Differences between Photoshop Elements 2.0 (PSE2) and Paint Shop Pro 8.0 (PSP8)

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Differences between Photoshop Elements 2.0 (PSE2) and Paint Shop Pro
8.0 (PSP8)

Folks,

I’ve been using both of these programs the last few months. I’m more at home with PSE2 but have found the some of the features like the quick fix in PSP8 useful, I also like the histogram adjustment in PSP8 (especially the curve bender for compression).

I miss not having my PS plugins in PSP8 and the layers manipulations in PSP8 frustrate me (from the PS perspective).

I know my usage hasn’t covered all the "features" so I’m wondering if there are users of either program who feel like some of the features in one of these programs is a deal maker when trying to choose between the two.

Thanks for your input.

Regards,
Roger

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Bill Crocker
May 21, 2004
"Roger" wrote in message
Differences between Photoshop Elements 2.0 (PSE2) and Paint Shop Pro
8.0 (PSP8)

Folks,

I’ve been using both of these programs the last few months. I’m more at home with PSE2 but have found the some of the features like the quick fix in PSP8 useful, I also like the histogram adjustment in PSP8 (especially the curve bender for compression).

I miss not having my PS plugins in PSP8 and the layers manipulations in PSP8 frustrate me (from the PS perspective).

I know my usage hasn’t covered all the "features" so I’m wondering if there are users of either program who feel like some of the features in one of these programs is a deal maker when trying to choose between the two.

Thanks for your input.

Regards,
Roger

Like you, I was confronted with the same decision. I had Photoshop Elements
2.0, that came with my camera, and later, I bought Paint Shop Pro 8.10,
on-line.

I originally went the Jasc’s web site, to buy their Paint Shop Photo Album, because I thought Adobe’s album program was a joke. Buying Paint Shop Pro, was an impulse buy (at the time), but turned out to be my favorite of the two. So I now use Jasc’s Paint Shop Pro, and Paint Shop Photo Album, exclusively!

Adobe’s not all it’s cracked up to be. It was good in it’s day, but newer designed photo editors, are much easier to use. The new Photoshop CS is full of problems, and shortcomings. This is not my opinion, as I do not own it, but what I read every day, in their own newsgroups. But still, there is this "Professional" stigma, that goes along with using Adobe Photoshop, so people continue to buy it…or more often, boot-leg it, as it’s so damned expensive!

Bill Crocker
U
Uni
May 21, 2004
Bill Crocker wrote:
"Roger" wrote in message

Differences between Photoshop Elements 2.0 (PSE2) and Paint Shop Pro
8.0 (PSP8)

Folks,

I’ve been using both of these programs the last few months. I’m more at home with PSE2 but have found the some of the features like the quick fix in PSP8 useful, I also like the histogram adjustment in PSP8 (especially the curve bender for compression).

I miss not having my PS plugins in PSP8 and the layers manipulations in PSP8 frustrate me (from the PS perspective).

I know my usage hasn’t covered all the "features" so I’m wondering if there are users of either program who feel like some of the features in one of these programs is a deal maker when trying to choose between the two.

Thanks for your input.

Regards,
Roger

Like you, I was confronted with the same decision. I had Photoshop Elements
2.0, that came with my camera, and later, I bought Paint Shop Pro 8.10,
on-line.

I originally went the Jasc’s web site, to buy their Paint Shop Photo Album, because I thought Adobe’s album program was a joke. Buying Paint Shop Pro, was an impulse buy (at the time), but turned out to be my favorite of the two. So I now use Jasc’s Paint Shop Pro, and Paint Shop Photo Album, exclusively!

Adobe’s not all it’s cracked up to be. It was good in it’s day, but newer designed photo editors, are much easier to use. The new Photoshop CS is full of problems, and shortcomings. This is not my opinion, as I do not own it, but what I read every day, in their own newsgroups. But still, there is this "Professional" stigma, that goes along with using Adobe Photoshop, so people continue to buy it…or more often, boot-leg it, as it’s so damned expensive!

Bill Crocker

Well, darnit, Mr. Bill, let’s see some of your hot shop Paint Shop Pro 8 work. The proof is in the pudding!!!!

🙂

Uni

p.s. Go on, tell this person your fabricated stories of Photoshop CS.
p.p.s. Be like these other frustrated PSP-8 users:

Updated: 05-06-2004

Eric wrote:
"The biggest problem I had with 7, was the text tool. What’s changed with it other than the interface?
Plus, the output is actually WORSE than 7..
which I didn’t think could be possible.

Change the font… lay down some text..
convert it to curves….

go back to lay down some more text..
and the damn font and size are reverted
to Arial 24..

Played some more, and it crashed.

