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Very basic, perhaps too much so

  • Oct 24, 2009
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I liked the clear, attractive user interface. Everything seemed easy to find, and fairly intuitive for this type of program.

The functionality is very basic, and tends to do things for the user to avoid asking questions that might intimidate novices. The prime example of this is automatically saving photos on opening new ones when changes are made. This seems designed for someone who doesn't know much about computers, but does want to be able to work with photos from a digital camera. However, I still think they should have made it save the changes in a copy of the photo instead of the original.

There are lots of alternatives in this space, some of which are free, and many of which offer more control. For someone who is very new to computers, this might be a good choice. For more advanced users, I'd recommend checking out some of the other choices to see if they might better fit your needs.

Sean P. Logue, 2009

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Anything you want to do with your photos is easier--and more fun--with Corel PaintShop Photo Express 2010. Organize and find photos fast thanks to the simple new design. Edit and enhance photos with one-click editing tools, and make everyone look their best. Create fun projects like photo books, slideshows, cards and more to surprise your family and friends. Share--email photos, put them on DVD, upload to Facebook and Flickr, or take them with you on your mobile phone with just a few clicks. Enjoy support for Windows 7, including Jumplists, libraries and new Windows Touch capabilities.

For the moments you never want to forget, Corel PaintShop Photo Express 2010 makes photo-editing software easier than ever.

The simple way to organize, enhance and get creative with your photos.

Organize
Keep all your photos, videos and music in one place so you can find any file in a snap. PaintShop Photo Express includes an easy photo organizer that helps you group and view images by folder, album, date, rating or tag.

Create
Make your own photo books, slideshows, calendars, collages and more in just minutes. Choose from professional designs for all occasions, then easily drop in your own photos, text and music to add a personal touch.

Edit
Retouch photos to remove marks and blemishes, fix red-eye, crop and more with a few simple clicks. PaintShop Photo Express makes photo-editing software easy for everyone!

Share
Print at home, order prints online, burn to DVD, send photo slideshows ...

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