Paint Shop Pro 4.12

Paint Shop Pro, a powerful and easy to use image viewing, editing and conversion program, supports over 30 image formats. With numerous drawing and painting tools, this may be the only graphics program you will ever need!

Please note that version 4.12 is available for Windows 95 and NT 4.0 only. If you have Windows 3.1x or NT 3.51, please click here for more information about Paint Shop Pro version 3.

Paint Shop Pro version 4 has an all new Windows 95 look and many new features and enhancements. Included are dockable tool bars, enhanced selection options, built in special effects filters, RGB color separation, support for new image formats (Progressive JPG, Mac PICT and PNG with transparency), enhanced resampling, enhanced masking options and much more!

System Requirements:

Minimum: 486 CPU, Windows 95 or Windows NT 4.0, 8 MB RAM, 256 Color resolution.

Recommended: Pentium CPU, Windows 95 or Windows NT 4.0, 16 MB RAM, 24 Bit Color resolution (True Color).


Only $69.00 directly from Jasc! See order page for details.

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  • Anti-aliased brushes
  • Standard Paint Brush
  • Paint with Paper Textures
  • Pen
  • Pencil
  • Marker
  • Chalk
  • Charcoal
  • Crayon
  • Airbrush
  • Custom Brush
  • Photo-Retouching
  • Clone Brush
  • Smudge Brush
  • Sharpen Brush
  • Soften Brush
  • Emboss brush
  • Other Tools:
  • Variable Flood Fill
  • Gradient Fill
  • Texture Fill
  • Hollow Rectangle
  • Filled Rectangle
  • Hollow Circle
  • Filled Circle
  • Undo "Brush"
  • Color replacer

Image Editing

  • Flip
  • Mirror
  • Rotate in 1 degree increments
  • Crop
  • Add borders and frames
  • Resize and high-quality resample
  • Over 25 Standard image processing filters
  • "Unsharp Mask" for high-quality sharpening
  • Create your own user defined filters
  • 12 Deformations
  • Enhanced high-quality resampling
  • GIF or PNG transparency preview option

Special Effects

  • Drop Shadow effects
  • Buttonize (beveled edges)
  • Chisel effects
  • Hot Wax coating
  • Cutout
  • Seamless tiling

Area Selection

  • Floating selections
  • Selection saving options
  • All area selection actions work at all zoom factors
  • Rectangular area selection
  • Oval area selection
  • Freehand area selection
  • Magic wand tool for similar-area selection


  • 50% Red masking (see your mask!)
  • Edit (create) your own mask channel
  • Create mask from another image or same image
  • Create mask channel from current selection
  • All functions work "through" mask

Colors Enhancement

  • Floating color palette
  • RGB color separation
  • Image Arithmetic (add, subtract or multiply)
  • Alter the RGB levels
  • Adjust the brightness and contrast
  • Change the highlight and shadow
  • Gamma correction
  • Color reduction
  • Palette editing
  • Histogram window to aid in color adjustments

Image Viewing

  • Display multiple images at one time
  • Zoom in and out to 32 different levels
  • Full screen view with zoom and pan

Image Printing

  • Complete control over image printing to any Windows printer


  • Defined area
  • Full screen
  • Active window
  • Client area of window
  • Windows "object"
  • Include/exclude the cursor in the capture

Image Conversion

  • Conversion is easy, just load and save

Batch Conversion

  • Large conversion jobs are easy, the batch convert option allows hundreds of files to be converted in one simple step.
  • Status window reports all activity
  • Log can be saved to a file for later inspection
  • Unattended mode for worry-free conversions

Image Browser

  • Visually scan directories for those easy-to-lose files
  • Optionally save browser data to disk for quick repeated access
  • Support for removable media such as CD-ROM's or floppies

Scanner Support

  • Supports TWAIN compliant scanners, giving you instant access to hundreds of existing and future scanners

OLE Server

  • OLE 2 Support

Huge Number of Supported Formats!

  • Vector Image Formats :
    • Apple PICT (PCT)
    • Autocad (DXF)
    • Computer Graphics Metafile (CGM)
    • Corel Draw Ver. 3, 4, 5 and 6 (CDR)
    • Corel Clipart (CMX)
    • Micrografix Draw (DRW)
    • Windows Metafile (WMF)
    • WordPerfect Vector (WPG)

  • Bitmap Image Formats :
    • Windows / OS2 Bitmap (BMP)
    • Windows Clipboard (CLP)
    • Windows / OS2 DIB (DIB)
    • Compuserve (GIF) (with or without transparency)
    • Mac PICT format (PCT)
    • Electronic Arts (IFF)
    • GEM Paint (IMG)
    • Dr .Halo (CUT)
    • JPEG (JPG/JIF)
    • Progressive JPEG (JPG)
    • Deluxe Paint (LBM)
    • Microsoft Paint (MSP)
    • Portable Bitmap (PBM)
    • Kodak Photo-CD (PCD)
    • Portable Network Graphic (PNG) (with or without transparency)
    • ZSoft Paintbrush (PCX)
    • Portable Greymap (PGM)
    • Pictor / PC Paint (PIC)
    • Portable Pixelmap (PPM)
    • Photo Shop Ver 2.5 (RGB, greyscale and colormapped) (PSD)
    • Sun Microsystems (RAS)
    • Raw data (RAW)
    • Compuserve (RLE)
    • Microsoft Windows (RLE)
    • Truevision (TGA)
    • Aldus (TIF)
    • Word Perfect (WPG)

External 3rd Party Formats

  • Support for third party Adobe compatible plug-in filters.
  • Support for Aldus/Microsoft compliant format filters installed under Windows

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