3 minutes to download, 2 minutes to install, 20 minutes to play.. and I’ve already given up on it.

Ignore about 90% of the useful suggestions that were offered. Add a bunch of silly useless things.
Ruin the GUI.

Good job guys.

If this even remotely resembles the finished product,
it should be packaged as PSP 7.1, not 8."
——-

Greg Farr wrote:
"I can’t find a attributes setting for lines, so I’m assuming they should be correct, but If I draw a line of any size, from right to left, in an upward arc, like a dome, the line with take it on itself to make a straight line in the second half of the stroke, tried this dozens of times.

It also seems to be a memory hog, more than my PS7 or Painter 7, actually had to sit and wait for erase at 53 size to catch up, very slow. Can’t find memory settings, so I guess it doesn’t have any. The brushes seem nice, the steps work better and I can make a chalk like painter has. I haven’t done anything yet but scribble."

Greg Farr also wrote:
"Oh, it’s even worse than I thot. They have stopped posts on the NG, duh, do ya think, they coulda tested it all before going for broke. Same thing they did with PSP 8, not ready for prime time. I’m hot and frustrated, who wants to fight?"
——-

Sandflower wrote:
"Even Save As is gone…. For crap sake, it is a basic window feature…
I will not longer recommend PSP to anyone….
I have been using PSP since version 3 in 1997
This new version is so disappointing… sigh…..
I was so excited when I downloaded the Bata, I was all prepared to play….
sigh…."
——-

Roy Petersen wrote:
"Wow? Not for me. Nice, maybe would be a better word. Not flaming, just
an opinion.

-Remarkable coincidence of appearance to PS7. (I do like it, but it *really* looks the same)
-Remarkable coincidence of tool button ‘flyouts’ to Fireworks. (except in FW, you don’t have to select the tool again after choosing it from the flyout for it to actually work)
-Hate that the keyboard shortcuts have changed.
-Dislike that icons have changed drastically.
-Selection tool enhancement is quite nice, especially edit. -Macro/scripting feature quite nice.
-Brush creation from selection is nice.

Lots of talk about the neat filters and all that, but I already have filters that do much of the same things..
A "must have" upgrade? I probably will upgrade for the few features I discovered I had a real use for (in the short time I used it before I had system issues forcing it’s removal), but it isn’t really a WOW for me. Sorry."
——-

Pai Yili wrote:
"The current version of the psp BETA 8 text tool is less usable than the version 7 incarnation."
——-

Reckless wrote:
"1 – It can open Photoshop 7 file format…. unfortunately it presents a
single layer image so all the ‘juicy’ stuff is lost 🙁
2 – I’d hope this was added but it wasn’t… when I make a selection I
sometimes forget to set the option before selection. So the instinctive
method is to complete the selection area and then check the forgotten option
(feather/anti-alias). Unfortunately, PSP8 (& 7) ignores this for the current
selection and you are force to cancel and redo selection.

PSP8 looks better (only through Office XP menus) and the docking bar is
‘OK’. Speed wise (as people mentioned here) is a tad slower than before (for
no ‘noticeable’ benefits) – and whilst I accept that it’s not optimised
please don’t be fooled into thinking it’ll zoom along when finally released
(I work in product software dev – yes we get improvements but they are
usually percentages not magnitiudes of!)

Obviously the killer Q is price – each successive release has hicked it a
lit higher so no doubt this will be the same. Hope it’s not too much an
increase!"
——-

Jonathan wrote:
"The real minimum screen size is 1024X768, and I do hope that Jasc updates
the system requiements to reflect that in the final release.

Time for you to get a new monitor and/or graphics card. 800X600 is not enough for graphics editing, not even close."
——-

CandyWrapperLady wrote:
"I don’t like the TEXT part of PSP 8.0 or the layers. In 7- you could set font,
kerning, leading etc. and it remembered it when you repeoned. This one only
appears to remember the text but no settings. The layers are driving me nuts!"
——-

Thomas wrote:
"I waited long enough for the 16bit/channel support.

