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Bday Update -- Marilyn mistressmarilyn Rocks!

Guess what was just ordered as (an additional) birthday gift for me, from Marilyn mistressmarilyn???

Corel® Paint Shop Pro® Photo XI!

I'm so excited I'm ready to do cartwheels. (grin)

For those who may not know, Corel bought out JASC some time back. Jasc was the original creator of my (beloved) Paint Shop Pro graphic software that I've been using since version 7. (I already own versions 7, 8 and 9. I never got version X or 10.)

Anyway, they had a Christmas sale on and I was saying how I wanted it -- and she just up and told me she'd get it for me!

Isn't she the best? She really, really is...

Here's What's New in this version...

What's new in Paint Shop Pro Photo XI?

NEW Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo XI builds on the core values set forth by Paint Shop Pro users themselves: easy-to-use yet powerful tools designed with the photographer in mind. Not only does NEW Paint Shop Pro Photo XI improve on existing features, it also incorporates all-new, one-of-a-kind enhancements including a fully-integrated photo organizer -- giving users a single application that covers their workflow from start to finish.

NEW The Organizer
A one-stop photo management center that takes the guesswork out of finding photos by letting you search for images on your computer by filename, date, file type, or folder location.

NEW Color Changer Tool
Easily and realistically change colors of any objects in your photos.

NEW Time Machine
An amazing special effects filter plus a history lesson all in one! It shows what photos would look like if they were taken in another era, ranging from the 1800s to the 1990s. Some of the photo techniques featured include: Daguerreotype, Albumen, Cyanotype, Platinum, Brownie Camera, Early Color and Cross Process.

NEW Depth of Field Effect
Apply realistic depth that is usually only captured with expensive lenses and a digital SLR camera. It quickly simulates an out-of-focus background to draw attention to the main subject.

NEW Skin Smoothing
Automatically remove wrinkles, scars, or signs of aging from faces in digital photos

NEW Film and Filter Effects
Make photos look like they were taken with a specific type of film or filter. Choose from over 50 different combinations or create and save your own look using these mix-and-match options: Film Looks: Vivid, Vivid Skin Tones, Muted Reds and Vibrant Foliage. Creative Filters: Glamour, Cooling, Warming and Night Density.

NEW Enhanced Crop Tool
This makes it easier than ever to get specific print sizes in a flash.

NEW Levels and Curves
Get exceptional control over some of the most critical image adjustments such as contrast, color depth and levels.

NEW Training Videos
See Paint Shop Pro Photo in action. Get helpful instructions on how to use new tools and other familiar features in two hours worth of informative videos.

NEW Email Features
It's easier and faster than ever to share photos with friends and family. Send as attachments or embed photo directly in the body of an email. Paint Shop Pro Photo automatically resizes photos for email so you don't have to open and resave.

NEW Corel Painter and Corel Painter Essentials Compatibility
Open, edit, create and save images as RIFF files to create a seamless workflow with the world's most popular painting and illustration software.

NEW Video Preview
Review, open and organize videos and extract single-frames from video clips.

It just sounds wonderful to me!!!

I'm so excited to get it and install it. Yes, I prefer to get it on CD, rather than as a download, so I sent for it boxed. After all, I'm famous for crashing my computer and needing to reinstall software... (smile)

Yes, I love this software. It's the perfect gift for me, really.

Marilyn is the best sister and friend ever. I can't even say how much I love this woman. (And admire and respect and just-plain-like her, too.) I'm a very, very lucky person.
Tags: 2006, december-2006, marilyn

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