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...
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.
Summary: If you're cutting your teeth in the world of photography, Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 is a great introduction to the editing process. It allows you to create quick and easy-to-achieve results yet still remains suitably professional.
Pros: Wonderfully easy to get to grips with, fast and streamlined tool set, plenty of advanced features
Cons: Experienced users may be put off by the excessive handholding and default easy modes