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    Adobe Photoshop is a raster graphics editor developed and published by Adobe Systems for Windows and OS X.

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    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone ... Blackberry Windows RT Android Tablet iPad Chrome

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    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    Freemium Android iPhone Windows RT Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad

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    Commercial Mac Windows

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    Free Mac Windows Android Tablet iPad

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    Aviary Photo Editor

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    Freemium Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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    Commercial Mac

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    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone

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    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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    Free Windows

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    Free Mac Web / Cloud iPhone iPad

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    Free Windows

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    RealWorld Paint Discontinued

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    Free Windows

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    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android Chrome OS

Corel PaintShop Pro Comments

Paint Shop Pro in my view may perhaps have pretty well reac ...

Comment by branchau
about Corel PaintShop Pro Jun 2011

Paint Shop Pro in my view may perhaps have pretty well reached its features high watermark with version 8. Later versions marginally improved its capabilities and for sure, except for PSP Photo X2, none of these versions justified the price asked by Corel to upgrade.

The overall look and feel of the Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 however is very well done, and recently Corel (finally) lowered its price at a level where it is now excellent value for money, even as an upgrade from an earlier version.

It's a fun application to use and its learning curve is quite manageable if one is willing to take the time to experiment and work with it using many useful and exiting tutorials offered for free on the Web.


I personally haven't cared for PSP since version 8. I've p ...

Comment by tracker1
about Corel PaintShop Pro Jun 2011

I personally haven't cared for PSP since version 8. I've purchased every version since v4, loved the changes through 8, but feel the UI was a lateral step in 9, and downhill from there.