Oh dear, such a shame

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Oh dear, such a shame

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I can see with how far developed PI is, it will do me for a few years yet. Quite a few in fact. It might well be a Corel forum, but I simply refuse to touch a Corel product ever again. I use Photoshop, Corel draw and PI. PI is in another league altogether. Tried Paintshop, naaa it just doesn't have the goods. Corel draw will be going off my drive for sure. I can't stand what Corel has done, ethics wise. Good business sense, but the ethics just plain suck.

Anyway, thanks to all here and thanks for the memories.

Danny.

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Re: Oh dear, such a shame

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Lovely pictures, well done.
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Re: Oh dear, such a shame

Post by sisom »

I totally agree, Danny (I think your pictures are fantastic too).
Today I received an e-mail from Corel, offering me the 'bargain' of the 'CorelDraw Premium Suite X5' for only £680.32!!!

Seeing as I've just bought PI X3 for about £18 or something like that, from the ULead site, I think I'll give the 'Premium Suite' a miss.

It doesn't contain PI X3, therefore it is crippled, in my opinion. I haven't used Corel Draw since version 3 (I think, that was about ten years ago), but it wasn't a patch on PI for creating web buttons, boxes, editing photos for websites, and just about everything else I want when designing a website.

I just can't believe that the management at Corel think they are achieving anything by destroying their best product (well, the best product they ever BOUGHT from somebody else), and stopping their customers from even buying it, instead trying to force us into buying what are obviously overpriced and inferior products.

I use PI X3 every day, and I'm still only scratching the surface of what it can do. I try to go through at least one tutorial each week, to learn some of the amazing stuff that I didn't even know was possible with it.

I asked Corel if I could buy the rights to PI X3 from them, they just said that they weren't interested, in so many words. So they are basically destroying a piece of software that has come through an astonishing thirteen generations, because they THINK it's going to be more profitable for them to do so. If they thought PI X3 wasn't going to be a good seller, why wouldn't they sell me the rights? Obviously they would make more money from selling it to me, if it was no good, as they seem to think it is.

A similar thing happened with the wonderful Hypersonic 2 VST (virtual synthesizer) which was brought up by another company, who promptly stopped selling it, so now nobody can even buy the damn thing!
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Re: Oh dear, such a shame

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Thanks sisom and I know how you feel. PI is just so much more than the rest, far more versatile and quicker to use. I find I go from PS to PI for the same images, but mostly PI.

Ahh Steve. Well a very special thanks to you mate, you have done wonders for both the PI forum and the product over the years. Just know, it has been appreciated to say the least. I do understand your position and I can imagine .............. whats not being said :wink: If this thread is not suitable, please do what you must. Not a problem.

Anyway, thanks again Steve for all your hard work and hours that you have put in here :D

Danny.
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Re: Oh dear, such a shame

Post by Luna Esterhuizen »

I'm glad to hear from other PI users feeling the same. I went so far and bought Paint Shop Pro X3 several months ago to see for myself. After using it I can just say that it can't do half of the stuff that I can do with PI. It's more like a very low "copy cat" version of Photoshop. PI is a very versatile application and to get the same effects, you in some instances, have to use a combination of three CS products for the same result. CAN SOMEONE FROM COREL JUST LOOK AND LISTEN?
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Re: Oh dear, such a shame

Post by Black Lab »

This is the Member's Samples forum, not a complaint forum for PI.

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