Corel Paint Shop Pro X - PSPXENGPC

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I do a lot of amatuer photography and some graphic editing for my websites and business presentations. I liked Adobe Photo Shop but I did not like its price or complexity. Several years ago I changed from a limited use version of Photo Shop to a full-blown version of JASC's (now Corel) Paint Shop Pro. Back then it was version 5 or 6 and about one-tenth the price of Photo Shop. I've upgraded over the years and now use Corel Paint Shop Pro X (version 10) and I've got to tell you, the new version just kicks butt. PSP X now has a Learning Center which is an embedded help system that shows up on the left of the program. The Learning Center guides you through all the cool things you can do and only shows the stuff that's available to choose from until you click on something, then it shows everything that's available at that level. It's really cool how easy Corel makes it to do detailed things. For example, if I want to remove a scratch from a photo, I choose "Retouch and Restore" which says right under that selection, "Remove flaws from your photos". Then I click on "Scratch Remover". It guides me through everything I need to do to quickly and easily correct the photo to my liking without having to remember where all the commands are off the menu. I really like the ease-of-use this provides me, because I really don't want to become a graphics designer, I just want my pictures to look their best without requiring a ton of work on my part to get it done. Of course there are some seriously advanced capabilities available as well but I rarely use them because almost everything I want to do to an image is right there in the Learning Center. So PSP X does all the things I need a photo or image editing system to do, at way less than what I'd have to pay if I wanted to do the same in Photo Shop. I think it's a "must have" if you take a lot of photos or do web development at any level. In addition to PSP X, I also use Corel (formerly JASC) Photo Album 6 which lets me post an entire website of photos for family members and friends to see. Photo Album can be a standalone application but it also integrates directly into PSP X. When you want to do more than just basic editing on a photo in Photo Album, you just click the PSP X icon and it brings up the photo in PSP X. You can then make whatever changes you need in PSP and save the picture, then when you click back on Photo Album your image is updated, simple as that. Pretty cool and highly recommended!

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PSP X rocks!

by joel@brainslap.com on 2/12/2006

I do a lot of amatuer photography and some graphic editing for my websites and business presentations. I liked Adobe Photo Shop but I did not like its price or complexity. Several years ago I changed from a limited use version of Photo Shop to a full-blown version of JASC's (now Corel) Paint Shop Pro. Back then it was version 5 or 6 and about one-tenth the price of Photo Shop. I've upgraded over the years and now use Corel Paint Shop Pro X (version 10) and I've got to tell you, the new version just kicks butt. PSP X now has a Learning Center which is an embedded help system that shows up on the left of the program. The Learning Center guides you through all the cool things you can do and only shows the stuff that's available to choose from until you click on something, then it shows everything that's available at that level. It's really cool how easy Corel makes it to do detailed things. For example, if I want to remove a scratch from a photo, I choose "Retouch and Restore" which says right under that selection, "Remove flaws from your photos". Then I click on "Scratch Remover". It guides me through everything I need to do to quickly and easily correct the photo to my liking without having to remember where all the commands are off the menu. I really like the ease-of-use this provides me, because I really don't want to become a graphics designer, I just want my pictures to look their best without requiring a ton of work on my part to get it done. Of course there are some seriously advanced capabilities available as well but I rarely use them because almost everything I want to do to an image is right there in the Learning Center. So PSP X does all the things I need a photo or image editing system to do, at way less than what I'd have to pay if I wanted to do the same in Photo Shop. I think it's a "must have" if you take a lot of photos or do web development at any level. In addition to PSP X, I also use Corel (formerly JASC) Photo Album 6 which lets me post an entire website of photos for family members and friends to see. Photo Album can be a standalone application but it also integrates directly into PSP X. When you want to do more than just basic editing on a photo in Photo Album, you just click the PSP X icon and it brings up the photo in PSP X. You can then make whatever changes you need in PSP and save the picture, then when you click back on Photo Album your image is updated, simple as that. Pretty cool and highly recommended! Read More

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Product Overview

For anyone who aspires to make good photos great, there's Paint Shop Pro X. You'll be able to learn as you go with a built-in Learning Center that lets you choose automatic photo fixes or precision editing controls for fine-tuning.

