Is it Worth Using Perfect Uninstaller?

Nowadays, with the development of the network and the rapid spread of the knowledge, lots of people prefer to download and install some programs from the net in order to share/use them. But most of the time, some programs are needed only once. Some may be easily uninstalled from the Add/Remove Program or with its own uninstall tool. But some are very stubborn that it is very difficult to be uninstalled from the computer.

Last week, I tried to uninstall Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 from my computer from Add/Remove program, which seemed successful. But when I try to reinstall it, it said that there was an administrative problem which prevented me to successfully reinstall it. I search the internet for a solution and found out that several people had the same problem as me. And what caused this problem was that the program was not completely uninstalled in their first attempt. Also I got advice to use a program called Perfect Uninstaller. But was it worth using this program? Could it help me solve my problem?

Though not quit convinced, I still went to have a try with it and surprisingly found that it was really what I wanted.

What impressed me so much was that this program had a very nice and beautiful design and user’s interface. On its main interface, there were several big buttons which showed clear function, such as Uninstall, Force Uninstall. Besides, there was a huge window which listed all programs that installed on my computer which allowed me to have a glance of them. Importantly, it helped me completely uninstall not only the corrupted Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2, but also some other unwanted programs from my computer. In this point, I was deeply happy with my copy and though it was really worth using this program.

6 Printing Tips in Corel Photo Paint – Part 1

Printing is a challenge in computer graphics, largely because there’s a tremendous difference between screen-based graphics and what you see on paper. This section offers tips that you can use for your home or office printer and provides additional information in case you choose to use an imaging professional.

1. RGB to CMYK Colors that work in the RGB color space are often out of gamut in the CMYK color space; meaning that what you see on the screen cannot be printed using color inks. Other print issues are different RGB spaces among scanners or monitors, a different CMYK space among printers and printing presses and your monitor going through color shifts as it ages.

2. Use a Commercial Printer If you choose to use a high-end commercial printer, do all of your work in RGB. DO NOT convert your print files to CMYK. If you’re doing high-end art repro, you can send your RGB files and they’ll do the conversion for you but expect to pay big bucks.

If you’re going to a local copy center, you’ll need to convert your files to CMYK yourself. If you send them RGB files the results are likely to be unpredictable.

It’s important to realize that converting your files to CMYK will cause you to lose a great deal of color data. Worse, if you manipulate the images after converting to CMYK, the color data loss could posterize your image.

Ask your printer for their color profile and a print that you can use to calibrate your system to theirs. Also, be sure to ask them what file format they use and guidelines for output. This information varies from printer to printer.

3. More Control If you want more control over the CMYK process, check out: “The Complete Guide to Digital Color Correction.” This volume explains how we see color, what the differences are between human and camera perceptin, and how to work with a color wheel. You’ll learn about display issues, including monitor calibration and resolution, color palettes, and consistency across varying platforms, operating systems, software and more.

4. Page Layout Check your layouts and make sure electronic documents match the printed page size otherwise you could get an unpleasant surprise later.

5. About Graphics When manipulating graphics, I recommend the use of an image-editing application such as Corel Photo-Paint. Don’t use these functions in Corel Draw because this will add to processing times when you send your files to a commercial printer. Instead use Corel Draw for page layout only.

6. Screen vs. Print Resolutions You will need to use different resolutions depending on the final output. As an example, screen resolutions, gives you an image size of 72dpi; whereas for printing, you need to use a resolution of 125 – 400dpi, depending on the final output.

Note: Don’t use screen images as they are only 72dpi. They might look great on the monitor but the printed result will be highly pixelated and will lack sharpness and depth.

PHOTO-PAINT X4 Benefits

Image editing in PHOTO-PAINT X4 has gone through a number of enhancements and improvements:

· A major change is the inclusion of support for Camera RAW files directly from your digital camera. This tool gives you control over the image color, tone and quality. You can view the changes in real time. To learn about this in detail, read Chapter 2 : Camera RAW.

Note: Corel regularly updates camera support for Camera RAW. More information can be found in their . As a case in point, all the images in the Camera RAW chapter were shot using a Canon G9. Support for the G9 is available in Service Pack 1 (SP1).

· The added Histogram feedback allows more accuracy when editing images, allowing you to preview adjustments and compare results. More detail on the Histogram is covered in Chapter 11: The Power of Lenses.

· Improved Tone Curve manipulation, giving the user more control. You can select, add or delete nodes along the curve, allowing you to fine-tune your images. You can learn more about about it in Chapter 3: Improved Tone Curve.

· The Image Straightening tool is for images that were photographed or scanned at an angle. Read Chapter 6: Straighten Image for more information.

· The New Lens Effects filters allow you to convert image colors to black and white, mix color channels for creative effects, map gradient colors, or apply a photographic filter to your image. This, and other aspects of Lenses are covered in Chapter 11: The Power of Lenses.

In this section are links to other new enhancements in PHOTO-PAINT X4. These are: Live Text, Photoshop Compatibility, Font Identification, ConceptShare and support for the Adobe Color Management Module (CMM – covered in Chapter 10: Monitor Calibration: The Key to Obtaining Accurate Color.)

There are over two hours worth of training videos with the X4 suite. CorelDRAW and PHOTO-PAINT each have one installed with the programs and they can be accessed via the Welcome Screen: What’s New tab. By clicking on the  image on the left (or the link below it, you’ll watch a short video (10 minutes) on the some of the new features in PHOTO-PAINT X4.

The other videos are found on the DVD and if you insert it you can watch them by clicking on the link in the autorun screen.

Note: There’s a lot of extra content available but it needs to be installed manually. It doesn’t automatically install by default.

· You can open or save images in the Adobe CS3 formats, open Corel Paint X files or save files in the PDF 1.7 or PDF/A formats

· When viewing, exploring or searching within Windows Explorer, your options are: keyword, author, subject, date and file type.  Additionally, you can edit file properties in the application, Windows Explorer, Windows Desktop Search and Windows Vista Search.

· Within the user interface there have been several changes: redesigned icons, menus and controls offer a new look to the interface. The thumbnail quality has also been improved, as well.

· Extras: On disc are high quality photos on various subjects that are designed to add inspiration to your projects. These can be searched and printed.

· You can now install all Clipart, Photos and Objects to your hard drive as part of the Extras Installer, but the suite must be installed first.

· Open Type, True Type fonts and symbol fonts are included but they must  be added or installed to be used within applications. To learn more about installing fonts, refer to your Windows documentation, the Font Navigator or the Help in any other 3rd party font program. You can find the fonts at: Extras – Content – Fonts folder on the DVD. If you want to access Symbol fonts, go to:  Extras – Content – Fonts – Symbols.

· Other things that you can load are: Pattern fills, Spraylists, Frames, Tile files, Brush textures, Image lists, Objects and Photos. For more information, check the Help file.

· Samples files  are available in a samples sub-folder. i.e.  – Program Files – Corel – CorelDRAW Graphics X4 – Draw – Samples

 · You can access more template files as part of the Extras installer.

· ConceptShare is collaboration tool that allows you to share designs, ideas and receive real-time feedback.

·When saving your files, you can now add keywords or notes about what you’ve done. Windows Vista users can search by keyword, author, subject, date and file type when opening or closing files. Within the application, you’ll receive periodic news about product updates and content.