6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Does a good job,
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This review is from: PaintShop Pro X4 Ultimate (PC) (CD-ROM)I spent far too long weighing up the relative merits of Paintshop Pro X4 versus Photoshop Elements. I had previous experience of Paintshop Pro 9 which I really liked. Sadly, once again, Windows 7 forced me to ditch a perfectly good bit of software. I decided to go the Paintshop route and am pleased with my choice. I don't think there is actually much to choose between the two contenders and the deciding factor was making a stand against the domination of Photoshop.
I like the "organise" function though I'm sure something like Picasa will do the job just as well. I haven't found the "adjust" tab particularly useful but the edit function is straightforward enough for basic tasks. I might never use some of the more complicated functions or the various effects but they are not getting in my way. I think this package works well for someone who wants to do fairly straightforward editing without a lengthy learning curve but also offers more complex functions if you want to learn more.
It takes a long time to come to life (hence the 4 *s) when I start it up but once I am using it it works reasonably quickly.
And, as others have already commented, it comes with a book - sheer joy.