Corel Paint Shop Pro – For anyone who aspires to make good photos great, there's Corel Paint Shop Pro. Give your photos the professional look they deserve with automatic photo fixes and precision editing tools for fine-tuning. When you need help, the built-in Learning Centre is there to make it easier.
Version X2 adds new features including an Express Lab, Graphite workspace theme, HDR photo merge, new layer styles, visible watermarks, picture tubes and picture frames, black and white film conversion, new and improved makeover tools, and a new Crop to New Image feature.
Here's the features and 10 reasons to use this program:
It's the #1 thing you asked for in a new version – make it easier and faster to get professional-looking results – When we asked you what you wanted to see in new Paint Shop Pro, you said you wanted smart learning tools that you could use. Here it is! With the NEW Learning Centre, Paint Shop Pro will actually teach you how to edit your photos, remove objects from your photos, create collages, make the most of the Text Tool and so much more! Finally, you can learn how to do all the things you've always wanted to do with Paint Shop Pro, but never knew how!
Paint Shop Pro analyzes your photo and lets you adjust the corrections to suit your tastes – Smart Photo Fix is the best way to correct colour, exposure, and lighting problems. For the first time ever, all these powerful photo correction tools are together in one place. With a click Paint Shop Pro analyzes your photo and makes suggested corrections. Then, you can change the corrections to suit your tastes.
Paint Shop Pro will make you and your subjects look better then ever – Looking great has never been so easy. None of us are perfect, but with Paint Shop Pro's Makeover Tools everyone can look like they are! With this amazing set of tools you can remove blemishes, whiten teeth, brush on a suntan, and remove wrinkles. Yes, all the tools you need to look amazing are in one place, making them easy to find. It's so fun and easy that you just have to try it for yourself!
Paint Shop Pro is up to 50% faster than previous versions – You'll be happy to know that NEW Paint Shop Pro has a 30% faster startup time, the ability to work faster on large photos, and near-instant undo and redo. Plus the NEW Learning Centre organizes tools in a logical way, so you'll be able to get started as soon as you double-click the Paint Shop Pro icon.
Paint Shop Pro is filled with even more Advanced Photo Tools – We might have made Paint Shop Pro easier to use, but it's still filled with the Advanced Photo Editing Options you've come to expect. Not only have we added 16-bit editing, the ability to work with raw files, save out to CMYK, and colour management and screen calibrations options, but you'll still find all the tools you've loved for years. And, not to worry, all your other old favorites (vector drawing, art media tools, preset shapes, etc.) are still there.
One-click Red-eye removal for the 95% of you who need it – You talked, we listened. After extensive customer research we learned that nearly 95% of you deal with red-eye on a regular basis. To make things easier on you we developed an easy one-click option, plus kept the advanced option for when you're feeling creative!
Includes NEW Photo Album Standard Edition FREE – With the inclusion of Photo Album 6 – Standard Edition in Paint Shop Pro, Paint Shop Pro really is the most complete photo editor on the market. Photo Album is the easiest way to manage your photos, plus it gives you tons of fun sharing and creative options. Best of all, you get it absolutely FREE!
Two hours of video tutorials included FREE – For new image editors or those who just want to see what else they can do, we've included 2 hours worth of Lynda.com video tutorials! These tutorials, included when you buy the upgrade will show you how to make the most of this brand new version.
Includes a complete Raw workflow package FREE – For those who take pictures in raw format, you get Pixmantec RawShooter Essentials, a fully functional RAW converter that allows any level of user to get excellent results with the minimum of effort and knowledge.
Over 500 different Special Effects & NEW Picture Tubes – With more than 500 special effects, more than anyone else, Paint Shop Pro is sure to have the effect you need so you can create the look you want. And, of course, we haven't forgotten the Picture Tubes™. With Paint Shop Pro you get a host of new Tubes that can only be found in this latest version.
- 500 MHz processor
- Microsoft ® Windows ® 2000 (SP4) or XP
- 256 MB of RAM
- 500 MB of free hard disk space
- 1024 x 768 resolution display, 16-bit colour display
Review by Jared Moya
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