Thanks for posting this. This is as far as I got in the review:
"To test the 17 products in this review, we put each one to work, combining
three images and applying touch-ups along the way. Our goal was to create a
real estate adverti*t with minimal effort. "
I began using PSP last week. Previously, my only computer graphics
experience was using LView Pro to resize and retouch images. Yesterday I
made this "real estate ad":
I used the Help files a little and read a couple of tutorial sites. This is
one fine program.
My favorite anecdote about magazine reviews is the Motor Trend Car of the
Year award story. When the Chevrolet Citation-X, a hopped-up Citation, came
out, it won that award. Discarded copies of that issue were barely
decomposing in landfills before GM recalled the entire production run
because of a design flaw that caused engine fires.
Reviewers tend to be rather biased and are usually working under tight
deadline pressure. To simplify their task they oversimplify the criteria and
whip something together. A more valid reviewer would have been someone with
years of experience in Photoshop. Give them all those programs and say "Tell
us what you do frequently with Photoshop and how these programs measure up."
Or just publish the user's survey results, which, as everyone agrees, are
far more valid than the reviewer's comments.
> I thought this might be intersting to some.
> "PC Magazine Reviews 6 Leading Graphics Programs"