Can I pause my free trial? I don't have time to mess with trying it to compare it to others right now. I'm only 2 days in.

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  • stephensterry853
    Hey Jeff, there is no way to pause a trial I'm aware of.

    SnagIt is the the most versatile image "Capture" device/software I know of.
    Thats where it shines the brightness.
    If thats what your looking for.You've found it.

    Editing? Not so much.You'll get there, but it can be a bumpy ride.
    I'm a Photoshop guy myself.I capture with SnagIt but do most of my editing in PS.

    If I were as acclimated to Paint Shop Pro as you seem to be.
    If you don't know, Corel acquired Jasc.
    I would likely be knocking on Corel's "Back Door"............. through Amazons Front door.
    Although I Just checked and 2020 Paint shop pro Ultimate is on sale for $90 through Corel.

    If your trying to save a buck, you can get Paint Shop Pro Ultimate 2018 for $27
    Heres a Amazon screen shot I just took.


    I have a keyboard shortcut that invokes a SnagIt capture. That capture is sent to Photoshop automatically.
    Is the best of both worlds if you prefer both.

    For me, the programs complement each other and integrate well.

    Regards,Joe
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  • vlavalle
    I am a long user of PSP as well as Snag-it. But I stopped getting new versions of Snag-it at version 12. Version 11.4 was the best version and is completely solid on Windows 7 AND Windows 10. As for editing, I have all the versions of PSP since Version 4, even affter Corel bought it and botched it to some degree. At any rate, I recommend you buy PSP again, and look for a version one or two behind the current release and you should be able to find it for about $30-$40. These work fine on Windows 10.I do not use Snag-it for editing at all. Snag-it is a great capture tool, and I have written a 450 page Windows tutorial book in MS Word, using Snag-it for all the still screen shots! I also use Snag-it to create video tutorials on how to do certain things in Excel and Word.

    Vincent (05-21-2020)
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  • Jeff Davis
    HOW COOL VINCENT. THANKS. I'm on it. I tried some of the new PSP after Corel bought it from JASC to get one that would work with the newer Windows (maybe 7 or 8?) and I hated the thing. I've always figured that Corel made some of those useless changes to give it a new "feel" so they could claim it as their own.
    They were way to comical as if they were just for kids or something. I don't mean that literally but I'd expected them to be pretty similar to what I'd had for all those years with only minor modifications. Boy was I mistaken.
    I couldn't even figure out how to have more than one image open at a time. Maybe there was a way but I gave up before the free trial ended since I thought I could just put up with always needing to use PSP to go Open a jpg or gif that I'd saved somewhere on my computer, even if it was just in a folder I created named TEMPS.
    I really haven't been enjoying trying to learn using Snag-it anyhow. I hate how it pops up some crosshairs and some icon when I hit PrntScrn and then it wants me to do something. I gues I could learn to deal with that since I've played with it and got it to work. But my main deal is editing, cropping, resizing, merging with Select/Copy/Pastes, adding text etc.
    So, you say I should go find a version 1 or 2 newer than my v6? They seem to have v7.01 out of order on this first list:
    www.oldapps.com/Paint_Shop_Pro.php
    www.oldversion.com/windows/paint-shop-pro-10 
    Do you have any suggestion on that list? Like I said, all I want is a newer version of PSP that acts pretty similar to my old v6 so I don't need to learn too much new stuff (hopefully nothing ;-) ). Also, can you tell from that site if those are free downloads? I'm a dumb old guy so please forgive my stupidity.

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  • vlavalle
    Jeff, I have been using PSP since about 1995. In 2004 Corel bought it from JASC, and made a lot of changes, and not all were good, like removing the Explorer type interface to find a file to open.I think that the last JASC version was either version 9 or 10. But It looks like version 10 (the 2nd link you have here) would work on Windows 8 and Windows 10, but I have no way of really knowing. I am afraid that if you went back further in versions, it may not run on today's Windows. I have kept up with most of their releases (including Corel's), but I buy them only when the price goes down to around $30 (for the Ultimate version). I use PSP or PowerPoint to edit the screen shots I get with Snag-it, but I do not really edit many Snag-it pics. I redo the Snag-it process until I get exactly what I want. I save Snag-it files as jpg files always. I use PSP mainly for editing pictures I take with my digital camera, or occasional pics from my smart phone.

