Starting with PSP 6 and continuing into PSP7, Paint Shop Pro
significantly changed how they render fonts. For a web designer who has
to later duplicate graphics made in PSP 5 this is a pain. Therefore, I
keep both PSP 7 and PSP 5 on my machine.
The look of the font rendering was actually closer to Photoshop in PSP
5. When I asked Jasc about the change, they said they had complaints in
PSP 5 about the clarity of the fonts and this is the reason for the
change. But, I've had a lot of problems in 6 & 7 with the space between
characters being very unequal, especially at smaller sizes and I have to
go in an manually move letters closer and/or further from each other.
Because of this, I've basically decided that I refuse to purchase any
more of their upgrades until this problem is addressed. Any other
designers else feel the same way?