I'm a certificated Adobe PS instructor for about ten years, and I used photoshop only, but now I feel photoshop become a subscription based productline. It cost too much my system, my time and money. One of my friend recommend me Corel PaitShop Pro, so I turned to try it. The newest version of this program, compared to photoshop, I find it has much to love, including my beloved layers. nothing need to be complained. I don't know why it's not expensive than photoshp, who cares? I just like it.