It must be comparable to Jasc's Paint Shop Pro 3 ...yes, the old one, before Corel took over.
I want to be able to edit and create .jpg, .gif, and .bmp pictures.
I want to be able to zoom extremely tight (10x is good) and modify individual pixels, preferably with the option of a grid.
I want to be able to cut, copy, and paste while zoomed.
I want to know my x, y coordinate at all times, with a preference for an offset for, at least, lines.
I want to be able to make any color or extract a color that is unknown, for my own use.
I want a fill with a tolerance on the delimiter.
I want to be able to print what I see, where preferably I do the color matching. A bonus would be fairly precise scaling.
I want to be able to resize a picture either up or down.
A cloning tool would be a definite plus as long as I can vary the coverage area.
I'd like a variety of fonts and text entry that allows for undo at least while I'm still entering text into my picture.
A rectangle option, lines and/or filled, is just shy of a must.
A circle tool, filled and/or lines, is a must.
This is why I joined this forum, to find out if Art Rage, any version, meets my needs. I do not have the time to go through a learning curve only to find that I can't do what I want.
I was very upset when Jasc closed up shop and sold to Corel. I actually spent quite a bit of money for a Corel product BEFORE I found Jasc. I was very displeased with Corel, and I don't care if it is popular.
This post goes out to the moderators. Once I buy the software and use it then I may make more time to participate more here.
I do not download and "try it out" if at all possible. Rather, I see what the program has to offer, and then I buy, so that I can get a manual and help. I just do not have the time to invest in a learning curve and no support.
I need a workable art program. With Paint Shop Pro 3 I had that -- I never needed support because it worked as the manual said. I paid better than four times what you're asking for Art Rage 2. I'm wondering why Art Rage 2 is so inexpensive. I'm thinking, based on the price, that it is seriously lacking. However, I could be wrong, which is why I'm using this forum. I swear I will buy it if it can do, generally, what Paint Shop Pro 3 did.
Thank you for listening.
P.S. You're lucky this forum was available or you would have had little opportunity to sell me your product, for your web site does not answer my questions while I don't have time to call you or wait for an email response that, based on other company responses, likely will be just shy of useless.
P.P.S. I don't mean to sound rude, but I know what I want and I want to be 90% sure I get it if and when I buy. :-) ...there is so much of what I don't want out there...