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Corel PaintShop Pro 2021

Discover a world full of creative possibilities that will bring your photography and graphic designs to life. PaintShop Pro 2021 provides a comprehensive toolset to edit, enhance, and correct photos with exclusive features powered by artificial intelligence. Complete your story with a range of graphic design tools to add text or paint, and draw and build composites with multiple layers and masks.

Make it Brilliant. Make it PaintShop Pro.

Why choose Corel PaintShop Pro 2021

Edit photos like a pro

Edit, retouch and correct your photography with a comprehensive toolset designed for all skill levels.

Create graphic designs – Work with intuitive text, brushes, textures, patterns, drawing, and painting tools to produce inspiring designs.

Rely on artificial intelligence – Make big enhancements to photos with one click using AI-powered tools and machine learning technology.

Choose from multiple workspaces – PaintShop Pro is all about selection and customization, offering multiple workspaces you can make your own to work most efficiently.

Add effects for impact – Experiment with hundreds of creative filters and fun effects to make your photos personal and original to share and print.

Powerful photography tools and features – Depend on a versatile range of professional image editing tools to make every shot, the best shot.

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Essential tools

Easily crop and resize photos using composition guides, Golden Ratio or Rule of Thirds. Restore and repair old photos with the Scratch Remover and Fade Correction tools to enhance contrast and color to faded photos.

Adjustment tools – Enhance photos to the fullest with Brightness and Contrast tools, Fill Light and Clarity, Fade Correction, White Balance, Hue and Saturation, Noise Removal, Vibrancy, Sharpening, color correction, and tonal levels and curves.

Selection and Correction tools – Isolate the area you want to select with a variety of Selection tools and enhance your selection with the Refine Brush. Automatically correct distortions, vignetting and chromatic aberrations in your photos with Lens Correction tools and use the Straighten tool to fix a crooked horizon, or the Perspective Correction tool to make a photo appear as though it was taken from a different angle.

RAW, HDR and 360° photo control – Manage and save metadata in your RAW files with PaintShop Pro’s RAW Lab and correct problem areas, such as recovering blown

highlights or adjusting shadows, resulting in a higher quality final image. Combine several photos of the same scene with different exposures to create one stunning HDR photo. PaintShop Pro’s HDR tools let you access a broader tonal range for a breathtaking final image.

Time saving tools – Reduce repetition and accelerate complex photo-editing actions by recording Scripts and automate edits on multiple photos at once with batch processing like adding a watermark, picture frame, or simply resizing.

Creative graphic design features

PaintShop Pro is packed with creative tools for creative people.

Layers and masks – Layers and masks are essential for advanced image editing, compositing and graphic design. Use multiple, non-destructive layers when editing images to create photo composites with ease. Create masks to hide or show parts of a layer, fade between layers, and to create special effects with precision.

Text tools – Add text to images to create interesting projects, like a meme or a picture quote. Adjust fonts, size, style, alignment, leading, and kerning with a complete set of typography tools.

Drawing, painting and fill tools – Paint with new built-in brushes, or import Adobe Photoshop brushes to bring your digital designs to life. Draw with vector illustration tools, and use color palettes, gradients, patterns and picture tubes to take your designs to the next level.

Templates and creative content – Access a wide range of built-in templates to create collages, greeting cards, social media images, web banners, brochures, business cards and more.

Who is PaintShop Pro for?

Photography enthusiasts – From hobbyists to photo enthusiasts, every photographer needs tools that help them achieve their creative vision. PaintShop Pro 2021 provides everything photographers need to edit, make quick adjustments, and manage an entire photo collection in one product.

Graphic designers and creative consumers – With layers, vector tools, and painting and drawing tools, PaintShop Pro 2021 is an ideal solution at home or at work. Graphic designers use PaintShop Pro to make a variety of compositions, including posters, brochures, web graphics and more. Creative consumers produce content to share with friends and family. Both groups will love PaintShop Pro's new color palettes, brushes, gradients, patterns and picture tubes.

Businesses – For businesses of all sizes, PaintShop Pro 2021 is enormously valuable at work for everything from in-house graphic designing and creating stunning slideshows, to using screenshot and annotation tools to communicate with clarity. Volume licensing, network deployability and quantity discounts make PaintShop Pro 2021 an excellent choice for business and education settings.

What’s new?

PaintShop Pro is getting smarter.

Turning your vision into reality has never been easier with the latest technology engineered into PaintShop Pro. Highly effective tools and features powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning technology make creating something truly original, achievable.

NEW! AI Upsampling – Dramatically enlarge any photo without compromising resolution or visual quality down to the finest details to create the perfect frame.

