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Paint Shop Pro 8.0

CNET Editors' review

With a smorgasbord of tools for working with digital photos and creating illustrations, the latest version of Paint Shop Pro clearly has lofty intentions. However, this application shares a few minuses found in similar full-featured image programs. The busy, cluttered interface is almost certain to overwhelm newcomers, though more seasoned veterans of image-editing applications will quickly find their sea legs. Also, the installation file eats up a whopping 98MB of disk space, so be prepared for a wait before you can begin testing Paint Shop Pro's powers.

In return for the hefty toll it takes on your system, this program offers just about every tool you'll need for illustrating and perfecting your digital photos. In addition to the standard assortment of drawing implements, you'll find such new additions as a palette knife and a smear tool. Any errant brush strokes or adjustments can easily be undone via a small pane in the lower-right corner. If digital photography is your game, you'll appreciate the boatload of image-editing options Paint Shop Pro puts at your disposal. You can manually adjust such attributes as sharpness, color balance, and contrast, or you can use the program's One-Stop Photo Fix feature to automatically whip your shots into shape. A wide variety of effects will come in handy if you want to go beyond simple corrections, or you can simply resolve flash or backlighting problems. If your shots have too much noise or purple fringing, Paint Shop Pro can fix them up in a jiffy. Though this program may leave casual photographers or illustrators a bit bewildered, its all-encompassing feature set makes it a great bet for pros or anyone else craving a fine degree of control over his or her images.

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  • All versions:

    3.5 stars

    out of 489 votes

    • 5 star: 219
    • 4 star: 75
    • 3 star: 49
    • 2 star: 36
    • 1 star: 110
  • Current version:

    2.5 stars

    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 2
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  • 3.0 stars

    "Frustrating for work"

    March 24, 2013  |   By Temporary_One-Time_Post

    Version: Paint Shop Pro 8.0 1.0

    Pros

    Allows digital editing.

    Cons

    Scanning images crashes the program. There's a 50-50 chance of cropping an image that was just scanned. I've just now spent at least the past 30 mins. scanning pages for school, and only got 7/10. It would've been faster taking pictures.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Didn't get the version stated."

    December 12, 2012  |   By MoonWillow318

    Version: Paint Shop Pro 8.0 1.0

    Pros

    I'm sure it's full of fine features but it is not the version stated and the version I am going to be using in class.

    Cons

    Was not Paint Shop Pro 8 (free version) as stated but instead got Paint Shop X5 (30 day trial). You need to remove this entry if you are not linking to right program.

    Summary

    Aside from the free vs 30 day trial issue I was specifically looking for version 8 of Paint Shop Pro as I will be teaching a classroom of children who are using that version and I wanted to familiarise myself with that version at home before I stepped into the classroom I am more familiar with Photoshop than Paint Shap as that is what I have at home.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "This is not free. It is a 30-day trial. What a let down"

    March 6, 2012  |   By gymtrainer

    Version: Paint Shop Pro 8.0 1.0

    Pros

    I do not know

    Cons

    This is not free.

    Summary

    Removed it. There are more features in paint.net and that is free

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  • 5.0 stars

    "This is the first time am using paint shop pro 8.0.1.0"

    July 9, 2009  |   By abhi_725

    Version: Paint Shop Pro 8.0 1.0

    Pros

    before using paint shop pro 8.0.1.0 i sed to work with paint shop pro 6

    Cons

    no comments

    Summary

    i hope paint shop pro 8.0.1.0 works more efficiently than paint shop pro 6

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