Welcome to Points of View | The Corel Photo BlogAlex Brazeau
Hey there—I’m Alex Brazeau, Corel Photo’s PR and Community Manager, and I’d like to welcome you to Points of View!
This blog represents an important transformation for Corel’s photo group that’s seen us change the way we look at our software, our users and our business. It’s a change that we think will broadly benefit everyone involved with our apps.
Why Start a Corel Photo Blog?
Over the last year or so, key members of the photo team have been talking with many of you, absorbing your comments in our user-to-user forum (and others) and doing a whole lot of listening on social media. When I joined the team, the first thing I did was listen to what our customers were saying. To be honest, the result kind of surprised me… I found the number one thing our community wanted wasn’t a new feature or faster processing speeds, but more direct communication with our team.
In a world of instant communication, too many companies have confused talking or advertising on social media for ‘communicating’, sending “one-way” messages… or worse, they don’t communicate at all.
Corel wants to be different. We’ve long stood for software that offers something unique: highly creative, easier, more productive, and friendlier. What’s evolving is our desire to do so in a more authentic way that brings you—our user—directly into the spotlight.
The Corel team is dedicated to collaborating with you, and every member of our team makes this top of mind as we take decisions about our products. We’re lucky that it’s easier than ever to have the kind of conversations that PaintShop Pro and AfterShot Pro users are looking for. We’ve been using our Discovery Centre and online video to pass on how-to content. We’re active on Facebook (PaintShop Pro & AfterShot Pro) and also building our presence on Twitter at @CPaintShopPro & @AfterShotPro.
But beyond this, we needed a focal point (pardon the pun) where we could share more stories of what’s happening in our community. Points of View is our new blog dedicated to sharing the stories of our products, our community and, of course, the incredible works you create in PaintShop Pro and AfterShot Pro.
What To Expect
Every day, millions of people around the world are involved the PaintShop Pro and AfterShot Pro story. We plan to bring you reports on our internal workings—but, most importantly, share insights from the people who choose to make our photo software part of their lives including:
- Useful information to keep you informed about the photo software you love;
- Profiles and interviews with community members;
- Technical articles from expert members of our community;
- Development updates from the product team;
- Plus, we’ll answer your questions, provide new tutorials, and also extend invites and offers for research opportunities to help us improve the software.
Getting In Touch
We hope to hear from you in the comments section below every post! Get started now by letting us know what you think about our new blog and the kind of stories you’re excited to read about.
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