NEW! AI Artifact Removal – Restore fine detail by removing artifacts and distortion in JPEGS often caused during compression to reduce a file size in digital workflows.

NEW! AI Denoise – Easily remove random variation of brightness and color in images commonly caused by low light environments.

NEW! AI Style Transfer – Transform your photos into stylized works of art instantly with the power of artificial intelligence. Experiment with new presets designed to replicate famous artistic styles using a variety of media types.

NEW! Sea-to-Sky Workspace – Experience an all-new photo editing workspace designed to take your underwater and drone photography to new heights. Make seamless corrections and creative improvements with a custom set of tools and relive your most memorable moments to the fullest.

* Only in Ultimate bundle

ENHANCED! Photography Workspace – Explore the enhanced, highly simplified, and intuitive user interface the Photography Workspace has to offer. Focus exclusively on quick photo edits in a sleek and instinctive environment perfect for new users to learn and master in no time! Designed for touch and Ultra HD 4K devices to help you work more efficiently.

NEW! Creative Content – At the very core of PaintShop Pro is creativity. Which is why we’ve added new brushes, color palettes, gradients, patterns, and picture tubes. Download the new patterns from the Welcome Book, and find the rest of the new content already built into PaintShop Pro.

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AfterShot Pro 3 RAW Photo Editor

  • New Comprehensive Watermarking
  • Enhanced Highlight Recovery
  • New Blemish Remover tools
  • New Image Preset Library

Uncover the pro photographer's secret to time-saving photo editing.

Corel AfterShot Pro 3 is up to 4x faster than Adobe Lightroom*. It's the photo editor that reveals your true creative potential and frees you: from high costs, from endless subscriptions, from hours spent editing at your computer. Import, process and output faster, and get back behind the camera where you belong with AfterShot Pro 3.

* Up to 4 x faster than Lightroom' claim based on a batch export workflow, using Lightroom CC 2015.5.

Efficient & powerful

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Comprehensive Watermarking

Protect and promote your work with versatile Watermarking features. Deter unauthorized copying, brand your photos with your logo or contact info, or add text and graphics. Apply watermarks to individual photos or batches, and easily adjust size, rotation, position, transparency and more.

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Highlight Recovery

Regain more of the detail and tone from your overexposed photos with enhanced Highlight Recovery. Powered by a new algorithm, this feature lets you access more of the data in your RAW files for superior image quality.

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Blemish Remover

Save time and edit faster by doing more touchups and photo corrections in AfterShot Pro 3, rather than jumping to PaintShop Pro or Adobe Photoshop. The new Blemish Remover offers circle, brush, polygon and freehand tools for detailed editing, making portrait editing faster and easier. Remove dust, spots, smudges and a variety of imperfections on any photo.

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Image Preset Library

Now it's easier to tap into the power of presets to automate more of your repetitive processing jobs or quickly reproduce a look that would otherwise be tedious to replicate. The new Image Preset Library^ lets you browse, preview and download free and for-purchase presets.

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Lens Correction Development Kit

Make and share your own lens corrections—ideal for photographers working with rare, unique or spanking new glass. Simply follow the instructions, save your correction, then load it into AfterShot Pro 3—or share online.

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Lens Corrections

Update to AfterShot Pro 3 for new, sought-after lens corrections that build on the hundreds of lenses already supported by AfterShot to quickly correct the different types of distortion introduced by various lenses. Join the AfterShot Pro community on Facebook to discover when new lens corrections are posted or to share your own.

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See what's new with plugins

Find and install free and for-purchase plugins, and get updates in a flash with AfterShot Pro 3's new Plugin Manager^. Or make your own with our unique plugin API—a love of photography, a knowledge of C++ and the updated Plugin SDK are all you need. Share your plugins freely with the AfterShot community, or work with Corel to sell them.

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Updated RAW camera profiles

We're committed to constantly delivering support for today's most popular, powerful and creative cameras, including professional DSLRs, flexible and high-quality mirrorless cameras, and many more. A new dynamic camera profile updater^ notifies you when new cameras are added a new feedback mechanism captures and prioritizes your requests with Corel.

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Modular Camera Profiles

Get the latest camera profiles sooner—and without patching your software—with dynamic camera updates^. Simply browse and download directly from AfterShot Pro 3. Don't see a camera you want? Hit the 'feedback' button and log your request directly to the AfterShot Pro development team.

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Get involved!

AfterShot Pro wants you! Corel has built AfterShot Pro to give you, the photographer, control, letting you make you own plugins, lens corrections and presets. Now a new feedback loop makes it easier for you to send your ideas and requests to the Corel Photo team--better helping us to meet your needs. Simply click 'feedback' and send us your comments.

