Corel PaintShop Pro X8
PaintShop Pro has a long history of coming second in our reviews. There's plenty to admire but it couldn't match the attention to detail and performance of Adobe Photoshop Elements. Neither application has progressed much in recent years, so it was only a matter of time before something came along to usurp them both.
Imagine your Best Photo Ever
Enter a world of infinite creativity with the comprehensive photo-editing and graphic design power of Corel PaintShop Pro X8. Make any image better. Design for web or print, business or fun. Instantly correct and enhance photos. Create impressive scrapbook pages, posters and graphics with new Text Wrapping that quickly fills a selection or shape with text. Easily move elements of your photo and watch as the background is replaced automatically with new Magic Move. Smart enhancements like the new Batch Mode accelerate common photo tasks. Save time with more precise selection tools, and faster brushes and file saving. Bring ideas to life with the most versatile photo-editing software you will ever buy.
Powerful Image Editing Software
Transform photos with more precise selection tools, enhanced layers and faster brushes.
Power is great. Speed is often better. PaintShop Pro X8 gives you both! Turn photos into stunning images faster with improved quick-to-preview photo effects tools.
Use multiple, non-destructive layers when editing images to create photo composites or dynamic designs. New layer enhancements in this release include layer searching, merging selected layers and expanding/collapsing layer groups.
New Text Wrapping
Instantly wrap text inside any vector shape or selection. Simply choose your shape or draw your selection using any of the selection tools and fill it with text.
Accelerates editing by automatically replacing the background when you move an object. Simply select the person or object to move and drag it to a new position. The empty area left behind is automatically filled to match the surrounding background.
Quickly apply batch actions, including Watermark, Resize and Script the redesigned Batch Mode. Choose security features, such as deleting file information and location, or adding a watermark, to apply on output.
With speed gains of 40-120%, many brushes are faster and more responsive than ever. Plus, a larger maximum brush size of 3,000 pixels lets you cover more area, more quickly.
Enjoy up to 50% faster performance with Smart Edge, which works with several tools to help keep your brush strokes inside the lines.
Essential for advanced image editing, compositing and graphic design, layers are now easier to use. Search for layers by name to quickly find the one you need, merge selected layers, and easily expand or collapse layer groups.
Now you can preview gradient changes on your image as you adjust them in Material Properties.
Easily cut objects out of extra-large image files, thanks to 64-bit performance. Use it to perform a number of tasks on your large files, such as removing an object from its original background or copying an extracted image and placing it in a different photo.
Amazing Portrait Retouching
Make sure everyone looks their best with easy red-eye removal and makeover tools that get rid of blemishes and unwanted lines, smooth wrinkles, whiten teeth and even out skin tones.
Extensive File Support
Whether you are importing from your camera, scanner, the web or another photo editor, PaintShop Pro supports popular raster and vector file formats, including Adobe Photoshop .psd files. Output your files to a broad selection of image formats for easy sharing.
- Everything you need for pro-quality photo editing and design
- Powerful tools let you realize your creative ideas faster
- New Text Wrapping lets you instantly wrap text inside any vector shape or selection
- New content-aware Magic Move accelerates editing by automatically replacing the background when you move an object
- Professional-level photo editing at an affordable price