This debate has been going on for years and there has never been a definitive answer. There will probably never be a conclusion with comparative results to determine which program is actually the best hands-down vector application in the industry. I have posted a few sites that have featured these arguments.
What I have observed from the various forums and blogs that pose the question of comparison is a lack of substantial evidence to back anyone’s claim of application superiority. Simply stating that “I like [insert your choice] because it is easy to use” tells me you lack the understanding of either application necessary to give an informative opinion. Now if the question asked, “Which products do you like best?” then the above answer would be appropriate.
So, for those that have only used one application and not the other, common sense should dictate that you are not qualified to offer an intelligent opinion. In order to make an intelligent comparison between the two products one must use the two applications for an extended period of time and take note of the differences without any bias.
From someone who has used each program since the late 80s, over the years both have shared similar amounts of pros and cons. One application will pull ahead for a year or two only to be surpassed by the adversary the following year. It is a useless topic for debate like debates over religion or politics. It simply comes down to the preferences of the user and the resulting end product.
The main reason why Adobe is more widely accepted than its competitor is the capability of being used on a Mac. It has nothing to do with having a more superior product; it has a superior platform to exploit. Since the design industry leans heavily toward a Mac environment Adobe will be the favorite until Corel decides to make nice with Apple.
It seems every designer has an opinion about there graphic application. Tell us by leaving a comment below. You can also give us your insights by dropping a message on our Facebook profiles.
Author: LA Pride
LA Pride is a former time traveler that also enjoys playing his Xbox 360. Ironically, his mission was to travel back to this era to offer aid to Microsoft in building the original Xbox. In the distant future the “Xbox” will eventually become an essential aid in time travel.