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Poll Results 2001


This page shows the results of polls on various topics that were conducted on this web site. So always keep in mind that the results are only representative for the visitors of this site and can't be generalized. Placing these polls on other sites could produce totally different results.

 

Web vs. Hard drive Applications Poll
conducted in November/Decmber 2001

Do you prefer web or hard drive applications?
 
1. I prefer hard drive applications.
77.5 %
  
 
2. I like both.
15 %
  
3. Other
6 %
  
 
4. I prefer web applications.
1.5 %
  
 
Total of votes: 138


Comments:

-> Hard drive apps rule in the performance area, but Web apps rule in accessibility. No one can deny that a Web-based calendar is not perfect for a couple or family trying to be on the same schedule. Users can see what is going on from work, home, or school, or any other kiosk, rather than being limited to single box. And who doesn't have a Web email account? :)

-> After 2 bad experiences with reputable web based software packages, I don't plan to buy web-based applications anymore.

-> Web applications are a technological trap

-> Web Applications aren't worth the snot their programmers stick under their chairs

-> Computers weren't made to only function if connected to other computers. They are independent machines.
What a silly question!!

-> When I find a program I can "fool" around with on the web, I usually give it a try...But they usually are limited to just a few functions and take quite a bit of time to render........So, for me, I would rather have the program on my hard drive (or hard drive as you have it here) to work with at my leasure.....

-> Web apps is another "innovative" idea of Bill Gates to make another billion. Avoid the idea.

-> If they are not free, I don't want to pay subscription fee every year. I want to own it. Besides, I trust my own computer more than the internet.

-> Why not just punch me in the face and rob me instead. I'm paying for it, I want to OWN it, not BORROW it. I want a hardcopy of it so if I decide to uninstall, redo, revamp, rebuild or any other re-whatever, I have the program to do with as I please. Thank you and good night. (Exits stage left)

-> When s/o wants to use an application, there are the following problems: Everywhere you want to use the software, you need a high-speed Internet connection. (Example: Re-Rendering some graphics) -> You have to transmit the large amount of data of a high-quality image you process. The web computer calculates and has to send back the image. In case of a jammed connection, you would have to start over again. And don't forget:Transmission costs time --- and money. While transmitting the images, the Inet connection has to be shared with the rest of the traffic and slows down everything else in progress. ... The only ones which are happy about web based applications are: TELCOS and HARDWARE SUPPLIERS!!!
CONCLUSION: FORGET ABOUT WEB APPLICATIONS!!! (But technology goes on, so you may ask me in five years again. You are welcome...)

 

Download vs. CD Poll
conducted in October 2001

Do you prefer Download or CD products?
 
1. I prefer to buy download products if I can save some dollars.
37 %
  
 
2. I prefer to buy products on CD even if I have to pay a bit more.
29 %
  
3. I don't mind if a software is offered as a download or on CD.
23 %
  
 
4. I only buy download products.
7 %
  
5. I only buy products offered on CD.
4 %
  
 
Total of votes: 264


Comments:

"Downloading is great for tryouts, but for keepers I'll go for the CD every time. "

"The most of times, we need/want a software in a hurry. The most of times if there is a downloadable software, we will choose to download, just to get it right now. "

"I like the idea of downloading even on my sloooow modem and have done so many times, but always, always will burn the file to CD."

"I prefer to try before I buy, so this is good!! However I like to have cd if I like program for back ups in case of crash!!"

 

Digital Camera Poll
conducted in August/September 2001

Which company creates the best digital cameras?
 
1. Sony (101)
26.5 %
  
 
2. Nikon (66)
17.3 %
  
3. Olympus (64)
16.8 %
  
4. Canon (45)
12 %
  
 
5. Fuji (26)
6.8 %
  
6. Kodak (21)
5.5 %
  
7. Minolta (10)
2.6 %
  
8. Agfa (8)
2.1 %
  
9. Hewlett-Packard (8)
2.1 %
  
 


Other items that took part in the poll, but scored 4% or below:
Panasonic (6) 1.57%, Casio (4) 1.05%, Ricoh (3) 0.79%, Toshiba (3) 0.79%, Epson (3) 0.79%, JVC (3) 0.79%, Samsung (2) 0.52%, Sanyo (2) 0.52%, Other (2) 0.52%, Pentax (1) 0.26%, Polaroid (1) 0.26%, Yashica Kyocera (1) 0.26%, Jenoptik (1) 0.26%, Trust (0) 0%, Mustek (0) 0%.

