Quote:>No, not at all, it just gets better press.
In your opinion. Allow me to add my two cents.
Quote:> PI's interface is much
I think that depends on the user. I find their basic interfaces to be
fairly equal in that department. And I find Fireworks much more
intuitive when it comes to creating rollovers and slicing and
optimizing images or their parts.
Quote:>PI includes numerous special effects filters while
>Fireworks just has the standard stuff,
Fireworks also has effects layers, meaning one can add unsharp masking
(or blur, or color adjustment, etc) as an "adjustment" layer, and
apply it only to one specific object, not the entire image or layer.
This effect or filter can then be turned on or off (or
increased/decreased) as desired. This can be used with any PS
compatible plug in, or any existing filter (including the ones in PI).
Quote:> and PI uses objects instead of
>layers (objects do the same thing as layers but objects have an added
>advantage in that they can be any size or shape).
Fireworks allows unlimited "objects" within any layer. Each can be
filtered, resized, or otherwise manipulated without affecting anything
else in the layer or image. These "objects" can be vector or bitmap.
Macromedia may not call them "objects," but from an image organization
point of view, they work the same way as in PI.
Quote:>Yeah totally forgot about that one - The price is outrageous...
Well, it is twice the list price of PI 5.0. I think it provides a good
value for $199 (or effectively $99 when purchased with Dreamweaver,
about the same price as PI), even though I still believe PI gives you
the most bang for your buck. But to get into "outrageous" pricing, you
have to talk to Adobe.
It comes down to the individual, IMHO. PI represents an incredible
value for web graphics and image processing. It may be all you need.
It is certainly head and shoulders above other programs in the same
price range. However, in my case, I like lots of tools. I use them for
different things. They all have their strengths and weaknesses, and
pricing is one of them. But I don't think Fireworks has priced itself
to the point of being of no value, nor achieved its acclaim solely via
a lot of good press. My copy has paid for itself many times over.
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