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Poll Results 2005


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.

 
RAW Converter Poll
conducted in November 2005

Which is your favorite RAW Converter?
 
1. Photoshop CS 2
27 %
  
2. RAWShooter Premium
19 %
  
3. Photoshop CS
10.3 %
  

4. RAWShooter Essentials

9.8 %
  
 
5. Capture One Pro
6 %
  
6. Canon Digital Photo Pro
5 %
  
7. Nikon Capture
4 %
  
8. Other
4 %
  
 
9. Paint Shop Pro 9
3 %
  
10. Capture One LE
3 %
  
11. Paint Shop Pro X
2 %
  
12. Photoshop 7 + Camera RAW 1.0
2 %
  
13. BreezeBrowser
2 %
  
13. The Software supplied with my Camera
2 %
  
14. Power Shovell
1 %
  
 
0% votes: Apple Aperture, Bibble, QImage, SharpRAW, Silverfast DCPro
 
Total of votes: 377

 

 

Photo Effects Poll

conducted in October 2005

Which of these photo effects do you like best?
 
1. Soft Focus, Blurry, Diffusor, Dreamy
127
  
2. Skin Softening, Skin Cleaning
120
  
3. Painted, Painting, Brush, Pencil, Sketch, Drawing
115
  
 
4. B/W
98
  
5. Photo Frame, Vignette
97
  
5. Fog, Mist, Dust
97
  
6. Colored B/W, Sepia, Monotint, Duplex
87
  
7. Selective B/W, e.g. Red Rose in B/W photo
78
  
 
8. Colorize, Creative Color, Color Filter, Color Tint
66
  
9. Film Grain, Old Photo, Faded Photo
63
  
10. Cool/Warm, Color Temperature Effects
62
  
11. Selective Color, Color Replace
60
  
12. Diffuse Glow, Highlights
59
  
13. Light Beam, Light Spot, Light Ray
55
  
14. B/W Infra-Red, Color Infra-Red
54
  
15. Polarizer
50
  
16. Creative Contrast, Extreme Contrast, High-key, Overexposure
47
  
 
17. Color Gradient Filter, ND Grad Filter
40
  
18. Solarization, Posteriation, Thermal Camera, Nightvision
30
  
19. Cross Processing, Bleach Bypass
16
  
 
Total of votes: 1400

 


Lens Correction Poll

conducted in September 2005

Which is your favorite lens correction tool?
 
1. Photoshop CS2 Lens Correction
29 %
  
2. PTLens
16 %
  
3. Paint Shop Pro Barrel/Pincushion Distortion Correction
15 %
  
 
4. Other
11 %
  
5. DxO Optics Pro
6 %
  
6. Andromeda LensDoc
5 %
  
 
7. 55mm Lens Correction
3 %
  
7. Rosenman Lens Distortion Corrector
3 %
  
8. Helmut Dersch Panorama Tools
2 %
  
8. DCE Tools Lens Distortion Correction
2 %
  
8. Photo-Plugins Lens Correction
2 %
  
8. Powerretouche Lens Correction
2 %
  
8. Rosenman Lens Corrector PRO
2 %
  
9. Flo's UnDistort Filter
1 %
  
9. HumanSoftware PhotoFixlens
1 %
  
9. ImageAlign Pro
1 %
  
10. Kekus Panotools LensFix
0 %
  
10. The Imaging Factory Debarrelizer
0 %
  
 
Total of votes: 143

 

Selectrive Brightness Tools Poll
conducted in August 2005

Which is your favorite tool for selective brightness corrections?
 
1. Photoshop (Elements) Shadow/Highlight
32 %
  
2. Other
24 %
  
 
3. PaintShopPro Highlight/Midtone/Shadow
13 %
  
4. LightMachine
10 %
  
 
5. ColorWasher
6 %
  
6. PaintShopPro Fill Flash/Backlighting
5 %
  
7. Digital SHO Pro
4 %
  
 
8. FredMiranda SR Pro
1 %
  
9. Shadow Fixer
1 %
  
9. Shadow Illuminator
1 %
  
9. AKVIS Enhancer
1 %
  
9. Dynamic Range Compression
1 %
  
10. LittleInkPot Xpose
0 %
  
10. FiddaFilters Luminosity
0 %
  
10. Digital SHO
0 %
  
10. ChromaSoft Shadow/Highlight Control
0 %
  
 
Total of votes: 160

 


Photo Effects Poll

conducted in July 2005

Which of these commercial photo effects plugins do you like best?
 
