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This review is from: PaintShop Pro X5 [Old Version] (CD-ROM)
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Let me start off by saying that I am welterweight computer users so I'm not going to offer a lot terminology or explanation in this review, only how it worked for me. I've always wanted to try Photoshop but I just couldn't see spending that kind of money when I'd only use it sparingly. Now that I own a business, I'll get more use out of a program like this.
Anyway, installation gave me a headache because it froze several times but after trying again and again, it finally went through to completion. It offers things like mapping, slicing, different brushes, sharing and enhancement of photos (even merging). Since I'm a lighter user of things like this and this was my first time using any kind of airbrushing style software, I try to use common sense when trying to navigate through without help and the screen is a little cluttered so my eyeballs spent a lot of time jumping from one side of the screen to the other trying to find options to test out.
Overall, I'd say that there's a definite learning curve if you're a true beginner like I am but at $40, it's a good alternative to Photoshop.