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Install And Delete Picture Tubes, Drag & Drop Files And Miscellaneous Tips
Written For Paint Shop Pro 7 8 9 X - Beginners
XI X2 X3 X4 X5
X6 X7 X8 X9 Photo (Ultimate) Students Should Follow X’s Instructions

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Manage The Workspace
 X8 & X9
X9
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This tutorial demonstrates several Paint Shop Pro techniques; including how to Drag and Drop files, and how to save single, or multiple-imaged Picture Tubes.

Download Files
Open Zipped Files
Open Earlier Versions’ Files
Copy Tubes Into Different Versions
Copy, Move And Delete Picture Tubes
Change The Choose Program Preferences
Drag And Drop Files Onto PSP’s Workspace
Save Single And Multiple-imaged Picture Tubes
Paint Shop Pro XI, X2, X3, X4, X5 X6 X7 X8 X9 Folder Contents

Optimising Files To Open With Earlier Versions Of Paint Shop Pro
If you are unable to open a Paint Shop Pro file, (a Picture Frame or a Picture Tube for example) with your version of Paint Shop Pro - and the following this is not a valid psp file warning appears.
 


It means the file you are trying to open was created in a newer Paint Shop Pro version than yours, and it has not been optimised to open with earlier versions - if this is the case, you will not be able to open it with your version. 

Note
Earlier versions’ files (for example version 7), will open with Paint Shop Pro X XI X2 X3 X4 X5 X6 X7 and so on, and so forth. To optimise your files so they will open in earlier versions - from the top menu, choose File then choose Save as. Then from the subsequent Save as dialogue
box, click open the following Options tab. 
                   


From the subsequent Save Options dialogue box, depending on your version, either mark an earlier Version illustrated below left - or click open the Save as drop-down menu, illustrated below right - then click to activate (highlight) an earlier version - for example Paint Shop Pro 6 Compatible or Paint Shop Pro 7 Compatible. Then click OK

Now, save your file in your usual manner, and it will be optimised to open with earlier versions of Paint Shop Pro.

            PSP 7 PSP 8, 9, X, XI, X2 X3 
X4 X5 X6 X7 X8 X9

Tip
Files saved to be compatible for Paint Shop Pro 7 will open in any version of Paint Shop Pro.

Note
If you try to open a file with any version of Paint Shop Pro, and receive the following message; it means the file extension is unrecognised, and cannot be opened with your Paint Shop Pro version.



Downloading Files - Internet Explorer And Windows XP 

First, open your version of Paint Shop Pro; then download your file; when the download is complete - from the Download Complete dialogue box, choose Open Folder. The folder where you saved your download to will open.  Now, locate and right-click your download, and from the drop-down menu, choose Open With - as illustrated below.



From the subsequent fly out menu, select either Paint Shop Pro 7 8 9 X XI X2 X3 X4 X5 X6 X7 X8 X9, and it will open in your version.

Tip
If your version - especially Paint Shop Pro 9 X XI X2 X3 X4 X5 X6 X7 X8 X9 does not appear in the drop-down menu of Open With, read on for a drag and drop workaround. 
Change the Choose program preferences Tip Here.
                                              
Drag And Drop Files Onto Paint Shop Pro’s Workspace
Open your version of Paint Shop Pro, then open the folder where your file resides.
Then from the top-right corner, select the following Restore Down tab.
 


The window will reduce in size; enabling you to see Paint Shop Pro’s workspace beneath it - as illustrated below.



Now, left-click your file, and drag it onto an empty area of Paint Shop Pro’s workspace. Then release your left-side mouse button. Your file should open, enabling you to edit, or save it.

Save A Single Image Picture Tube
To save a single Picture Tube, from the top menu of Paint Shop Pro, choose File then choose Export then choose Picture Tube.  In the subsequent dialogue box, enter a unique name for your Picture Tube, then click OK.

Saving Multi Image Picture Tubes
To save multiple-imaged Picture Tubes, from the top menu, choose File then choose Export then choose Picture Tube; enter a unique name for your Picture Tube, then click OK.

Important
If you are saving a multi-imaged Picture Tube that has (for example) four objects - as illustrated below.

                       

You would enter the following Cell details - (apart from the File name), the rest of the settings can be ignored for now.

Cells Across = 2  Total number of Picture Tubes from left to right.
Cells Down  = 2  Total number of Picture Tubes from top to bottom.
Total Cells  = 4   Total number of Picture Tubes in a file.

PSP 7


PSP X


After clicking OK, Paint Shop Pro will save your Picture Tube to its Picture Tubes Cache.

PSP X


Tip
If you are unable to save your Picture Tube; and you receive an error message; try the following steps.

1/ From the top menu, choose Layers then choose Merge then choose Merge All Visible - or try:
2/ From the top menu, choose (Paint Shop Pro 7 - Colours) and Paint Shop Pro 8 9 X XI X2 X3 X4 X5 X6 X7 X8 X9 Image, then try increasing the number of colours to:

Paint Shop Pro 8 9 X XI X2 X3 X4 X5 X6 X7 X8 X9 RGB
- 8 Bits (or 16 Bits) Channel.
Paint Shop Pro 7 - 16 Million Colours (24 Bits). 