    Vincent (05-21-2020)
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  • Jeff Davis
    Vincent, thanks but I haven't done this yet. Luckily I just came across a posting on Microsoft Answers that tells me that after an update to Windows 10, somebody's PSP v9 just stopped working and couldn't even be uninstalled (?) Some driver issue?.
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/apps_windows_10-winapps-appscat_photo/jasc-paint-s...
    Then I thought that maybe I should just try v8 but this one says v8 needs to be run in Compatibility Mode just like my current version does. https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/apps_windows_10-photos/jasc-paint-shop-pro-8-with-...
    I don't know what to do. I guess I could just keep living with my old v6 that I know so well, at least for as long as it keeps working in some way on Windows?
    I'm not really too motivated to try to learn this Snagit. My trail period just ended and I've tried it enough to know it's not for me. I want to get back to the good old days when I hit the Prnt Scrn key and all that happened was that it saved the screen to my Clipboard. Those were the good ol' days. ;-) 
    Got any suggestions on trying PSP v7 or 8 or should I just stick with 6?
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  • Jeff Davis
    Thanks but things are over now. I used my REVO Uninstaller Pro to get rid of Snagit and all evidence of of it. It's GONE, never to be seen again. I've also unsubscribed from all of TechSmith's emails.
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  • Jeff Davis
    I've had that REVO Uninstaller Pro for quite a long time, more than 10 years. I think I tried the free version at first and I liked it a lot but it had some limitation(s) that I don't remember. You know, they do that to drag in new customers. They got me but I'm ok with that. I see it get updates about monthly. Who knows if they're really updating anything that benefits me or anyone at all?
    Anyway, you say to download version 11.4 or Version 12 and try one of those. Were those from some time in the past? Why would I want one of them instead of the latest? Where would I get either if I wanted to try one? Are they free somewhere?
    I'm a total amateur that's just a Facebookaholic that liked to grab screenshots, combine images and make very simple memes. I definitely don't need anything special and I just hate that the jerks at Corel that bought Paint Shop Pro from JASC and garbaged it up had just made a few simple updates to it instead of trying to show off. Must have had a bunch of newbie 20-something IT programmers on the payroll that didn't understand customer satisfaction.
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  • vlavalle
    Jeff, I hope your REVO Uninstaller was free because the one I mentioned from IoBit is! But your solution is a good one to remove all of Snag-it from your system. But you seemed burned by the product. Download version 11.4 or Version 12 and try one of those. I use Version 11.4 all the time, and almost every day, for both images and video and it always works and I never loose any files. I specify my own folders) I run this on Windows 7 and Windows 10. If you do get some other tool, I would like to hear what you bought and how well it works.

    Vincent (06-03-2020)
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  • vlavalle
    Jeff, You brought up several points! First, just because something is free does not mean it is not as  good as other products made by other vendor, like Uninstaller. I have never used the one you talked about, so I would hope it removed all of Snag-it. If I recall, you had serious problems trying to reinstall Snag-it, so I suggested getting a product that indeed does remove all of an application completely. Hence, Uninstaller by IoBit, which I use quite often.
    Second, you asked why going backwards and getting an older version (like V11.4 or 12 of Snag-it) is a good idea. Since you were having serious issues with the current one (like many others are having), I suggested a version with essentially no issues, but does not have all the bells and whistles they have attempted to add sice then. If you like or want these new options that do not exist in the older versions, then it is not for you to 'go backwards'. You can find the older versions at https://www.techsmith.com/download/oldversions. But I have zero problems with Sang-it. I have no idea about lkicensing the older versions.
    Thirdly, you mentioned the downgrading of PSP by Corel, which indeed they did do! (Here is a fine case where going forward is not good!) They took the product around version 9 or X. It as taken them up to about version XVII or so to get the product really good again. I now have version XIX, and it is great.

    Vincent (06-06-2020)

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  • Jeff Davis
    Vincent, I should tell you that I'm just a guy that's a little interested in software & I have been ever since the early '70s in 4th grade when they suddenly added a room full of monitors & keyboards that we all got to have lessons on every day or so. I’ve had a fetish for them ever since they first started becoming available to home users. I bought a Zenith Z89 at the local Radio Shack which I think was basically just one of their kits that had been preassembled. It had 64k RAM and a twin external 5-1/4" floppy drive. I bought a daisy wheel printer for it for about $2,000.
    There was no Windows yet so it was DOS and Basic programming. Later in  college, I took Cobol and Fortran programming classes and those were done by punching out your program on punch cards and turning them in for them to try running that night. Then the next day you could see if what you'd tried to have it print out had worked. We wrote really stupid stuff just to learn

    The Revo Uninstaller Pro that I bought sometime (2005?) will first run a program's normal uninstaller after it writes 2 Restore points. Then it offers the choice of a Safe, Intermediate or Extensive scan for leftovers in the registry and in other places. It then shows a list of what it finds and lets you Select certain ones or ALL to Delete.
    It also has a FORCED UNINSTALL which is only used if the program's uninstaller won't work.

    I find it to be really cool to use. I don't remember what the Pro version did that made me want or need to buy it. It wasn't too expensive.
    Back when I bought it, you didn't need to specify how many programs you would put it on like they do now to limit you.

