Reviews and Problems with Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2
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Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2
15 November 2007
Summary: Corel's Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 image editor, with its darker interface, looks better than previous versions did, but the new shade is the only visual tweak. What the interface needs is a complete overhaul - it's so jam-packed with overlapping options that it's hard to wade through.
Excerpt: In our article Easy Steps to Better Vacation Photos, we showed the High Dynamic Range (HDR) newbie how to use Corel's Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 to easily improve vacation photos. In the slideshow tutorial, you'll notice a couple of things missing, such as a HDR save option, and a Tonemapper that seems somehow lacking in a ton of sliders.
Conclusion: Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 is a good choice for photo enthusiasts who want to make quick corrections to their images, and graphic artists can also benefit from creative and practical enhancements to the program's toolkit.
Summary: Both Corel PaintShop Pro and Adobe Photoshop Elements provide affordable, simple-to-use image editing capability. Photoshop Elements has always stood out as the leading software package for us but with Corel PaintShop Pro Photo X2, PSP is close to delivering a program that is equally as good.
Excerpt: Hard as it may be to fathom in our Adobe-stocked world, there are other software companies with high-quality image-editors that could make any dedicated photographer productive and satisfied. One such company is Corel, which, since its purchase of Jasc three years ago, has been steadily improving its photo editor, fixer, and organizer, Paint Shop Pro Photo, now in version X2 ($99 download, $59 upgrade).
Corel’s Paint Shop Pro Photo X2; Powerful, Easy, And Affordable Image-Editing Software
1 March 2001
Excerpt: Image-editing applications that run on a Windows PC have been available since the early 1990s. In that decade and a half digital photography has grown and changed dramatically, requiring new and different kinds of image-editing support. One of the applications that has been around for most of that time is Paint Shop Pro, now under Corel's ownership. Over the years it has...
Summary: I first used a much earlier version of this software (that was a shareware pro duct) umty uhmm years ago. Now it bears little resemblance to that early challenger in the photo manipulation field, in fact the interface initially looks very different to Paint Shop Pro Photo XI the previous offering.