Splash Up vs. Photoshop

Splash Up is a browser-based photo editing software that allows you to manipulate images with ease. It is a free software that is remarkably feature-rich. It operates much like Adobe's Photoshop. In fact, many photography enthusiasts are amazed at how similar the two programs actually are. There are some major differences, of course. The main differences lie in the price, the use of shapes, the ability to undo, the fact that Splash Up is browser-based, and the speed of use.


Adobe's Photoshop is a premium and professional grade photo editing software. It comes with a price tag to match. If you purchase Adobe Photoshop from Adobe.com, you will pay at least $699. Splash Up on the other hand is completely free. You can go the website and begin using the program immediately. To access some of the more advanced features, you will have to sign up for a membership. This too is free of charge.


Many of the features amongst the two programs work exactly the same. One of the features that is markedly different is the shape feature. When using the shapes features in Slash Up, along with the layers, you are limited. When you place a shape atop a layer on Splash Up, it is as if the layer has melted down on top of the layer. Once you add a shape, you cannot make any edits to the under layers and the shape can no longer be manipulated. 


No matter what program you use, you should save your work on a regular basis. However, you should be sure to save your work frequently when working on Splash Up. The undo capability does not go back as far as Adobe's Photoshop. You should also make sure to be diligent about saving your work because Splash Up is a browser-based software. Therefore, if you have any problems with your Internet connection, your work may be lost.


Adobe Photoshop is a photo editing program that is installed on your computer. Therefore, you can use the program whether you are connected to the Internet or not. Splash Up is an online program that is used in conjunction with an Internet browser. If you are unable to access the Internet, you will not be able to use Splash Up. This can be a concern because if you lose your connection during the editing process, your work can be lost. 


Browser-based programs are known for having slower speed than programs that run locally on your computer. Splash Up is no exception. If you are working with large files or complex edits, the program will probably run at a slow speed. In fact, Splash Up is known to time out when working with large files or the photo sharing services. Adobe's Photoshop will run at a high speed the entire time. It is not dependent on the speed of your Internet connection.

Now that you know the difference between Splash Up and Photoshop, you can determine which photo editing program is best for you. If you are new to photo editing, you may want to use Splash Up to get acquainted with the processes before making the leap to Photoshop.   

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