This means

PSP down,
Picture Window up,

maybe even Photoshop. The 8bit per color is probably enough for all the ‘web animation’ stuff, not for serious image processing and photography though."
——-

Jaguwar wrote:
"I’m just chiming in here. I have a 366 megahertz AMD K6-2 w/3DNow!, 224 Megabytes Installed Memory, and 15 Gigs of free hard drive space
where PSP is running. I rebooted, hoping it was my system. No luck. Then I shut down ICQ. Some improvement, but not much. I tried a tube and
got one on the screen, but then it stalled for a full minute before releasing the cursor for further action.
Big bummer. 🙁 "
——-

Toni wrote:
"I am running Beta2 and still crashing like crazy. I am running an Intel Pentium 4 -( 2.2ghz)- (1024 memory).
Can’t understand why I keep crashing. It just totally hangs up and won’t let me do anything except ctrl/alt/delete??????? Pretty frustrating when you can’t complete a project. Can’t say there is one specific place that it hangs up…. drop shadow…cutouts….. just about anywhere!"
——-

Dave wrote:
"I just received the PSP8 download (85MB) earlier today. Looks good so far, but I was a little dissapointed the "One Touch" photo tool doesn’t do as good of a job as even Photoshop’s 5.0 LE. Also the undo/redo tool seems to work awfully slow, even when I increased it’s file size to 1GB, and even on a first rate pc. Time will tell…"
——-

Terry Pinnell wrote:
"I can no longer Undo using Ctrl+z. Have to go to command history. On an earlier session today I did not have this problem. This appears to have arisen since the crash I reported.
I’m close to ditching PSP 8…!"
——-

Evan wrote:
"Kris, Until the rendering engine is fixed I will not consider PSP8 as a valuable addition to my software inventory. I presume you have read the e-mail I sent (I may be wrong, ‘though I suspect it was mentioned in some meeting or other). You (Jasc) have jumped the gun on this release, under severe pressure from marketing, I’m sure. As I have said, and others agree, PSP8 needed at least one more round as a beta before release. If Jasc isn’t strong enough as a company financially to last one more month with the product in development, then we, who love your product, and in many cases rely on it to earn our daily bread, are going to have to find an alternative thats works. For me at this time it is PSP7. This does not help the Jasc revenue stream. I really like the new features in PSP8, but it is broken. Would you please give some indication as to when it will be fixed? Vauge assurances that it will be addressed in a future update are not very inspiring. This (the render engine) is an elementary programming problem. I have dealt with the same issues in my own software before and overcome them. Can you (Jasc) not do the same?"
——-

Charlie wrote:
"Most others complain of severe slowness and cumbersomeness along with some basic PSP features either hidden or missing in PSP 8. Many mention how long the undo takes..etc.

I have the release PSP 8 Trial version installed as well as PSP 7 and on my 2.4G /P4 with 1G RAM and 533 mhz bus with XP Pro I have to say that PSP 8 is a real slow dog in opening -and- in all graphic functions compared to PSP 7."
——-

David J. Taylor wrote:
"Whatever the absolute speed is, it is a lot slower than PSP7. I cedrtainly hope they can tweak this during it’s lifetime, but it would be a significant factor against me recommending PSP8 to anyone over PSP7." ——-

Colin Steadman wrote:
"Hello I’ve been wondering if Animation Shop is included with PSP8. I’ve had an email from a reseller, checked Amazon and looked through this news group, but cannot find a definitive answer!"

Joske replied to Colin Steadman:

"Yes it does, but it hasn’t been upgraded so it won’t know PSP8 exists. No recognition of PSP8 image files, saving as PSP7 is needed. Also no importing and exporting, just copy/pasting and replacing frames." ——-

Don wrote:
"I beg to differ… the fault IS with Paint Shop Pro for not saving EPS, CDR, or PSD files properly. As I said… this is a work-around, not an ideal solution.

IMHO Jasc wasted a lot of time putting all of those cute filters and junk (not to mention their and my time wasted by playing "hide the menu items" with the new user interface) into PSP8 when I still get a hard time any time I try to get print work or publishing done." ——-

AB wrote:
"A lot of us are "outsmarted" by 8.
It’s a buggy program released too quickly by a company seeing only dollar signs."
——-

Mike wrote:
Man…I’m no pro but I’m not an idiot either. PSP has got to be the wrost upgrade yet. Simple tasks like just creating some text have become a chore.
If I’d known it would be this bad I would have kept PSP 7. Guess I’ll have to buy another
——-

Don/luvgeek wrote:
Let me preface this by saying that I have been using Paint Shop Pro for 9 years and have been a long time supporter and fan of the product. I have been trying PSP8 and it doesn’t seem to be quite ready for prime time. There are serious bugs in the UI of the level of when PSP 5 was released.

Most notably, important functions are moved around to the point of almost qualifying as being hidden. It is so bad that it begs one to consider if there was actual malicious intent. To top this off, context help items do not link to the appropriate pages (e.g.. help on "Vector Properties" takes you to "Formatting Text").

For example, I have been trying for the last hour to do a simple edit on a vector layer. There is no "node edit" function. Help says that to edit a vector object you need to be in node edit mode. There is no node edit mode on the context menu, the layers context menu, or any of the menus. There is no mention in the help on how to get into node edit mode.

