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PaintShop Photo Pro X3 makes it easy to create professional-looking photos. Import, edit and share your images—all in one place. The new organizer helps you sort, rate and tag your photographs faster than ever. Make quick fixes in the enhanced Express Lab or use more advanced photo-editing tools such as the new Smart Carver™. Then upload to the web, create photo books and projects, or back up on disc. It's all your photo-editing tasks in one high-performance package.

  • RAW Lab – manually adjust groups of RAW photos during the loading process
  • Express Lab – quickly fix common photo flaws
  • Advanced tools – edit with advanced features such as Smart Carver, Vibrancy and more
  • Integrated projects – create photo books, HD slideshows, cards and more
  • Photo sharing – email, print or send directly to Facebook, YouTube and Flickr

Take a video tour of PaintShop Photo Pro X3 to see the software photo editing tools that let you create amazing images that you'll be proud to share

Download a 30-day free trial of PaintShop Photo Pro X3 photo editing software and experience its powerful features for yourself. You will be amazed at the images you can create!
PaintShop Photo Pro X3 software for photo editing is packed with professional tools and quick-fix options that help you enhance your best shots and fix flaws easily.

Organize & Manage Your Photos

  • Organize all your photos and videos in one place
  • Use thumbnails and previews to select photos fast
  • Search, rate and tag photos to quickly find your favorites
  • Capture adjustments from one photo, then easily apply the changes to multiple others

Turn Photos into Slideshows

  • Import and export HD video for multimedia slideshows
  • Use high-quality templates to create beautiful photo & video projects
  • Create and share slideshows
  • Capture a single frame from your HD video

Edit & Retouch Your Photos

  • Get full RAW support, including the latest RAW camera formats
  • Use easy batch processing to edit multiple photos at once—without complicated scripts
  • Get great results with advanced software photo-editing tools like Smart Carver, Vibrancy and Object Extractor
  • Fly through common photo-fixing tasks in the Express Lab

Create & Share Your Photos

  • Upload photos and videos directly to Facebook, Flickr and YouTube
  • Back up photos and videos on CD or DVD
  • Quickly share photos by email with automatic photo resizing
  • Print right from your PC or order prints online*
  • Create professional-looking photo books, calendars, collages, cards and slideshows

*Online printing services are available in select countries only and are subject to additional charges.

PaintShop Photo Pro X3—software photo-editing tools

What's New

This is a must-have upgrade for PaintShop users and DSLR camera owners! The fastest version yet, this photo-editing program features exciting new professional-quality features, like the Smart Carver, a new RAW Lab, easy batch processing and a photo Organizer. Learn how to speed up your entire workflow and get the best-quality results.

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Improved digital workflow

Enhanced! Photo Organizer

Customize your digital workflow with new photo management capabilities. Use multiple views, including thumbnails and image previews, to quickly select photos.

New! RAW Lab, Image Quality and Control

Make RAW adjustments during the loading process and work with even more RAW camera formats—faster than ever before.

New! Easy Batch Processing

Make adjustments to one photo, then easily apply the same changes to multiple other photos right in the enhanced Organizer.

Enhanced! Speed and Performance

Get more speed and editing horsepower with more multi-threading support for multi-core processors.

Enhanced! Express Lab

Apply common edits in just one click. Remove noise, sharpen images, and quickly adjust contrast, local tone mapping and more.

New advanced photo-editing tools

New! Smart Carver

Seamlessly remove objects from an image with professional quality. The Smart Carver also lets you expand or contract objects without distortion.

New! Vibrancy

Boost color in the least saturated areas of a photo without affecting the rest of the image.

New! Object Extractor

The integrated Object Extractor isolates an object—even challenging cases such as flyaway hair and fuzzy pet fur—so it can be copied to a new background or a new background can be pasted behind it.

New! On-Image Text Editing

With the updated text engine, it's easier, faster and more natural to apply text to an image. Adjust font, color, placement, position, size and wrapping of the text in context of the image. Reselect the text on the image and continue typing, or apply text on a path.

New! HD Video Slideshows

As an increasing number of DSLR cameras capture HD video, PaintShop Photo Pro now offers tools that let you combine photo and video projects. Create HD slideshows and movies of your photos and videos, all with the same tool.

New! Windows® 7 Compatibility

PaintShop Photo Pro X3 is fully compatible with Windows 7, as well as Windows® XP and Windows Vista®. Take advantage of new Windows 7 speed and performance to experience a whole new level of creativity.

Bonus! Corel® Painter™ Photo Essentials 4

This fun program lets you turn a photo into a unique work of art in just 3 easy steps:

1. Choose a photo and the painting style you want to apply.
2. Let the Smart Stroke painting technology create a stunning painting.
3. Touch up your masterpiece by hand if desired.

Bonus! KPT® Plug-in Filters

A natural addition to your photo-editing program, KPT plug-in filters help you quickly create remarkable image transformations and original effects. PaintShop Photo Pro X3 includes KPT® Goo, KPT® LensFlare, KPT® Projector and KPT® Equalizer.

