Firstly, let's take a dive into Adobe PhotoshopBrought to you by Adobe Systems Incorporated, Adobe Photoshop CC is a photo and graphics editing tool that is available at an affordable price of $20. In order to get started with Adobe Photoshop, you ought to be a professional. Primary functions that can be performed using this photo editing tool include: RAW processing, Bitmap image editing, Digital Painting and Drawing, HDR(High Dynamic Range) image editing, vector graphics editing and many more.
OS CompatibilityAdobe Photoshop is compatible with Mac OS X and Windows operating system.
Image Editing PotentialImage editing features available with this tool include: Burning, Blurring, Cloning, Cropping, Dodging, Erasing, Glow Editing, Noise Editing, Paint Brushes, Paint Bucket filling, Pencil Sketching, Selection Editing, Shape Creation, Shadow Editing, Softening, Styling Filters, Rotating and Sharpening.
Image Adjustment FeaturesAdobe Photoshop is equipped with image adjustment features including:
- Red Eye
- Gamma Corrections
Supported Input FormatsImage formats supported by Adobe Photoshop tool include: .bmp, .eps, .gif, .jpeg, .pdf, .png, .psd and .tiff.
Technical RequirementsComing to the technical requirements for Adobe Photoshop, here's what is necessary to work with the tool:
- 1 GB RAM
- 2.5GB Hard drive space
- Multi-core Intel processor
- 1024x768 display(1280x800 recommended) with OpenGL 2.0 and 16-bit color
Help & SupportAdobe Photoshop comes with brilliant help and support features including Email support, FAQ, Forums, Online Resources, Tutorials, Upgrades, Phone Contact and Help Manual.
Secondly, let's take a dive into Serif PhotoPlus
Brought to you by Serif Ltd., Serif PhotoPlus is yet another brilliant photo and graphics editing tool available at a comparatively higher price of $92. Unlike Adobe Photoshop, Serif PhotoPlus is a single purchase software, saving you from the hassles of paying a monthly subscription fee. In order to start using Serif PhotoPlus, you need to be professional web designer. Different from Adobe Photoshop, Serif PhotoPlus comes with just one primary function i.e. Bitmap images and photo editing.
OS CompatibilityAs compared to Adobe Photoshop, Serif PhotoPlus is just compatible with the Windows operating system.
Image Editing PotentialImage editing features that are absent in Serif PhotoPlus include: Alpha Compositing, Glow Editing and Pencil Sketching. Text Creation is the only feature that is present in Serif PhotoPlus but missing in Adobe Photoshop.
Image Adjustment FeaturesWhen compared to Adobe Photoshop, image adjustment features missing in Serif PhotoPlus include: Auto Corrections and Gamma Corrections,
Supported Input FormatsIn comparison to the incredible count of image formats supported by Adobe Photoshop(.bmp, .eps, .gif, .jpeg, .pdf, .png, .psd and .tiff), Serif PhotoPlus just supports the .psd file format.
Technical RequirementsTalking about the technical requirements for Serif PhotoPlus, here's what is necessary to work with the tool:
- 0.5 GB RAM
- 0.8 GB Hard drive space
- 1024 x 768 monitor resolution(DPI 100%)
Help & SupportWhile Diagnostic Tools is an add-on in Serif PhotoPlus, the help & support features missing with the tool include: Email Support and Phone Contact.
Wrapping UpSo, these were the basic points of difference between the two very popular and globally recognized photo/graphic editing tools viz: Adobe Photoshop and Serif Photoshop. Hope by now, you'd have finalized the tool that you'll be utilizing for performing all the image and graphic modifications required for your site. Making a planned decision will definitely aid you in meeting all your photo alteration needs in a flexible manner.
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