Speaking of the layers palette, you need to resize the PSP window, drag the palette to the location you want, then resize PSP again or it gets stuck any time you drag it near the right edge of the PSP window. Snapping it to the edge is useless since you loose the layer properties when it is attached.

And the default setting with the preview window displayed, slows PSP down by a factor of 10 after doing some operations on an image with transparent layers. I suspect that this may be the cause of many of the speed complaints seen in the newsgroups.

Finally, there is the annoyance that all of these cute new features have been added, but proper support for PSD, EPS and other professional file formats is still incomplete (or missing).
——-

Jared wrote:
"I cleared the TEMP folder on my hard drive,
but I still end up with this problem.

Does anyone know how I can get PSP8 to stop
locking up on me when I try to save a JPEG?

If I continue saving everything as a TIFF
I’ll run out of hard drive space soon!"
——-

AC wrote:
"I very much need detail advice about a failed re-install of PSP7, and have emailed on 3 occasions in the previous 4 weeks,
but have not heard anything from them, apart from an automated software problem/issue number, and a statement that please would I be patient, they might be busy."
——–

Steve T wrote:
"I have been a PSP user since ver 6 and currently have ver 7.04. I downloaded the "trial" version of PSP8 and have nothing but problems. I have an Athlon 1.4mhz CPU and 512mb ram and running XP. No anti-virus (offline computer), no firewall, no utilities such as Norton’s running in background and my system froze with 4 PSP file format images open. My system was stressed out by this. Unreal! Half the time I try to save a file as a .jpg I get an error has occurred while trying to write to file. The PSP8 saved files are invalid in PSP7 and cannot be opened. I get errors and corruption trying to move files from PSP8 to Jumpdrives or ZIP disks. I installed the 8.01 patch. I love PSP7 but this new version is a pain in the ass and dead slow. I have PSP7 on my online computer. It is only a 500mhz/384mb ram unit with AV,firewall,etc. and it flies through operations that bog down with PSP8. Are others having the same problems with simple things as saving files in
..jpg format? Thanks, Steve T."
——–

JamesBahn wrote:
"I’ve been a PSP user since V3. JASC used to really put out bulletproof software, but I’ve found PSP8 to literally be unusable. I can’t open files I can open with PSP5 and 7. Forget about the new features; I can’t open most jpg files. Does JASC even HAVE a QA dept anymore? I doubt it. The huge patch wouldn’t even install. I have to assume that these guys don’t even care anymore. And I’d have to guess that the old-timers are gone, or they’re rich and aren’t paying attention.

My question is; how can you people even take this stuff seriously? It’s drek."
——-

clintonG wrote:
"Yes, its real slow not to mention all of the other problems with this release. I really want to upgrade but there’s no way I can justify doing so. I’ll be waiting awhile to see if Jasc wises up. If not? At some point I’ll be compelled to consider a competitive product." ——-

Avonz La’Sonte wrote:
"Yeah boyee!!!! Yeah I wish I never bought PSP8" ——-

GTO wrote:
"Thanks to both replies.
I submitted bug #1 to JASC. I was also not able to reproduce bug #2 on an other system.
In the meantime, I crashed PSP 8.01 when trying to undo four consecutive strokes with the warp-brush.
I will wait until 8.04 shows up before I delete 7.04. Did JASC add too many fancy features to version 8 and finally turn a very stable application into a nightmare?"
——-

Static wrote:
"Anyone know if there is a limitation in the eval product of PSP 8.0 (Just downloaded and installed tonight) … I can not open a JPEG file and do a save as – run optimizer. Each time I do, the program stops responding.
I’m running WinXP SP1 … the image is large 600k.
I tried v7.x a while ago on Win2k with no issues.
Thanks for any advice."
——-

Marte Palmer wrote:
"I have seen a number of posts identifying this same issue. When running PSP8.01, if I try to browse a folder with a large image count, the application freezes."

diana replied to Marte:
"It will have to be a new patch I guess. I have the same problem, lost some work several times this past week due to trying to composite images using the browser to fetch them. I forget to save before each time I need to access the browser and it gets me way too often. It was so frequent and frustrating I went back to PSP7 to finish the work." ——–

Psiborg wrote:
"Long load times but things also just feel
sluggish in 8 compared to 7.04. Like many here, I’ve used PSP since it’s earliest days and this is the first version I won’t be upgrading too." ——–

Janus wrote:
"I have a number of usability/crash issues with PSP8, and also a number of selections. Since there are so many, I figured it might be wise to post a thread here on the forums so more experienced PSP8 users can give me tips on some of them, and put in their two cents. I figure once the helpful forum users solve half of these issues, I can file a support request with Jasc about the ones that are left. Or something. :)" ——–

