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Jasc Paint Shop Pro 8 [OLD VERSION]

by Jasc Software
Windows XP / 2000 / Me
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)

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  • Platform:   Windows XP / 2000 / Me
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
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  • ASIN: B00008ZGOE
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,302 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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Jasc Paint Shop Pro 8 OLD VERSION


With a unique combination of automatic and precision tools for photo editing and graphic design, Paint Shop Pro is one of the most complete, easy-to-use professional digital imaging software packages available. And with version 8, you get all of the painting, drawing, and text options and tools of Paint Shop Pro 7, plus a full set of new creative choices to help streamline your tasks.

Transform snapshots into beautiful photographs with automatic enhancement tools, professional correction filters, and powerful retouching brushes. Design graphics from scratch or use preset shapes and effects to enhance your presentations or Web pages. Record common tasks as automatic scripts for easy image editing. Print photos in a variety of sizes and layout templates. Use the integrated learning system to help you deliver superior results with power and ease.

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167 of 178 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars More like a PSP 7.5 than a PSP 8 July 7, 2003
Not much difference between version 8 and version 7. Version 7 was a leap forward from 6, but don't expect any such change between 7 and 8. If you don't own Paint Shop Pro 7, then go ahead and buy 8. If you already have 7, stick with it...there is almost no difference between what you already own and version 8. (I suspect some of the reviews on this and other products are by people associated with the companies that make them). PSP is a very good photo/paint program and a lot faster to use than the more well known (and incomprehensibly expensive) Adobe Photoshop. PSP has lots of ways to edit just about every aspect of an image (lots of ways you probably never knew about) and the features can be combined many, many ways so that even after using it for years you can still find new effects through experimentation. Best buy for the money, but again, if you already own 7, you pretty much already own most of 8. If you own any version earlier than 7, or if you don't own PSP at all, then by all means I would suggest PSP 8 over the competition.
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60 of 64 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars upgrade from version 7 June 24, 2003
I upgraded to PSP 8 and love it. PSP 8 has been rewritten from the ground up and it shows. The background eraser, scripting, eyedroppers for black and white points, excellent photo tools and customizable interface make this version the best ever. I really love the way you can change and control almost everything from menus to buttons in PSP 8, making the user interface truly something you can use. In my opinion, PSP 8 is the only software the average person would need for photo enhancements and/or web graphics. Most of my use is for enhancing my photos from my 2 digital cameras. This new version makes many of my tasks much easier than before.
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51 of 54 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars PSP8 and PSP7: A Comparison December 6, 2003
By Riomaki
I've been a user of Paint Shop Pro since version 3 and over the past year I've used version 7. I recently upgraded to version 8, thanks to the very affordable price. Without a doubt, Jasc typically makes great software at a very reasonable price.
Compared to PSP7, PSP8 offers several advantages. One of the biggest is that on complicated images with multiple layers, it no longer takes several seconds to do simple operations like flood filling. The general performance of the painting component is much faster than before. PSP8 also brings with it a new interface more akin to Photoshop. It is much cleaner and more compact. There is a ton of information right at your fingertips now in centralized locations instead of scattered across various floating menus. Indeed, the whole package is a lot more organized than before.
There are other minor new features that are nice additions. One great addition is the emergence of a freehand pen tool that allows you to more easily draw with the mouse by smoothing any curve you draw (similar to Macromedia Flash). The sensitivity is adjustable. There are also a few new special effects. Another new function is scripting. For all of those tedious graphic manipulation tasks where you find yourself doing the exact same thing repeatedly, you can automate routine actions using scripting. Again, another great idea. Previous in PSP7, Jasc offered automatic color, contrast, and saturation enhancements for any photograph. Here, they've integrated them into the "one step photo fix" feature that, as advertised, tries to fix an entire picture in the push of a button. To my surprise, it works remarkably well.
However, there is a negative side to PSP8. It has a host of strange quirks and bugs.
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58 of 62 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best got better..... May 31, 2003
Thought PSP 7 was great? Try this! I moved on to PSP 7 from PhotoShop 5.5 when PS was getting too expensive. I expected to lose a lot of the functionality of PS but was very pleasantly surprised.
Now with PSP 8, jasc have outdone themselves with a product that shines. We are all used to new versions and I suppose we start to get a bit jaded to get asked for more money for a new product that, in a lot of cases, is hardly better than the previous one.
That doesnt apply with PSP 8. It really is a great improvement on an already great product. For example: Scan an old faded photo in, press the "One step photo fix" and just look at the results unfold before your eyes! Astounding! This is one of the many new fully customisable "script" features.
And that`s just one of the many time savers this program has.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Last Good Version of Paint Shop Pro March 10, 2006
If you're seeking an outstanding and economically priced graphics editor that competes on many levels for Adobe's hugely more expensive Photoshop, V8 of Jasc Paint Shop Pro is a great buy! Whatever you do, avoid the later Corel versions of this masterful product. I purchased the post-acquisition version, Corel Paint Shop Pro X -- as a long time user of Jasc's excellent software, I was disappointed and felt betrayed by the horrendous modifications made to the product by Corel. Corel has managed to morph Jasc's sleek, effective, intelligently implemented, high productivity tool into yet another of the many bloated, unreliable "all in one" software products on the market that do nothing well and lock up your computer in the process. On my dual-processor high performance P4 system, Corel's X version takes 30 secons just to load!!! Bottom line? Get this version .. Jasc's PSP 8 is and will always be a terrific graphics editor that you will be happy with.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
not very intuitive.
Published 7 months ago by Dodigy
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Got this a very long time ago, didn't get a whole lot out of it
Published 8 months ago by John T. Stein
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good image-editing program.
Fulfills my needs without going overboard. This is one of the few picture-editing programs I've found that will let you change just one color in your image to another color. Read more
Published 18 months ago by TheGnostic
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Published 22 months ago by Spendlessformore
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Published on December 23, 2012 by Jeffery H. Moore
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this program
Once you have actually read the tutorials and run some of the videos in the help section, you can do a lot. Read more
Published on October 31, 2010 by JP
4.0 out of 5 stars Jasc Paint Shop Pro 8
Good product, but I bought this version and LESS than one month later Jasc Paint Shop Pro 9 came out and Jasc wanted to charge the full upgrade price. Read more
Published on March 17, 2007 by G. Ewing
5.0 out of 5 stars The last great version
This is the last "Jasc" version that is not

bloated with megs of usless stuff. Works great

and is easy to use.
Published on February 6, 2007 by JW Coltrain
5.0 out of 5 stars Very nice transaction!!
Order was shipped and received very fast. My expectations were met at 100%.
Published on January 14, 2007 by James Fleming
5.0 out of 5 stars Photo software
Excellent product for my level. It has many more features for the advanced user.
Published on January 9, 2007 by Hal
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