>Just the clean feel of the thing, the color matching and handling, the >color and tone 'marching ant' selection, all beat PSP in my opinion. >PSP is also 'sharper', by their own admission, as a design 'feature'. >They, and others, believe that PS introduces a subtle blur in many >operations to keep from introducing jaggies and other artifacts. So PS is blurring your images without your consent and PSP is sharpening? I find that to be a ridiculous notion. >>IMO PS is over-specified for a photographers tool and you pay a lot of money >>for features you will never use. > >Until you go to print, perhaps. But even before that, you had various >sorts of macros/automation for the longest time, when people were >screaming to JASC to include such in PSP Yeah but it is not included in 8 at a fraction of the cost of having to buy PS.