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01-01-12, 01:57 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
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I take it you mean PaintShop Pro Photo. I don't think there are any problems with it at all. Indeed it does a lot more with images in 16-bit than either of the Adobe products. It's also a great price.
Here's a list of features, with a comparison to PS Elements.
(My own feeling is that Elements is actually sufficient for anybody other than a professional photo editor - I get some stick for that but it usually comes from people who have spent lots of money on full Photoshop and are not about to admit it was a mistake. By the same token, I'm sure many people are perfectly happy with PaintShopPro Photo. Just like the camera equipment itself, there's a lot of snobbery about programs - as well as about the Apple vs Windows argument.)
I agree with you here. No one likes to hear they did not have to spend that much money after they did. There are very few things in CS that Elements does not do any more. They have kept adding features to Elements to the point that with Elements 10 they kind of ran out of things to add.
I know someone who uses PaintShop Pro and loves it. He has no problems translating PS tutorials as most of the tools are named almost the same and do almost the same thing the same way.
The magazines just go with the lowest common denominator; in this case Elements. How many times have we seen the complaint "Why all the Elements tutorials and not "full" PhotoShop?"
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