Photoshop vs Paintshop Pro

A client at work bought Adobe CS3 Design Premium at USD$2,050.86. Exactly thirty days later they had to get a refund because they simply didn’t need the raw power and control that CS3 brings. It was a shame coz I got to play with it for about two hours and I loved the fucking thing. Once my home based business of blogging takes off sometime in the next 20 years I’m going to buy it (or its successor).There’s a coupla things I don’t like about Photoshop that I love about Paintshop Pro. Paintshop Pro has far better and developed support for vector graphics. I don’t want to have to open up another program although Mikey doesn’t seem to see the problem with that.

I also love the foreground-background feature in Paintshop. You can draw a shape, or a line or anything at all and put a gradient as the background color and it will put the gradient as a border around whatever shape you’re using.

I love the rounded corner selection that Paintshop has, and lastly I love that you can do a right-click paste and have whatever’s in your clipboard open a new blank canvas and be pasted into it. In Photoshop you have to create the canvas first and then paste which bothers me.

I haven’t use Paintshop Pro in about six months now, but I still stand by my previous observations that with practice and skill, there’s almost nothing that Photoshop can do that Paintshop Pro can’t. I do wish Photoshop had support for opening Paintshop Pro images… you’d think they’d do that to poach more users.

Ryan Paul

Just some Canadian guy who used to be British, and who has come to be highly ashamed at the chapters in Canadian history concerning Aboriginal people.

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