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3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as it used to be, 22 Nov 2012
This review is from: Corel PaintShop Pro X5 (PC) (DVD-ROM)
I've used PSP for donkey's years and with every new version it has got more complicated and difficult to use. It may well have more features than it used to and I appreciate that it has to keep up - but at what cost? This used to be a great bit of software which was easy to use, relatively straight forward to use and offered a good array of tools and features to suit most people's needs. For those of us who wanted ever more sophistication then the way forward was to buy something more heavy weight and more expensive. What we now have is something that takes more resource than it should, can often be unreliable, is often difficult to navigate and has lost all of its appeal and simplicity. This was once a great little product which was easy to use and gave many of the more so-called "professional products" a run for their money. It's now lost its way. And it's a shame.
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Initial post: 17 Aug 2013 11:40:36 BDT
MichaelisUK says:
I have Corel (formerly JASC) Photo Album 5 on Windows XP. This is no longer supported by Corel and is not compatible with Windows 7. Photo Album 5 has an excellent organiser. The little editor is far from fancy but sufficient for my needs. Coming from that background I entirely agree with the comment on Corel PaintShop Pro X5 (I have similar views on Adobe PhotoShop Elements 12). Whatever you buy, make sure there is, and will be, a migration path. I am currently manually typing into my new software (PSE12, as it happens) 79 pages of the Photo Album 5 organiser information which I managed to print out. If you have video clips, e.g. AVI files from your digital camera, check that they can be handled (PSE 12 can't).

Posted on 17 Aug 2013 11:43:23 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 27 Aug 2013 11:42:23 BDT
MichaelisUK says:
Corrections: PSE is version 11, not 12. Also, I have now found the way to organise AVI files in PSE 11.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jan 2014 17:46:07 GMT
I agree - I went from X to X1 and found I still use the older version because it is so much more intuitive, that puts me off upgrading again but now I have to because the older versions don't like Windows 7 so probably won't like Windows 8 when I upgrade to that. Why do manufacturers make things so much more complicated in the name of progress - Grrrr.
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