Rick Simon wrote:
"I’m giving 8.1 a pass for now. I don’t have the time or inclination for more beta testing at this point. As far as the NNTP interface, I’ve also given up on that for now. I’ve tried numerous times over the last couple of days and it’s down far more often than it’s up. Even when it’s up, it’s slow at best, the message counts are all messed up and I have yet to be able to open up the General Discussion newsgroup (the largest group). It hangs every time I try to access it. I’ve been waiting 3 months for this? Personally, I’m rather disgusted over the whole thing." ——–

John wrote:
"So they are shipping an old version and leaving you to download a very large update or hang on for this promised replacement!" ——–

ray & carol wade wrote:
"Since I upgraded to psp 8.10 my system crashes with no warning if I have several images open. It may be a memory problem, but I don’t remember having it occur before I upgraded. Anyone else with this prob, or thoughts as to why?"
——–

rfdjr wrote:
"I recently loaded PSP8 onto a new system running WindowsXP Professional. Half the icons in my toolbar are gone. I can put the cursor over where they should be and see the text telling me what it is, but the icon is gone. Any idea why? Thanks."
——–

Richard Finnigan wrote:
"I have used Paintshio Pro 8 for several months now and I am really sick of the irratating little bugs that crop up. Today for instance I select a black shape. I then used it to make a selection area which I used to select part of another image. I copy and pasted this selection as a new image and I found that it left little lines of pixels along the edge of image. I have also encountered another equally irratating fault." ——–

rfdjr1 wrote:
"I’m running PSP 8.10 on a Windows XP Pro machine, with a 3.2Ghz processor and 1Gb or RAM. I have a Radeon 9200 video card with all the latest drivers and 128Mb on board memory. When I run PSP, most of the icons in my toolbar are missing. I went to JASC’s site (I couldn’t get through to tech support, the phone just rang and rang) and in their FAQ’s, I found that to "solve" the problem of icons disappearing, I had to drop hardware acceleration by 33% or else not customize my toolbar. I’ve used Paint Shop Pro for about ten years and was always happy with it. Now I’m somewhat fed up that JASC can’t write a program that you can customize you toolbar or use all the resources of a pretty decent system. Anyone else have this problem? Sorry for venting."
——–
Cheetah wrote:
"I have PSP7.04 and PSP8.1, using WinXP. I am just learning to use 8.1, but I notice that it crashes a lot. I thought it might be because I only had 256 RAM, so I bought some more memory and now have 768 RAM. It is still crashing. I thought perhaps I was overboard on the fonts and plugins, so I’ve removed several of them, but it still crashes. Since I never had such a problem with 7.04, I’m wondering if it is 8.1 or my computer or …..

Any advice will be appreciated. I’d like to know if anyone else is having this problem, and what to do to avoid it."
——–

Jim Thompson wrote:
"I’m PO’d (that’s polite talk for another word beginning with "P").

Frustrated by this EVER RECURRING problem where you double-click on an item in Windows Explorer and get the error message (something like) "Can’t find file, or a component, or a library" I uninstalled PSPv8.1.

Usually I stop right there and re-install, but since this CONTINUALLY RECURS…

I searched the Registry and STILL found a TON of PSP items, I proceeded to delete all of them.

Now PSv8.1 won’t install. Windows Installer reports that "The configuration data for this product is corrupt. Contact your support personnel."

(Windows Installer is fine… I was able to install TurboTax tonight, so I can file for an extension 😉

Now what?

Signed, One VERY P’d PSP User, considering being an Ex-User/Purchaser." ——–

Naomi wrote:
"The original PSP8 was 319 mb; the 8.10 patch is 506mb on my machine. Is this consistent? Can something be removed. That’s a pretty heavy load. I think I’ve got disk on the original, possibly download on the patch. Thanks, Naomi"
——–

Joe Fromm, from Jasc Software wrote:
"I won’t promise that at 350Mhz will always keep up." ——–



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Combaticus
May 22, 2004
"Uni" wrote in message

On Thu, 13 May 2004 08:39:53 +0100, "John"
wrote:

Many thanks for all your comments, I do as always ignore Uni’s
comments
so
they weren’t clouding the issue. I have 512MB memory of the AMD 2500+
so
that sounds ok as far as performance. Its also nice to know you can
keep
V7, just in case, if you know what I mean. I’ll make sure what I get
is
version 8.10.
John

Okay, here’s the deal. Like, I spend 24/7 here whining, trying to tell
the
whole world how terrible PSP is because I can’t get a free copy of PSP
from
Jasc. Before you criticize me, I have an excuse. You see, I don’t
have
a
job and can’t afford to pay retail for any software. People tell me I’d
be
more employable if I would read Dale Carnegies "How to Win Friends and Influence People", but that sounds like total nonsense to me. I already know how to brighten-up an entire room of people. I do it all the
time –
merely by walking-out.

