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Computer Software Versus Smartphone Apps

These methods for editing photos have significant differences in what they can and should be used for.

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Instagram is a great way to fix up a not-so-great picture and one that has an emotional connection for the person who took it or the people in the photo.

Photoshop, CorelDRAW, or Adobe Illustrator are must-have design software for different reasons. CorelDRAW is vector-based, while Photoshop is designed for images and is pixel-based. It’s also easier than ever to use filters and one-click color change upgrades in recent versions of Photoshop.

The majority of smartphone apps are for images that remain online using a low-resolution quality image only. Traditional graphic design software is still the best option when it comes to producing high-resolution images and products.

-Jennifer Foy, Unisub

Jennifer Foy

Jennifer Foy

Unisub

Jennifer Foy has over 20 years of experience using Adobe software and working in the advertising, marketing, and design fields. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communications from the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, and a Master of Arts in Advertising from Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York. Her years of teaching experience include numerous software and design classes for colleges in Atlanta, Georgia, and Louisville, Kentucky. Jennifer is currently working as the Creative Director at Universal Woods with the Unisub and ChromaLuxe brands. Jennifer can be reached by email at [email protected]

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