would love to know too, I had paint shop pro 7 on my windows 98 but when I got windows 7 it would not work and the new paint shop pro is just about messing with photos.
I had a trial run of corel draw which I liked but of course very expensive so I settled for the home and student version but cannot seem to make it work, do not know where I am going wrong.
Linda a fellow stitchin member sent me a message today to say she uses GIMP which is a free download from the internet so will ,look into that later today.Hope this helps and that we get more info from other stitchers.
thank you for that I will have a look at gimp also
Thanks Margaret for the input I have an old version of Corel draw. The Gimp sounds interesting. I am going to check it out. Thanks again Hugs Elaine
Gimp is free -
depends on what you mean by drawing as there are lots of photo manipulation programs that have drawing tools - Gimp is one of them.
Photoshop of course and the pros use illustrator for diagrams etc Those have a steep learning curve however
If you mean designing software, there are many programs out there for that. I use EasyGrapher Professional for designing cross stitch, hardanger, needlepoint, just about anything that I have come across. It is fairly easy to use, but has a bit of a learning curve for some of the more advanced things that can be done with the program. It produces very nice charts. Find out about it at www.easygrapher.com
I also use EasyGrapher Stitch Wiz for drawing stitch diagrams. I love this program, and it is much easier to use than Illustrator, also less expensive. You can also check it out at www.easygrapher.com
I had stitch wiz but when I went from windows 98 to windows 7 it would not work. Recently threw it out but now kicking myself as looking on the website looks like I might have been able to get it working but the company that installed the computer and all my software said it would not work. Lesson to be learnt "be a horder and never throw anything away"