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Promo2day Review Corel PaintShop Pro 2019 Ultimate: the affordable alternative to Photoshop
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The all new PaintShop Pro 2019 is a professional photo editor that helps you to create superior photos and original design projects. The program is affordable and subscription-free. You can easily edit, retouch and enhance your images with a comprehensive set of progressive tools. You will enjoy the powerful, layer-based editing capabilities.

• NEW Creative presets powered by Artificial Intelligence
• NEW 360° photo editing
• ENHANCED Performance, stability and features
• ENHANCED User experience and ease of use
• NEW Creative content

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Top reasons to try PaintShop Pro:

Edit photos like a pro
Edit, retouch and enhance your images with a comprehensive set of progressive tools. Enjoy the powerful, layer-based editing capabilities.

Create impressive design projects
Design with text, brushes, textures, and drawing and painting tools for create attention-grabbing designs.

Improve photos with quick fixes
Crop, straighten, resize, enhance and retouch, or use one-click-adjustments to instantly correct.

Add effects for impact
Experiment with hundreds creative filters and fun effects to make your photos pop.

Remove flaws and distractions
Eliminate imperfections and unwanted photo elements, from a small scratch to an entire background.

Brush Formats
PaintShop Pro Brush (.pspbrush),  Adobe Photoshop Brush (.abr),  Jasc Brush (.jbr)

Discover the affordable alternative to Photoshop:

Why pay year after year for something you can easily own? Get affordable, subscription-free photo editing software with Photoshop-like results. Buy PaintShop Pro once and it’s yours in perpetuity at a lower cost. Get the professional power you want, plus the high-quality tools you need to take your photos and designs to the next level.

Compare PaintShop Pro's features with Photoshop:

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Full detailed comparison with Adobe Photoshop:

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Try Paintshop Pro 2019 FREE for 30 days

Comparison of the different versions to select the best choice for you:

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With your purchase you will get PaintShop Pro with the following bonus photo extras;

PhotoMirage Express - Mesmerizing photo animation software

Painter Essentials 6 - Expressive photo-painting (64-bit)

Perfectly Clear 3.5 SE - Automatic photo correction (64-bit)

Corel AfterShot 3 - RAW photo editing (64-bit)

Creative Collection of brushes, textures and backgrounds

You can get more content:

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Minimum system requirements:

• Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7 with the latest service pack (64-bit or 32-bit editions)
• For virtualization: Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016 or later
•For Pic-to-Painting: Windows 10 (64-bit) required
• Intel Core i-series or AMD Phenom II and above
• 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended for 360° photo and Pic-to-Painting plugin support)
• 1 GB of free hard disk space (3 GB recommended for Pic-to-Painting plugin support)
• 1280x768 resolution, 16-bit color display (1366x768 resolution, 24-bit or higher color display recommended) Up to 250 DPI supported with appropriate resolution display
• DirectX 9 or higher compatible video adapter with latest driver
• Internet connection required for accessing online features and video tutorials
• Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 or higher


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Welcome Screen:

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User Interface:

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How to customize the toolbar?

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Guided tour:

When you first use the program, you will find guided tour that will help you to know the main parts of the application

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File format support:

Import Formats Supported:


RAW file support for over 650 camera models, including the following file extensions: 3FR, ARW, CR2, CRW, DCR, DNG, K25, KDC, NEF, NRW, ORF, PEF, RAF, RW2, SR2, SRF, X3F 

Export Formats Supported:


Manage Window Space:

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Edit Window Space:

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How to start using the program?


Bonus premium photo extras (Ultimate Only):

Enjoy an exclusive bonus collection of creative software that will not only enrich your photo editing toolset, but also expand your expertise into the realm of animation and digital art. PaintShop Pro 2019 Ultimate offers photo animation, photo-painting, intelligent image correction, RAW photo editing, creative content, and so much more.

Create awe-inspiring photo animations (Ultimate Only):

Bringing your photos to life is ridiculously easy and addictively fun. And sharing your masterpieces on social media is a breeze. Quickly transform any image into a mesmerizing animation in a matter of minutes with PhotoMirage Express.

