Unlike Corel Draw, Photoshop supports computer animation and web design.
Adobe’s Photoshop has been the standard for so long that the name “photoshop” has been said to have become a verb. Corel Draw is new, but many Corel Draw users think it is better than Photoshop.
Corel’s newest version, Corel Draw 2013, supports both the new U.S. standardized metric unit of measurement and the International System of Units (SI) measurement and data used in many areas of the scientific world. It offers layer-based editing and has a lot of powerful image editing tools.
Like Photoshop, Corel Draw is used primarily for modifying images, but it is used for other things as well, such as creating 3D models. PhotoShop is popular for creating images and animating objects, as well.
With a charge version of Photoshop, Corel Draw, and many other programs, the purchase price is only the tip of the iceberg.
You can download and install free downloads of some of the products mentioned in this book for your computer at `www.digitalphoto.com/tutorials`. The links take you directly to the download. Free preview versions of the products can be found in the first-ever Digital Photo magazine at `www.digitalphoto.com/magazine`.
A brief description of each program is listed in the following section.
Another powerful image-manipulating program is GIMP (see Figure 10-1). It is open source, which means that it’s free to use and all of its source code and principles are available to study. GIMP stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program.
**Figure 10-1:** GIMP offers many basic functions and more advanced features.
But GIMP isn’t just for amateurs. Even professional photographers can do their editing with GIMP. Although it is very powerful and can modify just about any digital image, GIMP does have shortcomings. GIMP is still in beta testing, so advanced features are not complete or available yet, and some users are complaining about bugs in the current version.
Figures 10-2 and 10-3 illustrate the differences between GIMP and Photoshop.
**Figure 10-2:** GIMP is still in beta testing.
**Figure 10-3:** Photoshop has advanced features.
Photoshop is one of the most popular and widely used photo editing software, and widely used for digital imaging, professional image editing and graphics design. It is used to trim down and enlarge, crop, retouch, apply special effects, and create web graphics. It can handle all types of image file formats, including RAW, JPEG, GIF, BMP, PNG, and TIFF.
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The most popular software and software suite on all operating systems is Adobe Photoshop. It is not only a professional software tool but also used by many people in various professions and fields.
You can also consider other tools like Gimp (GNU Image Manipulation Program) or XnView.
Just to name a few:
Gimp is a free alternative to Adobe Photoshop. It is easy to use. It has many features for advanced users. One disadvantage is that it is not as portable as Photoshop.
XnView is an image viewer, editor and batch converter. It has many features which are not found in the other programs.
Comparison of Photoshop and Gimp
The following table shows some of the features of Photoshop and Gimp.
Gimp Adobe Photoshop Elements
GIMP Internet and File Sharing (basic support)
File and folder history (basic support)
Slideshow (basic support)
Smart objects (basic support)
Resize images and photographs
8-bit and 16-bit layers
16-bit layers (raw format)
Paint Bucket Brush
Save as GIF/PNG images
Make TIFFs from RAW files
Export images as PDF
Smart selection tools
Protect images from being edited
GIMP as a beginner’s tool
Import RAW images
Import images for manipulating
Like Photoshop, Photoshop Elements is also a professional and versatile image editor.
It is free for professionals, photographers and students to use. It can be used to edit and process images and to create new images. There are many helpful features in Photoshop Elements.
It has many little differences to Photoshop. One of the major differences is that it is built on the QuarkXpress family of products, which are used to create commercial and
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Ingenico CEO Thomas Lund Andersen says that if the test blockchain is successful, full commercial launch in 2019 could involve as many as 20,000 financial institutions and companies. And whereas the e-Borders and A.I. postal blockchain deals were initiated and executed by the UK government, AccessChain will be backed by the Danish trade ministry.
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In a recent announcement, Blockchain Labs said, “Charles has been a force behind the Ethereum revolution, and also serves as CEO of Cardano and IOHK, two of the core Ethereum developers. His creative approach, financial acumen and relentless drive will serve the Lab well in the next stage of its growth.”
Charles has been a force behind the Ethereum revolution, and also serves as CEO of Cardano and IOHK, two of the core Ethereum developers. His creative approach, financial acumen and relentless drive will serve the Lab well in the next stage of its growth. — Blockchain Labs (@BlokChainLabs) October 19, 2017
Hoskinson went on to say: “The Blockchain Lab team is incredibly proud of the blockchain ecosystem it has cultivated over the years. Its software has seen adoption at scale in the financial markets, telecommunications, energy, and media sectors.”
“There is a lot of great technology coming to market in 2017 and 2018, and it is important to concentrate on technology development. I’m excited by what the Lab team is doing and look forward to continuing to work with them towards the full-featured commercial-grade Ethereum product.”
“I’m excited by what the Lab team is doing and look forward to continuing to work with them towards the full-featured commercial-grade Ethereum product.” Charles Hoskinson
Hoskinson is also a founder of the Golem project (previously known as Ethereum Yellow Paper) as well as Ethereum, and co-founder and CTO of IOHK.
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