By Michael Burns | on December 08, 2005
Price When Reviewed: 77 . 850
Pros: Very reasonable price. Boasts Photoshop-equivalent effects, enhanced Camera RAW support, Web-optimization tools, and powerful retouching and correction tools.
Cons: Windows only, and not as powerful or integrated as Photoshop or Fireworks. Interface is busy in places, and some tools display quirky behaviour.
Paint Shop Pro has been around for years, but this is the first major version to be released after its acquisition by Corel. While often seen as a poor man’s Photoshop, there’s enough here to satisfy people who infrequently edit images, such as 3D modellers and animators, and video editors and compositors. At £99, it’s also a lot less expensive.