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Software:trying to choose and not buy ALL

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Old 03-21-2007, 07:06 AM
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Software:trying to choose and not buy ALL

I am a little overwhelmed - I am interested in the following:


Alien's Snap Art
Buzz Pro or buzz some version
ArtMaster
something else I should be considering instead?

Is there a great deal of overlap? Do any stand out as superior?

Thanks for your advice
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Old 03-21-2007, 09:28 AM
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Re: Software:trying to choose and not buy ALL

I would give a thumbs down for Artmaster.

Christine
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Old 03-21-2007, 10:08 AM
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Re: Software:trying to choose and not buy ALL

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I would give a thumbs down for Artmaster.

Christine
Add a second thumbs down to Artmaster.

re: Snap Art
Download the demo. It's fully functional and good for 30 days.
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Old 03-21-2007, 10:16 AM
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Re: Software:trying to choose and not buy ALL

Good info on ArtMaster - thanks
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Old 03-21-2007, 10:29 AM
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Re: Software:trying to choose and not buy ALL

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I am a little overwhelmed - I am interested in the following:


Alien's Snap Art
Buzz Pro or buzz some version
ArtMaster
something else I should be considering instead?

Is there a great deal of overlap? Do any stand out as superior?

Thanks for your advice
More thoughts...
* ArtMaster has Buzz-like functionality built-in (both from the same company).
* Snap Art & Buzz are plugins. AM is a stand alone application.
* Not much overlap. Apples/oranges in terms of what each produces IMO.

I like/use Impressionist a lot more than any of these.
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Old 03-21-2007, 02:58 PM
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Re: Software:trying to choose and not buy ALL

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I like/use Impressionist a lot more than any of these.

you forgot the important bit Danny Impressionist is free

Palms
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Old 03-21-2007, 03:12 PM
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Re: Software:trying to choose and not buy ALL

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you forgot the important bit Danny Impressionist is free

Palms
Excellent point.

Speaking of FREE, use the forum search tool (click Search above, use Advanced Search) to search thread titles for PAINT ENGINE -- another great freebee about which much has been written here at RetouchPRO.
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Old 03-25-2007, 01:03 AM
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Re: Software:trying to choose and not buy ALL

deep paint 2 and image analyzer are also freebies, as is 'the gimp'.
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Old 03-25-2007, 06:58 AM
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Re: Software:trying to choose and not buy ALL

Personally I liked Art Master when I tried it and liked the effect, but I found it too EXPENSIVE.
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Old 03-25-2007, 11:44 AM
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Re: Software:trying to choose and not buy ALL

I really like Buzz. Art Master is okay, but not worth the money. Lucis is a useful plug-in for me. I like Buzz and Lucis because I can access them in the PS filters.

Cathy
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