Abstract: Paint Shop Pro version 9

Photography - Canon EOS, digital, nature, Canon EOS 20D


  1. Introduction
  2. Tool Bars and Histograms
  3. Image Adjustments, Special Effects
  4. Layers and CA removal
  5. Noise reduction and RAW files
  6. Conclusions

Paint Shop Pro Version 9

Image Adjustments and Special Effects

image.gif (7350 bytes)Here's another example of a main menu.

This is the "Image" menu. From here you can flip, mirror and rotate the image, add colored borders, change the canvas size and add any of a selection of "picture frames" to the image.

You can resize the image with or without resampling. If you resample there are a selection of resampling algorithms from linear to bicubic to weighted average.

The arithmetic option is interesting and allows you to add, subtract, divide, multiply or perform logical operations (AND, OR, XOR) on two images, either by individual color channels or all of them together.

Image information tells you the usual stuff about the image (size, type, color depth etc.), and also leads to screens which can display the EXIF information associated with the image, as well as watermark and creator data.

There are the usual tools for color palette and depth manipulations as well as options to split and combine the image into RGB color channels.


effects.gif (12033 bytes)Besides traditional photo editing, PSP has a number of effects filters, from textures and geometric effects to 3D and illumination effects

On the left you can see a sample menu of artistic effects. While of these are effects you'd likely want to apply to a photorealistic image, they're effects that might be used by a graphic artist.

Perhaps the effect most likely to have a photo application is the Sepia Toning effect. While this can be duplicated using the "Adjust" menu, desaturating the image and working with the color balance, the "Sepia effect" function is easier for novices to use.

NEXT: Layers and Chromatic Aberration removal



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