Become a digital artist

Let Painter Essentials 6 quickly auto-paint your photos to turn them into paintings. Or learn to paint, draw and sketch from scratch in a welcoming environment, using pencils, pens and particles.

Enhance photos instantly with intelligent photo adjustments:

Use award-winning, one-click image correction technology to effortlessly adjust your photos. Perfectly Clear 3.5 SE leverages intelligent image analysis to automatically find and fix camera flaws and limitations.

Quickly sort, select and perfect your RAW photos:

Make easy photo corrections and enhancements, and save time with batch processing tools to simultaneously apply adjustments to one or thousands of images. Corel AfterShot 3 delivers professional-grade RAW photo editing and gives you ultimate control over very large photo collections.

Feature rich photo editing and design software:

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PaintShop Pro is packed with so many powerful photo editing features that it's hard to list them all!

Enjoy a full-featured photo and design toolset to help you create just about anything with ease.

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New Features in PaintShop Pro 2019 Ultimate:

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PaintShop Pro 2019 continues to innovate and deliver impressive results for photographers and designers alike. From enhanced performance, to a simplified workflow, and new creative options that let you work with 360° photos and transform photos into captivating artwork.

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Performance enhancements:

Faster tools: Crop, Clone Brush, and One Step Photo Fix
Enjoy reduced processing times, enhanced 4K support and improvements to some of your favorite features.
Three of PaintShop Pro’s favorite tools help you achieve speedy results.
The Crop tool is up to 5x faster when rotating and positioning the crop box.
The Clone Brush, a favorite touch-up tool, provides smoother and faster brush strokes when working with larger images or larger image areas.
One Step Photo Fix is more instantaneous

Simplified with you in mind:

Listening to our users is key to our success. Users can enjoy a variety of updates and improvements designed to enhance productivity and provide the best possible experience. All updates have been tailored to users including seamless content migration, more customization capabilities and enhancements to PaintShop Pro's most popular tools.

Seamless content migration:

Moving your favorite content, such as plugins, color palettes, gradients, patterns, brushes, and picture tubes, is now available through a simple menu command. This means that any content that you’ve saved to the default locations, from the last three versions of PaintShop Pro is easily at your fingertips.

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Conveniently enhance photos from the Crop toolbar:

The Crop tool is one of the most popular tools in PaintShop Pro, so in addition to speed improvements, you can now access image enhancement options from the floating Crop toolbar. Apply One Step Photo Fix or one of six Instant Effects (based on our most popular effects). You can also apply a Depth of Field effect to focus on one area of the image and add a gentle blur to other areas.

Customize your user interface text size:

With higher screen resolutions, it’s nice to know that you can adjust the size of the user interface text to ensure that screen text is readable in a wide variety of situations. Choose User Interface menu > Text Size, and choose Small or Large. Note that Large text might overlap if used on non-high resolution monitors.

Enjoy a Simplified User Experience:

We’re committed to removing the obstacles that stand between you and your best photo yet, so we simplified PaintShop Pro to offer the best possible editing experience. Now it is easier to jump in and start editing with:

ENHANCED! Crop Toolbar: The power of Crop has been extended to include most-used photo enhancement features, including Instant Effects, One-Step Photo Fix, and Depth of Field. See it in action!

ENHANCED! UI Customization: Increase the text size of the main UI for better visibility. Choose Small or Large text from the User Interface menu to tailor the editing environment for the way you want to work.

NEW! Seamless Content and Plugin Migration: Easily transfer content from previous versions for a seamless upgrade experience. Previously installed plugins, scripts, brush tips, color palettes, gradients, patterns, textures, and effects will instantly be available in the new version.

Next-level creative innovation:

You want your photos to stand out. Now you can leverage exciting new technologies, like powerful artificial intelligence and cutting-edge cameras, to help enhance your creativity in ways you never imagined. Immerse yourself in PaintShop Pro 2019 to experience an entirely new level of creative innovation thanks to the exciting addition of:

NEW! AI-Powered Pic-to-Painting: Transform your photos into artwork by applying one of several artinspired looks in the new Pic-to-Painting plugin. Pic-to-Painting applies Deep Neural Networks to analyse a photo and turn it into a work of art. Choose from a number of creative styles to achieve the look of a famous painting.

