Photo-editing software: Compare features & prices Corel PaintShop Pro X3 Ultimate review http://www.which.co.uk/technology/software/reviews/photo-editing-software/corel-paintshop-pro-x3-ultimate/review/
Corel Paint Shop Pro X3 Ultimate is the latest of a long line of Paint Shop products. It has tough competitors in the shape of Adobe Photoshop Elements and a host of freely available software. We put it through its paces at our lab to see how it performs.
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2011-08-02 19:52:41.73 wrote:
I have used Paint shop pro for some years now (a hangover from word perfect). I LIKE the dark editing screen but agree that the icons are small and need the knack to open the range of tools. That said I find the straightening tool is easy. There is a fantastic 'color fade' correction tool for restoring old photos and the Corel web support always answers within 24 hours. My frustration is that it has huge functionality which I have only just scratched the surface of after 8 years. It doesn't perform the same way as iPhoto which is a very strong competitor.
Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3
I have just started to use the 30day free trial. I have found it to be somewhat easier to use than Photoshop Elements 9. Perhaps too soon to have any opinion as yet though.
I have used Paint Shop Pro from its early days as freeware (version 3). I still use version 10 regularly but X3 is very disappointing. I installed it on two Windows 2000 machines and in both cases it took such a long time (close to an hour) to install. Once that was out of the way, it was slow to start up and the unattractive dark screen on opening did not inspire. Worse than this, it is no better than version 10 -- only more complicated. Give it a miss!
Auto-correction does not need express lab opening. if you are on the editing screen with a picture open you just choose: adjust - smart photo fix on the taskbar.Have used this siftware since version 7 and always found it be intuitive to use. If there is a problem or help is needed then there is an excellent help section.
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