Photoshop needs a very serious competitor. Corel Painter or Paintshop Pro should be able to do everything that Photoshop can well and it should be bundled with CorelDraw when CorelDraw is purchased for vector work to do effects. Everyone seems to use Photoshop for 3d game model textures and I think this is a shame. It should not be the only game in town especially since its doing this leasing only method (which I wont do). Corel needs to get serious about being a competitor and bring a complete solution to the table. I have Adobe Photoshop CS5.5 and PaintShop Pro X7 and it amazes me that Adobe hasn’t figured out that they should be making things easier to do. For example in PaintShop Pro I can move around the image and zoom in and out with the mouse wheel. Sure I can use keyboard shortcuts in Photoshop, but with less fidelity and having to use both hands to perform simple everyday job.Mind you Corel has been reducing usability of PaintShop Pro since aquiring it, it is still a better product. I find myself mostly using PaintShop Pro for editing most of the time due to the clunky interfaces of the later versions.They say they are trying to make it more(actually less) usable like Photoshop. I’ve been using Photoshop since version 3, and when CC came along I decided to say goodbye to Adobe. Two reasons: 1) A software lease for a business owner is a monthly expense whereas purchasing a perpetual license is a business asset. 2) The competition over a 3 year depreciation cost less. Thus, from a financial standpoint, Corel won. (6 years of LR/PS CC=$720 with no capital investment credits, and 6 years (2 major updates) of Corel=$270. $450+ saved per license going with Corel. That may not seem like a lot, but if you have 10 license… that’s a new camera body!)There are several things Corel has done better. To name a few… layers, masking, HDR, selection brush. AfterShot supports layers, LR does not. AfterShot & PaintShop process HDR. The other thing is listening to Adobe’s dissatisfied customers.Corel’s listening and doing their homework. They are going to be come a force for Adobe to reckon with. Having used both of these professionally over a number of years, I can state categorically that Corel has the edge over adobe in every sense of the word. Everything you can do in Adobe you can do (and more) with Corel. I feel it is a waste of money to go down the route of a monthly subscription when you can own it outright for not much more money, and besides that not a lot of people know that if you stop your subscription you lose all the work you previously did. I have used both (Adobe and Coral) editing the same photos and I cannot tell the difference. I’ve started using Coral first and are more familiar to their commands and function, however I’ve tried to use adobe I cannot see that much difference in photo editing between the two. I listened to all the experts and they told me to use adobe, however I have decided to stay with coral – I think my photos look better.Tom This review is quite biased in favor of Adobe. I have both products and find Photoshop to be better, but not nearly as far apart as shown. Whomever reviewed PaintShop obviously never used the application. Most of the features are marked as not included with PaintShop are absolutely included! It also uses Adobe Photoshop plugins!The price is also deceiving! Adobe CC is $9.99 a month for INDIVIDUAL and $29.99 for business. PaintShop Pro is $71.99 (One time payment) for commercial and $39.59 for educational licenses.I find that PaintShop can be more user friendly and better in certain situations where integration with other Adobe Products is not needed, Source.