    It can also do what it calls a Forced Uninstall if the program’s default uninstaller won’t work.

    You can even use it to Install a program so that it knows where all the bits & pieces are, just in case you want to remove it later. I don't use that feature.

    I do see that it gets updates pretty often, I think thru my FileHippo App Manager updater freeware. I’m not sure what the updates are all about. It never pops a box asking me if I want to give it permission to add or changes anything. I check those type things very carefully to keep junk off my computer such as switching my default browser or installing some adware.
    Come to think of it, I think that update feature must be built into Revo Uninstaller Pro since I don't see the normal FileHippo popup box for its updates.

    I also run a program called Malwarebytes to fight malware PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) and to keep other junk from being installed in the background.

    Thanks for that tip on using the free Uninstaller by IoBit. I guess if I ever want to switch off my REVO, I could try that. I’ll make a folder for it in my Outlook.

    I’m not sure what you meant when you said that I had had problems “trying to reinstall Snag-it” since I don’t remember any. But it’s gone now so I don’t care. We’ll let it go at that.

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  • Jeff Davis
    Vincent, one more thing. Do you know if I can try one of the newer PSP from Corel without removing my old JASC version? I'd love to try a trial but I almost hate to mess with things if that might involve a tricky reinstall since Windows 10 doesn't like older XP programs for some reason.
    I looked at some of the screenshots in the ads for some of the newer Corel versions and it seems like they look pretty similar to my old JASC PSP. Did the make it stupid for awhile and then bring it back to normal after too many people complained?
    I've it on Amazon for less than from Corel sells it for. Corel is $74 - 20% or $63 and Amazon is about $34 depending on which version. I'm still a CD guy. I guess I should get with it and switch to doing downloads?
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  • stephensterry853
    Amazon has great discounts on software. But no refunds or free trials.
    You buy it you own it.
    You can run a free trial of anything Amazon offers. If you can download it from somewhere else.
    Then purchase a key through Amazon if you want the program. Activating the installed version.
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  • Jeff Davis
    Thanks Joe. I hadn't thought of that. What about my question on whether or not I'd need to first uninstall my old version before trying the trial? Do you think they write the trial update versions so that if you don't end up wanting it, it is easy to roll back to what I had? I know it must be complicated somehow in that the program name is the same even if the companies have changed due to the purchase long ago.
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  • stephensterry853
    There should be no reason you can't run 2 versions at the same time.

    I'm currently running more than one version of several programs. I could chose to delete any version I want without consequence.
    Some programs share the same library location.So you have to be careful not to delete shared library's or files.
    Generally speaking, programs are completely independent of each other. 
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  • Jeff Davis
    Wow that's good to learn,.So as long as I only use the standard uninstaller of the trial of any new Paint Shop Pro, an uninstall shouldn't remove anything that the old version might also need to use? I know that my REVO Uninstaller Pro has a warning after it has run the default uninstaller and then it has done a Safe, Moderate or Deep scan, to be sure not to Delete any files it finds that you might want. But maybe a typical uninstall just leaves them, is that what you've saying? If not, I don't know how else I could uninstall anything but leave certain files in certain libraries unless it offers to do that, which I have seen a few programs do when I'm uninstalling them.
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  • stephensterry853
    I would think a new version would be oblivious of the older versions existence.

    Although, my Adobe applications detect older versions and offer to import my preferences when first installed.
    But Adobe has always been under the same roof, and never been sold to another company.

    I not sure what was left in tack when they sold PSP?
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  • Jeff Davis
    Wow that's good to learn.So as long as I only use the standard uninstaller of the trial of any new Paint Shop Pro, an uninstall shouldn't remove anything that the old version might also need to use? I know that my REVO Uninstaller Pro has a warning after it has run the default uninstaller and then it has done a Safe, Moderate or Deep scan, to be sure not to Delete any files it finds that you might want. But maybe a typical uninstall just leaves them, is that what you've saying? If not, I don't know how else I could uninstall anything but leave certain files in certain libraries unless it offers to do that, which I have seen a few programs do when I'm uninstalling them.
    While I'm asking weird stuff, I should tell you that I put an SSD in this Dell Inspirion desktop that has Windows 10 and all of my programs on it so that they run fast. The stock HDD is bigger and is setup just to hold my data. So maybe there's a simple way to try the trial by installing it on that HDD? I've never done anything like that and I even had help over at Microsoft Answers to install that SSD myself since it came with the HDD and then set everything up.
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  • Jeff Davis
    I was apparently editing my last reply while you were posting yours. Could you read mine again?
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  • Jeff Davis
    Joe, you said "I would think a new version would be oblivious of the older versions existence." and I guess I'd agree that's what would happen unless I buy a new version after something pops up while I'm running the old version due to some algorithm that checks for newer versions.