Well, so it seems to take people here on this forum only about 5 seconds
to
start ignoring me, like John (above) did. Am I that big of a loser??? Sure, I’m spewing venomous nonsense, but you think it would take about
a
week or so, before people have figured me out. Any "kind" thoughts
would
be appreciated.

🙂

Uni
The Professional Engineer

"Chuck" wrote in message
Uni . . .

Since I’ve been lurking in this newsgroup, when I purchase PSP 8, you’ve given little help to anyone. You’re negative, critical, and often not
very
helpful, but harmful. Many people have probably kill-filed you . . .
I personally find amusement in your ranting and whining. So, I read your posts with a grin *and* a hint of sadness.

Perhaps you should take to posting here:
http://www.mymiserablelife.com/


Chuck

Uni-

I’d like to be able to extend a "kind word" to you and say that you have some redeeming qualities – but you don’t!!!! You are just the total "Loser". It’s no wonder you hang out here around the clock posting your "nuisance posts". — You have no job, no friends, no respect. – Heck even your mom hates you!!! You are the "loser of all losers!!!

You’ve worked hard to earn your reputation as "twerp", "jerk", "moron",
"punk" and "loser" / aka FakeArtistMike. And now you ask us to give you a kind thought? Please…..! Get a life while you still have time or do as Chuck above recommended and visit http://www.mymiserablelife.com/.

Best regards,

":^)
XT
xalinai_Two
May 22, 2004
On Fri, 21 May 2004 18:46:48 -0400, Uni
wrote:

Bill Crocker wrote:
"Roger" wrote in message

Differences between Photoshop Elements 2.0 (PSE2) and Paint Shop Pro
8.0 (PSP8)

Folks,

I’ve been using both of these programs the last few months. I’m more at home with PSE2 but have found the some of the features like the quick fix in PSP8 useful, I also like the histogram adjustment in PSP8 (especially the curve bender for compression).

I miss not having my PS plugins in PSP8 and the layers manipulations in PSP8 frustrate me (from the PS perspective).

I know my usage hasn’t covered all the "features" so I’m wondering if there are users of either program who feel like some of the features in one of these programs is a deal maker when trying to choose between the two.

Thanks for your input.

Regards,
Roger

Like you, I was confronted with the same decision. I had Photoshop Elements
2.0, that came with my camera, and later, I bought Paint Shop Pro 8.10,
on-line.

I originally went the Jasc’s web site, to buy their Paint Shop Photo Album, because I thought Adobe’s album program was a joke. Buying Paint Shop Pro, was an impulse buy (at the time), but turned out to be my favorite of the two. So I now use Jasc’s Paint Shop Pro, and Paint Shop Photo Album, exclusively!

Adobe’s not all it’s cracked up to be. It was good in it’s day, but newer designed photo editors, are much easier to use. The new Photoshop CS is full of problems, and shortcomings. This is not my opinion, as I do not own it, but what I read every day, in their own newsgroups. But still, there is this "Professional" stigma, that goes along with using Adobe Photoshop, so people continue to buy it…or more often, boot-leg it, as it’s so damned expensive!

Bill Crocker

Well, darnit, Mr. Bill, let’s see some of your hot shop Paint Shop Pro 8 work. The proof is in the pudding!!!!

🙂

Uni

p.s. Go on, tell this person your fabricated stories of Photoshop CS.

As you read c.g.a.Photoshop you know that the people there are having similar problems using CS than people here using 8.1.

Some are the common 20" problem, others result from the program not working correctly or only different from the users expectations.

In both groups you find helpful and less helpful people – but I really don’t understand what keeps your hatred on JASC burning over such a long time. Is it two years since you started your crusade?

Michael
U
Uni
May 22, 2004
"Xalinai" wrote in message
On Fri, 21 May 2004 18:46:48 -0400, Uni
wrote:

Bill Crocker wrote:
"Roger" wrote in message

Differences between Photoshop Elements 2.0 (PSE2) and Paint Shop Pro
8.0 (PSP8)

Folks,

I’ve been using both of these programs the last few months. I’m more at home with PSE2 but have found the some of the features like the quick fix in PSP8 useful, I also like the histogram adjustment in PSP8 (especially the curve bender for compression).

I miss not having my PS plugins in PSP8 and the layers manipulations in PSP8 frustrate me (from the PS perspective).

I know my usage hasn’t covered all the "features" so I’m wondering if there are users of either program who feel like some of the features in one of these programs is a deal maker when trying to choose between the two.