Specifications

Manufacturer Corel
Mfg Part# PSPXENGPC
SKU 201962477
UPC 735163104677
UPC 14 00735163104677
Features
Product Type Software / Software
Software Main Type Graphics/Multimedia / Graphics/Multimedia
Brand Name Corel / Corel
Features The Object Remover makes it easy to remove unwanted or difficult to clone portions of images and fills in the removed detail with portions of the remaining photo.With one click, the One-Step Purple Fringe Fix removes the purple glow surrounding the edges of people and objects that can appear in many digital photos.Paint Shop Pro X now offers the High Pass Filter, one of the industry's most popular ways to sharpen digital photos.With Black & White Conversion and Black & White Infrared Conversion filters, you can control the contrast strength and adjust the grain level of your photos to simulate real black and white, and infrared film.The One-Step Noise Fix removes digital camera noise or excess graininess with one click.Paint Shop Pro X supports 16-bit functionality, which allows you to work with thousands of shades per color rather than the 8-bit limit of 256 shades.The Color Management engine lets you read and save color profile data and ensures screen to-print color matching.Paint Shop Pro X also supports CMYK output for commercial printers.Improvements to File Metadata lets you add copyright data and enter IPTC information. Paint Shop Pro X metadata also obeys the EXIF rotation flag from cameras so images arrive in the application window already rotated.The Browser has been enhanced to offer more options, such as a Zoom slider for adjusting thumbnail previews, EXIF editing, the option to download photos from a digital camera, and more.The redesigned Layers Palette provides thumbnail views of each image layer, making it easier to use and understand.With the new Pick Tool you can select, move, resize, and rotate raster and vector objects.Use File Open Pre-Processing, an automatic script to save time when opening batches or single images.Paint Shop Pro analyzes your photo and lets you adjust the corrections to suit your tastesPaint Shop Pro X will make you and your subjects look better then everPaint Shop Pro X is up to 50% faster than previous versionsPaint Shop Pro X is filled with even more Advanced Photo ToolsOne-click Red-eye removal for the 95% of you who need itIncludes Photo Album 6 - Standard EditionTwo hours of video tutorials includedIncludes a complete Raw workflow packageOver 500 different Special Effects & Picture Tubes / The Object Remover makes it easy to remove unwanted or difficult to clone portions of images and fills in the removed detail with portions of the remaining photo.With one click, the One-Step Purple Fringe Fix removes the purple glow surrounding the edges of people and objects that can appear in many digital photos.Paint Shop Pro X now offers the High Pass Filter, one of the industry's most popular ways to sharpen digital photos.With Black & White Conversion and Black & White Infrared Conversion filters, you can control the contrast strength and adjust the grain level of your photos to simulate real black and white, and infrared film.The One-Step Noise Fix removes digital camera noise or excess graininess with one click.Paint Shop Pro X supports 16-bit functionality, which allows you to work with thousands of shades per color rather than the 8-bit limit of 256 shades.The Color Management engine lets you read and save color profile data and ensures screen to-print color matching.Paint Shop Pro X also supports CMYK output for commercial printers.Improvements to File Metadata lets you add copyright data and enter IPTC information. Paint Shop Pro X metadata also obeys the EXIF rotation flag from cameras so images arrive in the application window already rotated.The Browser has been enhanced to offer more options, such as a Zoom slider for adjusting thumbnail previews, EXIF editing, the option to download photos from a digital camera, and more.The redesigned Layers Palette provides thumbnail views of each image layer, making it easier to use and understand.With the new Pick Tool you can select, move, resize, and rotate raster and vector objects.Use File Open Pre-Processing, an automatic script to save time when opening batches or single images.Paint Shop Pro analyzes your photo and lets you adjust the corrections to suit your tastesPaint Shop Pro X will make you and your subjects look better then everPaint Shop Pro X is up to 50% faster than previous versionsPaint Shop Pro X is filled with even more Advanced Photo ToolsOne-click Red-eye removal for the 95% of you who need itIncludes Photo Album 6 - Standard EditionTwo hours of video tutorials includedIncludes a complete Raw workflow packageOver 500 different Special Effects & Picture Tubes
