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Paintshop Pro X6 has me pulling my hair out

Posted by on January 22, 2014

Paintshop Pro X6 has me pulling my hair out, literally. There are so many features that I love about it, and so many I truly hate. I love that we can now use Photoshop abr brushes in the PSP X6 and the enhanced raw support features. Still not to sure about the selection brushes as I cannot seem to make them work as easily as their video does.

But (and there’s always a but), I hate that I have to recreate my workspace with each upgrade. What a pain. And I hate that the image window no longer sizes with the image. Oh I know you can do it manually just using Cntrl+W; but who wants to do that each time you put an image in the PSP workspace. Arggggg…. I find that I tend to go back to PSP X5 just because I don’t want the hassle of using a keyboard command when I have multiple images on the workspace. Oh, (and I think this happens in X5 too); the pick tool. It always defaults to one of the selections which has a keyboard command, not the scale (which does not). Talk about infuriating.

Okay, now I’ll get off my soapbox; but before I do, I must say that Paintshop Pro is still a great product for a very reasonable price. With each upgrade they bring it closer to what you can do with Photoshop and is at least comparable, if not just a little better than, Elements (though I guess I should get a more current copy of Elements to verify).

If anyone has figured out how to make the image windows size with the image by default, I would greatly appreciate the information, as that is my biggest peeve with the new version.

3 Responses to Paintshop Pro X6 has me pulling my hair out

  1. vwbug

    Me too! I had to reboot twice a day to get it to open back up after shutting it down. Every time I took a break and closed it, I had to reboot to get it to work again. Very annoy. Glad it is not just me having problems.

  2. Cassel

    Did you install the hotfix for X6? It is meant to address that very problem:
    http://forum.corel.com/EN/viewtopic.php?f=56&t=52219

  3. vwbug

    No I had not installed any fixes. I will go do this now. Thank you for taking the time to comment and let us know!