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Subject:Other uses for Paint Shop Pro From:Frank Dissinger <dissinger -dot- cgs -at- gmx -dot- de> To:<techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Fri, 17 Nov 2006 09:18:08 +0100
I've been using PaintShop Pro Version 5 (!) for many years now,
mainly for creating screen shots, cropping, reducing color depth
and for simple manipulations such as moving pixels around,
inserting other images from the clipboard, etc.
PSP 5's capabilities are limited, but the program is very easy
to operate and offers 95% of the functions I need most. If I have
to make more sophisticated manipulations, I use Photoshop or
my company's own program (ORIS).
>I use PSP at work too for pretty much the same thing: cropping
>screen shots for various types of spec docs and manuals. It's a
>competent product that approaches but doesn't reach the capabilities of
> James Serrat
> Technical Writer, Product Development
> jserrat -at- bioimaging -dot- com
>From: Brasel, Russell [mailto:russell -dot- brasel -at- hccredit -dot- com]
>Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2006 12:21 PM
> I asked for a screenshot program, and got Paint Shop Pro XI. As a
> long-time Adobe Photoshop user (on Mac at home-I use XP at work),
> I'm not disappointed to have a decent photo editor on my box at work.
> However, I don't foresee doing that much with PSPro except for
> screenshots and editing/creating icons.
> Has anyone else used Paint Shop in their technical writing?
> Assuming that nobody in the upper echelons decides we need a corporate
> newsletter and "volunteers" me to create it, I'd like to know what everyone on
> the list has done with their image editors.