    I'm about ready to just give a trial version a try without uninstalling my old version. Then if I like it or don't like it, I can go from there. I'd probably buy from Amazon. I wonder if I should start with v2019 or 2020 or even another one?

    One thing that I seem to remember that I hated when I'd originally tried the Corel stuff was that I could never figure out how to have more than 1 image being displayed next to each other on the screen at the same time. I use that to size an image so that I can Copy part of it to Paste into the other image.
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  • Jeff Davis
    Joe, sometimes I wonder if I should be bothering with getting a new version of Paint Shop Pro. I say that because this old JASC version does everything I want it to except for 1 silly thing. That is that even though I had to set it up by using the Windows special thing for older programs (I forget what that's called), it does everything it is supposed to do except it won't open an image (jpg, gif, etc) when I double click on the file. It just opens Paint Shop Pro with no image.

    So I guess I'm just trying to get ahead of the day when it fails even worse due to some other change that Microsoft makes. Then I'd be scrambling to figure out what to get.
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  • stephensterry853
    I hear what you're saying.
    I prefer windows media player.
    Its basic, familiar and does what I need it to do.
    Its starting to become hopelessly obsolete with regards to some formats. "Won't play them"
    I'm reaching a tipping point with it. Its about time to let it go.

    This is one of the areas Adobe handles so well.
    Today's Photoshop has tons more functionality than the original of 20+ years ago.
    But overall, the original tools and workflows are still available.

    Photoshop today has a slew of new tools. Some do pretty much the same thing as the originals. Better in many cases.
    The quality and accuracy of the older tools has been improved a lot.

    I'm glad I'm running a newer version of Photoshop. The old tools are really that much better.
    The new tools are awesome.

    I have no idea what to expect from a Corel Platform? I've only played around with the program. You might be pleasantly surprised?
    Or horrified?
    One things for sure, if you don't rip off the band aid and jump in there. You'll never know {:>)
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  • Jeff Davis
    I liked Internet Explorer but it got pushed out of the market. I knew how to set it up and it could be set to switch you to a new tab if you right-clicked a link and picked "Open in new link". EDGR doesn't offer that. Why Microsoft can't understand why that might be helpful baffles me.
    IE is still hidden in the background in Windows 10, you just need to go find it and pin it to Start or Task Bar.
    Would Photoshop do my basics to photos? Can it be bought instead of just rented on a monthly basis? I HATE paying for anything monthly in fact I refuse to. It's justa game that companies play to keep the cash coming in snd so they can spoon feed you more stuff.
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  • Jeff Davis
    I think I'll give Adobe Photoshop Elements a try. Thanks. I see it for $70. That would get me around any concerns if I want to just uninstall the trial and go back to using PSP. I found a trial link is at the bottom of https://adobe-photoshop-elements.en.s...
    It must work OK on Windows 10 even though that page says it is for Windows 8 or 8.1. At least it wasn't written for Windows XP like my Paint Shop Pro was.
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  • stephensterry853
    You can purchase Photoshop Elements. 
    It's not nearly as robust as Photoshop. But it can do a lot of things. Theses a lot of you tube tutorials to watch. You can run a free trial. 
    You can get it for around $70 at Amazon most of the time.

    Real Photoshop is subscription only. You can get it for about $10 a month
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  • Jeff Davis
    I think I'd really rather go cheap and stick with something that I know well enough to do my few silly things with. I'm sure any newer version will even do more if I find myself tempted to learn.
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  • stephensterry853
    I would try the newest 2020 trial version form Adobe.
    Amazon will have the key on sale for $70 or less 50% of the time. It's not hard to get it on sale.
    The newest version is always a bit better.
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  • Jeff Davis
    Since I'm a super basic user, do you think I should do a trial of 2019 or 2020? Ultimate or just Pro? Pro would save me $10 and I'm all about saving $.
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  • Jeff Davis
    I apologize for my repeated replies but I bet any version of PSP will do the simple stuff that I do just fine. I guess I should just try a trial of the newest one that I can buy for the cheapest. That way it hopefully will keep working as long as I'm still using computers on social media or as long as I'm alive if another reason comes along that makes we want to play with images.
    So, maybe you'll reply to these & then I'll try a trial, REVO Removal it and buy it on Amazon if I like it
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  • Jeff Davis
    Joe, have I lost your help? I hope not. I'll give it another day and then I guess I'll need to move on without you. Maybe you don't feel that you have anything else to add or that I'm just a troll. I'm sorry.
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  • stephensterry853
    No, you didn't lose me. I posted a like to the PSP post because it sounded like you made a decision. I didn't really think the previous posts mattered much at this juncture.
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