Paint Shop Pro (PSP) is a bitmap graphics editor and vector graphics editor for computers running the Microsoft Windows operating system that was originally published by Minneapolis-based Jasc Software. In October 2004, Corel Corporation purchased Jasc Software, and with it, the distribution rights to Paint Shop Pro.Originally called simply Paint Shop, the first version, 1.0, was released in early 1992. Paint Shop was originally distributed as shareware, but is now sold in the United States for US$99.99, or US$59.99 for an upgrade from version 7 or higher, which is considerably lower than the price of its main competition, Adobe Photoshop. International prices vary but there is always a price advantage over Photoshop.Its functionality is easy to learn and its user base is large due to the fact that many mid-range scanners come with PSP as their acquisition tool and image editor and many OEM have been, or are, bundling it with their systems.rom version 5.01 to version 9, Jasc bundled Animation Shop, an animated graphics editor, with Paint Shop Pro. Animation Shop is now available separately for US$40.With version 8.0 of PSP Jasc made some major changes to PSP. The most obvious change was the new look of the program through the use of all new GUI elements. Version 8.0 also introduced the ability to control most elements of PSP via scripts or macros. Some changes, however, were not welcomed by all users. Some users complained that the time to start version 8.0 was tens of seconds, whereas the previous version started up in a few seconds. Some users also complained that the changes made to the brush and other tools rendered them much less precise than in the previous version. This has caused some users to stick with version 7.0 of the program. Version 9 later solved some of those issues.Major changes in version 10 included a revamped Learning Center that helps new users to get started, Makeover Tools (Blemish Remover, Toothbrush/whitener, and Suntan Brush), IR film simulator, and a Black and White film converter that includes color filter effects. One of the most anticipated additions to version X was 48Bit (16bits per channel) color support, which unfortunately was not completely supported. In version X, 48bit color images were limited to a handful of digital image correcting features, but not full blown photo editing, where the real benefit could be realized. On the surface 48bit color is merely as good as 24bit color. However when the image is manipulated, 48bit color allows more precise color data to be maintained providing less image artifiacts after significant manipulation.Since its eleventh version released in September 2006 the program bears the name "Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo XI". This has introduced a new "Organizer" that replaces the previous file browser and a number of new filters and effects. There have also been new "One-step photo fixes" introduced.The versions listed below are all trial versions and intended for research purposes only.
Paint Shop Pro 6.02 "Packed With New Features & Enhancements" Click on a thumbnail to enlarge it. Use your browser's "BACK" button to return to this review when done. . Paint Shop Pro 6.02, from Jasc Software, is the newest release of their graphics program for creating, editing, and retouching your images. You can use the software to: capture photos from cameras and scanners; create great Web graphics; enhance photos and images; and print and share photos. Paint Shop Pro is designed for home users who want to retouch and edit photos (turn your photos into button images and your animals into cartoon figures) that can then be used in cards, calendars, or even sent electronically to friends; business users who need to create images for fliers, brochures, and newsletters; Web designers who want to create images that will make their Web site stand out; and digital photographers who have need of a professional package that provides photography and retouching tools to manipulate exposure levels, retouch, enhance, contrast, crop, or resize any image. It is designed for users who want control, power, and flexibility in a program but desire an alternative to other high-priced image-editing applications. See our previous review of Paint Shop Pro 5.01. Paint Shop Pro has many of the same features of Adobe's Photoshop and even has file and plug-in compatibility with Photoshop. The program is easy to use but has enhanced features for professionals. Jasc Software listened to user suggestions and requests and implemented many of them in this new version: editable text; vector-based graphics; more special effects and filters; multiple-image printing; and expanded digital camera support. Animation Shop 2, an animated GIF building-and-editing application, is now shipped free with Paint Shop Pro 6. Animation Shop is a powerful yet easy-to-use program that creates animations from one or more graphic images and offers a wide variety of effects and transitions for enhancing animations. Some new and enhanced features are: a new crop tool that lets you quickly reduce overall animation frame size; a cull animation feature for reducing frame count; flip and mirror options for adjusting the animation's horizontal and vertical appearance; multiple undo and redo for greater editing control; and a new line and shape tools for creating basic shape animations or editing large sections of a frame. Paint Shop Pro Version 6.01 and 6.02 are upgrades with some additional features and enhancements from 6.0, but the major changes are from from Version 5 to 6. It is available for Windows and Macintosh users. The price is $99.00. Upgrades are $39.00. Jasc Web site is:
It's really unfortunate that we still have to deal with archaic frame rates like 29.97 from the old NTSC days. By hattori kun - 8 Years Ago With regards to the fps issue in Iclone. There's a disconnect between the internal fps and the viewport/render playback rate of Iclone. Only solution imo is to lock these two to the same fps and allow custom fps. Without fixing this there would always be skipped frames in Iclone when rendering and using the timeline as keyframe reference is not ideal. Frames in the timeline will never be the actual frames in your render. Frames that are in even numbers skipped by Iclone in that Test file. By lpatter - 8 Years Ago MISSING ASSETS PURCHASED FROM THE MARKETPLACEThis is a problem since we only have access to items bought within the last year.I transferred my Iclone 5 Items to my new computer because the option to reinstall does not exist when one is limited to only getting the last 12 months.I think it started happening since 6.02 but I am not sure.I try to find an item and it is gone. It is on my saved disk but not on my new computer.It has happened with purchased and free items.We need access to the old purchases in the Marketplace. By animagic - 8 Years Ago peppie (3/12/2015)Look in 'Content store and "Content market place". It depends from which store You purchased items'. Very confusing but your history is findable.lpatter specifically mentioned the MarketPlace for which I gave a solution. By GOETZIWOOD STUDIOS - 8 Years Ago For the records, not fixed/still issues in 6.02:|BUG| Loading Sub-Props Materials From Disk Corrupts The Scene Tree(If you have a prop having several sub-props, and try to load from disk a Material for one of the sub-prop surface (in my case with external textures referenced, did not tried yet with embedded textures), then the scene tree becomes corrupted, listing twice the sub-props.Only workaround I've found so far: Save the master Prop on disk, delete the Prop from the scene, reload the master Prop from disk.)|CRASH| When Trying To Access Network Shared Folder Link From iClone 6 Custom Folder(The link appear in the iClone 6 Content manager window, but when double click on it iClone crashes.)|ISSUE| Animated Substances Do Not Animate In iClone(iClone does not animate time dependent Substances.)|ISSUE| IndigoRT Camera And iClone Camera Do Not Match(When sending a iClone scene to render in IndigoRT (with the IndigoRT iClone plugin), the IndigoRT Camera framing does not match the original iClone camera framing. FOV is different.)|ISSUE| With Paint Toon Levels To Full White, Materials Still Show Specularity(When using the Toon Shader and setting both Paint Toon Level to full white the image appear unshaded, which is the expected behavior - granted the used Directional Light shadows are disabled. However, if the used Directional Light is rotated, then Specularity still shows on materials having specular values.)|WISH| Ability To Save Rendered Image Sequences As OpenEXR Files(As we can load OpenEXR files for textures, it would make sense for iClone to also gives the option to save OpenEXR files for image sequences rendering.) By Peter (RL) - 8 Years Ago hattori kun (2/10/2015)Thanks for the update. Do we need to redownload the 1 gig resource pack since it looks like its updated. 2b1af7f3a8