I guess "Photoshop" really is turning into a generic verb, something that Adobe is undoubtedly unhappy about. I found this on a Q&A website, paraphrased for readability:
Question: "My friend has pictures of her eyes, a different color that really stick out. It’s grey and her eyes are bright blue or neon green. Please tell me how to do that." (Note: I believe they are asking how to take a picture of someone’s face and apply a grayscale effect to only the eyes.)
Answer 1: "Oh yeah, I’ve seen that but I don’t know how to do that either … let’s read what everyone else has to say, I want to know too…"
Answer 2: "use paint.net to photoshop it"
I won’t link to it so as to preserve their anonymity, but it’s easy enough to find by doing a search for the title of this blog post (including the quotation marks).
Anyway, I just thought that was curious enough to share … 🙂
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IMO there’s no competition between Photoshop and paint.net, they can happily coexist. Actually, I own Photoshop CS3 wich I use for complex photo-retouching (and Bridge for all those Digicam-Shots). But additionally I use paint.net as well especially because it starts so fast. I use a choice of effects-plugin that make it mighty but not slow. So I’m happy I have both. No need to hide from the big brother. 🙂
Zoe, yeah I own a copy of CS3 too, although mostly for analysis. I just don’t have much time to use it 😦
Funny, of course! But it will be even funnier the day someone says: “Use Photoshop to Paint.NET it” 😉 That would be a great day!!!
Or would you be “undoubtedly unhappy about” that, Rick ? 😀
It’s just now an incredibly strong brand that the brand-name itself has eclipsed the market. Like the IPod (MP3s) and there was Kleenex etc.
But still: XD
There was already the verb “to google” 🙂
It’s a sign of notoriety!! 😀
Here in China, PS (Photoshop for short) has become a popular term for a few years too.
hello i just was hoping some one would help me learn how to use paint.net
kandi — Check out the forum, http://paintdotnet.forumer.com . You’ll easily be able to find a lot of help there.
I have CS3 too but paint.net is just for kids and teens or people that think photoshop is hard to learn.You cant compare a paint.net with photoshop cs3
Ice Drills – “just for kids and teens or people that think Photoshop is hard to learn”? What about people who don’t want to spend $650 on CS3? Or those whose needs are completely fulfilled by the features, performance, and simplicity of Paint.NET? Your assessment of Paint.NET is clearly incomplete.
I never compared Paint.NET to Photoshop. I was merely pointing out an interesting, even funny, use of the now-generic verb “photoshop” that I spotted.
Yeahh it’s perfect for people like me, who don’t want to spend £300/£400 on an editing program. Ok, maybe it isnt as good as Photoshop, buh it is still great as a free editing software
Yeahh i’ve heard this term before like ‘Google’ it. That’ll be the Day – Use Photoshop to PDN it 🙂
Use Paint.NET to photoshop it!
Probably.. the dumbest phrase I’ve heard.
Other than “that’s hott.”
And I totally agree with Rick. No Paint.NET might not be the best, but it is for those of us who, either can’t afford $650 software, or are cheapskates.
*maybe, like me, you just enjoy using Paint.NET and like it because it’s fast, small, and there’s so many plugins it’s sooo awesome!*
And I have tried CS3.
NO WAY is it worth what you pay. Nice. But not that nice.
And i didnt say that PAINT.NET isnt worth it, i pretty like it with the plug ins and stuff.
I like Paint.NET, beautiful GUI, simple, fast, many useful plugins. Good job. For CS3 users – it’s worthy $600, many graphic studios depends on it, you can find there, what you want. But, lot of people don’t need 95% of photoshop features, Paint.net is for them. ..and there still is FREE Gimp, which is comparable to photoshop, say what you want
“Just for…people that think Photoshop is hard to learn”
Or…people who don’t mind doing a little extra work to get the same results as in PS. Personally, I find that it’s too easy to do some things in PS; and I like the challenge that PdN presents.
Take a stroll through the Pictorium on the Paint.NET user forum. There are plenty of users pushing the envelope of comparability between the two packages.
Paint.NET does not compare with PS feature for feature(e.g, custom brushes, quality pressure sensitivity). That doesn’t stop me(and others) from emulating 90% of PS’s functionality in PdN.
Yeah, pdn has some backwards compatibility
I use CS3 at college and I’ve found that PDN is much easier to use, and loads much faster too.
I use CS3 at school but I prefer PDN as it is easier to use
I have Photoshop, it works wonderfully on Windows XP. However, my new computer has Vista. And despite Adobe claiming Photoshop CS3 installs on Vista .. it DOES NOT. Bad Adobe … so I am stuck looking for an alternative. I have found Paint.NET … and as long it allows me to do most things i do in photoshop, then I do not mind.
i have vista and i installed Photoshop CS3 Extended on it
it seems it’s not Adobe’s fault
I’ll never see why photoshop and it’s friends have to pay so much moneys for it’s stuff…
Paint.Net in the can beat someone with Photoshop if they know what they are doing…
Paint.net is great for creating textures for my 3D models. It’s my #1 Photo Editing choice. I don’t like Photoshop, because its interface embodies the “gray” factor, and I find that color scheme, as well as the UI layout itself, quite counterproductive.
So why not just stick with the free solution? I love it.
I have both CS3 and Paint.NET. They are both awesome, but to tell you the truth, I prefer Paint.NET because it is just so simple and easy to use. Photoshop can be ridiculously complex at times when Paint.NET is ridiculously simple.
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