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Customer Comments
  • Angela Hisey
    01/06/2020

    The range of functions is quite alright, but the operation is really awkward.

    Harrison Monaghan
    31/05/2020

    The program didn't really impress me.

    Jeanetta Yoshimura
    30/05/2020

    The software was made well, but there is room for improvement and definitely some drawbacks.

    Chun Zona
    29/05/2020

    Okay… I have to admit that I'm used to working with better software.

    Prince Vore
    28/05/2020

    A few users will enjoy the photo editing software, but most people will go to a competitor.

  • Erminia Black
    27/05/2020

    Not that bad but also not really good either.

    Amelia Willer
    26/05/2020

    I'm not sure yet whether I should keep this program and recommend it to others.

    Sandro Nafzger
    25/05/2020

    Easy to operate, but the functions and available tools are not as good as other programs.

    Elmer Hall
    24/05/2020

    Disappointing, disappointing, and I'll say it once more... disappointing!

    Julia Stan
    23/05/2020

    I'm disappointedand kind of expected more from the software.

  • Buddy Echavarria
    22/05/2020

    This doesn't really meet the required standard.

    Eugen Hydrick
    21/05/2020

    The manufacturer should re-work the software and improve several important areas. Maybe then it would be a good software.

    Damion Helbig
    20/05/2020

    It's quite good for basic photo collages or editing needs. I can't really recommend the software.

    Tod Midkiff
    19/05/2020

    It doesn't really stand a chance against its competition!

    Valerie Mergim
    18/05/2020

    I would rather use a different program to edit my images because this software is a construction site.

  • Matthew Desan
    17/05/2020

    It's not good, but also not bad.

    Maria Souliere
    16/05/2020

    The basic functions do what they are supposed to, but I can't really warm up to the software.

    Sheree Desrosier
    15/05/2020

    The software would have to be reworked and optimized in some areas - then it would be a good image editing program.

    Eduardo Leong
    14/05/2020

    I worked with the program for a while and can say it's alright, but not great.

    Leilani Confer
    13/05/2020

    I tested the image editing software for a while and I have to say there are definitely programs that are better in most areas.

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Customer Comments
  • Angela Hisey
    01/06/2020

    The range of functions is quite alright, but the operation is really awkward.

    Harrison Monaghan
    31/05/2020

    The program didn't really impress me.

    Jeanetta Yoshimura
    30/05/2020

    The software was made well, but there is room for improvement and definitely some drawbacks.

    Chun Zona
    29/05/2020

    Okay… I have to admit that I'm used to working with better software.

    Prince Vore
    28/05/2020

    A few users will enjoy the photo editing software, but most people will go to a competitor.

  • Erminia Black
    27/05/2020

    Not that bad but also not really good either.

    Amelia Willer
    26/05/2020

    I'm not sure yet whether I should keep this program and recommend it to others.

    Sandro Nafzger
    25/05/2020

    Easy to operate, but the functions and available tools are not as good as other programs.

    Elmer Hall
    24/05/2020

    Disappointing, disappointing, and I'll say it once more... disappointing!

    Julia Stan
    23/05/2020

    I'm disappointedand kind of expected more from the software.

  • Buddy Echavarria
    22/05/2020

    This doesn't really meet the required standard.

    Eugen Hydrick
    21/05/2020

    The manufacturer should re-work the software and improve several important areas. Maybe then it would be a good software.

    Damion Helbig
    20/05/2020

    It's quite good for basic photo collages or editing needs. I can't really recommend the software.

    Tod Midkiff
    19/05/2020

    It doesn't really stand a chance against its competition!

    Valerie Mergim
    18/05/2020

    I would rather use a different program to edit my images because this software is a construction site.

  • Matthew Desan
    17/05/2020

    It's not good, but also not bad.

    Maria Souliere
    16/05/2020

    The basic functions do what they are supposed to, but I can't really warm up to the software.

    Sheree Desrosier
    15/05/2020

    The software would have to be reworked and optimized in some areas - then it would be a good image editing program.

    Eduardo Leong
    14/05/2020

    I worked with the program for a while and can say it's alright, but not great.

    Leilani Confer
    13/05/2020

    I tested the image editing software for a while and I have to say there are definitely programs that are better in most areas.

Overview

Corel Corporation is a leading software developer based in Ottawa, Canada. It develops image editing, text processing, and graphic programmes. Corel was founded in 1985 and employs over 1000 people. Its most renowned programs, WordPerfect, CorelDRAW, and PaintShop Pro, are popular alternatives to software from Microsoft and Adobe.

PaintShop Pro (PSP) is a favorable alternative to the expensive Adobe Photoshop. The popular image editing and photo management software was released in 1992 and has been continually improved and expanded ever since. PaintShop Pro can be used to create, professionally edit, retouch, and improve high-quality photos and design objects. The image editing program is compatible with several formats (including RAW), provides automatic quick corrections and powerful effects, and supports 360-degree and 4K photos. Thanks to the large number of advanced tools and enhanced functions, the software is ideally suited for professional purposes. But it’s not just for the experts; PaintShop Pro is also suitable for beginners, helping them along their journey with videos and tutorials.

Customer support is available via telephone, chat and email. PaintShop Pro can be downloaded free of charge from the Corel website.