Total of votes: 381


Comments:

My only pointer is you get what you pay for & dont expect to get quality until you get up to around the $500 price rage or above. And what ever you do if it says polaroid & it's digital run away as fast as you can!

If you want a camera, you have to start with a manufacturer thats been making cameras since day dot. These aboritions that are made by other computer companies ... are a waste of money. You would be better off pissing on your money.

I, too, had to research long and hard before investing in a digital camera because I knew I would not be able to buy another any time soon.

 

Plugin Galaxy Poll
conducted from July to October 2001

Which of these effects from Plugin Galaxy are your favorites?
 
1. Glass (630)
6.7 %
  
2. Alpha Tool (602)
6.4 %
  
3. Star (595)
6.3 %
  
4. Rainbow (573)
6.1 %
  
4. Sunshine (572)
6.1 %
  
5. Edge Tool (549)
5.9 %
  
 
6. Pop Art (519)
5.5 %
  
7. Instant Mirror (511)
5.4 %
  
8. Zoom (510)
5.4 %
  
9. Fusion (498)
5.3 %
  
10. Bluuur (477)
5.1 %
  
11. Coolorize (469)
5.0 %
  
 


Other items that took part in the poll, but scored below 5%:
Warp1/2 (446) 4.77%, Cryptology (427) 4.57%, Synthesizer (426) 4.56%, Grid (400) 4.28%, Noise (400) 4.28%, Breakfast (389) 4.16%, Feedback (358) 3.83%.

Total of votes: 9351

 

Image Editing Function Poll
conducted in May/June 2001

Which is you favorite function for Image Editing?
 
1. Layers (66)
26.3 %
  
2. Plugin Filters Support (63)
25.1 %
  
 
3. Undo/Redo (20)
8 %
  
4. GIF/JPG Optimizer (15)
6 %
  
5. Selection/Mask Features (14)
5.6 %
  
6. Brush Tools (12)
4.8 %
  
6. Other (12)
4.8 %
  
 
7. Basic Filters (Invert, Flip, Rotate etc.) (10)
4 %
  
8. Resize/Image Size functions (7)
2.8 %
  
8. Watermarking (7)
2.8 %
  
8. Many Image Formats (7)
2.8 %
  
 


Other items that took part in the poll, but scored 2% or below:
Histogram Functions (4) 1.59%, Tablet Support (4) 1.59%, Screen Capture (3) 1.2%, Automate/Batch function (3) 1.2% , Style functions (2) 0.8%, Color Mode Change (1) 0.4%, Action/Script/Macro feature (1) 0.4%, CMYK/Channel Splitting (0) 0%, Grids/Rulers (0) 0%.

Total of votes: 251

 

 
Image Tool Poll
conducted in April 2001

Which is your favorite tool in your image editing application?
 
1. Clone/Stamp Tool (35)
17.5 %
  
2. Magic Wand Tool (33)
16.5 %
  
 
3. Retouch/Blur/Smudge/Burn Tool (17)
8.5 %
  
4. Freehand/Lasso Selection Tool (15)
7.5 %
  
5. Tube/Nozzle/ImageObject Tool (13)
6.5 %
  
6. Gradient Fill Tool (12)
6 %
  
6. Vector/Pen/Path/Draw Tool (12)
6 %
  
 
7. Other (11)
5.5 %
  
8. Brush Tool (9)
4.5 %
  
8. Text Tool (9)
4.5 %
  
9. Zoom Tool (8)
4 %
  
 


Other items that took part in the poll, but scored 3% or below:
ColorPicker/Eyedropper Tool (6) 3%, Eraser Tool (4) 2%, Mover/Hand Tool (3) 1.5%, Crop Tool (3) 1.5%, Shape Tool (3) 1.5%, Solid Fill Tool (2) 1%, Other Selection Tool (2) 1%, Pattern Fill Tool (1) 0.5%, Spray Tool (1) 0.5%, Shape Selection Tool (1) 0.5%, Measure Tool (0) 0%

Total of votes: 200


Comments:

I love the eyedropper tool the most when you do the kind of work I do with Photoshop (Prosthetic Makeup Design). The eyedropper allows you to duplicate highlight and shadow colors in faces that are from diverse races. I love it I do!

By far, one of the handiest tools in Adobe PhotoShop 6 is the background eraser. It makes getting rid of unwanted backgrounds in photos a snap, and is a great help in weeding out unwanted pixels when you are trying to separate all the wires in a shopping cart basket from a background, for example. The tolerance can be set with the Magic Wand's tolerance.

You left out the "Sharpen" tool. In digital photography, that's one tool that gets used on almost every picture to some extent, regardless of what else is done to it.

