[thelist] Fireworks or Photoshop?

kasimir-k kasimir.k.lists at gmail.com
Sat Jan 5 16:42:10 CST 2008

Kevin Timmins scribeva in 05/01/2008 22:08:
> Not sure if this is the place to be asking this question

No this isn't, as this is (was) a thread about c#, asp and 
masterpages... You should create a new thread, not reply to an old mail 
just changing the subject. Many people like to use threaded view with 
their mail client, and then mails like yours end up in wrong place.

Ok, just clicking reply will save you from the exhausting labor of 
typing "thelist at lists.evolt.org" in the To: field... Then again, a 
Photoshop guru might not even open a thread on c#, thus missing your 
question, thus you miss their answers.

So next time you want to start a new thread, please create a new mail.

> but would someone
> be able to give me a quick view as to why the two are different and which is
> better for what?

FW is primarily aimed for web graphics with emphasis on vector rather 
than bitmap graphics. While PS certainly has many web oriented features 
and some vector editing capabilities, it still is a bitmap editor - and 
a high end one at that.

> I have some minor fireworks experience and no Photoshop experience if this
> counts for anything.

It sure does. If you rarely or never feel that FW is limiting your 
creativity or is lacking retouching features, then I see no reason to 
switch to PS.

> Also does anyone have any hints on how to make good web graphics?

Fairly wide topic... But one hint: make them light, so they load faster.

Other than that I guess it's just: make them look good and appropriate 
to their context - as with any graphic work.


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