Thanks for your input.

Regards,
Roger

Like you, I was confronted with the same decision. I had Photoshop
Elements
2.0, that came with my camera, and later, I bought Paint Shop Pro 8.10, on-line.

I originally went the Jasc’s web site, to buy their Paint Shop Photo
Album,
because I thought Adobe’s album program was a joke. Buying Paint Shop
Pro,
was an impulse buy (at the time), but turned out to be my favorite of
the
two. So I now use Jasc’s Paint Shop Pro, and Paint Shop Photo Album, exclusively!

Adobe’s not all it’s cracked up to be. It was good in it’s day, but
newer
designed photo editors, are much easier to use. The new Photoshop CS
is
full of problems, and shortcomings. This is not my opinion, as I do
not own
it, but what I read every day, in their own newsgroups. But still,
there is
this "Professional" stigma, that goes along with using Adobe Photoshop,
so
people continue to buy it…or more often, boot-leg it, as it’s so
damned
expensive!

Bill Crocker

Well, darnit, Mr. Bill, let’s see some of your hot shop Paint Shop Pro 8 work. The proof is in the pudding!!!!

🙂

Uni

p.s. Go on, tell this person your fabricated stories of Photoshop CS.

As you read c.g.a.Photoshop you know that the people there are having similar problems using CS than people here using 8.1.

Some are the common 20" problem, others result from the program not working correctly or only different from the users expectations.
In both groups you find helpful and less helpful people – but I really don’t understand what keeps your hatred on JASC burning over such a long time. Is it two years since you started your crusade?
Michael

Sheesh, actually it’s been over 2 years! I’m just annoyed that Jasc wouldn’t give me a free copy of their program. I don’t pay for any of my software since I don’t have a job. I either get pirated software, freeware, or anything else I can get for free. I’d even like to get free rent, food, clothes and gas too, if I could. You know it’s not cheap hanging out here 24/7 eating pizza, drinking beer and smoking cigarettes. So I try to keep my expenses down, if you know what I mean. All this coupled with the fact that I’m a moron should explain why I do what I do – which is basically nothing – other than make nuisance posts on Usenet forums.

For those of you who don’t take me seriously, I’m for real. Believe-it-or-not, I recently won the Usenet "Kook of the Month" and "Coward of the Month" awards!!! I wasn’t sure that I deserved both though. I thought maybe I was just a "Kook" ! Or perhaps only a "Coward" ! But many people have told me that I’m really all that and more!!! You might say I was "Born to Lose"!!!
Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

🙂

Uni
U
Uni
May 22, 2004
Xalinai wrote:
On Fri, 21 May 2004 18:46:48 -0400, Uni
wrote:

Bill Crocker wrote:

"Roger" wrote in message

Differences between Photoshop Elements 2.0 (PSE2) and Paint Shop Pro
8.0 (PSP8)

Folks,

I’ve been using both of these programs the last few months. I’m more at home with PSE2 but have found the some of the features like the quick fix in PSP8 useful, I also like the histogram adjustment in PSP8 (especially the curve bender for compression).

I miss not having my PS plugins in PSP8 and the layers manipulations in PSP8 frustrate me (from the PS perspective).

I know my usage hasn’t covered all the "features" so I’m wondering if there are users of either program who feel like some of the features in one of these programs is a deal maker when trying to choose between the two.

Thanks for your input.

Regards,
Roger

Like you, I was confronted with the same decision. I had Photoshop Elements
2.0, that came with my camera, and later, I bought Paint Shop Pro 8.10,
on-line.

I originally went the Jasc’s web site, to buy their Paint Shop Photo Album, because I thought Adobe’s album program was a joke. Buying Paint Shop Pro, was an impulse buy (at the time), but turned out to be my favorite of the two. So I now use Jasc’s Paint Shop Pro, and Paint Shop Photo Album, exclusively!

Adobe’s not all it’s cracked up to be. It was good in it’s day, but newer designed photo editors, are much easier to use. The new Photoshop CS is full of problems, and shortcomings. This is not my opinion, as I do not own it, but what I read every day, in their own newsgroups. But still, there is this "Professional" stigma, that goes along with using Adobe Photoshop, so people continue to buy it…or more often, boot-leg it, as it’s so damned expensive!

Bill Crocker

Well, darnit, Mr. Bill, let’s see some of your hot shop Paint Shop Pro 8 work. The proof is in the pudding!!!!

🙂

Uni

p.s. Go on, tell this person your fabricated stories of Photoshop CS.

As you read c.g.a.Photoshop you know that the people there are having similar problems using CS than people here using 8.1.