Built-in photo projects and sharing

Easy Photo Sharing

Quickly share photos and videos directly on Flickr®, Facebook® and YouTube™. You can also email, print at home or order prints online*.

Built-in Photo Projects

Using the new Project Creator, its fast and simple to make great-looking photo books, HD slideshows, collages, cards and more.

*Online printing services are available in select countries only and are subject to additional charges.

PaintShop Photo Pro X3—photo management and photo-editing software, all in one!


The best photo-editing software for DSLR cameras, PaintShop Photo Pro puts the fun back into digital photography. Make your workflow fast and easy so you can create professional-looking photos you'll be proud of.

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Simplify your digital workflow

Photo editing program overview

Enhanced! Photo Organizer

Customize your digital workflow with new photo management capabilities in PaintShop Photo Pro X3's Photo Organizer. Use thumbnails and image previews to quickly select your photos.

Easy batch processing

New! Easy Batch Processing

Make adjustments to one photo, then easily apply the same changes to multiple other photos. Edit one, apply to many, right from the Organizer.

Express photo editing tools

Enhanced! Express Lab

The new interface makes photo editing faster than ever. Preview photos and videos or make changes in this speed-editing mode. Quickly adjust contrast, apply local tone mapping, remove noise and sharpen images. You can also adjust levels, clarity and white balance, batch-edit multiple photos and more.

Do more with advanced photo-editing tools

Remove and scale objects without distortion

New! Smart Carver™

Seamlessly remove objects from an image with professional quality. Smart Carver also lets you expand or contract objects without distortion.

New! Vibrancy

Boost color in the least saturated areas of a photo without affecting the rest of the image.

Photo editing program - Object Remover

New! Object Extractor

The integrated Object Extractor isolates an object—even challenging cases such as flyaway hair and fuzzy pet fur—so it can be copied to a new background or a new background can be pasted behind it.

Fix it fast in Express Lab

Don't let the small stuff slow you down! Enjoy one-click access to common photo fixes.

Learning Center

The award-winning Learning Center empowers anyone to harness the power of advanced photo editing, regardless of your previous software experience. It builds your confidence and makes it easier to develop your skills by helping you complete tasks within seconds of launching PaintShop Pro Photo.

Makeover Tools

Make sure the people in your photos look their best with tools that are fun and easy to use. Help your subjects look thinner in seconds, whiten bloodshot eyes, smooth wrinkles, paint on a tan and remove blemishes.

Enhanced! Remove Digital Camera Noise

Remove "noise" artifacts that interfere with the clarity of your digital image—faster than ever! One-Step Noise Removal smooths photos with a single click. Digital Camera Noise Removal gives you precise control over how these corrections are applied.

Get creative with projects and photo sharing

Creating photo books and slideshows

Enhanced! Built-in Creative Projects

PaintShop Photo Pro X3 is the only pro-quality photo enthusiast software package to so closely integrate creative projects with photo editing. The new Project Creator is a fast and simple way to make a great-looking photo book, collages, cards and more—all in addition to PaintShop's easy online sharing options.

Photo sharing in social media

New! Easy Photo Sharing

Share photos and videos where and how you want, using email, Flickr®, Facebook® and YouTube™. Print at home, order prints online*, email or quickly burn a DVD to enjoy on your TV.

Layer Styles

Easily apply artistic effects to individual layers, such as drop shadows, embossing and reflections.

*Online printing services are available in select countries only and are subject to additional charges.

PaintShop Photo Pro X3—the best photo-editing software for DSLR cameras.

Ultimate Bonus Pack

Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3 Ultimate brings together the renowned photo-editing power of PaintShop Photo Pro with two outstanding bonus products for a broad range of image effects and creative projects. An outstanding value in photo editing!

The Ultimate edition includes everything in PaintShop Photo Pro X3, plus:

Transform images with incredible effects

Corel® KPT® Collection

A must-have collection of creative plug-in filters, KPT Collection includes 24 filters that let you apply amazing effects to your photos.

  • KPT® LensFlare™ - create realistic glows, halos and lens flares
  • KPT® Equalizer™ - blur and sharpen images with precision
  • KPT® Goo - apply a finger-paint effect, or smear and smudge images
  • KPT® Projector™ - add 2D perspective effects or 3D transformations
  • KPT® Hyper Tiling™ - create interesting tiling effects with your image
  • KPT® Ink Dropper™ - apply drops of liquid to an image to create unique effects
  • KPT® Lightning™ - add realistic lightning effects
  • KPT® ShapeShifter™ - create limitless shapes and objects
  • Plus 16 more!

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Corel® KPT® Collection

Sketch, paint and turn photos into paintings

Corel® Painter™ Essentials 4

Turn your photos into gorgeous paintings in just 3 easy steps.

  • Let Smart Stroke™ technology create a painting for you with brush stokes that follow the shapes and contours of your original photo
  • Create original drawings or paintings with a complete digital art studio that includes dozens of Natural-Media® tools, palettes, paper textures and more

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Corel® Painter™ Essentials 4 exclusive!

Get even more value when you purchase PaintShop Photo Pro X3 Ultimate direct from! In addition to KPT Collection and Painter Essentials 4, this exclusive includes:

WinZip® 14.5 Pro

Compress, manage and share your digital photos!

