I don’t go big on buying things these days, but I took the opportunity over Black Friday to get an up-to-date copy of a graphics package called Paintshop Pro (for Windows). Also took the opportunity to get some video creation software published by the same company. I use Paintshop, particularly, on this blog.

Anyway, these programs always contain more features than I ever use so I was playing with it today. This is a photo I took last weekend, but with their “watercolour” filter applied.

Author: Mister Bump UK

Designed/developed large IT systems, interrupted by a stroke in 2016, aged 48. Now mix development of health-related software with voluntary work and writing. Married, with an estranged daughter.

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  1. Now that is truly interesting! I would love to see what it can really do, but then I do not even know the total
    scope of my I phone. lol

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    1. I suspect there’s a lot like that now. There’s a limit though because the more features, the more complicated. Paintshop Pro used to be the “simple” Photoshop, but now I need to look on YouTube to see how to do things.


  2. Wow that looks really nice! I was playing about with canva today, and it was great for me because it seems so intuitive unlike photoshop. Obviously for different types of project, but it’s good for social media posts!

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        1. It’s super complex.
          I bought a licence a few years ago, got an educational license in daughter’s name. It was their Creative Suite, so had four or five packages. I was a user of Dreamweaver (to create web sites) back in the day, too.

          KK uses the paid version of Canva to create images for Songshine but the ones I need to manipulate, I reverse engineer in Paintshop. So, I’m independent of both KK and Canva. And nobody complained yet.

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    1. I’ve really only scratched the surface with that one, but it feels like a proper editing studio, able to mix loads of channels etc. It was GBP 20, which was a reduced price for Black Friday. It’s called Corel Videostudio.

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        1. Yeah, I kinda had it in mind to upgrade but waited for the price to come right down. I mean, it’s something that I’ll hardly use so I wasn’t going to pay through the nose. But I think it is normally over a hundred, and it’s quite powerful.

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    1. No, I know what you mean, I’m normally the same, straight in and straight out. I just had some free time yesterday and… it seems a shame to buy all this whizzy software and not have a clue what it’s capabilities are.

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