erif has really done its own thing with its PhotoPlus
editor over the last few years which means that some of the commonfeatures of other packages aren't available here. Instead it majors onbatch editing PDF export and a filter gallery where you can experimentwith a wide range of filters using a decent sized preview window.
We're sure Serif would claim it's responding to customer requests but it's hard to see that converting a group of files from JPEGs toTIFFs for instance is really more popular than a tool for removingacne or straightening out a crooked shot.
The layer handling in PhotoPlus 10 is a cut above most others asyou can group layers together and apply filters and other tools to awhole group in one go. If you like to collage your photos you may wellfind this a useful feature.
PhotoPlus has strengths in what are traditionally paintingfunctions too. It includes sophisticated warping tools to distortimages for special effects and has support for pressure-sensitivegraphics tablets. There's a high level of control over brush tips andthe ability to introduce Bezier curves for outline drawing.