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PHOTOSHOP or FLASH

Which of the above softwares rolls the 1st?

     
1:34 pm on Jul 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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My question is Photoshop or Flash ...?

Ofcourse Adobe is used to make the mockups and designs for a particular layout! and then the thing is turned in to HTML. But the same can be done in flash to isn't it? there are sites made fully in flash>>

but in a long run is flash good or photoshop?

what is the future?

1:42 pm on July 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Each serves a totally separate purpose and aren't comparable as such - my unscientific opinion is that people will still being using Photoshop as a tool when proprietary format software like Flash is long gone...
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As bcolflesh wrote, they are two completely different things with completely different purposes. IMHO they both have their place as tools for the web designer. But a site made exclusively in flash is as unusable as one made in photoshop.
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You mean to say PHOTOSHOP is ofcourse the best,,, isn't it?
I agree that flash has it's own advantages! but surely PHOTOSHOP out-smarts it... isn't it?
1:50 pm on July 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Whatever you are most proficient / efficient with to create is the "best" for you - IMHO
2:01 pm on July 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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As the other posts have stated, these two products cannot be compared like for like. One is a graphics editing package, the other a graphics based web application building package.

Not quite sure what you're asking, but your initial post is like asking:-

"Which is better - swiss cheese or lemonade?"

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I think you mean Photoshop or Fireworks (fireworks being macromedia's graphics program)

but in any case... Photoshop is great. Everything makes sense... soemthing macromedia has troubles with. And key commands which you'd expect, actually work :) And stability of photoshop is nice too :)

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Maybe a complete overview of the 2 will explain.

Photoshop is a raster graphics package for print, web and video. Raster means it is pixel based. If you need to create a pixel based graphic for anythinbg photoshop can do it. It is also the industry standard and the top of the line graphics package.

Photoshop has an add on piece of software called image ready. Image ready is also pixel based but geared for the web. It can generate splaiced graphics in an HTML page. It can also easily create animated gifs. It is a nice little piece of software.

Flash is a vector based web tool. Vector means that it uses math to create the images. You can import raster based graphics, but it was meant to bring vector based graphics to the web. Since vector based graphics are done with math they are smaller in size than raster graphics. It is mainly used to animate these graphics. It also has a built in scripting language(action script). It can be a very powerful web development tool. It is embedded in an html page. For an outline of Flash for the web you can go here:
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LiveMotion is adobe's, Photoshop's company, version of Flash. LiveMotion is a direct competitor of Flash by the people who make Photoshop.

Fireworks is Macromedia's, The company that makes Flash competitor of photoshop.

As you can see that is why others in this thread said it is like compairing apples to oranges. I use Photoshop and Flash.

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thank you techwzrd for such a thoughtful reply... I will research!