Pros Easy to use, superior interface, most needed features, powerful, easy to access context sensitive help
Cons Reads most but not all camera raw files.
Summary PSP 9 is a true bargain. It has many of the most needed tools built in and doesn't require a lot of third party filters. These tools work! I've tried several other editors and this is one the most powerful and easily the most intuitive. Another plus: it is reasonably priced.
"hale COREL!"on by vbnullstring
Pros 4 years of using Corel Products! updated everytime! i like the VBA scripting it helps me a lot! lots of effects! complicated it is.. but once you get the hang of it.. you never say sorry!
Cons nothing.. too perfect!
Pros Realistic Paint. Powerful cloning tools, excellent variety of brushes and textures.
Cons Some brushes lag with slower machines. No history palette. Does not fully support layer masks and adjustment layers imported from Photoshop.
Summary I love this program. It is a beautiful and excellent tool for any serious digital illustrator or artist. You get nearly realistic quality of "traditional paint" with impasto and paint mixing with the flexibility of a digital workspace. I've worked wonders and seen others use this tool to produce some amazing stuff and it works well with Photoshop. Use it with a Mac only.