Image Editting Software

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 08, 2003 at 16:45
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To all those people who want to know how to resize an image, have a look at downloading a free trial version of Paint Shop Pro at their website

We use this software for all our imaging plus their animation software called Animation Shop, although of course we have a licensed boxed version which you can easily buy from Harvey Norman for about $165. I'm currently using Version 7, but I just noticed they've brought out a beta version of V8. ExplorOz
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Reply By: Scott - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2003 at 19:06

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2003 at 19:06
You can get IrfanView as freeware
PhotoImpact ver. 5.0 can be had as a free download or off the CD of some PC magazines
You can get as freeware Serif programs
PhotoPlus 5.5 and all their other offerings like DrawPlus and PagePlus for free
you can go to and look at all the other sensational software Serif have. Their graphic and DTP software is awesome and can be purchased direct. Their DTP software has Adobe Acrobat *.PDF built in.
Serif service and product support is legendary
Personally I loathe PaintShop Pro interface.
There is also graphic software of high quality free at

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Follow Up By: Michelle from ExplorOz - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2003 at 19:29

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2003 at 19:29
Hi Scott,
I haven't looked at this product but I must say I love Paint Shop Pro - for my use it is ideal. Can you explain the difference between the 2 and what you dislike about Paint Shop Pro (v7) and what is superior about the Irfanview product?ExplorOz
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Follow Up By: Scott - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2003 at 19:50

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2003 at 19:50
IrfanView will convert anything to anything, and manipulate image files in any manner you desire. IrfanView has great options like being able to put it automatically on the SEND TO right click menu and instantly view or change the options for size. I thought everybody had and new about IrfanView. Has been around since Windows Executive and used it since ver 1.0
PaintShop Pro interface can only be described as a dog. In the end with software, the best product is the product you own and the product you know. PaintShop Pro is a product you either love or loathe. In my case I loathe it as it is non-intuitive and a pain in the rear end.
If you looked at some of the Serif software and the ability it has for what I would describe as commercial use, it is far more tailored and quicker and easier to use. PaintShop Pro is more suitable for the dabbler that has plenty of time on their hands with little else to do.
For some jobs I also like the Microsoft PhotoEditor that comes with Office. I also have PhotoShop LE ver 5.0 that came bundled with a Canon printer and for some jobs find it excellent. Predominantly I use the Serif DrawPlus 7.0 PDF and Serif PagePlus PDF. There is a large following of professional users and home users of Serif software. While the Serif name is not well known in Australia, there is a large user base of Serif software. For example Serif PhotoPlus and PagePlus do basically what Adobe PhotoShop and Quark Express do at a fraction of the cost.
We do all our tour brochures and any other art work we need in these two programs. I then hand the Postscript files to the printer for printing. The printer has no other input to the files and costs a fraction of the price. The Postscript files are all colour separated with QABOT (Quite A Box of Tricks) or Enfocus Pitstop. Costs a fraction of the price. We also publish our own books and all these are done in Serif PagePlus.
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Follow Up By: bruce - Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 13:08

Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 13:08
For my two bobs worth , I down loaded the free copy of Photo Plus from Serif , yep sure it is free ..but to compare it with must be joking....please tell me you are...there is no comparison in my humble opinion ..PSP is miles and miles ahead...cheers
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Follow Up By: Scott - Sunday, Apr 13, 2003 at 18:27

Sunday, Apr 13, 2003 at 18:27
Bruce go and download the trial version of the latest version and you could not help but be impressed.
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Reply By: Member - Topcat - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2003 at 20:27

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2003 at 20:27
Another program is Microsoft Photo Editor if you are running Microsoft Office Publisher. Very simple to use.Have Wheels Will Travel
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