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OnOne v Photoshop

churchill123 14 233 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2014 7:07PM
Hi all

I use lightroom and elements but as I am doing more composites now I feel a need something a bit more. What are everyone's opinions on OnOne? I'm not sure if I want to tie into a monthly contract with photoshop.

All opinions appreciated

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Jestertheclown 9 7.7k 252 England
21 Jan 2014 7:38PM
If you don't fancy the rental version, it's still possible to buy Photoshop CS6.

Personally, I'm a Photoshopper; I've never used onOne, so I can't comment although Photoshop is the industry standard for a reason.
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
21 Jan 2014 11:18PM
before you buy into OnOne, make sure your computer can handle it ,I didn't and had to upgrade my comp at some cost , it wont do everything ps will but what it does it does very well and does some things that you would really struggle with in Ps.
Peter_G 4 1 Canada
22 Jan 2014 12:41AM
I've been using Perfect Photo Suite (PPS) from OnOne since version 6. I use it with Lightroom in my workflow. I also have Photoshop, but rarely will I venture into photoshop. I generally start in LR5, then move to PPS 8 to do the majority of editing. PPS is SO much easier to use than Photoshop but, as NeilWigan said, it won't do everything Photoshop will do (there's no liquify tool, as one example). But I find PPS8 to be a great tool. It's a great company, too. Free and unlimited tech support, free Webinars on the use of the tools, lots of videos, 'inspirational' videos. Download PPS 8 for a free trial from their website to try it out... That's what I did originally and I'm 3 versions in now and don't regret it one bit. There are professionals who use it, too (I'm not one of them, though).
churchill123 14 233 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2014 7:56AM
Thanks all, I will download a trial at the weekend to see how I feel about it but for the price you certainly get a lot.
akh Plus
14 1.2k 5 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2014 10:39AM
I would encourage you to watch some of the excellent videos available to be able to appreciate just how good this software really is. Linky
churchill123 14 233 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2014 1:49PM
Thanks for the link, will take a lookSmile
churchill123 14 233 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2014 6:31PM
I am running on windows 7 32bit and perfect photo suite is 64bit so looks like I may need to upgrade laptop
Jestertheclown 9 7.7k 252 England
22 Jan 2014 7:36PM

Quote:I may need to upgrade laptop

Check to see whether (or not) your processor is 64-bit capable.
If it is, then you'll only need to replace, ie. format and clean re-instal the operating system.
Unless you'd prefer a new laptop, of course!
churchill123 14 233 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2014 8:12PM
Thanks will check that first
StrayCat 14 19.1k 3 Canada
22 Jan 2014 9:55PM
I have OnOne, and it's great fun to use. I got it for a special deal of $179.00 including a $50.00 tutorial video, but they have tonnes of free tutorials on their site and on youtube.
ajed Plus
12 60 England
23 Jan 2014 8:48PM
Hello Linda

If you are doing montages then Photoshop is the easiest and fastest, any version from 5 (1998) onwards will be fine for doing this.

Having said that Smile I use CS6, I like the Warp tool and the tabbed images, the hyped up Quick Selection Tool is mostly useless, the Pen tool remaining the best for cutting stuff out.

Here's a couple of pics;

Cobbled together to begin with

And very nearly finished

Cheers - Jim
ajed Plus
12 60 England
23 Jan 2014 8:56PM
Sorry about the above I was using IE (nuff sed)

Number one

Almost finished

There we are - Jim
churchill123 14 233 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 8:32PM
Thanks JimSmile

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