Q&A: What Other Photo Editors Can I Use With This Newsletter?
In your newsletter, you use Paint Shop Pro. Would Paint Shop Pro Studio work just as well to accomplish the same things?
--James Tom, Toronto, Ontario
As a general rule, James, you can use the techniques I discuss in almost any mainstream image editing program--Paint Shop Pro Studio, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Microsoft Digital Image Suite, or Ulead PhotoImpact.
The only trouble you'll run into--aside from the fact that the specific menu commands and feature names vary from one program to another--is when you're using a program that's missing features we use in a given week. I sometimes use levels and curves to edit photos, for instance, and you'll find that Paint Shop Pro Studio lacks those features. So occasionally, you'll run into a project that's impossible to do in Studio. That said, I think that's the exception to the rule. I get e-mail from readers every week citing success with the newsletter even though they use a different image editing program.