Performance data - PaintShop Pro

FeatureValue
Image editing
Image formats
Image quality
Effect selection
Installation process
User-friendly
Advantages
  • Can be used to create, edit, improve images, and design objects
  • Huge selection of advanced editing tools, creative content, and intelligent functions
  • Photo management, RAW editor, HDR editing, automatic quick corrections, videos and tutorials
Disadvantages
  • Menus cannot be scrolled through using the mouse
  • Due to its large scope, beginners will need quite some time to familiarize themselves with the program

Prices and conditions

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$105.87
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$82.34
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Overview

Corel Corporation is a leading software developer based in Ottawa, Canada. It develops image editing, text processing, and graphic programmes. Corel was founded in 1985 and employs over 1000 people. Its most renowned programs, WordPerfect, CorelDRAW, and PaintShop Pro, are popular alternatives to software from Microsoft and Adobe.

PaintShop Pro (PSP) is a favorable alternative to the expensive Adobe Photoshop. The popular image editing and photo management software was released in 1992 and has been continually improved and expanded ever since. PaintShop Pro can be used to create, professionally edit, retouch, and improve high-quality photos and design objects. The image editing program is compatible with several formats (including RAW), provides automatic quick corrections and powerful effects, and supports 360-degree and 4K photos. Thanks to the large number of advanced tools and enhanced functions, the software is ideally suited for professional purposes. But it’s not just for the experts; PaintShop Pro is also suitable for beginners, helping them along their journey with videos and tutorials.

Customer support is available via telephone, chat and email. PaintShop Pro can be downloaded free of charge from the Corel website.

Installation & set-up

PaintShop Pro can be downloaded free of charge from the Corel website. Double-clicking on the 6 MB file will begin the installation process. Users must agree to the terms of the license agreement. As soon as they have done so, the 208 MB program will be downloaded and installed. Once the installation is complete, users must create a Corel account, then they can get started with the software straight away. PaintShop Pro will be automatically set up in the appropriate language. Users benefit from a clear and appealing design that is structured in an easy-to-understand way. PSP is a very user-friendly program and is suitable for beginners.

Edit, modify, improve photos, correct image errors

PaintShop Pro can be used to edit the majority of image formats in addition to RAW files from over 450 digital cameras. When started up, the program will display a welcome screen, complete with tutorials, the files that were last opened, and 2 different workspaces. Beginners can opt for the simplified interface, while experienced users can select the full range of functions. Both the toolbar and the user interface font size can be adjusted individually. Users can decide exactly which tools are visible to them. In addition to a significantly increased level of performance, the software has more than 50 service improvements compared to its predecessors. Users benefit from a quick and precise cutting tool, time-saving photo corrections, and automatic storage processes. Even quick photo edits are possible using the cutting toolbar. With PaintShop Pro, artistic freedom and creativity know no bounds. Images can be extensively edited with the help of the numerous painting and drawing tools, layers and masks, and text tools and processes. Users have access to instant effects, retro and vintage tools, multiple selection tools, and a graduated filter tool. Multiple exposures from the same scene can be merged into lovely HDR images. Using the make-up tool, users can smoothen wrinkles, whiten teeth, remove red eyes, and eradicate skin blemishes. The 1-click photo corrections will get the best out of every image. Thanks to automatic objective corrections, photos will be completely free of distortions, color deviations, and vignetting. Users can save time by having frequent and repetitive tasks automated via the function-packed scripting module.

Special additional functions

PaintShop Pro supports 360-degree pictures, RAW images, and high-quality 4K photos. Using the innovative Pic-to-Painting preset, images can be analyzed and transformed into works of art in the style of legendary painters like Van Gogh. PSP provides its users with convenient interfaces to all important websites and social networks, such as Facebook or Flickr. All images and designs can be exported with just a few clicks. The management mode convinces with its great overview, mini images, stepless zoom, and intelligent search function. The order functions make it much easier to deal with huge amounts of images. The software doesn’t just display photo and geographical data, it also allows users to geotag photos on a map. Thanks to automatic facial recognition, even individuals can be tagged or filtered out without a problem.

Usability, compatibility, & support

PaintShop Pro can be installed on Windows computers (7 or higher). It can be used in multiple languages and requires at least 4 GB of RAM. The huge range of functions and complex operation mean that beginners will need to take a certain amount of time to familiarize themselves with the software before getting started. However, tutorials, tips, and help functions do help with this process immensely. The editing software supports countless formats.

FormatsPaintShop Pro
BMP, EMF, EPS, GIF, IFF, and IMGYes
JPE, JPEG, JPG, JPS, and JPXYes
PCX, PDF, PIC, PICT, and PNGYes
PNS, PPM, PS, PSD, PSP, and RASYes
TGA, TIF, UFO, WDP, and WMFYes
RAW files from more than 450 camera modelsYes

The Corel website informs users of the numerous benefits, functions, and possible applications associated with PaintShop Pro. There is an online user manual, step-by-step tutorials, a knowledge database, and comprehensive online assistance. In the Discovery Center, users can expand their existing abilities and knowledge bit by bit. The multilingual customer service team can be contacted via email, LiveChat and the web.

Conclusion

The popular, powerful, and user-friendly PaintShop is more than just an alternative to the expensive Photoshop. The professional all-round solution for editing and managing images, graphics, and designs will win you over with its intuitive design, a huge range of functions, and innovative additional features. PaintShop Pro can be downloaded free of charge and is suitable for both inexperienced private users and professional photographers. PSP scores high with its clear, customizable, and multilingual design. Users can modify and optimize images in all well-known file formats. Users have access to powerful tools and time-saving automatic functions, and can upload their creative works of art to Facebook and other platforms at the touch of a button. PaintShop Pro really is one of the best image editing programs around today.

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