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Backing Up Your Stuff Part 6: Where Is It #2?

Written By: Richard Lowe

Paint Shop Pro
In my humble opinion, Paint Shop Pro is one of the best bargains available
on the internet. This inexpensive (less than $100) shareware program
provides most of the functions of the far more expensive Adobe Photoshop
with a better interface and quicker performance.

Paint Shop Pro version 7 has many different features with many different
files. The locations of each of the files are explained below. Note that
Paint Shop Pro is almost unique in that you can define up to three different
locations for each of these features. This is most cool.

Tubes – A picture tube is a way to create repeating graphics with different
images. For example, you could create a tube of 20 different butterflies.
Each time you clicked the tube you would get a random butterfly image added
to your graphic. You can create your own tubes and you can download tubes
from the internet. They are stored, by default, in the following location.

C:Program FilesJasc Software IncPaint Shop Pro 7Tubes

Patterns – A pattern is an image which is used to create strokes or fills.
By default, patterns are stored here.

C:Program FilesJasc Software IncPaint Shop Pro 7Patterns

Textures – A texture defines the three dimensional characteristics of a
two-dimensional graphics. For example, you could define a crumpled piece of
paper or a stucco surface. Textures are stored here:

C:Program FilesJasc Software IncPaint Shop Pro 7Textures

Gradients – A gradient defines the degree of changes in colors. They are
stored in this location by default:

C:Program FilesJasc Software IncPaint Shop Pro 7Gradients

Brushes – These allow you to define brush tips. They are stored in this
location by default.

C:Program FilesJasc Software IncPaint Shop Pro 7Brushes

Frames – Picture frames are fancy borders that you can add to images. They
are stashed in the following location by default.

C:Program FilesJasc Software IncPaint Shop Pro 7Frames

Shapes – Shapes are vector (lined), well, shapes. A rectangle is a shape,
for example. You can create your own shapes and save them if you wish. By
default they are saved to the following location.

C:Program FilesJasc Software IncPaint Shop Pro 7Shapes

Filters – One of the very cool features of Paint Shop Pro is the ability to
use Adobe Photoshop filters directly. There are thousands of these filters
available all over the internet, and they allow you to do such things as
create buttons, transparencies and interesting effects. By default, they are
stored in the following location.

C:Program FilesJasc Software IncPaint Shop Pro 7Plugins

ICQ Sounds

The ICQ program allows you to redefine sounds for just about any event.
These are stored in the following location.

C:Program FilesICQSounds

Within this folder you will find WAV files, which are the currently
installed sounds. You will also find folders, each folder being the name of
a sound scheme.

Windows Media Player Skins

People love ICQ skins so much that they have been popping up everywhere.
Even the Windows Media Player now supports skins. You can find them all
here:

C:Program FilesWindows Media PlayerSkins

ICQ Sounds

The ICQ program allows you to redefine sounds for just about any event.
These are stored in the following location.

C:Program FilesICQSounds

Within this folder you will find WAV files, which are the currently
installed sounds. You will also find folders, each folder being the name of
a sound scheme.

Windows Media Player Skins

People love ICQ skins so much that they have been popping up everywhere.
Even the Windows Media Player now supports skins. You can find them all
here:

C:Program FilesWindows Media PlayerSkins

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