Corel PaintShop Pro X8 Ultimate (Download)

Corel PaintShop Pro X8 Ultimate (Download)

Corel PaintShop Pro X8 Ultimate (Download)

Corel PaintShop Pro X8 Ultimate (Download)

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Product Highlights

  • Photo Management and Editing Software
  • on1 Perfect Effects 9.5 and AfterShot 2
  • Perfectly Clear 2 SE
  • Graphic Design and Text Editing Tools
  • Content-Aware Magic Move Tool
  • Layer-Based Editing, Camera RAW Lab
  • HDR Tools, Lens Correction Features
  • Support for 3rd-Party Plug-Ins & Brushes
  • Tutorial Videos & Social Media Tools
  • Compatible with Windows 10, 8/8.1, and 7
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Corel X8 overview

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PaintShop Pro X8 Ultimate from Corel, available here as an electronic download, is a comprehensive, multi-faceted application offering a breadth of control for photo editing, image management, and graphic design. For photo editing, the X8 version features a Magic Move tool that employs content-aware fill to streamline moving subjects within an image and having the background automatically and seamlessly replaced. Refinements to text editing also allow for wrapping text within vector shapes and selections for producing customized posters or graphics where the text and imagery work together to produce dynamic compositions. These updates pair with the rich variety of tools available, including a non-destructive and composite editing with layers, raw file processing, and HDR image combining. The Ultimate version of X8 also features a trio of additional applications to round out your workflow, including on1 Perfect Effects 9.5 for applying creative filters and preset looks to your imagery; Corel's AfterShot 2 to aid in managing your library of files and processing raw images; and Athentech's Perfectly Clear 2 SE for automated, intelligent image enhancement.

Performance speeds of PaintShop Pro have also been increased in version X8, with brush responsiveness and support for 4K monitors available to suit working with larger, more detailed imagery. A powerful scripting engine allows you to automate portions of your workflow for greater efficiency and compatibility with third-party plug-ins and brush files, extending the versatility of the application. Complementing the editing assets, access to Learning and Discovery Centers for familiarizing yourself with features is available and integrated social media sharing tools let you post your finished results directly to Facebook, Flickr, or Google+.

Comprehensive Photo Editing and Graphic Design
This fully-featured software contains a range of tools to benefit an efficient photo editing and design workflow:
  • Manage your image collection with dedicated tools for browsing, previewing, tagging, rating, and organizing.
  • Adjust the look of your photos quickly with intuitive tools, such as Smart Photo fix, for fast, easy image refinement.
  • Edit your photos using a variety of features and tools, such as layers, drawing and painting controls, creative text editing tools.
on1 Perfect Effects 9.5
A dedicated tool for adding emotion and dramatic impact to your photos, this suite of hundreds of customizable filters and preset effects is bundled with PaintShop Pro for expanded creative options. Full-screen live previews allow you to clearly see your edits, multiple filters can be stacked to produce your own unique looks, and a variety of blending modes allow you to make selective adjustments to your photographs.
AfterShot 2
Designed to benefit your entire post-processing workflow, AfterShot 2 is included with PaintShop Pro X8 and includes a range of file management and organizational tools for handling raw image processing, multiple file batch processing, make global image adjustments, and organize your imagery using keywords, tags, and ratings.
Perfectly Clear 2 SE
Also included with the Ultimate version of PaintShop Pro X8 is Perfectly Clear 2 SE, from Athentech Imaging. This automated photo correction software applies 15 corrections to images based on how the eye gathers light, including adjustments to brightness, contrast, and saturation. Before and after views are possible and independent fine-tuned controls allow you to adjust exposure without affecting vibrancy and increase sharpness while maintaining natural colors. Presets are available and can also be customized for your own workflow.
Text Wrapping
For creatively applying text to your imagery, this feature lets you automatically wrap text inside any vector shape or selection for customized posters, scrapbooks, brochures, collages, and other creative projects.
Magic Move
For seamlessly replacing and moving subjects within an image, this tool automatically replaces a background after you've made a selection and moved it elsewhere in the image. Using content-aware fill, this allows you to simply select a subject, drag it to a new location, and then the empty area will seamlessly be filled to match its surroundings.
Layers allow you to make non-destructive edits to your photos as well as create image composites and other creative designs. A series of layer enhancements also lets you search for specific layers, merge selected layers, and expand or collapse layer groups.
Camera Raw Lab
Enabling you to work with a wide variety of raw file formats, the Camera Raw Lab gives you control over manipulating and adjusting your files using an enhanced layout design, large preview window, and before and after views for clearly seeing your changes.

