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A lightweight easy to use alternative to Photoshop,
This review is from: Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 Ultimate (CD-ROM)As a software developer working mainly with web technologies, I have to constantly manage and manipulate images. This is a task I am hopeless at I can crop and resize images but anything else and I find it almost impossible. I have a full copy of Adobe Photoshop CS3 yet find the program totally bewildering; I have completed several courses on using it but to no avail. Image manipulation is completely different skill to software development, requiring a different mindset.
After struggling a friend suggested I try PaintShop Pro, as it was a lightweight image manipulation package designed to make tasks easy. So I downloaded the trial version and started to give it a try; after about an hour I ordered the full version. It is so easy to use and create the effects my clients so often want. The ability to apply effects and create what I considered complex tasks in Photoshop was an absolute doddle in Paintshop Pro. Adding a drop shadow effect is just a few clicks as is creating a reflection.
For the price this is a superb application and should form part of any developer's toolbox.
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Initial post: 1 Oct 2009 12:55:23 BDT
Andrew Forshaw says:
Your review was very interesting and I believe it's the package for me. However can you tell me if this package will overlay watermarks onto photographs to prevent illegal printing?
Posted on 1 Nov 2009 20:24:25 GMT
F. Patel says:
While I'm not John. In answer to your question. Yes X2 allows you to insert a digital watermark or a visual one of your own making. On the main screen and the top tool bar click image .At the bottom of the new menu you will see Watermarking. Clicking on that will give you: Visible watermarking,Digital water marking and read watermarking. The digital watermarking is somewhat basic (But does give you the choice of print/screen results) unless you subscribe to Digimarc's paid for service which I presume will give you a little more lee way with the actual watermark.
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