Photo Programs Q&A forum: Corel PainShop Photo Pro X3

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Imagesjweld
Mar 9, 2010 7:27 PM CST
Name: Sheri W.
SouthCentral WI

As recommended in the thread, "Looking for inexpensive Photo Program" I downloaded the free trial for this program. I have had it for 3 days now and am getting the hang of how the program works.

I think the program is fairly easy to learn how to use and would highly recommend it for anyone wanting to enhance and / or manipulate photos.

You can download the 30 day free trial here: http://www.corel.com/servlet/Satellite/us/en/Product/1184951...
ImageJeannie63
Mar 9, 2010 9:23 PM CST
Name: Jeannie
North of Milwaukee, WI
zone 5A
Lol on the title of this thread! Was it really a "pain" to use??
"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
- Dr. Seuss
Imagesjweld
Mar 9, 2010 9:24 PM CST
Name: Sheri W.
SouthCentral WI

lol Um, not too bad once I found the teach tool!!
ImageCAKnapp
Mar 10, 2010 7:35 AM CST
Name: Carol
Canton GA
So where is the 'teach' tool? I bought this about a month ago, but haven't really played alot with it. I've mainly used it to resize and frame photos.

My big project right now is trying to organize an estimated 2,400 slides from 1969 through 1980 which my dad gave me some time ago. Once I've got them out of the carousels and in a better date order, I will scan the ones I want to keep. After they're scanned, I will be using PSP to clean them up.
Imagesjweld
Mar 10, 2010 8:53 AM CST
Name: Sheri W.
SouthCentral WI

After you are in the Full Editor (upper right)

click Pallet And then put a check mark next to Learning Center. It is a great tool as you are learning how to do things.

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ImageCAKnapp
Mar 10, 2010 10:29 AM CST
Name: Carol
Canton GA
Thanks, Sheri!

Now I can't wait to get home from work this evening, so I can check it out! Smiling
Imagesjweld
Mar 10, 2010 12:06 PM CST
Name: Sheri W.
SouthCentral WI

Thumbs up Hurray!
ImageElena
Mar 17, 2010 7:37 AM CST
Name: Elena
Middle Tennessee
Carol, what scanner are you using to scan the slides. I am planning to buy one that has that ability and wondered what you are going to use. I scanned all of the photos in our family and that took me months to do that and now I have to start on the slides. I dread it to be honest but someone needs to do it. I seem to be the only one willing.
ImageCAKnapp
Mar 17, 2010 11:15 AM CST
Name: Carol
Canton GA
Hi, Elena.
I have an Epson Stylus Photo RX600, but its probably 5 or 6 years old. This one has attachments to put up to 4 slides or 35mm negatives (called 'transparency adapters') on the scanner at one time. Check out Canon, HP and Epson.

It would be nice to have a better software utility than what Epson has. I'm trying to find a better utility, and I ran across this one - http://www.hamrick.com/vsm.html

I haven't taken the time to download it yet, maybe over the weekend. Been too busy pulling slides from the carousels and putting them in date and print order. What a job! There are quite a few scenery and old Nascar race slides, so most of those won't get scanned - I'll just pick out the best of them. I mainly want the people slides. I may end up sending them out to have them professionally scanned if I get to the point that its just too much to scan.
ImageCAKnapp
Mar 17, 2010 11:33 AM CST
Name: Carol
Canton GA
Here's an article to read about scanning slides:

http://graphicssoft.about.com/b/2005/01/18/sues-scanning-sag...

Also, I'm tempted to look into this, since I also have 20 or 30 8mm movies - I just have to figure out how to review the movies, since the projector I have is old and not very reliable. I don't want to tear up the film. You can have them transferred to dvd or even to an external hard drive:

http://www.homemoviedepot.com/

If you google 'slides to dvd transfer' you will find a lot of information. Good luck!!



ImageElena
Mar 17, 2010 12:02 PM CST
Name: Elena
Middle Tennessee
I have an older Epson scanner but don't think it is going to give me the quality I want. I know I can buy the scanner cheaper than I can pay someone to do it. I have been researching scanners and know now that I probably should have waited to scan all my pictures after buying a new scanner since they are so much better now.

I haven't researched in quite a while but this is the one I had settled on quite some time back. I will have to start over but I think probably a Canon will be what I will get depending on the newer ones, etc. Canon CanoScan 8800F Color Film/Negative/Photo Scanner (2168B002) by Canon at $172.98

I had my 8 mm movies done by a local guy last year and it was quite costly. I saved a lot by getting him to turn them into digital files that I now have to put together as movies. Since I don't have a clue how to do that it is probably going to be a while before my son can assist me in learning what to do. I have my request in for that slot of his busy time. I hope I don't have to wait too long. It has been a long time since we made those movies so I guess waiting a few more months won't kill me.
Imagege1836
May 28, 2013 6:43 AM CST
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
NY State
I will give PS Pro another go befor I buy a new camera.Might just do both.There are shortcomings in Picasa.
I downloaded Pro last winter,hope they let me do it again.

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