photo editing article from NYT
- I was incorrect in Computer Sig today - this seems to me to be the same
program Charlie Hansen was talking about, and is not free.
An Easy-to-Use Graphics Program Made for Those Who Don't Always Get the
Picture (or Can't Afford To)
By WARREN BUCKLEITNER
Published: May 12, 2005
Corefx Three Level is a simple, powerful graphics program for those who
can't afford or can't master Photoshop. The drawing palette offers 12
types of art tools, in any color or tip size. You can scribble with
waxy crayons - the harder you press, the darker the line - or let
watercolors bleed into a silky parchment.
You can undo your work all the way back to a blank page if you want,
and then redo it (in case you decide your mistake wasn't a mistake
after all). There's a collection of realistic, resizable clip art, and
you can add text to your project. The standard pull-down menus are
familiar, often duplicating the icon menus, increasing your chances of
making things work.
The program ($54.95 for Windows 98 and later) is available at
core-learning.com. A trial version that will work for 30 days and has
the print-save features disabled can be found on shareware sites.
If you have children (or happen to teach a room full of wriggling
kindergartners), you will appreciate the ability to customize the menus
with a beginner's level setting. Advanced users will find features even
Photoshop lacks, like a tutorial on how to make animated graphics and a
quick-redraw feature that can fast-forward through your project. You
can even import an image from your camera, add some text, and create an
artistic title screen for your family scrapbook. WARREN BUCKLEITNER
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