Some are the common 20" problem, others result from the program not working correctly or only different from the users expectations.
In both groups you find helpful and less helpful people – but I really don’t understand what keeps your hatred on JASC burning over such a long time. Is it two years since you started your crusade?

Hatred? You say hatred? I hate no one, X’.

🙂

<Uni reviews the Photoshop groups>

Hmmm, looks like they’re posting helpful graphics tips there, rather than in the Paint Shop Pro group, where daily software complaints are a reality.

🙂

Uni

Michael
U
Uni
May 22, 2004
"Uni" wrote in message
Xalinai wrote:
On Fri, 21 May 2004 18:46:48 -0400, Uni
wrote:

Bill Crocker wrote:

"Roger" wrote in message

Differences between Photoshop Elements 2.0 (PSE2) and Paint Shop Pro
8.0 (PSP8)

Folks,

I’ve been using both of these programs the last few months. I’m more at home with PSE2 but have found the some of the features like the quick fix in PSP8 useful, I also like the histogram adjustment in PSP8 (especially the curve bender for compression).

I miss not having my PS plugins in PSP8 and the layers manipulations in PSP8 frustrate me (from the PS perspective).

I know my usage hasn’t covered all the "features" so I’m wondering if there are users of either program who feel like some of the features in one of these programs is a deal maker when trying to choose between the two.

Thanks for your input.

Regards,
Roger

Like you, I was confronted with the same decision. I had Photoshop
Elements
2.0, that came with my camera, and later, I bought Paint Shop Pro 8.10, on-line.

I originally went the Jasc’s web site, to buy their Paint Shop Photo
Album,
because I thought Adobe’s album program was a joke. Buying Paint Shop
Pro,
was an impulse buy (at the time), but turned out to be my favorite of
the
two. So I now use Jasc’s Paint Shop Pro, and Paint Shop Photo Album, exclusively!

Adobe’s not all it’s cracked up to be. It was good in it’s day, but
newer
designed photo editors, are much easier to use. The new Photoshop CS
is
full of problems, and shortcomings. This is not my opinion, as I do
not own
it, but what I read every day, in their own newsgroups. But still,
there is
this "Professional" stigma, that goes along with using Adobe Photoshop,
so
people continue to buy it…or more often, boot-leg it, as it’s so
damned
expensive!

Bill Crocker

Well, darnit, Mr. Bill, let’s see some of your hot shop Paint Shop Pro 8 work. The proof is in the pudding!!!!

🙂

Uni

p.s. Go on, tell this person your fabricated stories of Photoshop CS.

As you read c.g.a.Photoshop you know that the people there are having similar problems using CS than people here using 8.1.

Some are the common 20" problem, others result from the program not working correctly or only different from the users expectations.
In both groups you find helpful and less helpful people – but I really don’t understand what keeps your hatred on JASC burning over such a long time. Is it two years since you started your crusade?

Hatred? You say hatred? I hate no one, X’.

🙂

<Uni reviews the Photoshop groups>

Hmmm, looks like they’re posting helpful graphics tips there, rather than in the Paint Shop Pro group, where daily software complaints are a reality.

🙂

Uni
But if you want to see my "Reality" check out where I post and what I post about!!! You won’t believe it!!!
http://tinyurl.com/2qqa3

Just call me "Loser"!!!! Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

🙂

Uni
A
ab
May 23, 2004
One thought…your PS plugins should work in PSP.

Just drag ’em and drop ’em from PS plugins folder to PSP plugins folder..

AB

"Roger" wrote in message
Differences between Photoshop Elements 2.0 (PSE2) and Paint Shop Pro
8.0 (PSP8)

Folks,

I’ve been using both of these programs the last few months. I’m more at home with PSE2 but have found the some of the features like the quick fix in PSP8 useful, I also like the histogram adjustment in PSP8 (especially the curve bender for compression).

I miss not having my PS plugins in PSP8 and the layers manipulations in PSP8 frustrate me (from the PS perspective).

I know my usage hasn’t covered all the "features" so I’m wondering if there are users of either program who feel like some of the features in one of these programs is a deal maker when trying to choose between the two.

Thanks for your input.

Regards,
Roger
S
sunlei20042004
May 25, 2004
Download AlbumFamiy software at http://www.albumsfamily.com to help you
RL
Ron Lacey
May 25, 2004
On Sun, 23 May 2004 11:48:12 -0400, "ab" wrote:

One thought…your PS plugins should work in PSP.

Just drag ’em and drop ’em from PS plugins folder to PSP plugins folder..

Not necessary, just go to File>Preferences>File locations and add the path to your PS plugins directory.

Ron

Ron Lacey
Murillo Ontario

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