Bar none [no pun intended] the MIRROR effect tool in Freehand 8 is the best. It allows me to configure kaleidoscopic imagery PRECISELY AND can make "anything" look fantanstic, from the lowliest design, typographic, or jpeg image. The results are usually spectacular and worth having on display in my home office.



 
Vector Application Poll
conducted in March 2001

Which is your favorite vector graphics application?
 
1. CorelDRAW! (52)
30 %
  
2. Adobe Illustrator (47)
27 %
  
 
3. Other (e.g. bitmap applications with vector capabilities) (36)
20 %
  
4. Macromedia Freehand (19)
10 %
  
5. Xara X/Corel Xara (12)
7 %
  
 
6. Serif DrawPlus (4)
2 %
  
 


Other items that took part in the poll, but scored below 1%:
Design Factory (1) 0.57%, Igrafx/Micrografx Designer (1) 0.57%, Micrografx Windows Draw (1) 0.57%, Mayura Draw (1) 0.57%, Polar Draw (1) 0.57%, AVAX (0) 0%, CamCAD (0) 0%, Compact Draw (0) 0%, DrawIt (0) 0%, Deneba Canvas (0) 0%, Expression (0) 0%, Impression (0) 0%, MegaDrawPro (0) 0%, Satori PhotoXL (0) 0%

Total of votes: 175


Comments:

I have tried a most all from the list Illustrator, Freehand, Canvas, Xara, and more But none were good in comparison with COREL DRAW.

Tried CorelDraw, Illustrator, Fireworks etc; and struggling on a steep learning curve? Give XaraX a shot and look forward to a pleasant surprise. It's more than capable for most design needs, easy to learn, fast and doesn't need a super computer to run. I've tried all the others and keep coming back to XaraX - CorelXara was good but Xara is simply great

CorelDraw... you know that is the best. Freehand is very good but it's harder and falls in things such gradient tools. Corel is powerfull and easy to use.

i use adobe illustrator, macromedia freehand, and many other vector softwares but corel is the easiest to work with,specially when working with native psd files,its overloaded with tools that are useful, corel is the best vector graphic application i have used since,illustrator had only one page at a time, freehand is messy to use, specially with its gradient tools and so is illustrator.

I have been using Corel products since version 3.0. I have been employed as a designer since 1972. I have used both Illustrator and CorelDRAW. I use vector graphics in a print/production environment. For my money, Draw is just more user-friendly (imagine, four selection tools in Illustrator when you only need one!) I am not trashing Adobe as I use PhotoShop, PageMaker and InDesign, and Illustrator is a fine program. But in a production environment, it can't compare to Draw.

 

 
The Plugin Site Poll
conducted from December 2000 to March 2001

Which part of ThePluginSite.com do you like best?
 
1. Products - Freeware (203)
27 %
  
2. Resources - Adobe-compatible Plugins (150)
20 %
  
3. Resources - Premiere/AE/Other Plugins (136)
18 %
  
 
4. I like the whole site. (44)
6 %
  
5. Ressources - Graphic Tools (36)
5 %
  
6. Ressources - Tubes (35)
5 %
  
7. Ressources - Filter Factory Plugins (31)
4 %
  
8. Know-How - Tutorials (17)
3 %
  
 


Other items that took part in the poll, but scored 2% or below:
I don't like this site. (14) 1.87%, Search - Site Search (12) 1.6%, Main Page (11) 1.47%, Ressources - Brushes & Textures (11) 1.47%, Gallery - Contest Galleries (11) 1.47%, Ressources - Edges & Frames (10) 1.33%, Ressources - Actions (9) 1.2%, Products - Commercial (5) 0.67%, Gallery - Other Galleries (5) 0.67%, Search - Graphics Galaxy Search (4) 0.53%, Know-How - Programming (3) 0.4%, Reviews (1) 0.13%, Know-How - Polls (1) 0.13%, Contact (1) 0.13%, News (0)

Total of votes: 750


Comments:

This is a rare web site that gives you loads of information without being over the top with ads. Now thats what the internet should be about. Kool!

This site is a lesson to all - clear, attractive to look at and easy to navigate. Oh, and the content is superb, too! Congratulations to all involved.

Very good place to take some interesting filters. Hope you will develop it. All the best.

Super site. Thanks for the freebies. Make life soooooooooooo much easier.

Can you imagine the value of this site to our country where the US$ is = to 2.4 of our $īs.Also it loads fast is quick and is easy to use.LOOKIN GOOD GUYS11

 

 

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