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Need to upgrade from PSP 4.1 but have Win XP

I have used Paint Shop Pro 4.1 shareware for many years.
I do simple projects: Right now I am drawing a city roadmap.
When I draw a near-horizontal line two or three pixels wide it comes out jagged, and PSP 4.1's smoothing tools and filters either blur the line too much, or not enough. I think I need a later version with better tools - but not so advanced that it will take me weeks to learn to use it.
Keeping in mind that I am running XP, any suggestions for what
program to get?

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Clarification Request
At what DPI are you printing this at?

In reply to: Need to upgrade from PSP 4.1 but have Win XP

My printer is 600 DPI so a line that wide would need a magnifying glass to pick up the jaggies.

Maybe your canvas pixel size needs to be a lot more?

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Goes on website.

In reply to: At what DPI are you printing this at?

This map will go on my website. So far I have been drawing it at the same size it will be posted, 999x729, but I just did an experiment to see if drawing it enlarged 4x improves things, and it did somewhat but not enuf. (I made the lines 12 pixels wide and then used retouch>soften to smooth the edges.)

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Just a thought.

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The only anti-alias I have in 4.1 is in the text feature.

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I agree that what I need is anti-alias when I'm drawing lines but 4.1 doesn't seem to have it,
except in the text feature. I'd like to find out what later version has the anti-alias for lines - but don't necessarily want to get very latest version that will run on XP. That's not a matter of cost, but rather I don't want to have to spend a lot of time learning to use the new program.

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That I don't know.

In reply to: The only anti-alias I have in 4.1 is in the text feature.

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