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      Paint Shop Pro 8.0

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Description from the Publisher:

Paint Shop Pro, a part of the Paint Shop family of digital imaging and photography products, is the most complete, easy-to-use software for creating professionl digital imaging results. By combining automatic and precision tools with an integrated learning system, Paint Shop Pro helps you produce professional results with power and ease.

In an exploding digital imaging market, Paint Shop Pro 8 rises above the rest. With the unparalleled power of Automated Productivity Scripts™ and Dynamic Personalization™, Paint Shop Pro increases productivity and enhances workflow like no other digital imaging software on the market.

Paint Shop Pro is your complete solution for print and Web.

Features:

  • Complete graphics and photo editor for home and business
  • Record and save any series of steps or actions as a Script
  • New image editing and photo composition tools
  • Smooth out skin and produce romantic lighting effects
  • Create professional brochures, logos, cartoons, and more

Spark creativity with powerful special effects
Paint Shop Pro's new effects make creating breath-taking graphics a breeze. Now, novice and advanced users can produce professional results with power and ease.

Effects

  • Browse effects
    Use the Effects Browser to view the creative possibilities applied to your active image.
  • Set black and white points
    Precisely correct color with the Black and White Points effect that allows you to rebalance the highlights, midtones, and shadows of your photo to a full range of colors.
  • Correct distortions
    The Lens Distortion Correction effects correct common pincushion, fisheye and barrel distortions.
  • Produce a romantic effect
    Add soft, romantic lighting to your photos using the Soft Focus effect.
  • Halftone your images
    Reproduce halftone process used in printing with the Halftone effect. Pixels in the image are replaced with dots, squares or lines at various screen angles.
  • Add balls and bubbles
    Create 3D balls or transparent bubbles anywhere on your image with the Balls and Bubbles effect. Control the light source, density, bump maps, and environment maps for complete texture creation.
  • Call attention to your image
    Use the Magnifying Lens effect to bring attention to a portion of your image by placing a magnifying lens over it ? control the magnification level, size, frame style, and much more.

Tools

  • Create professional results with tools that make tough jobs easy
    The new photo editing and painting tools in Paint Shop Pro 8.0 simplify complicated tasks. Now, novice and advanced users can produce professional results with power and ease.
  • Correct perspective
    Fixing distorted perspective in photos is no longer a cumbersome task with the Perspective Correction tool. With this great timesaver distorted photos can be fixed by simply placing handles along the path to be corrected and the selection becomes rectangular.
  • Straighten photos
    Straighten a tilted or crooked scan or photo without any guesswork using the Straighten tool. Your image is automatically fixed by positioning a guideline along an object that should be horizontal or vertical. Simultaneously crop your straightened image to save time.
  • Erase backgrounds
    Unlike the regular Eraser tool, which erases all pixels under the brush, the precision Background Eraser detects and erases pixels along the strongest edge, making it a snap to remove background areas from your photographs. Even areas of fine detail, such as hair or grass, are detected and preserved.
  • Warp images
    Use the Warp Brush to stretch, shrink, twist, or push your photos to create imaginative images. Or use the Mesh Warp to distort or alter an image using a mesh overlay on top of the image. Paint naturally
    Enjoy greater precision and control with the new Painting Engine. Now you can save custom brush tips to use with any brush tool or share with others. Plus expanded brush variance options deliver more flexibility and artistry to your mouse or digital tablet.
  • Edit Selection Mode
    In this mode, selections are treated as a layer allowing you to use the raster painting, drawing tools, and effects to modify the selection marquee.
  • Selection Tools
    Switch between selection modes to maximize each mode's strengths, including the new Edge Seeker mode for more flexibility when creating a selection along weaker edges.
  • Mask Layers
    Masks are created as grayscale adjustment layers, making it easy to create and edit masks to create stunning compositions.
  • Layer Groups
    Group common elements of an image to be viewed, moved, or hidden as a single unit for ultimate control over layered images.
  • Pen Tool
    Combines the Line tool and Node Edit features in a single tool, making vector-based illustration and editing easier than ever.
  • Text Tool
    The redesigned Text tool, featuring character-by-character formatting and automatic on-screen text proofing, makes it easier to add text to your images.
  • Create Web page backgrounds
    Create high-quality seamless patterns and tiled images for Web pages, presentations, photos, or other creative projects with Seamless Tiling and the Offset effect.

Work Smart

  • Work smart with unparalleled power and simplicity
    Work smarter by automating repetitive tasks, working in batches, personalizing Paint Shop Pro 8 to your unique workflow, and learning new features quickly. Whether you learn by watching, doing, or reading, Paint Shop Pro's integrated learning system can accommodate your style.
  • Save time
    Record, edit, and save commonly used tasks with Automated Productivity Scripts™. Apply scripts to a single image or batches of images. You can also create and save your own tool or effect presets to reuse or share.
  • Personalize Paint Shop Pro
    Using Dynamic Personalization™ you can tailor a work environment that's perfect for you. New palette docking options, custom toolbars, and the ability to place any tool or command on any menu or toolbar in the program lets you customize Paint Shop Pro to your liking. Plus, you can save your custom workspaces or choose from a variety of preset workspaces for different workflow options.
  • Get started fast
    Learn by watching. With over 40 movies the Paint Shop Pro Product Tour shows you how to use new features, plus provides helpful hints on all kinds of creative projects. Learn by doing using Quick Guides that step you through projects as you follow along on your own image. Learn by reading. Paint Shop Pro's Help file and printed User Guide are filled with examples and detailed information on projects and features.
  • Print with ease
    Choose from hundreds of templates to accommodate any printing project. Supports many standard photo sizes, combination packs, and commercial papers. Plus you can create your own custom templates to reuse or share.
  • Convert to virtually any file format
    With support for nearly 50 formats, Paint Pro Shop 8 lets you convert the newest file formats including: JPEG 2000, enhanced EPS PostScript 3, and wireless bitmap (WBMP).

Requirements:

  • Pentium® processor or equivalent
  • Microsoft® Windows® 98 SP2 or 98 SE SPI, NT4 SP6a, 2000, ME, XP
  • 128 MB of RAM
  • 200 MB of free disk space
  • 16-bit color display adapter at 800x600 resolution
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or later

Paint Shop Pro 8.0 Recommended Configuration

  • 1.0 Ghz or better processor
  • 256 MB of RAM
  • 32-bit color display adapter at 1024x768 resolution
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later