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Snapshot Saturday- Paintshop Pro X4

Earlier this week, I received Paintshop Pro X4 as a gift from a friend.  I’ve been using Paintshop Pro X2 since 2008, and have been drooling over X4.  When I received the gift, I was so excited, and just had to spend some time playing around with it.  I wanted to show off two of the pictures that I have played with…

First up, Sister in front of a red barn door.

barn photobarn photo<—SOOC Image
Canon Rebel XT
18-55mm lens

Image Edits–>
Straighten Photo
Crop Photo
High Pass Sharpen




Second, Sister on a wooden swing.

wooden swing

wooden swing<—SOOC Image
Canon Rebel XT
18-55mm lens

Image Edits–>
Crop Photo
High Pass Sharpen
Black and White Film



Overall, I really like the newer version of Paintshop Pro.  I am excited to try the new Photo Blend feature, but haven’t had time to tinker with it yet.  The other image editing tools are nice, and seem to run faster than the previous version.  It is also compatible with Windows 7, which is what my new PC has. Score.

I have a bunch of photos I want to tinker with now!

What editing software do you use?

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About Virginia

Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.


  1. Sure makes a big difference. Interesting to see the before and after.

  2. Looks like your are figuring it all out! I have a super old version of paintshop pro. I only use it fro graphics. All the photo edits go through photoshop cs3 🙂

  3. I love the black and white image.

  4. I love playing around with images.

  5. Your camera is awesome even without touchups to photos. The touchups just make them even better!

  6. I used to be a hardcore Paint Shop Pro fan. It was the only program I used, even when I had a copy of Adobe Photoshop — for years, I only used Paint Shop Pro. But alas, I have since moved on to Photoshop and haven’t touched PSP in years! As a photographer, all the actions and programs are made especially for Photoshop. Maybe if PSP made actions compatible with photoshop actions, then I’d go back. 🙂

  7. I would just like to be able to take good pics to edit! haha!

  8. Those were some great photos before! I’m jealous though I think I need the new Paintshop

  9. I love the black and white pic !
    I was big into PSP and have had the program since version 4 back when Jasc had it. Just got a copy via the Klout thing but havent tried the new version. To me, PSP and Photoshop are alot alike, but then again I was a tagger 🙂

  10. Love that you have the before and after….I really ought to take a look at this program.

  11. I really wish I could figure out how to use Photo Shop. I have looked at it a million times, just can’t get it.

  12. I love photoshop, looks like you are learning alot.

  13. I need to use photo editing more – great shots!

  14. Stefanie Gladden says:

    these are awesome pics! my sister is really into photography, i am definitely going to let her know about paintshop pro!

  15. I feel so ignorant with this. I just use picnik!

  16. Last week I got this from Klout perks but I haven’t had a chance to use it yet. You have me excited to play around with it.