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Old Jan 6, 2004, 9:45 PM   #1
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I just would like to know is it worth up grading to Paint shop Pro 8, I have Paint Shop Pro 7. Love it. Also if I download PSP* on line,can I add more tubes and are they free?
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Old Jan 7, 2004, 1:58 AM   #2
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I'm in the same position as you and feel no need to upgrade from 7.04, EXCEPT that PSP8 allegedly handles EXIF data. If it reads it and doesn't write it, that's only a small advance, and not worth the upgrade cost.

Someone, somewhere in these forums, has discussed the pros and cons of the upgrade. You could try the 'search' facility here to find the thread.
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Old Jan 8, 2004, 9:00 PM   #3
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For me, upgrading to PSP8 was worthwhile. The first public version had several flaws which have now been fixed in the latest release (8.1).

What I like:

*EXIF data is preserved (and can be edited) on saves and save-as for all file formats that are compatible with EXIF meta data.

*I like the new crop tool.
--The perspective and align tool to be worth the price of admission by themselves.

*The user interface is significantly improved (subjective).

*Some of the new effects are sorta fun to mess with.

*Scripting is a welcomed addition too.

What I don't like:

*Version 8x takes (significantly) longer to launch

*Consumes more RAM for the app, thus requiring more disk swapping for photo file operations.
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Old Jan 10, 2004, 12:56 PM   #4
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Old Jan 12, 2004, 12:22 PM   #5
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PSP8 is MUCH slower than PSP7. On my system, it takes about two minutes to load. All functions in PSP8 are slower than 7. I have both versions installed and have patched 8 to 8.1. I continue to use PSP7 far more than 8.
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I agree that PSP 8 takes much much longer to load than v7, but once loaded, I didn't see any significant difference in operation-per-operation performance--that is to say, nothing seemed to take a noticeably greater amount of time to complete, but I haven't made any systematic comparisons.

BTW, I still keep v7 installed... just in case.
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PSP8 is MUCH slower than PSP7. On my system....
calr, jaws,
What sort of systems are you using?

I have an antique 400MHz Pentium 2, with 320Mb RAM and Win 98SE, and PSP7.04 performs well on 11Mpix filmscanner images (or bigger panoramas) for everything except despeckling and the like.
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Mine is a plane-Jane, ho-hum, Dell Inspiron 4000 laptop. 850 Mhz P3, 256 Mbyte Ram, 10GB drive, Win 2000 Pro.

I generally only have one picture file open at a given time--except when printing multiple--and until this now [just got my Minolta A1] I have only been manipulating 3Mpix images.
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