I purchased this book in order that I might learn something about a software product. I was able to look at the contents of the book before purchase and was of the opinion that it would be suitable for my purposes. However when the book was delivered, it was pointed out by the author that he did not have time or space to go into the basics of editing software and "assumed" that his readers would have a 'fundemental' knowledge of the Paintshop Pro', which I had not. The consequential effect was that I was unable to LEARN anything from the book and had to return it to Amazon. This is definately a well produced book and the author is an expert in his field, however, I feel that the level of reader that this book is aimed at should be clearly stated. This is not a book about Corel Paintshop, it is about using the book as a guide to doing certain things using Paintshop Pro, it is not a guide as to how to use the software generally.