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    what is the difference between paint shop pro and photoshop?

    Hi
    To start the story i got the deal from amazon last week for paint shop pro X2 ultimate and it has arrived. I have not yet opened it.
    I went to some local shops as i thought i would buy a book to help me start learning how to use it but shops like waterstones, w h smiths etc have no books but loads on adobe photoshop.
    This has made me think that perhaps the product isnt really what i would want.
    Can someone tell me the basic difference
    I was hoping for something to either change my existing photos or import others, play around cutting bits out etc, deleting backgrounds, changing colours and just really playing around with. Will this do the job? I do appreciate there are free things out there like gimp and paint.net which i have also looked at. As there were no books i wondered if it wasnt really what i thought it was so thinking of returning it.
    Thanks

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    its very similar, but for the 500 quid price difference they can afford to help a few book get published

    it will do all the jobs you want it to, but takes time to learn, the tools are very similar to photoshop ones

    up until corel bought out paintshop pro (and a couple of version when they did) i bought every version, as its was much cheaper and just as good as photoshop

    Original Poster

    Thanks thats reassured me. I have found some good tutorials on you tube, it was just the lack of books that was baffling me. I wondered if PSP was made for people in a specific working environment or something like that. I will happily give it a go. Thank you. given you rep.

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    Goofeys Girl;8915702

    Thanks thats reassured me. I have found some good tutorials on you tube, … Thanks thats reassured me. I have found some good tutorials on you tube, it was just the lack of books that was baffling me. I wondered if PSP was made for people in a specific working environment or something like that. I will happily give it a go. Thank you. given you rep.



    psp at first was for the pc, and photoshop for the mac, psp was also many hundreds cheaper, but pc later got photoshop

    photoshop has some very high end features (which you wont miss) but the rest is so similar, PSP even takes plugins from photoshop (which you might use later)

    I've never used PSP so can't really comment on that, however I've been using PS for 8 years, it's quite advanced from all the other programs out there, but they are catching up to it. PS for beginners would be hard at first until they get use to it and all the tools, it does take a while to get use to and learn though, I guess that's what all the books are for.
    Best thing for you would be to look at tutorials on youtube, I still look at them for PS and they help a great deal.

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    I've used both and preferred Paint Shop Pro. Seems much more suited for photographers than Photoshop.

    Original Poster

    Thank you guys for all your comments. I am getting a new laptop in next few weeks and putting it on there rather than this clapped out computer i am using now. Not sure if i am right but i think i can use it on 2 computers. So i can have it and the kids can have a go as well. Cant wait to start dabbling with all my old photos.
    Have a lovely weekend.
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