WinZip® 14.5 Pro was designed with digital photo enthusiasts in mind and makes it easier than ever to store, share and manage digital photos efficiently.

Zip files to save disk space

Each year, you take more digital photos and consume more disk space. WinZip 14.5 Pro compresses JPEG files 20 – 25% without compromising photo quality, photo dimensions or file integrity.

Zip photos right from your camera

Transfer supported digital cameras* to a new Zip file. It helps you automatically zip all images or only selected images. For cameras that support orientation tags, WinZip 14.5 Pro even "auto-rotates" your photos, so you don't have to manually rotate photos before adding them to a Zip file.

WinZip 14.5 Pro also enables you to:

  • Zip and unzip files effortlessly for faster, more efficient and more secure file uploading, downloading and emailing
  • Protect confidential files and email attachments with password-based AES encryption
  • Bundle files into convenient groups for emailing, archiving and instant sending
  • Back up files to prevent data loss

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Red Giant Magic Bullet PhotoLooks 1.1

Manipulate and experiment with light

Whether you shoot in the studio or on location, PhotoLooks is a powerful application that lets you manipulate and experiment with light while preserving essential photographic detail. Sophisticated presets and customizable tools make it easy to control lighting conditions and create stylized effects. Get up and running right away with tools inspired by your real-life experience with your camera.

100-Look Library

Design and refine a unique "look" effect for your photograph, thanks to the ease of use and power of 36 distinct Look Tools. Inspired by both classical photography and the film industry, the 100 included looks range from simple exposure and film process emulation to radical color changes.

Do It Your Way

Go beyond presets and create your own sophisticated looks by creating a chain of exposure, lighting, color and lens effects that imitate the real-world path of light through a camera.

Live Editing

PhotoLooks never throws away data, allowing you to experiment and create stunning effects for your photos.

Auto-Shoulder Feature

Sophisticated tone mapping compresses the bright values of images to make them viewable or printable.

Look Theater

Browse the looks library automatically, using your own images as a starting point.

Get Large

Work with large high-resolution images on standard hardware, or get radically faster speeds with the latest NVIDIA GPU acceleration.

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Red Giant Magic Bullet PhotoLooks 1.1

*For cameras that support Windows Image Acquisition Technology.

Art Gallery

View inspiring images created with PaintShop Photo and read about the stories behind them. Click on the thumbnail image to make it larger and get more information.


Bright Hub, USA

5 out of 5 Review Rating
"I just can’t say enough good things about the Ultimate package. The software retails for $99.99, but the standard features along with the new creative content and background remover plug-in alone are worth that much. When you throw in all the bonus content, especially Painter Photo Essentials 4 and MediaOne Plus, I can’t imagine how anyone could balk at the price. Even though I haven’t even mentioned much about the media recovery software, raw camera support, and free flash drive, they're great additions, too. You’re not going to find a comparable deal for any other photo editing software on the market."
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Bright Hub, September 2008

Canadian Camera, Canada

"Overall, I feel this product has come a long way from being a poor man's Photoshop. The price is more than right. Its rich and varied features make it fun and easy to work with. It contains a learning module for the novice that I found helpful, and finally it has a few tools you won't find in Photoshop, but I'll leave you to discover those on your own."
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Canadian Camera, Spring 2008

Tech Talk Families, USA

"I recommend this application for families, being intuitive enough for children around 10 and up to use, and I recommend making copies of some images and experimenting with all the different filters, tools, and effects. Significantly less expensive than full professional photo editing software, this application offers everything a family photographer needs at a reasonable price."
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Tech Talk Families, April 2008

Shutterbug, USA

"Over the years it has undergone a metamorphosis to become quite contemporary in features and functions, with a comprehensive toolset and menu that establish it as a strong and effective image-editing application."
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Shutterbug, March 2008, USA

Silver Award 2008
"At last, a program that's fun to use. If you want to take your photos into the graphics world, this is the most cost effective way to do it. Yes, you’ll need more time for mastery, but the results are worth it."
Read the entire review, 2008, USA

"What sets X2 apart from the competition is a wide array of old and new features (some of which are unique to Corel)."
Read the entire review, October 22, 2007

Popular Photography & Imaging, USA

Editor's Choice Award 2008
"Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 is an excellent upgrade to a program that will please the photographer who’d rather spend time having fun with photos than doing a lot of technical heavy lifting."
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Popular Photography & Imaging, October 2007, USA

5 out of 5 Star Review
"Once you get Paint Shop Pro Photo X2, you'll find a very powerful photo editor and organizer that is quite easy to learn and use."
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CNET, September 5, 2007

System Requirements

  • Microsoft® Windows® 7, Windows Vista® or Windows® XP with latest service packs installed (32-bit or 64-bit editions)
  • 1.5 GHz processor (2 GHz or higher recommended)
  • 1 GB of RAM (2 GB or higher recommended)
  • 3 GB of free hard drive space
  • Minimum display resolution: 1024 x 768 (24-bit color)
  • Windows-compatible DVD-ROM drive for installation
  • Internet connection required for online features
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