Getting a great graphics program is an important step towards building a professional website
. However, for most of this, a professional package such as Adobe Photoshop, which costs over $1000, will beyond our reach. Add to this that the program is very complicated for the average time poor person to learn.
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We have seen many clients give up in frustration at not being able to do the simplest things such as crop, resize and deep etch their images.
Having been in the Web development industry since 1996, and having trained hundreds of our clients on how to use our content management system, one of the biggest problems I have seen is the lack of a good simple graphics program for my clients to be able to prepare images for their website.
So much so that I still refer my clients, commonly to a 1996-1997 version of paint shop pro 4 as an initial trial. This program enables the simple image editing tasks to be done in very few clicks.
However, recently I was excited to purchase the latest version of paint shop pro X2 and have found this program to be much easier than photo shop and yet I am able to achieve all the image manipulation goals that I have for my long running perth web design business.
Generally the most advanced capability that you will need for your web site is the ability to do a task called deep etching. Deep etching is where the background is removed from the subject of the photograph so that the product or person is stands out on a white or other coloured background.
Many new, website owners think that they can take a photo of a product with a white wall behind it and achieve the same effect. When they find out that the product looks drab on their website, they often give up.
By getting a low-cost feature packed graphic program such as paint shop pro X2 you will be able to create professional photographs for your website which will enhance your sales significantly. More information on its features is available on their web site.
Dale Carter. GTP, website design in Perth Australia Results focused Internet Marketing
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