Review: Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 for Photographers by Ken McMahon

Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 for Photographers by Ken McMahon

You don’t really need to spend $650 for Adobe’s Photoshop CS3. Most photographers will find that the $100 photo editing program from Corel, Paint Shop Pro Photo X2, has more than enough tools for all the image enhancements that they do (Hey, Paint Shop used to be very popular back in the days of JASC before they were bought out by Corel).

Author Ken McMahon has written a book, Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 for Photographers, where he details how to take advantage of PSPP X2 (it’s the 12th version of Paint Shop) if you’re a photographer. Ken thoroughly discusses the image software and takes the reader step by step towards mastering Paint Shop Pro Photo X2.’s Ron Risman examined Ken’s book and posted his review on their site. Ron says the book covers virtually every aspect of Corel Paint Shop Pro X2 through a photographers eye and when finished will have turned you into a master image editor.

The book is best suited for beginner, intermediate and hobbyist photographers.


Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.