NEW! 360° Camera Support: PaintShop Pro 2019 lets you edit photos captured with a 360° camera. You can correct and adjust 360° photos before you upload them to a site that supports 360° viewing. For example, you can remove a tripod from a 360° photo or straighten it. You can also use PaintShop Pro’s powerful Adjust and Effects menu filters to correct some issues common to 360° images—brightness and overall tone issues, white balance, purple fringe, and sharpness. 360° photos can also be a great starting point for creative images. If you convert your 360° photo to standard image, you can apply fun Planet Effects or create a panorama-style image.

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More creative content:

Enjoy expanded creative content, such as gradients, patterns, textures, and picture tubes that help you expand your creative potential. Whether you are looking for a marble or brick texture, a floral or geometric pattern, or a gradient that mimics a perfect sunset, you'll discover all this and more in PaintShop Pro 2019. It is easier to jump-start any artistic process by adding 10 brushes, 10 color palettes, 10 gradients, 10 patterns, and 20+ picture tubes – all new!

Detailed discussion of the features:

Professional photo editing:

Enhance photos with a complete set of professional image editing tools for photo adjustment and composition. Enjoy the powerful, layer-based editing capabilities you’ll find in Photoshop—only more affordable and subscription free.

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RAW editing:
Enjoy complete control over your RAW images with PaintShop Pro's Camera RAW Lab, including before and after views, and a large preview option.

HDR tools
Combine multiple exposures of the same scene to create a single, stunning, HDR photo with intense visual contrast.

Lens Correction:
Apply Lens Correction tools automatically to correct the distortions, vignetting and chromatic aberrations that are commonly introduced by most camera lenses.

Speed up common and repetitive tasks by scripting almost any action with the full-featured scripting engine and scripting guide (7 MB .exe).

Accelerate Your Photo Workflow:

Nobody wants to spend MORE time editing photos… so now you don’t have to! Work more efficiently and achieve better results thanks to significant performance improvements in both features and functionality. Now get results faster with:

ENHANCED! Most-Used Actions: See major speed boosts to favorite tools like Crop and One-Step Photo Fix. Now automatically apply a series of corrections quicker and rotate or position the crop tool up to 5x faster than before. Plus, enjoy a more subtle Autosave process, now with fewer interruptions.

ENHANCED! Hardware Support: Take advantage of improved support for 4K displays and all of the latest mainstream and WinTab-aware graphics tablets, including Windows Ink, so whether drawing, painting, or applying adjustments and effects, a pen can be used for more control.

NEW! 50+ User-Inspired Updates: We’ve made over 50 performance and feature improvements based on requests from our community. From adding text to cropping, erasing, painting, and working with brushes, the editing experience is now smoother.

Improve any photo with quick fixes:

Makeover tools
Eliminate red-eye, blemishes and unwanted lines, or smooth wrinkles, whiten teeth and even out skin tones.

Batch Processing
Increase productivity by applying adjustments to many photos at once.

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One-click photo fixes
If you’re not sure what adjustments to make, use the One Step Photo Fix and see if you like the results, or try the Smart Photo Fix to fine-tune the suggested settings for a perfect photo.

Crop, straighten and correct perspective:
Crop photos for stronger compositions using Grid, Diagonal, Golden Ratio and Golden Spiral composition guides. Fix a crooked image or a learning object within an image.

Add effects for attention-grabbing photos:

Instant effects
Choose from a variety of artistic, film, black & white, and landscape preset effects. Or try PaintShop Pro 2019’s new Pic-to-Painting presets to watch Artificial Intelligence turn your photo into a work of art.

Retro and vintage tools
Recreate vintage photographic styles, from the 40’s to the 80’s with PaintShop Pro’s Time Machine. Or try the Retro Lab to apply fun retro effects.

