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I've used it for 3 years. And now it's been discontinued.
It's nothing like traditional graphics programs - In MIC, you have this wonderful expansive workspace that's like a real desk, move stuff here and there, rearrange, scissor this and meld that.... all so quickly and easily..
I know next to nothing about Photoshop, and what I've read about dealing with all the layers and stuff just sounds stupid compared to the ease of MIC.
So here's my question - now that MIC is no longer being supported, one day (maybe even soon) I'm going to have to move to a new graphics program. Is there anything like MIC out there? Should I just suck it up and learn Photoshop?
if you have any suggestions please let me know ... thank you so much!
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Even though it's yanked, I'd really hang on to it. Make backup CDs to the max. To me, this was MUCH, MUCH easier to learn than Photoshop or anything with layers. It just seems more intuitive. I'd like to see anything like AC or MIC myself.
One way to spruce it up a little is with plug ins. MIC does read and accept most PS plugins such as Eye Candy and the likes. I have not had any trouble with any of the commercial one, although sometimes a free one will send it for a wobbly. Just a thought.
It's a shame that products like that don't get the acceptance or development or recognition users think they deserve. I never believed MS was going to do much with Image Composer once they came out with that other (whatsitsname) program of theirs (I never used) that was supposed to be (maybe it was) so good.
I used to alternate between Photoshop and Image Composer all the time a few hard drives ago. Haven't even fired it up in a year or so, but I sure did like it. It was a real "gem".
If you're looking for something to replace MIC I really haven't found anything. Without going for the full blown PhotoShop I have had some luck with PhotoShop Elements, which is a pared down version of PhotoShop that focuses on editing web images. It's still not as easy to use as MIC, but can be a step toward PhotoShop.