Paint Shop Pro

Paint Shop Pro

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 489 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
10.0
File Size:
271.01MB
Date Added:
September 07, 2005
Price:
Free to try (30-day trial); $129.00 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP
Total Downloads:
15,136,265
Downloads Last Week:
992
Product ranking:
#25 in Photo Editors
Additional Requirements:
Windows 2000/XP, 256MB RAM

Editors' review

With a smorgasbord of tools for working with digital photos and creating illustrations, the latest version of Paint Shop Pro hits the mark. Longtime users may be disoriented by the transformation. The once-cluttered UI now features a straightforward, sleek interface that offers more automatic options for the most common photo-editing and organizing tasks. Novices will rejoice about the new Learning Center that provides clear instructions on the tool they're using. Unfortunately, to install the trial version and test Paint Shop Pro's powers, you need to create a Corel account on the company's Web site.

In return for registering, this program offers about every tool you'll need for illustrating and perfecting your digital photos. Besides the standard assortment of drawing implements, you'll find such new additions as the Smart Photo Fix and Makeover Tools. New tools and palette options help users quickly and easily retouch the subjects in their photos, remove objects, and add special effects. The all-encompassing feature set makes Paint Shop Pro a great bet for pros or anyone else craving a fine degree of control over digital images.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.5

    out of 489 votes

    • 5 star: 219
    • 4 star: 75
    • 3 star: 49
    • 2 star: 36
    • 1 star: 110
  • Current Version:

    3.5

    out of 62 votes

    • 5 star: 27
    • 4 star: 8
    • 3 star: 9
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 15
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  • 1 stars

    "Where's the manual, cheapscates"

    January 23, 2014   |   By countflorida

    Version: Corel PaintShop Pro X6

    Pros

    It costs less than Photoshop Elements, but then again, it isn't near as good either. I now have both!

    Cons

    Corel Paint Shop Pro X6 Ultimate software comes without any book - just a sheet offering the ability to download a "free user guide". That turned out to be a 220 page document, and since I like to read and refer to a hard-copy manual, I ended up having to print the blasted thing out. Fortunately, my printer supports a booklet mode so I could print the thing, 2 pages on each side of a sheet so I ONLY had to print 110 pages; i.e., 55 pieces of letter paper printed on both sides. Probably cost me $20+ to print something they could have done for $1-$2! Penny wise; pound foolish. I should have known, from the weight of the box, there was no manual in it, but didn't think, and once you've opened software, your stuck with it! Bad on ya, Corel! BAD!

    Summary

    COREL used to be a quality outfit, with good, complete, reliable products. In my opinion, they are becoming a penny-wise - dollar-dumb outfit that cuts too many corners. X6 is reputed to be good; let's see if that opinion holds up. We're probably the testing crew, us users who paid good (but admittedly not a lot of) money for their product. Time will tell.

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  • 5 stars

    "Version X6 is a vast improvement on previous versions."

    November 04, 2013   |   By Lloyd_Hayes

    Version: Corel PaintShop Pro X6

    Pros

    The latest version of Paintshop Pro (Version 6) is a vast improvement on previous versions of this program.
    It loads much faster.
    It's RAW file editor is quantum leap better then in previous versions of this program.
    It's new selection tools are interesting and easy to use.
    You can upload image files directly to Facebook, Twitter, and Yahoo's Flickr.
    It comes with the latest version of Face Filter Studio and Hallmark Card Studio.

    Cons

    The new selection tools seem to automatically grab more area then they should. However, that area can be edited by the older standard tools.

    Summary

    This new version is superior to any previous version of this program. It's Raw editor is among the best editors for RAW files that I have used.

    It comes with the latest version of Face Filter Studio (Version 3) and Hallmark Card Studio. Face Filter Studio is great for portraits.

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