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Old Nov 11, 2002, 8:59 PM   #1
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I'm still looking. Need advice as to ease of use between Photoshop Element and Paintshop Pro. I'm fairly computer literate but some of this editing software is not user friendly. Appreciate any help.
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Old Nov 12, 2002, 7:37 AM   #2
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No photo editor with good capabilities is going to be easy to learn. If you are looking for something easy, first take a look at whatever software came with your camera/printer/scanner/...

When you realize how limiting easy-to-use software is, either of the two that you mentioned would be good choices. Both of them will take a bit of work to learn.
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I agree with Bill. If you are looking for simple enhancements to your photos, stick with the software for your camera. Photoshop or better editing software requires time and effort to learn. The rewards for your efforts can be very rewarding.
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Try Paint Shop Pro7. A good balance of advanced functionality and I reckon quite easy to use, certainly much easier than PS. Has lots of useful auto functions which work well.

You can always move on to PS in the future if you feel the need.
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Thanks to all. I sort of felt this way myself and have decided on PSP 7 Anniversary since I know several people using it. Also, Jasc gives free tech support and Adobe charges $25.00 a call after the first.
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When you say editing, to begin with, your most frequent needs will probably be auto exposure compensation (brightness & contrast), cropping and a bit of sharpening. Most editors do this well and you can move on as you become more familiar.
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