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  • I’m a Paint Shop Pro user and have been since 7.0. Now that Corel owns it, they have made it more and more a photo editing software. That’s OK as they left the graphics creation tools intact, they just don’t seem to be developing them in PSP, but rather in Corel Draw and Corel Paint.

    I don’t own either of those although I do have Photoshop and use it very sparingly. I also have GIMP and find it’s not as easy for me to use as PSP is.

  • @Margaret

    Hadn’t used that one. I remember Corel graphic products were much more known and talked about in the past.

    I guess Adobe won marketing war. :)

  • Peter

    I am painting over some images, therefore I use several image editors. First I edit my image with light, contrast, color etc,(gimp, irfan, ashampoo photo comander, picasa) when I like the image I use ex. TwistedBrush Open Studio, Project Dogwaffle to paint/decorate.
    One program alone will not satisfied my needs

  • @Peter

    Your needs seem quite specialized so it makes sense that one product doesn’t cover it. I guess it’s only easy to choose single product if your editing falls into single function box.

    Maybe some day some one will get it and make cool modular product in which we will get exactly set of functions we need.

    Thanks for sharing! :) From these comments I was reminded about more image editors than I had seen in last year.

  • Picasa for viewing albums / collections. Irfanview for dealing with screencaptures or single images. Gadwin print screen for errrr screen prints. I LOVE Picasa for home made pic organizing, I can’t find anything better.

  • @Jonny

    Yeah, Picasa has a lot of fans it seems.

    I like IrfanView for image viewing (like open, look, close) but don’t really use rest of functions it has. It has some problems working with very large images (scans mostly) so after few hiccups I mostly stopped trying to do different stuff with it.

    No ultimate editor for me either. :)

  • Titanium Pen

    Wow, I can’t believe you put my name in your post. :)

    I can’t really use GIMP. But I can make good models with Blender.

  • @Titanium Pen

    Why not? :) You made suggestion, it’s only proper that readers know where it came from.

    I should get to Blender some day. Have bit of experience with 3d models (aerospace industry), but that work hadn’t stick.

    I am terrible with raster image editors so learning Inkscape bit by bit. Vectors are easier to control. :)

  • The DataRat

    “Having awesome and expensive
    editor doesn’t make you good
    at using it”

    Which is why I use Paint Shop Pro. Does much of what Photo Shop
    can do, without the extremely steep learning curve.

    Margaret covered the rest: Corel has been evolving PSP toward
    photo-editing, yet all the old graphic tools are still there
    (albeit in a sometimes much-modified interface).

    Photo Shop is often more sophisticated than most users are willing
    to take time to master. Paint Shop Pro hits at the right level of
    technical sophistication and price for the overwhelming majority of
    us.

    The DataRat

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