If we could design the perfect graphics program after testing all these products, what would it look like and what features might it have?
Useful wizards for easy image editing, import/export, and manipulation
A method of easily downloading images from a site
An integrated image browser or straightforward external one
A great GIF/JPG optimizer
Live editable type
Dozens of Web-related effects
Simple animation creation and editing
Support for layers and PNG files
With all that in mind, is there any perfect program that stands out above all the rest? Not really. Some of these come agonizingly close, but when we reach for one tool or the other depending on what we have to accomplish, it becomes clear that none of these tools has absolutely everything. The best thing is that we didn't really find a clunker in the bunch...they're all good, solid tools.