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Old 08-11-2005, 07:13 PM   #1
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Default Paint Shop Pro X

This is a link to a Paint Shop Pro X promotion page. This is not available from the main page of the Corel site, where they appear to still be selling Paint Shop Pro 9. So maybe this is a page that will be public soon.

http://www.corel.com/promotions/psp_...x_1/index.html

It will be interesting to see if Corel has done well by PSP.
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Old 08-12-2005, 12:00 PM   #2
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I wonder how PSP will impact Photo-Paint development?

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I wonder how PPP will impact Photo-Paint development?
I wish I knew. I think the Draw Suite will loose value if Photo-Paint stagnates. Paint Shop Pro will loose value if it replaces Photo-Paint as part of the Suite. So I think they should develop both, but try to see if they can share some of the technology.
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I got the e-mail yesterday. I'm wondering if this is really a full upgrade, though. PSP 9 was released just last fall. My "Help About" says the build is dated November 4th. I'm wondering if this is just an attempt to release a product that has Corel's brand on it with just a few bells and whistles or a few fixes. The timing is really curious to me.

   
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I wonder how PPP will impact Photo-Paint development?

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I hope not..PP is a good product and more advanced than PSP, IMO.

   
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Old 08-12-2005, 08:20 PM   #6
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It seemed pretty soon to me. Still, it is not released yet, and Jasc did release PSP 9 public beta in August of last year.

Anyway, I was going to wait and see what PSP X looks like, but since you brought this up, I'll just say what's been worrying me. I read rumors that Corel fired every PSP programmer shortly after buying Jasc. So my concern was that they would just milk PSP for all the cash they can as long as they can. Then trash it. Or, give Photo-Paint a makeover and releases it as PSP. Like Corel did when they did a make-over on Draw and released it as Designer.

But when I see this new version coming out I feel encouraged. The feature list doesn't look big, and most of it looks like bundled extras and plugins. Not a good sign. But, then I see 16-bit support, and I think that requires foundation-level programming. So that could be a very good sign.

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It seemed pretty soon to me. Still, it is not released yet, and Jasc did release PSP 9 public beta in August of last year.

Anyway, I was going to wait and see what PSP X looks like, but since you brought this up, I'll just say what's been worrying me. I read rumors that Corel fired every PSP programmer shortly after buying Jasc. So my concern was that they would just milk PSP for all the cash they can as long as they can. Then trash it. Or, give Photo-Paint a makeover and releases it as PSP. Like Corel did when they did a make-over on Draw and released it as Designer.
Well, we shall have to wait and see. I really hope they don't do away with PP, though, that would be a shame. However, Corel has a history of not supporting or doing well with their acquisitions; and I won't even mention Ventura, which makes me cry every time I think about how it has been treated.

I see that the next version of Draw (and I hope the Draw Suite) is either in beta or soon to be. I wish I knew whether PP is included in the beta.

   
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Looks like you got a peek at something they're not ready to talk about yet. That link now gets redirected to a general Paint Shop Family page.

   
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What's odd to me is I thought it would be on the front page by now.
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Old 10-01-2005, 02:05 PM   #10
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Default PSP 8.1 vs. PSP 6

I upgraded early this year to Paint Shop Pro 8.1 on my Win XP Pro computer, and I don't like it at all. I use PSP 6 on my Windows 98SE computer inf I have any significant editing to do.

I will be interested to see any comments here about the Pro X version.

Perhaps I should be looking for reviews through a Google search.
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