Raw file support also allows you to manage and save IPTC metadata within imagery, output raw files as JPGs or TIFs with attached metadata, and read and import XMP data for saving image edits without affecting the original raw file.
High Dynamic Range Tools
Allowing you to re-combine bracketed exposures into a single frame in order to extend your dynamic range, dedicated HDR tools automatically composite sequential images in order to gain increased shadow and highlight detail. Additionally, a unique feature allows you to perform similar enhancements using a single raw file, where three distinct versions of the same image are extracted and then re-combined to produce an HDR-styled look.
Lens Correction
Available in both the edit and Camera Raw Lab workspaces, Lens Correction tools help to correct for various distortions, vignetting, and chromatic aberrations caused during shooting in order to realize a cleaner image quality.
Scripting Engine
A powerful scripting engine allows you to expedite and perform common and repetitive tasks and actions. These scripts can also be shared with others for team and group working sessions.
Third-Party Plug-In Support
Plug-ins designed for 64-bit versions of other image editing programs, as well as Adobe Photoshop plug-ins, are compatible with PaintShop Pro X8 Ultimate for extending the functionality of this application.
  • Compared to previous versions of PaintShop Pro, brush speeds have been increased to be 40-120% faster for greater control and responsiveness.
  • Selection tools can be enhanced through the use of Tolerance settings for greater precision when defining selection areas.
  • An enhanced Batch Mode interface allows you to easily work with large groups of imagery and apply various actions en masse, such as applying watermarks, resizing, and other scripting actions.
  • Security functions can be applied to files during export, such as deleting file information and location or applying a watermark. Additionally, PaintShop Pro image files save at speeds up to 50% faster than previous versions.
Instant Effects
Combining the power and speed of PaintShop Pro X8 Ultimate, a range of quick-to-preview editing tools can be used to expedite your creative process:
  • Retro Lab applies a vintage look to imagery throughout the use of muted colors and contrast in order to gain a lo-fi appearance.
  • The Graduated Filter tool can add unique color gradient effects to imagery.
  • A variety of Instant Effects can be used to creatively adjust the look of photos, and are organized into style categories such as Artistic, Film Styles, Black & White, and Landscape.
  • Selective Focus allows you to simulate shallow depth of field techniques in order to emphasize portions of your image while blurring the rest.
Learning and Tutorials
To help get acquainted with the program, and its variety of tools and features, a library of training videos and tutorials is accessible via the Discovery Center within the application. The Learning Center is also available, and features reference guides with step-by-step instruction on how to perform various edits.
Sharing and Social Media
Beyond working with your image files, several tools are available for efficiently sharing your work with others:
  • Find People utilizes face recognition technology to identify and tag people within your photos for easier recognition and management of imagery.
  • Photo Mapping allows you to plot your photos on an interactive map based on the location they were taken, and then share your map online.
  • Share My Trip lets you produce an online slideshow of your photographs, which are linked to an interactive map.
  • Social media integration allows you to share photos and designs directly to Facebook, Flickr, and Google+ from within the application.
Other Features
  • Support for 4K monitors allows you to see and work with increased detail when editing your work. An updated user-interface also makes use of this capability with high-resolution icons and tools that are compatible with high DPI displays up to 250% zoom at 4K resolution.
  • A Before/After button in Adjust mode lets you quickly see the changes you've made versus the original.
  • Updated saving behavior and save as dialog let you see and change your compression settings during export.
  • The Material Properties window now contains all of the swatches you've made for easier access.
  • A Mask Preview function lets you see what and where you're cutting with the Shape and Text Cutter tools prior to making the cut.
  • Gradient Preview allows you to see the gradient changes to your image as you adjust them.
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Corel X8 specs

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System Requirements Windows 10, 8/8.1, and 7 with latest service pack (32- or 64-bit)
Intel/AMD 1.5 GHz or faster processor with SSE2 supported (multi-core processor recommended)
2 GB of RAM (4 GB recommended)
1 GB of available disk space (2 GB recommended)
1280 x 768 resolution with 16-bit color display (1366 x 768 resolution with 24-bit or higher color display recommended)
DirectX 9 or higher compatible video adapter with latest driver
Internet connection required for online features and tutorial videos

*CMX, DRW, HGL, HPG, PCD, and PGL formats supported on 32-bit systems only
**WPG (WordPerfect Vector only) not supported on 64-bit. WordPerfect Bitmap is supported on 64-bit
Supported Raw File Formats 3FR, ARW, CR2, CRW, DCR, DNG, K25, KDC, NEF, NRW, ORF, PEF, RAF, RW2, SR2, SRF, X3F
Brush Formats Supported PaintShop Pro Brush (.pspbrush), Adobe Photoshop Brush (.abr), Jasc Brush (.jbr)

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