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virus1
Jan 4, 2006, 12:07 AM
i used to use photoshop, but then fireworks's ui convinced me otherwise, and have been with fireworks ever since. so many people seem to like ps more, and i wonder why.

i have tried fireworks up to v8 and photoshop up to CS

does anyone want to try to explain why fireworks is worse than photoshop, because i kinda feel like i want to be unconvinced.



radiantm3
Jan 4, 2006, 01:10 AM
i used to use photoshop, but then fireworks's ui convinced me otherwise, and have been with fireworks ever since. so many people seem to like ps more, and i wonder why.

i have tried fireworks up to v8 and photoshop up to CS

does anyone want to try to explain why fireworks is worse than photoshop, because i kinda feel like i want to be unconvinced.

It's not worse. They have different uses. I love both fireworks and photoshop. I like fireworks because it's a bitmap program that acts like a vector program (which makes creating layouts so much faster because you can just drag stuff around without really worrying about layers too much).

But the downside of fireworks is that it's image editing capabilities aren't as powerful nor fast as photoshop. So if you need to do bitmap-specific editing (cloning, painting, filters, etc), then photoshop is a much better tool.

Slicing images in fireworks is a million times better. I'll be disappointed if adobe drops fireworks and I have a feeling they will. If I could only choose 1 app, it would most definitely be photoshop. It's nice to have both depending on the design of the website.

dornoforpyros
Jan 4, 2006, 09:01 AM
eh I've never had good results with fire works. Yeah it's probably because I just "know" photoshop, but I ussually uninstall fireworks whenever I upgrade a MM suite

bousozoku
Jan 4, 2006, 12:25 PM
Considering that Fireworks matches up with Adobe ImageReady that's included with Photoshop, it might be better to compare those two.

If you need heavy duty image editing with only export for web, you use Photoshop. If you need light duty image editing with a strong ability to create web graphics, you use Fireworks or ImageReady.

radiantm3
Jan 4, 2006, 04:04 PM
Considering that Fireworks matches up with Adobe ImageReady that's included with Photoshop, it might be better to compare those two.

If you need heavy duty image editing with only export for web, you use Photoshop. If you need light duty image editing with a strong ability to create web graphics, you use Fireworks or ImageReady.

I have to say Imageready pretty much sucks in comparison to fireworks. It would be cool if Adobe combined the 2 apps taking the best of each.

virus1
Jan 4, 2006, 06:03 PM
Considering that Fireworks matches up with Adobe ImageReady that's included with Photoshop, it might be better to compare those two.

If you need heavy duty image editing with only export for web, you use Photoshop. If you need light duty image editing with a strong ability to create web graphics, you use Fireworks or ImageReady.
clearly you are a photoshop guy.. want to actually explain why?