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4.0 out of 5 stars So far so good, 20 Oct. 2013
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This review is from: Corel PaintShop Pro X6 Ultimate (PC) (CD-ROM)
Used to have a software package that came with a with a previous Canon Camera, but no longer compatible with Windows 7, so needed an editing package. Am only really a long time hobbyist - just like to be able to 'mess about' with photos, as my originals are not that great. Have been pondering for a couple of years to buy photoshop elements, but there always seemed to be a lot of negative comments. Read some magazine online reviews recently and the Corel Painshop Pro X6 Ultimate seemed to get a mention. There seems to be plusses and minuses for both photoshop and Paintshop. 2 things decided me to but Paintshop. Firstly for PC users Paintshop Pro X6 has updated and now operates on 64 bit , whereas photoshop operates on 32 bit (unless you're a mac user then its 64 bit - that sounds discriminatory against PC users, but there you are!). I am not a 'techie', but I get the impression that a 64 bit does things faster and easier. The second reason for going for paintshop was that again there were several online mentions of paintshop pro (cost me £70 on Amazon - ordered it late Sunday, ordinary post, and arrived Tuesday morning -impressive) being very similar to the Photoshop CS5 software that sells for around £600! Obviously the £600 software will be a lot more 'professional' but at a tenth of the price, I thought I would try it. First impressions after using it for a week are positive. With the 'Ultimate' for about £10 more than the normal pro X6, you get another disk with 3 extra bits on it, plus free standard membership to Corel Paintshop, so I would go for the Ultimate for the small price difference. I watched quite a few of the tutorial videos on the Corel Learning Centre, before I even opened my DVD, and it is REALLY WORTH spending that time to get a feel of it. Also when you are using the software there are lots of text tips also. Again, it is worth spending time just navigating the system, as there are so many 'icons' and 'dropdowns' it may look over the top at first glance. I keep finding something new, which is great and I am sure more techie aware people will find a lot more. Haven't used the 'layers' yet to edit, but they look very interesting. Software loaded very straightforward and quick (second add on disk, probably took as long as first. Also, (which I have done -was recommended default )- You can choose to install the software as both a 32 bit and 64 bit package - 2 separate packages - as some plug ins/other devices someone might use may only be 32 bit. Have spent hours (fun!) looking at all the different effects and so far I am glad I bought it. Seems fair value for the cost.
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Initial post: 28 Oct 2013 16:57:09 GMT
S. Porter says:
Adobe Photoshop and the entire Adobe CS6 suite only operate on 64 bit Windows systems. The older CS5 and CS5.5 versions had a 32 bit support package that installed the CS4 variants of some applications in the suite in Windows systems.

Posted on 28 Nov 2013 22:55:04 GMT
very techie for someone who claims not to be.

Posted on 10 Mar 2014 21:12:15 GMT
Last edited by the author on 10 Mar 2014 21:19:25 GMT
RickJ says:
I have a 64bit version of Photoshop CS4 Extended for a while now ... and it works in 64 bit Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 without any problems. If you are on budget and looking for editing package with similar functionality to Photoshop CS6, you might be better off with Serif PhotoPlus X6 [or X7, which is meant to be released in April 2014]

In reply to an earlier post on 21 May 2014 16:29:47 BDT
Paul Craven says:
Photoshop CS6 will run on a 32 bit system. I'm using it on Windows XP. Proof I think.
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