You donâ€™t really need to spend $650 for Adobeâ€™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 (itâ€™s the 12th version of Paint Shop) if youâ€™re a photographer. Ken thoroughly discusses the image software and takes the reader step by step towards mastering Paint Shop Pro Photo X2.
CameraTown.comâ€™s Ron Risman examined Kenâ€™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.