Bear in mind, you cannot apply filters to 16 Bits Channels.

Deleting Picture Tubes Paint Shop Pro 7
To delete Picture Tubes, locate Jasc 7 by activating Windows Explorer.

To open Windows Explorer - from the keyboard - click the Windows icon and the letter E simultaneously, (or click the appropriate Desktop icon). Then select My Computer then Local Disc (C) then Program Files then Jasc Software Inc, then Paint Shop Pro 7

Once inside Paint Shop Pro’s main folders, open the Picture Tubes, Tubes or Corel_10 folder; (depending on your version). Once inside the folder, highlight the Picture Tube you would like to delete; then right-click it, and choose Delete.

Deleting Picture Tubes Paint Shop Pro 8 9 X XI X2 X3 X4 X5 X6 X7 X8 X9
You can delete Picture Tubes pre-installed with version 8 9 X XI X2 X3 X4 X5 X6 X7 X8 X9, in exactly the same way as Paint Shop Pro 7, above. However, Picture Tubes you have added yourself - from downloads or tubes you have created yourself - will be saved in your main Documents folder.   Open your Documents folder, (from the Start menu), then locate and select My Paint Shop Pro files - or My PSP Files. Then locate and open the Picture Tube folder. Once inside; highlight the Picture Tube, then right-click it, and click Delete.

Copying/Moving Tubes From Paint Shop Pro to Paint Shop Pro 8 9 X XI X2 X3 X4 X5 X6 X7 X8 X9
If you have upgraded from Paint Shop Pro 7 8 9 X XI X2 X3 X4 X5 X6 X7 X8 X9, you may wish to transfer, or copy your Picture Tubes, here is how to.

1/
Close Paint Shop Pro 8 9 X XI X2 X3 X4 X5 X6 X7 X8 X9.

2/
Then activate Windows Explorer by pressing your keyboard’s (wavy) Windows icon, and the letter E simultaneously - or click the appropriate Desktop icon, then from the left-side menu, left-click to open My Computer. Then from the left-side menu, double-left-click to open Local Disc (C). Then from the left-side menu, double-left-click to open Program Files. From the left-side menu, locate then double-left-click to open Jasc Software IncPaint Shop Pro X XI X2 X3 X4 X5 X6 X7 X8 X9 you are looking for Corel and not Jasc.
 


From the left-side menu, locate and double-left-click to open Paint Shop Pro 7 8 9 X XI X2 X3 X4 X5 X6 X7 X8 X9. Now, locate and open your Picture Tubes, Tubes or Corel-10 folder - depending on your version. Your Picture Tube folders will appear on the right-side.

3/
From the top-left menu, you will see Folders with an X to the right.



Left-click the X, and you will immediately see a File and Folder Tasks menu.



4/
From the right-side, locate and highlight (do not click open) the picture tube file you would like to copy or move to Paint Shop Pro 7 8 9 X XI X2 X3 X4 X5 X6 X7 X8 X9.  Then from the left-side menu, choose either Move this file or Copy this file. It is advisable to choose Copy this file.



5/
After you have highlighted and clicked open your choice of Move or Copy File - a Copy Items dialogue box will appear; now, scroll the menu, then locate and open Local Disc (C).
Paint Shop Pro X XI X2 X3 X4 X5 X6 X7 X8 X9 you are looking for Corel not Jasc.




Now, scroll, locate and open Program Files.
Then scroll, locate and open Jasc Software Inc.
Scroll, locate and open Paint Shop Pro 8 9 X XI X2 X3 X4 X5 X6 X7 X8 X9.
Scroll and locate Picture Tubes.
Then select Copy.
Open either Paint Shop Pro 7 8 9 X XI X2 X3 X4 X5 X6 X7 X8 X9) and your tubes will be available whenever required.

Opening Zipped Windows XP

Locate the folder where you have downloaded the file to.



It will look like the zipped folder above. Now double-left-click the zipped folder, and it will open in a new window.



On the left-side, you will see a tiny zipped file with the words Extract all Files - as shown above. Left-click it, as illustrated below.



And you will be presented with the following Extraction Wizard dialogue box.



Select Next then again select Next.



The extraction process will begin. After the extraction, select Finish - and the file extraction is complete



Your files have been extracted, and will resemble the following. The extracted file contains your unzipped files - and you can safely delete the zipped file, if you wish. 



You are now able to utilise your extracted files.

Paint Shop Pro XI X2 X3 X4 X5 X6 X7 X8 X9 Folder Contents

Corel_01   Brushes
Corel_02   Bump Maps
Corel_03   Deformation Maps
Corel_04   Displacement Maps
Corel_05   Environment Maps
Corel_06   Gradients
Corel_07   Masks
Corel_08   Patterns
Corel_09   Picture Frames
Corel_10   Picture Tubes
Corel_11   Preset Shapes
Corel_12   Selections
Corel_13   Styled Lines
Corel_14   Swatches
Corel_15   Textures

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