HERE’S THE BIG PICTURE WHO SCORES WHERE?

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - COMPUTING -

Although both tools are meant for work­ing with your pho­tos, but they take very dif­fer­ent ap­proaches to the prob­lem, and which tool works best for you de­pends on what you are try­ing to achieve on the ipad. Pho­to­shop Touch is ori­ented to­wards heavy edit­ing and the abil­ity to cre­ate new images from scratch, whereas iphoto is geared to­wards man­ag­ing, tweak­ing and shar­ing images you al­ready have. So while iphoto ex­cels with easy tweak­ing ef­fects and ex­cel­lent Jour­nal shar­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties, Pho­to­shop Touch pow­ers ahead with the abil­ity to work with mul­ti­ple ef­fects on one im­age, crop­ping and se­lect­ing any shape (not just the rec­tan­gles that iphoto is limited to) and adding text to an im­age. But re­mem­ber that both have their lim­i­ta­tions too. While iphoto lim­its file sizes to 19 megapixel images and does not edit RAW un­com­pressed files, Pho­to­shop Touch has slightly trou­bling size lim­i­ta­tion, in that the pro­gram will re­size images to fit a max­i­mum res­o­lu­tion of 1600 by 1600 pix­els and 16 lay­ers. While that can be at­trib­uted to the in­creased per­for­mance de­mand of work­ing with lay­ers, this lim­i­ta­tion re­stricts Pho­to­shop Touch’s use to mak­ing images fit only for small prints or the Web, or for mock drafts on the go. It wont be killing CS5/CS6 on the desk­top, that’s for sure.

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