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Paint Shop Pro

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 493 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.0
  • Total Downloads:
    15,176,450
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 29, 2004
  • Price:
    Free to try; $119.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    1.72MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    532
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #30 in Photo Editors

Editors' Review

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With a smorgasbord of tools for working with digital photos and creating illustrations, the latest version of Paint Shop Pro clearly has lofty intentions. However, this application shares a few minuses found in similar full-featured image programs. The busy, cluttered interface is almost certain to overwhelm newcomers, though more seasoned veterans of image-editing applications will quickly find their sea legs. Also, the installation file eats up a whopping 98MB of disk space, so be prepared for a wait before you can begin testing Paint Shop Pro's powers.

In return for the hefty toll it takes on your system, this program offers just about every tool you'll need for illustrating and perfecting your digital photos. In addition to the standard assortment of drawing implements, you'll find such new additions as a palette knife and a smear tool. Any errant brush strokes or adjustments can easily be undone via a small pane in the lower-right corner. If digital photography is your game, you'll appreciate the boatload of image-editing options Paint Shop Pro puts at your disposal. You can manually adjust such attributes as sharpness, color balance, and contrast, or you can use the program's One-Stop Photo Fix feature to automatically whip your shots into shape. A wide variety of effects will come in handy if you want to go beyond simple corrections, or you can simply resolve flash or backlighting problems. If your shots have too much noise or purple fringing, Paint Shop Pro can fix them up in a jiffy. Though this program may leave casual photographers or illustrators a bit bewildered, its all-encompassing feature set makes it a great bet for pros or anyone else craving a fine degree of control over his or her images.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.4

    out of 93 votes

    • 5 star 70
    • 4 star 12
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 7
  • All Versions

    3.5

    out of 493 votes

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    • 4 star 75
    • 3 star 49
    • 2 star 37
    • 1 star 111
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5 stars

"The best yet"

September 30, 2004  |  By bbb2020

 |  Version: Paint Shop Pro 9.0

Summary

This is by far the best version of PSP since version 5.0 (the first version I'd tried).
Even through it is 25MB bigger than version 8, it loads quicker and it doesnÂ’t take up as much system resources.

The interface looks much like the previous version but with some major improvements.
The palettes can be docked in a more user-friendly way (the way you want it) and they can even be made to slide in and out of the screen, to make the workspace bigger.

The all new history palette allows you to delete in-between actions while keeping the later commands.
It also allows you to save the command-list for use on another picture. Or make a script out of it.

You can now bind a script to any icon, place it wherever you want, make a shortcut to go with it, do what you like.

The new Mixer palette lets you mix different colours as if you were working with real paint. You decide what brush you want to do the mixing with.

The best Image Browser in any images software has improved.

The program now supports Raw (unprocessed) images from digital cameras and most important, it also support CMYK (if you donÂ’t know what that is, you donÂ’t need it).

This is just a few of the many improvements Jasc put into this new version.

If youÂ’re into PSP, and still have one of the old versions, there has never been a bigger or better reason to upgrade. Give it a try.

YouÂ’re a novice and you feel overwhelmed by this, do a search on Google for PSP, and you get over 4 millions hits. You donÂ’t find a bigger support group anywhere.

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4 stars

"it was ok a bit hard to find out what things did."

March 03, 2006  |  By Tasha05

 |  Version: Paint Shop Pro 9.0

Pros

Made great layouts.

Cons

Hard to know what things are.

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5 stars

"Wonderful WONDERFUL PRODUCT OMG SO GOOD!!"

August 28, 2005  |  By Leyslie

 |  Version: Paint Shop Pro 9.0

Pros

Very Easy to use [once you learn how to do it]. Making images is great. Adding text has so many options to do. Very Wonderful product

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5 stars

"good"

August 28, 2005  |  By tuppe

 |  Version: Paint Shop Pro 9.0

Pros

good

Cons

good

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2 stars

"Its has good products for movies and pics like making a lightsaber look real"

August 28, 2005  |  By General Skywalker

 |  Version: Paint Shop Pro 9.0

Pros

it has all i need

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4 stars

"Has saved my photos new and old! But get ready to learn."

August 27, 2005  |  By PaintedRaven

 |  Version: Paint Shop Pro 9.0

Pros

Scrapbookers dream! Gives the ability to repair scans of old damaged photos, makes graphics, super frames, tons of creative potential. take a look at a few things I've done with it at, (Tree Pruitt at ArtWanted DOT COM -Google gets ya there), I had the free trial and WILL purchase! It's worth it folks. I'm spoiled now without it!

Cons

Some applications shut down if too many layers or applications are open. Save often and it shouldn't be an issue. Company says they're working on it. Some of my graphics will load into images hosting sites but don't appear when I install the tag in code line. And I haven't been able to figure out why. So help issues could be more clear on the program. Nothing else I can find in this price range that can do all this one can though.

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5 stars

"This is great"

August 25, 2005  |  By spdaniel91

 |  Version: Paint Shop Pro 9.0

Pros

This program is simply GREAT, it has lots of options and it loads very quickly

Cons

The price and the file size

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5 stars

"GET IT"

August 24, 2005  |  By Hucsman

 |  Version: Paint Shop Pro 9.0

Pros

If this program was a car, you'd see it in every single garage. Why? Because we're talking value here. If you're reading the reviews chances are that you are comparing this with Photoshop.

This program has most of photoshop features and then some unique ones. Photoshop is overall more powerful...but expensive as hell. Plus, it won't run smoothly in hardware in which Paint Shop Pro is very comfortable.

Unless you make a living out of digital photography, you need to get Paint Shop Pro, you will most likely never outgrow it and let your creativity run wild.

Cons

Splash screeen and loading times are a little long, and saving files in a different format can be a little annoying (big list to scan); but these are very minor cons.

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2 stars

"confusing"

August 16, 2005  |  By sophMUFC17

 |  Version: Paint Shop Pro 9.0

Pros

there are a lot of things you can do so long as you know how to use the program.

Cons

not really for beginners. very confusing set up.

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5 stars

"PSP9 lets my creativity run wild"

August 12, 2005  |  By wormrambo

 |  Version: Paint Shop Pro 9.0

Pros

PSP can do anything you can think of doing to, for and with your photos. I can work with PSP for hours, never getting bored or running into a situation that wont let me go any further into the program, I always loose track of time when working with my photos on PSP9.

I am a professional photographer.

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5 stars

"LOVE IT!!!"

August 09, 2005  |  By Lynn N.

 |  Version: Paint Shop Pro 9.0

Pros

-Graphic skills improved

-Blending tool

-Swirl brushes

-just great!!!

Cons

-You have to pay and its expensive!! (I used a trial.)

-It loads long

-Doesn't do animations

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General
Publisher Corel
Publisher web site http://www.corel.com/
Release Date September 29, 2004
Date Added September 29, 2004
Version 9.0
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 1.72MB
File Name pspx8.0_cnet.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 15,176,450
Downloads Last Week 532
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License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $119

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