got this in my inbox a couple days ago.
Jasc Software is pleased to announce that a Preview Release of its
upcoming Paint Shop Pro 8.1 update is now available for public download.
Scheduled to be released later this fall, Paint Shop Pro 8.1 features
widespread enhancements to product performance, addresses issues that have
been reported with Paint Shop Pro 8 since the initial release and adds
a number of feature enhancements.
The purpose of this Preview Release is to gather feedback on the
changes that have been made and ensure that remaining issues are addressed
before the update is released. New feature requests and other suggestions
will be collected for consideration in future versions of the program.
VERY IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ THIS FIRST
This is a Preview Release of Paint Shop Pro 8.1. This means that this
version of Paint Shop Pro 8.1 is not yet final software. The purpose of
releasing this Preview Release software is to help us improve the final
product through your feedback and defect reports. If you are not
willing to test potentially unstable software and report any defects found,
please do not install this Preview Release software.
If you participate in Preview Release testing you should expect to
encounter issues that may prevent you from using the software in a normal
manner. If you are uncomfortable working in this type of changing
environment or with the ramifications of any of these issues, we strongly
encourage you to continue using your current version of Paint Shop Pro
until the final release of Paint Shop Pro 8.1 when these types of issues
have been resolved.
Please note that you will need to uninstall your copy of Paint Shop Pro
8.0/8.01 before beginning this installation.
To download the most recent version of the Paint Shop Pro 8.1 Preview
Release, click the link below and save the file to your hard drive:
Locate the saved file on your hard drive and open it to begin the
installation procedure. The final release of Paint Shop Pro 8.1 will include
a patch that you can use to update your existing installation.
FEEDBACK AND DISCUSSION
As with previous releases of Paint Shop Pro, we are pleased to provide
you with opportunities to discuss this update with other users and pass
along any feedback that you have.
A special Paint Shop Pro 8.1 Preview Release discussion group has been
created in the Jasc User Forums at http://forums.jasc.com. If you are
already a registered member of the User Forums, simply logon and select
the new group in the Paint Shop Pro Forum.
If you are not a registered member of the User Forums, you will need to
create an account before you can access the discussion groups. Using
the link above, click on the "Sign Up" link at the top of the page to
create a new user account. A password will be emailed to you and you can
log in to begin posting comments and replying to other Paint Shop Pro
You can access the User Forum discussion groups via the standard HTML
web interface or with our new NNTP newsreader support. For details and
full instructions on accessing the User Forums via a newsreader, please
see the Forum FAQ group in the Getting Started Forum.
In addition to discussion in the User Forums, you can also send in
comments by email. To report any issues via email, please send a message to
mailto:email@example.com. If you are reporting a defect, please
include a detailed set of steps that will reproduce the problem. Due to
the volume of email, we may not be able to answer every email, but will
contact you if we need more information. Please be sure to use or
include a valid email address where we can reach you.
We appreciate your interest and support of Jasc products and look
forward to releasing this new update for Paint Shop Pro 8.
Your friends at Jasc Software