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July 30, 2007, by Léon Krijnen

Bye bye Corel   


After having worked with all previous releases and versions of Paint Shop Pro on Windows for for at least 12 years in a row, I'm finally out of there.

For those who don't know yet: the only reason that I was using this program on that platform: the boss buys windows. At home it's Mac OSX, iPhoto and PhotoShop.

Anyway, tried to work with Corel Photo XI for a month now, but I give up. The file browser is totally incomprehensible, compared to the simple and fast browser in versions 8 and 9. The program is a real memory hog, it crashes a few times a day, the windows stay on top of other applications because the bloody kit hangs or is busy hogging, stalls, whatever, I'm outta here.

And still no IPTC tagging, so bye bye.

Ever tried to mail Corel about a problem?

Don't; on their website I got into a loop finding an e-mail address, and I don't want to set up an account just to file a complaint.

Maybe they read this when the Google bot has visited. I don't care anymore.

Posted: July 30, 2007 11:30 AM (186 words).   

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