"PSP Has Seen Better Days"3.0 starson by LPE
Pros: Customizable interface, wide array of tools, relatively inexpensive and in the right hands, can still give Photoshop a run for its money.
Cons: No new or groundbreaking features, can be a resource hog, a bit slower than previous versions.
Summary: I've been using PSP 7 and 8 for several years while this app was still under the JASC banner, but I've pretty much lost interest when Corel bought out JASC and PSP just hasn't been the same. This latest version reminds me of why.
The look has been freshened with some changes to things like the Layers and Tool Options palettes, but is still classic PSP. Most of the tools and features work basically the same as they always have - though a few are in locations, so be prepared to do some digging around. Other than that, there's nothing here that really sets PSP apart from the rest of the image editing world.
Long story short, Paint Shop Pro X is good, but not great. For anyone that's new to image editing and doesn't like Photoshop's bloated price, then PSP X's feature set and price make it a good alternative. For those of us who already have PSP 8 or even 9, there's just no compelling reason to upgrade.