1. Other
33.7 %
  
 
2. Auto FX Mystical Tint Tone and Color
18.2 %
  
3. nik Color Efex
13.8 %
  
4. Andromeda Photography Filters
11.6 %
  
 
5. ChromaSoftware Photographic Filters
7.2 %
  
6. PowerRetouche
4.4 %
  
6. The Imaging Factory
4.4 %
  
8. PixelGenius PhotoKit
3.3 %
  
 
9. DFT 55mm
1.7 %
  
9. DFT Digital Photo Lab
1.7 %
  
 
Total of votes: 181

 


Plugin Number Poll

conducted in June 2005

How many plugin products do you use more or less regularily?
 
1. 3 or 4 plugins
23.3 %
  
2. 5 to 10 plugins
22.8 %
  
3. Up to 20 plugins
20.1 %
  
 
4. Up to 50 plugins
9.6 %
  
5. 1 or 2 plugins
8.7 %
  
6. Too many to count them
5.5 %
  
7. More than 100 plugins
4.1 %
  
 
8. My graphics tool doesn't support plugins
3.2 %
  
9. Up to 100 plugins
1.8 %
  
10. I don't need any plugins
0.9 %
  


66% of all people use 3 to 20 plugins
46% of all people use 3 to10 plugins
20% of all people use 20 or more plugins
9% use only one or two plugins
4% use no plugins


Total of votes: 219

 


Plugin Management Poll

conducted in May 2005

How do you manage your plugins?
 
1. I just set the plugin paths in my graphics application.
42.3 %
  
 
2. I just install and uninstall plugins. That's all.
19.5 %
  
3. I use a freeware tool.
14.9 %
  
4. I use a commercial tool.
11.5 %
  
 
5. I have no idea.
6.5 %
  
6. I only use Windows Explorer or MacOS Finder.
5.4 %
  
 
Total of votes: 264

 


Image Enlargement Poll

conducted in April 2005

Which of the following image enlargement plugins do you use?
 
1. Genuine Fractals
35.7 %
  
2. Other
30.8 %
  
 
3. PhotoZoom/S-Spline
10.4 %
  
4. SmartScale
8.2 %
  
5. Stair Interpolation Pro
4.9 %
  
 
6. X-File
2.2 %
  
6. Resize Magic
2.2 %
  
6. SizeFixer
2.2 %
  
6. DOP Upsizing
2.2 %
  
 
10. ResizeIT
1.1 %
  
 
Total of votes: 182

 

 

Color Correction Poll

conducted in March 2005
Which commercial color correction plugin do you use?
 
1. ThePluginSite ColorWasher
29.2 %
  
2. Other
27.5 %
  
 
3. PictoColor iCorrect
10 %
  
4. Extensis Intellihance
8.3 %
  
4. AutoFX AutoEye
8.3 %
  
6. Kodak DigitalROC
7.5 %
  
7. PhotoTune 20/20 Color MD
5 %
  
 
8. Powerretouche White Balance
2.5 %
  
9. TwoPilots Color Pilot
0.8 %
  
9. TheImagingFactory Color Correction
0.8 %
  
 
Total of votes: 120

 

 

Sharpening Plugins Poll

conducted in February 2005

Which commercial sharpening plugins do you use?
 
1. The Plugin Site FocalBlade
30.1 %
  
2. Other
23.7 %
  
 
3. nik Sharpener
13.3 %
  
4. Photokit Sharpener
8.9 %
  
 
5. Acclaim FocusMagic
5.9 %
  
5. Extensis Intellihance
5.9 %
  
7. Fred Miranda CSpro
5.4 %
  
8. UltraSharpen
4.43 %
  
 
9. Powerretouche Sharpness Editor
1.48 %
  
10. The Imaging Factory Unsharp Mask Pro
1.0 %
  
 
Total of votes: 203

 

 

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