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PaintShop Photo Pro

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December 18, 2010    
 
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PaintShop Photo Pro is a Photo Editing Software for windows created by Corel Corporation.

Product summary of Paintshop Photo Pro

Paint Shop Pro promises quality features at an affordable price. For a bargain deal, artists and photographers don’t have to worry about emptying their wallets. The low price does not compromise important photo editing features as Paint Shop Pro continues to advance its offerings with each new version. The program still manages to be a practical application for beginners of digital photography and image editing.

Highlighted features of Paintshop Photo Pro

Paint Shop Pro’s highlighted features are its cropping tool, makeover tools, visible watermarks, layer styles, HDR photo merge, graphite workspace, and express lab. The cropping tool is most useful since you can extract image parts as separate files. The latest makeover tools allow for major editing changes such as thinner faces and fixing bloodshot eyes. The layer styles include bevels, emboss, inner and outer glows, as well as adjustable shadows. HDR photo merge lets one combine bracketed shots with different exposures, resulting in a high contrast image. The HDR tools allow you to fix unwanted exposures and remove shadows from the image. The edited image can be merged with another to give it better highlights and shadows.

The Express Lab

The graphite workspace emphasizes a photo by using a dark color scheme. There is also a standard color scheme. The express lab uses a smoother interface, with a menu offering the most basic tools for photo editing.

Photo editors or photographers managing a lot of shots can view all their work at once with the express lab. The express lab is perfect for multi-taskers as it can edit, rotate, crop, and adjust colors upon several images without needing to open them each. Amateur photographers can get the hang of working on a large number of photos just like more experienced professionals.

Perspective Correction

If your photographs end up being shot from the wrong angle, then you can adjust it using the perspective correction. Perspective correction enables you to fix structural images without making one part look too thick or too thin. Editors after a more vintage feel can use the photo aging tools. The photo aging tools are appropriately called the “time machine,” allowing you to choose from seven historical periods. You are not limited to these periods as you can customize the preset options to give it your own touch.

Other nifty features of Paintshop Photo Pro

Digital camera users can address the problem of purple fringe or chromatic aberration with the purple fringe remover. This occurs when there is a high contrast area surrounding the image. A few simple clicks will remove this from your photo and make it look better.

Paint Shop Pro offers many features important to proper photo editing. Corel continues to innovate by adding new features so regular users won’t be disappointed with the new offers. Beginner photographers can easily learn this program and test their creativity with the program’s fancier features. Paint Shop Pro is an affordable alternative to the more confusing photo editing programs. First timers should begin with this instead of the more professional programs. Start with a smart investment with Paint Shop Pro. You’ll get the hang of photo editing in no time.

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I began using Corel Paint Shop Photo Pro as a beginner to the photo editing world. The first time I opened it I had no knowledge of how to use any of the features. Within an hour I had taught myself all of the general editing tools, and began learning new features. Now that years have passed, I consider myself an expert.

PSP is easy to use and offers so many tools, you can do virtually anything you can imagine to a photo. It really is a must have program for anyone interested in photo editing. There are many educational books available for people interested in having some guidance with the full capabilities the program has to offer. The price of the program is comparable to other photo editing software, possibly even a bit less.
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Reviewed by KelC23 May 20, 2011
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Easy to use, must have for photo editing

I began using Corel Paint Shop Photo Pro as a beginner to the photo editing world. The first time I opened it I had no knowledge of how to use any of the features. Within an hour I had taught myself all of the general editing tools, and began learning new features. Now that years have passed, I consider myself an expert.

PSP is easy to use and offers so many tools, you can do virtually anything you can imagine to a photo. It really is a must have program for anyone interested in photo editing. There are many educational books available for people interested in having some guidance with the full capabilities the program has to offer. The price of the program is comparable to other photo editing software, possibly even a bit less.

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I've been using Paint Shop Pro for editing photos since version 4. Paint Shop Pro combines the powerful editing potential of Photoshop with user-friendliness that cannot be found in Photoshop. While one must be an expert to utilize all aspects of Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro allows even amateurs to manipulate graphics in amazing and incredible ways. With available tools such as layers, tools, vectors, and perspective correction, Paint Shop Pro is an excellent choice if you want to combine photos, change coloring or view, create logos or line drawings, and myriad other possibilities. Additionally, the price is about 1/3 (or less) the price of Photoshop, making it very affordable for such a powerful program! Corel has been a good name in graphics manipulation, and this program reinforces that viewpoint.
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Reviewed by di April 22, 2011
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Excellent photo editing

I've been using Paint Shop Pro for editing photos since version 4. Paint Shop Pro combines the powerful editing potential of Photoshop with user-friendliness that cannot be found in Photoshop. While one must be an expert to utilize all aspects of Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro allows even amateurs to manipulate graphics in amazing and incredible ways. With available tools such as layers, tools, vectors, and perspective correction, Paint Shop Pro is an excellent choice if you want to combine photos, change coloring or view, create logos or line drawings, and myriad other possibilities. Additionally, the price is about 1/3 (or less) the price of Photoshop, making it very affordable for such a powerful program! Corel has been a good name in graphics manipulation, and this program reinforces that viewpoint.

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