If MS Paint is like Notepad, then Paint.NET is like Wordpad - it's useful for a few simple tasks, but it's not really a complete image editing app - it's missing a number of small but very important features which makes me think that the developer has seen
screenshots of Photoshop but has never actually used it. By extension, Paint Shop Pro is trying to be Word, but it's more like Open Office - it's trying so very hard, but it's not the real deal.
Hm, yes, I agree. Since the crappy disguting DRM is inside Paint Shop Pro ( gott'a love Corel ) I have tried to get used to Paint.NET but couldn't do it, as you say, I don't think it does a good job. I'm too used to Paint Shop Pro so I'm kind'a stuck with
it but yes, none of these will be close to Photo Shop.
Funny thing, I got ( ofcourse ) a legal license but have to crack it to get rid of that weird DRM service running in the background. There is something awfully creepy about being forced to run stuff in the background just to draw some pictures.
The Irony of this DRM is I STILL see cracked Paint Shop Pro in all the "crack" channels so to speak, so this DRM has done nothing but annoyed the heck out of a lot of their customers.
The definition of instanity? Doing same thing over and over again, expecting different results. I wish they would remove the DRM from it because it obviously has not done its job. One has to wonder, what else is this DRM doing which is worth keeping in there?
Maybe I'm too paranoid, iunno.