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Robert2009

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I know eveyone in here talks about Photoshop or Illusrator, but WHICH one do you suggest?
At work, I have Photoshop 7.0
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I know eveyone in here talks about Photoshop or Illusrator, but WHICH one do you suggest?
At work, I have Photoshop 7.0
ArcGIS 9.2 SP6
ERDAS 9.1


It depends on what you want to do. Photoshop and Illustrator are two very different packages. Photoshop is for raster data, Illustrator is for vector data.
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I know eveyone in here talks about Photoshop or Illusrator, but WHICH one do you suggest?
At work, I have Photoshop 7.0
ArcGIS 9.2 SP6
ERDAS 9.1


In most cases it is useful to combine vector or raster editor - depends on your task. Although I do not use Photoshop or Ilustrator (too expensive for us), I use their opensource alternatives GIMP and Inkscape. For some tasks is GIMP better, for some Inkscape. For example if I want to draw some uncommon symbols, arrows etc. in the finished map, then I use Inkscape.

I know that Inkscape is not Ilustrator, but you can try it to found out if you need vector drawing program. ;)




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