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Poll Results 2007


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.

 

Image SizePoll
conducted in December 2007 / January 2008

How large are the images that you usually process?
 
1. 3648 x 2736 (10 Megapixel)
17 %
  
2. 3264 x 2448 (8 Megapixel)
14 %
  
3. 2848 x 2136 (6 Megapixel)
13 %
  
 
4. 4048 x 3040 (12 Megapixel)
8 %
  
5. 6000 x 4000 (24 Megapixel)
8 %
  
 
6. 2048 x 1536 (3 Megapixel)
5 %
  

7. 1024 x 768 (0.8 Megapixel)

4 %
  
7. 2560 x 1920 (5 Megapixel)
4 %
  
8. 1600 x 1200 (2 Megapixel)
4 %
  

8. 4992 x 3328 (16 Megapixel)

4 %
  
8. Larger than 9000 x 6000
4 %
  
 

9. 2272 x 1704 (4 Megapixel)

3 %
  

10. 1280 x 960 (1.3 Megapixel)

3 %
  
11. 800 x 600 (0.5 Megapixel)
3 %
  
12. 9000 x 6000 (54 Megapixel)
2 %
  
12. 640 x 480 (0.3 Megapixel)
2 %
  
13. 320 x 240 (0.1 Megapixel)
1 %
  
14. Smaller than 320 x 240
1 %
  
 
Total of votes: 340

 

Plugin Features Poll
conducted in November 2007

Which of the following features do you consider essential for filter plugins?
 
1. Large preview
10 %
  
2. Option for saving preset
9 %
  
3. Fast preview update
8 %
  
4. Multiple Undo steps
7 %
  
5. Fast rendering after pressing OK
7 %
  
6. Support for layer masks
6 %
  
 

7. Resizable window

5 %
  
8. Brush tool for selectively drawing effects
5 %
  
9. Blend modes and blend slider
5 %
  

10. Simple as well as advanced modes

5 %
  
11. Descriptive tool tips or help box
4 %
  
12. Transparency/Alpha Channel support
4 %
  
13. Option for random effect settings
4 %
  

14. Usable as a smart filter in Photoshop CS3

4 %
  
15. Many included presets
4 %
  
 

16. 200% and higher preview zoom

3 %
  
17. Layers of filter stack for applying multiple effects
3 %
  

18. Tab sheets if there are many controls

2 %
  
19. Histogram display
2 %
  

20. Recording of filter parameters in Actions/Macros

2 %
  
 
Total of votes: 1300

 

RAW Converter Poll
conducted in October 2007

Which is your favorite RAW Converter?
 
1. Adobe Photoshop
28%
  
2. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
22%
  
 
3. Capture One
7 %
  
4. Pixmantec RawShooter
7 %
  
5. Nikon Capture
6 %
  
 
6. Bibble
5 %
  
7. Canon Digital Photo Pro
4 %
  
8. DxO Optics
4 %
  
9. Adobe Photoshop Elements
4 %
  
 

10. Other

3 %
  
11. Paint Shop Pro
3 %
  

12. Apple Aperture

3 %
  
13. Silkypix Developer Studio
2 %
  
 

1% and below: Raw Therapee, LightZone, RAW Developer, Breeze Browser, SilverFast DCPro/DCVLT, Raw Magick, RAW PhotoDesk.

 
Total of votes: 437

 

Plugin Skin Poll
conducted in September 2007

Do you prefer skinned or standard dialogs for Photoshop plugins?
 
1. I prefer standard dialogs for most plugins.
37 %
  
2. I always prefer standard dialogs.
30 %
  
 
3. It depends on the type of plugin.
14 %
  
 
4. I prefer dialog skins for most plugins.
11%
  
5. I always prefer dialog skins.
7 %
  
 
Total of votes: 107

 

Sharpening Poll
conducted in July 2007

How often do you usually sharpen a photo that you want to print?
 
1. Only Once
64 %
  
 
2. Twice
19 %
  
3. Not at all
12 %
  
 
4. More than three times
3 %
  
5. Three Times
2 %
  
 
Total of votes: 262

 

Printing Poll
conducted in June 2007

What do you do to get good prints of your photos?
 
1. I calibrated my monitor and/or printer and now I get great prints

31 %
  
2. I did not calibrate my monitor and printer or anything else, but get good prints every time.
17 %
  
 
3. I do not print my photos myself. I use a print service.

15 %
  
4. I need to do one or more test prints before I am able to achieve satisfying prints.

11 %
  
5. I use a special software to achieve good prints with my printer.

10 %
  
6. I do not print my photos. I only view them on screen.
9 %
  
 
7. I do not get good photo prints from my printer no matter what I try.

6 %
  
8. I use another method to achieve good prints with my printer.
1 %
  
 
Total of votes: 364

 

Photo Enhancement Poll
conducted in April/May 2007

Which of these steps do you usually apply when enhancing a photo?
 
1. Overall Brightness/Contrast Adjustment
419 votes
  
2. Sharpening
406 votes
  
3. Color Correction/White Balancing
358 votes
  
4. Shadow/Highlights Correction
291 votes
  
5. Saturation Adjustment
247 votes
  
6. Image Size Reduction
246 votes
  
 
7. Selective Brightness/Contrast
193 votes
  
8. Noise Reduction
185 votes
  
9. Image Enlargement
185 votes
  
9. Red Eye Removal
151 votes
  
11. Skin Smoothing/Cleaning
140 votes
  

12. B/W Conversion

121 votes
  
13. Scratch/Dust Removal
116 votes
  
 

14. Selective/Creative Coloring

93 votes
  
15. Perspective Correction
79 votes
  
16. JPEG Artifact Removal
68 votes
  
16. Lens Correction
68 votes
  
18. Soft Focus/Diffusion Effect
64 votes
  
19. Vignette/Frame Effect
56 votes
  
20. Local Contrast (USM with large radius)
55 votes
  
 
Total of votes: 3509

 

Lightroom Plugin Poll
conducted in February/March 2007

Would you like to be able to use Photoshop plugins in Adobe Lightroom?
 
1. I plan to use Lightroom in future and would like to be able to use Photoshop plugins with it.
41 %
  
2. I use Lightroom and would like to be able to use Photoshop plugins with it.
32 %
  
3. I don't use Lightroom.
16 %
  
4. I use Lightroom, but I don't need to use Photoshop plugins with it.
8 %
  
5. I plan to use Lightroom in future, but won't need any additional plugins then.
3 %
  
 
Total of votes: 150

 

Plugin Complexity Poll
conducted in January/February 2007

How simple or complex do you like plugins to be?
 
Very Simple: Only a few sliders whose effect is easy to recognize in the preview.
14 %
  
Simple: Some sliders and simple features, but no masking options.
14 %
  
Medium: Several sliders and a simple masking feature.
31 %
  
Sophisticated: Many sliders and options plus different masking options.
15 %
  
Complex: All imaginable features for fine-tuning the effect and many adjustable masking options.
15 %
  
 
With removed "Simple" and "Sophisticated" items:
Medium
43.7 %
  
Complex
36.6 %
  
Very Simple
19.7 %
  
 
Total of votes: 213

 

 

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