man's Painter", or functionality that would help fill
the gap in the entry-level area of that specific market. Only time (and a
lot of user feedback) will tell.
> Last time we went through this, most users didn't want another Web
> editor. We were happy with graphics apps, using web editors for their
> Me, I want more powerful painting tools.
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