Gus In The Backyard

Gus, our Cairn Terrier, laying on the grass in our backyard.

If you live on Florida’s Treasure Coast and have ever come to one of our live seminars, you probably recognize the Cairn Terrier in the picture above. He’s Gus and he’s a character! Gus is going to help us with our blog post today!

One of the questions we get asked often is, “What photo app should I use?” I always give the same answer: “Pick one and learn it. If you decide you don’t like it, try another app. But, don’t jump from photo app to photo app – it’s too confusing.”

In truth, if all you want to do is crop a picture and remove red eye, you really don’t need much more than the photo apps that come built into Windows and Mac computers. However, if you’d like to do more, read on.

We’ve all heard about “Photo-shopped” pictures. That word has become a generic term for “fixing” pictures with software. However, just like we use Kleenex to mean any tissue and Q-tip to mean any cotton swab on a stick, photo-shopping actually came from Adobe’s Photo Shop program. This is an awesome program but for many people it has one drawback – price. In truth, I could never justify the purchase price until Adobe came up with their Cloud service and Photo Shop was included.

If you’ve read this far, you might be interested in finding a program that will do more than crop and remove red eye but whose price won’t cause you to remortgage the house. Enter Corel’s Paint Shop Pro. I always used this program before I was able to get Adobe’s Photo Shop and I still use it because I know it so well. It’s a great little program. Let’s look at some examples of what you can do with PSP. Just watch the slideshow below.

These are just a few examples of what you can do in Paint Shop Pro. There are literally dozens if not hundreds of ways you can alter your pictures to enhance them or make them fit into one of your projects.

The good news is that we are Corel affiliates and you can purchase Paint Shop Pro – which was already a very reasonable price – at a discount. Just click on Gus’ picture at the very top of this post or anywhere you see Paint Shop Pro in bold print and you’ll be taken to the discount purchase page. Enjoy!

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2 thoughts on “Gus In The Backyard

  1. Rodney G Brower

    John — What is difference between PSP 2019 Ultimate (@ 50% off) and PSP 2019 (@20% )off) ??
    Is the Ultimate more difficult to learn?? Are both One Time purchases?? And would a complete novice like me really need either one??

    1. Rod… excellent questions! The Ultimate version has more features and more templates, etc. Normally, if the prices weren’t on special, I’d say go with PSP. But, since the Ultimate is currently the better deal, you should get it. It might be awhile before you can use the extra features but at least you’ll have them. The basic functions of PSP are in both packages so it’s only the extra stuff that would be different to learn. As for one-time purchases, this is not a subscription service. Normally, in the future, there will be updates to PSP but you don’t have to upgrade and you don’t have to purchase again. As for being a novice, it’s just like I always say – pick a photo app and learn it. PSP is a great starter app and there are tons of videos and other training aids for anything you want to do in it. Also, just trying everything is one of the best ways to get better. I hope I’ve answered your questions!

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