----- Original Message -----
From: "Lynn Allen" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, July 09, 2001 3:39 PM
Subject: Re: filmscanners: PS 6.0 v. PS 5.0 LE v. Jasc Paintshop Pro 7.02
| PS-LE will get you started, Matthew. If you're an amateur, the $600 price
| Adobe6.0 isn't justifiable, especially when you paid less for your
| If you plan to turn Pro, plan on "ramping up" your expenditures by a
| of 2 or 3, at least.
| People speak well of the Jasc program, although I don't have it
| There are other good programs available for less than $100 US. You might
| still be able to get CorelDraw/Photo v.9 for under $50 from deals.com
| (someone correct me if I remembered this wrong).
| Best regards--LRA
| >From: "S. Matthew Prastein" <email@example.com>
| >Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
| >To: email@example.com
| >Subject: filmscanners: PS 6.0 v. PS 5.0 LE v. Jasc Paintshop Pro 7.02
| >Date: Mon, 09 Jul 2001 07:24:11 -0500
| >I'm new to all this, just getting my feet wet, and have a very basic
| >question about image processing software. It's clear, from all the
| >content here, that PS, and in particular PS 6.0, is the Rosetta stone,
| >an essential professional tool for achieving image quality, and
| >uniformity, in publishing.
| >But what about lower-class people like me? I'm an amateur, with very
| >modest equipment (an Acer Scanwit 2740S and an Epson 900), very much
| >in the learning mode. Should I shell out the $500+ bucks, plus the
| >learning time, to get a grip on 6.0? Will 5.0 LE serve me better, at
| >least in the learning phase and possibly for all time? And what about
| >the Jasc program? It receives rave reviews in popular (i.e.
| >non-professional) reviews, especially in computer publications, but I
| >don't recall any reference to it in this list. Why not? What
| >capabilities is it missing, that I really ought to have in order to do
| >quality work?
| >Put another way, how do I choose software that matches the
| >capabilities of the rest of my system, and yet provides a reasonable
| >path for future upgrade?
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