^Available on Windows and Mac only. Linux users can download new Camera Profiles, Presets and Plugins from official site.

Powerful non-destructive photo editing

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Powerful adjustments

Whether you're shooting in RAW or JPEG, you can alter your photos using a wide variety of adjustment tools, including Crop, Straighten, Highlight Recovery, Noise Removal, Color, Temperature, Exposure, Highlights, Fill Light and more.

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Multi-version editing

Easily make adjustments to multiple versions of your master photo without ever changing your original file. Make an unlimited number of versions of one image, with a wide variety of corrections and customizable presets, including Black & White, Cross Processing and more.

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Precise control with Selective Editing

Apply adjustments exactly where you want them with unique Layers and Regions capabilities that isolate precise areas of your photo for adjustment.

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Local Contrast

Recreate the look of a high-end camera lens and make objects within an image 'pop' by bringing out the texture and dimension in your photos.

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High Dynamic Range (HDR) tools

Create impressive photos with intense visual contrast using High Dynamic Range (HDR) tools. Combine multiple exposures to create a single, stunning HDR photo. Within the AfterShot HDR module, apply Smart Photo Fix, White Balance, Brightness/Contrast, Fill Light/Clarity, Local Tone Mapping, High Pass Sharpening, and Digital Noise Removal.

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Noise reduction by Athentech

Optimize your images with Athentech Imaging Noise Removal. This award-winning technology automatically adjusts lighting for every pixel in a shot while maintaining true color and zero clipping.

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Red eye removal

Get precise control when cleaning up red eye in your photos.

Get complete control with a personalized workflow

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Customizable workspace

Easily change the AfterShot Pro workspace any time to suit your task. Hide or show the Thumbnail, Preview, Browse and Tools panel. Choose from several viewing options, including Slideshow, Full Screen and Multi-Image view.

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Easy integration with photo editors

Process your RAW photos quickly in AfterShot Pro, then simply click the "Send to External Editor" button to quickly export in TIF to PaintShop Pro, Photoshop or another editor for more detailed editing.

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Accurate color correction

Fine tune the color in your photos with several adjustment tools, including Vibrance, Saturation, Color Balance and Mixer and Selective Color Control. Adjust everything from the overall color intensity for the entire image to the intensity of any single color.

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Curves and Levels

Apply adjustments exactly where you want them with unique Layers and Regions capabilities that isolate precise areas of your photo for adjustment.

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A complete photo manager

Take charge of your photos with extensive photo management support that lets you quickly organize your existing photos, and easily add new ones or catalogs any time. Powerful search tools, star ratings and other management tools let you quickly find photos even in very large collections.

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Quick review

Easily compare, filter and select your best photos from any number of similar shots.

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Robust search tools

Finding the right photo in a collection of hundreds or thousands is fast with powerful Metadata tools. Add your own searchable keywords, ratings, tags and labels. Or search by camera-written data like date, camera type, settings, aperture and more.

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Customizable asset management

Unlike other workflow tools, AfterShot Pro 2 does not force you to import your images into a catalog just to work with them. Easily access your photos in existing folders, on a network or on a memory card. If you wish, try catalogs to take advantage of powerful digital asset management tools to organize your collection as it grows.

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Create web galleries

Quickly create a web gallery to share your images online with friends, colleagues or clients. Choose from various gallery styles to control how your photos are displayed.

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Back up and archive

Use batches to easily back up and archive your AfterShot Pro catalogs.

The world's fastest RAW processing

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Fast batch processing

With up to 4x faster performance than Adobe Lightroom* when exporting from RAW to JPEG and offering easy-to-configure batch processing, AfterShot Pro 3 speeds you through batch processing. Take advantage of presets or custom settings, and easily set up batches for Web, print, galleries or easy backup.

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64-bit processing power

Get more processing power, remove memory limitations and work with much larger images, including files of up to 250 Megapixels in size and TIFF format files larger than 30 MB with AfterShot Pro's 64-bit architecture. Access more memory, and get more stability and responsiveness app-wide. Building on our world famous multi-core performance, AfterShot Pro is up to 4x faster than Lightroom*—delivering results sooner and saving you even more time.

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OpenCL support

OpenCL lets you tap into the power of graphics cards (the GPU) to boost AfterShot Pro's processing speed. Depending on the graphics card and your computer system, the results can be dramatic. Give it try to see what OpenCL can do for you.

*' Up to 4 x faster than Lightroom' claim based on a batch export workflow, using Lightroom CC 2015.5.