you currently own or are considering putting online. For $12 I just couldn't resist plunkingdown the cash to see the whole package.And, once I was able to download all of the materials, I was just as impressed with the valuefor my money. I mean, honestly, I couldn't have produced ONE of the incredible graphics inthis package in less than an hour. So, considering that I value my time at MUCH more than$12/hour, I look at this as a VERY GOOD BUY!All of that being said, I do have a few qualms. First, many of the graphics are provided inpng format. This is fine, if can find an image that you like AS IS and will simply be insertingit directly into your site. However, if you want to "tweak" any of the images, png format isgoing to make it a bit tough. Providing the files in Adobe psd format would have been muchmore useful for editing purposes.Moreover, the above issue is even more significant because many of the graphics areprovided in only a few different color variations. So, unless your website color scheme justhappens to match one of those color variations, you'll need to modify the color, and thiscould take a bit of fiddling.Also, downloading and extracting all the files is somewhat of a pain. There are numerousdifferent zip files in this package, so, once you've downloaded all the large zip files, youthen have to go through the process of extracting all of them, which can be a bit timeconsuming and annoying. A better solution would be offering a single executable file whichwould extract all of the graphics into an appropriate and well organized folder structure all atonce, saving the end user the hassle of doing it manually. Of course, this would result in amighty large executable file, but it would be nice to have that option for those with highspeed internet access.Lastly, as implied at the end of the previous paragraph, a little better categorization of thefiles would be helpful for finding what you need. I suppose once you get used to whereyou've saved and extracted the files, it probably won't be much of an issue, but, when youfirst extract, the process of sorting through all that you've got can be daunting.Nevertheless, even with the slight annoyances listed above, you're only paying $12 for theentire set of graphics, so I think a bit of manual effort to make good use of them is morethan acceptable. Check it out for yourself. I think you'll be very happy with the graphics setand $12 is a SMALL price to pay for the time savings this graphics package offers. (go there)
The Gimp - FREE
Ok, I did a little research and the funny name, GIMP, stands for "GNU Image ManipulationProgram". Really doesn't much matter, but I know I thought the name was quite interestingand wondered where it came from. Now you know. So, what is GIMP, really? Well, it's aFREE and very capable replacement for programs like Adobe Photoshop, Paint Shop Proand Corel Photopaint, all of which will generally run you in the hundreds of dollars. Thisprogram is power packed full of features both for power graphics designers and forbeginners (although it doesn't do alot of hand-holding, so beginners might find the programa little intimidating).