Quote:>Could someone explain the difference between a paint program and a drawing
>program. I just bought Corel Graphics Suite v9 and I notice that it comes
>with a Draw program, but Corel sells a paint program separately.
[FYI, the Corel Suite 9 was a good release. Worked well, very few
glitches. Do not upgrade to release 10. The release 11 suite is OK but
there's not really much of an advantage in 11 over 9 and there are one
or two things that used to work in 9 that don't work as well in 11.]
Generally, a "draw" type program works with vector objects. You can zoom
in infinitely and a line is still a line. A "paint" program works with
bitmap objects. If you zoom in on a line, eventually you'll start to see
the individual pixels.
Paint programs (the better ones, at least) are often object-based. That
is, the things you create exist as separate entities and can be
moved/altered individually. In the most basic paint programs, everything
is in one layer and is one object; you can undo an action but can't grab
an object and move or change it.
You can import "draw" objects into "paint" applications. Generally
you'll need to decide on a size and resolution when you do this and the
imported object becomes a collection of pixels in the paint app (no more
You can import "paint" objects into "draw" applications, typically as a
bitmap or collection of bitmap objects. The imported objects retain
their pixel-based nature but can have vector objects drawn in front of
or behind them.
You can also use paint objects into draw apps by tracing the outlines
with something like Corel Trace or by manually tracing over the imported
bitmap in the draw app.
Quote:>Also, does the word "Paint" in the Photopaint program imply that it is a
>Paint program and can be used as a paint program?
Quote:>In case you are wondering why would someone with such little knowledge would
>buy the Graphics Suite, it was for the Photopaint program, It appears to
>offer the most "Bang for the Buck" as a photo editor. For those not
>familiar with American slang that means it's a good value. Anyway, I'm
>trying to take stock of the resources at my disposal.
It's a very capable set of programs. Besides, nobody was born with the
knowledge of how to use 'em. Learning through doing is a Good Thing.
Rich Webb Norfolk, VA