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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?
Not quite sure what you're asking, but your initial post is like asking:-
"Which is better - swiss cheese or lemonade?"
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 :)
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:
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.