Manufacturer Corel Corporation / Corel Corporation
Product Name Paint Shop Pro X / Paint Shop Pro X
Package Type Retail / Retail
Software Name Paint Shop v.X Pro / Paint Shop v.X Pro
Software Sub Type Graphics/Designing / Graphics/Designing
Manufacturer Part Number PSPXENGPC / PSPXENGPC
Platform Supported PC / PC
Tech Specs
Product Type Software
Manufacturer Part Number PSPXENGPC
Manufacturer Website Address www.corel.com
Manufacturer Corel Corporation
Product Name Paint Shop Pro X
Package Type Retail
Brand Name Corel
System Requirements Processor: 500 MHz processor 1.0 GHz processor or faster (recommended) Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4 Microsoft Windows XP Hard Disk: 500 MB of free hard disk space Memory: 256 MB of RAM Other: 1024 x 768 resolution display, 16-bit color display (1024 x 768 resolution display, 32-bit color display (recommended) Additional Requirements for Photo Album 6 Standard Edition: Macromedia Flash Player 7 (included) Microsoft Outlook Express or other MAPI-compliant e-mail software (to e-mail from the product) Apple QuickTime 6.5.2 or greater (to handle movie files) Microsoft DirectX 9 (to create PhotoSafe archive CDs and Quick CDs) CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, or DVD+R drive (to create PhotoSafe archive CDs and Quick CDs)
Platform Support PC
Features The Object Remover makes it easy to remove unwanted or difficult to clone portions of images and fills in the removed detail with portions of the remaining photo. With one click, the One-Step Purple Fringe Fix removes the purple glow surrounding the edges of people and objects that can appear in many digital photos. Paint Shop Pro X now offers the High Pass Filter, one of the industry's most popular ways to sharpen digital photos. With Black & White Conversion and Black & White Infrared Conversion filters, you can control the contrast strength and adjust the grain level of your photos to simulate real black and white, and infrared film. The One-Step Noise Fix removes digital camera noise or excess graininess with one click. Paint Shop Pro X supports 16-bit functionality, which allows you to work with thousands of shades per color rather than the 8-bit limit of 256 shades. The Color Management engine lets you read and save color profile data and ensures screen to-print color matching. Paint Shop Pro X also supports CMYK output for commercial printers. Improvements to File Metadata lets you add copyright data and enter IPTC information. Paint Shop Pro X metadata also obeys the EXIF rotation flag from cameras so images arrive in the application window already rotated. The Browser has been enhanced to offer more options, such as a Zoom slider for adjusting thumbnail previews, EXIF editing, the option to download photos from a digital camera, and more. The redesigned Layers Palette provides thumbnail views of each image layer, making it easier to use and understand. With the new Pick Tool you can select, move, resize, and rotate raster and vector objects. Use File Open Pre-Processing, an automatic script to save time when opening batches or single images. Paint Shop Pro analyzes your photo and lets you adjust the corrections to suit your tastes Paint Shop Pro X will make you and your subjects look better then ever Paint Shop Pro X is up to 50% faster than previous versions Paint Shop Pro X is filled with even more Advanced Photo Tools One-click Red-eye removal for the 95% of you who need it Includes Photo Album 6 - Standard Edition Two hours of video tutorials included Includes a complete Raw workflow package Over 500 different Special Effects & Picture Tubes
Software Name Paint Shop v.X Pro
Software Sub Type Graphics/Designing
Upgrade Information Not Applicable
Software Main Type Graphics/Multimedia
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