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Graduated Filter tool
Quickly and easily add unique color gradient effects to your images to simulate a graduated filter effect.

Depth of Field
Play with depth of field in your photos or apply bokeh effects to keep parts of the image in focus and the rest blurred.

Retouch and restore your favorite photos:

Selection tools
Enjoy several handy selection tools that make it fast and easy to adjust or retouch one area of a photo, or to copy a portion of a photo and paste it onto another image.

Remove flaws and objects
Use content-aware editing tools, like Magic Move and Magic Fill, to automatically fill the empty area when you move or remove an object from your image, so it matches the surrounding background. Try the Object Remover or Clone Brush to get rid of imperfections.

Photo restoration
Use the Fade Correction tool to restore the color and contrast of faded photos and the Scratch Remover to repair unsightly cracks in tattered photos to make them look new again.

Remove red eye
Use the Red Eye tool to quickly and easily replace the red color in your model’s pupil with a dark gray color, restoring a natural look.

Creative graphic design:

Whether you’re creating collages, designing banners and graphics, or adding creative touches to photo projects, PaintShop Pro is packed with creative tools for creative people. Find everything you need to produce a variety of impactful graphic design projects.

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

Layers and masks
Layers and masks are essential for advanced image editing and graphic design. Use non-destructive layers to create 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.

Drop gradients directly onto an image, shape, or canvas, then drag and drop colors to create a transitioning color effect.

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Effect Browser:

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Add Picture Frame:

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Add borders:

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Add Lights:

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Material Palettes:

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Ready to Get Even More Creative?

When it’s time to step your game up and really stand out, PaintShop Pro 2019 Ultimate is the comprehensive suite you need. Get a powerful photo editor, plus bonus add-ons worth more than $280 including:

NEW! PhotoMirage Express: Effortlessly transform any image into a mesmerizing animation in a matter of minutes. Bringing photos to life is ridiculously easy and addictively fun, and sharing masterpieces on social media is a breeze. Blur the line between photo and video to create awe-inspiring photo animations that captivate, engage, and transfix.

NEW! Painter Essentials 6: Become a digital artist with this easy-to-learn painting program. Transform your photos into amazing oil, pastel, or watercolor works of art. Or learn to paint, draw, and sketch from scratch using pencils, pens, and particles.

NEW! Perfectly Clear 3.5 SE: Intelligent image analysis finds and fixes camera flaws and limitations automatically. With Perfectly Clear 3.5 SE, photos are seconds from perfection, thanks to award-winning one-click image correction technology that does all the complex work for you.

AfterShot 3: Extend your RAW workflow with professional-grade, non-destructive photo editing and take control of large photo collections. Make easy corrections and enhancements, and save time with batch processing tools that let you apply adjustments to one or thousands of photos at once.

Corel Creative Collection: Expand your creative capabilities with dozens of brushes, textures, and over 100 royalty-free backgrounds. Enhance photo projects with playful designs, flowers, sunsets, and more, along with an array of lively brushstrokes.

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Easy ways to start and learn:

PaintShop Pro includes all the tools you need to get started quickly and increase your skills with every project.

Share your photos:

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Connect by sharing your photos with loved ones or the world using PaintShop Pro’s built-in social media features.

Find people
Use face recognition technology to identify and tag individuals for easier photo management.

Find locations
Map your photos to real-world locations and share them online.

Integrate with social media
Share your photos and designs instantly with a quick upload to your Facebook, Flickr, SmugMug and Google+ accounts.


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Corel Paintshop Pro 2019 Ultimate is the affordable, user-friendly alternative to Photoshop. It has many features and tools that allow you to edit photos as a professional. In addition, you will enjoy an exclusive bonus pack of premium tools and applications

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Thanks again for another professional review, Tarek. Good quality software.
thanks for excellent detailed review Heart Heart Heart
Awesome Review! PainshopPro was very important for professional graphic designers, this post will go to my fav posts.  Player
Excellent review Smile
Thanks for another awesome review, Tarek.

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