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PaintShop Pro X4

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Powerful photo editor



Passionate photographers will find more to love in Corel® PaintShop™ Pro X4. With easy-to-use editing tools, a streamlined workspace and exciting pro-level effects, this powerful photo editor lets you get the look you want, every time. Retouch photos in an instant. Or dive into creative features that let you create breathtaking compositions. Then share your best photos online with just a click. It’s the perfect match for your DSLR camera!

  • View, organize and edit the easy way

    The redesigned workspace mirrors your natural workflow, making it easy to move between the Manage, Adjust and Edit modes for a more intuitive photo-editing experience. Use the Shot Info panel and dual monitor support to get the information you need at a glance.

  • Enhance and create faster

    PaintShop Pro X4 includes GPU optimizations, performance updates and real-time effects—including Noise Reduction, Vibrancy, Tone Mapping and more—so you can see results as you work.

  • Create pro-level images

    Sophisticated effects, layer editing, artistic brushes, and more than 75 new and enhanced features put high-end photo-editing tools in your hands!

  • Share instantly

    Quickly share your photos on Facebook® and Flickr® straight from the Organizer.

PaintShop Pro X4—A powerful photo editor with valuable extras!

Features


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View, organize and edit the easy way

Enhanced! Redesigned workspace

Enjoy a more natural workflow in the redesigned PaintShop Pro X4 interface. Move freely between three tabbed areas to manage, adjust and edit your photos. Browse, tag and organize your growing photo collection in the Manage workspace. Find frequently used tools for quick fixes in the Adjust workspace. Explore the powerful tools in the Edit workspace for in-depth photo editing, image composition and graphic design.

New! Shot Info Panel

Everything you need to know about your image, including the camera it was shot with and the settings, is available at a glance.

New! Dual monitor support

Manage your photos on one screen while editing on the other.

Learning Center

Get helpful information about PaintShop Pro tasks, command and tools. The home page of the Learning Center follows a task-based workflow, so you can get the information you need at any stage of the photo-editing process.




See results fast


Enhanced! Speed and performance

With performance updates that include GPU optimizations, the PaintShop Pro X4 interface is fast and responsive for a more enjoyable photo-editing experience.

Enhanced! Real-time results

Noise Reduction, Vibrancy, Tone Mapping and many other real-time effects let you see results as you work.




Create studio-quality images with professional tools

New! High Dynamic Range (HDR) module

Create perfectly exposed photos or stunning surrealistic images with the new HDR module. The module lets you merge photos taken at different exposures or experiment with the tonal range of your images. Try it with images taken using the auto-bracketing feature on your DSLR.

New! Photo Blend

Now you can combine elements from several shots of the same scene to create the perfect photo. Remove unwanted cars or people from a street scene. Or improve a group photo by taking the best smiles from a series of shots.

New! Fill Light and Clarity

Brighten shadows without changing the rest of your image with the Fill Light and Clarity filter. It's an easy way to draw attention to subtle details and increase the texture and depth of your photos.

New! Selective Focus

Get the effect of expensive tilt-shift lenses without the cost! Selective Focus lets you turn a scene into a miniature world. You can also use it to add depth of field and blur out distracting details.

New! Vignette effect

Draw attention to the focal point of your photo by applying a classic faded border around the edges. Use intuitive sliders to control the appearance of the edges by choosing the shape, color and tone, and adjusting the amount of blur, glow, and feathering.


Enhanced! RAW Lab

Get a better look at your images with a larger preview area in the RAW Lab. The improved histogram lets you fine-tune images quickly and the new highlight recovery feature helps you restore detail in overexposed areas.

New! Adjustment Layers

Use layers to protect your original image, especially with complex editing such as adding elements, creating image compositions, or applying artistic enhancements or text.


Smart Carver™

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


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.


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.




More editing power

Sophisticated cloning tools

Easily remove flaws and objects from your photos and fill in the space with content from another area of your image.

Scratch Remover tool

Repair scratches and cracks on your photos by filling them in with matching content from the surrounding area.

Scripting

Save time by creating scripts to automate common photo-editing actions.

Custom Screen Capture

Easily capture images directly from your screen for use in presentations, training guides and other material.

Advanced Warp tools

Twirl, expand or contract areas of an image to create interesting effects or extreme model makeovers.

Vector Editing tools

Draw and edit vector objects, and combine artistic elements with your photos to create unique designs.

Art Media brushes

Enjoy endless creative possibilities with the extensive brush options in PaintShop Pro X4.

Web graphic tools

Save and optimize images for the web complete with image mapping, slicing and rollovers.

What's New


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More pro-level tools for incredible photos

New! 75 new and enhanced features

Enjoy a no-limits photo-editing environment that gives you the freedom to achieve your creative vision. PaintShop Pro X4 includes 75 new and enhanced features that we developed based on the needs and interests of real users, like you!

New! High Dynamic Range (HDR) module

Create perfectly exposed photos or stunning surrealistic images with the new HDR module. The module lets you merge photos taken at different exposures or experiment with the tonal range of your images. Choose from two modes-Exposure Merge and Batch Merge-depending on the number of images you're working on.

New! Photo Blend

Combine elements from several shots of the same scene to create the perfect photo. Remove unwanted cars or people from a street scene. Or choose the best smiles from several photos to create the perfect group shot.

New! Fill Light and Clarity

Brighten shadows without changing the rest of your image with the Fill Light and Clarity filter. It's an easy way to draw attention to subtle details and increase the texture and depth of your photos.

New! Selective Focus

Get the effect of expensive tilt-shift lenses without the cost! Selective Focus lets you turn a scene into a miniature world. You can also use it to add depth of field and blur out distracting details.

New! Vignette effect

Draw attention to the focal point of your photo by applying a classic faded border around the edges. Use intuitive sliders to control the appearance of the edges by choosing the shape, color and tone, and adjusting the amount of blur, glow, and feathering.

Enhanced! RAW Lab

Get a better look at your images with a larger preview area in the RAW Lab. The improved histogram lets you fine-tune images quickly and the new highlight recovery feature helps you restore detail in overexposed areas.

New! Adjustment layers

Enjoy worry-free editing by using new adjustment layers to leave your original background image untouched while you're working. Layers are especially useful with complex editing, such as adding graphic elements, creating image compositions, and applying artistic enhancements or text.

Enhanced! 16-bit support

Enjoy greater precision and flexibility with extended 16-bit support for over 20 tools and adjustments—including Scratch Remover, Paint Brush, Object Remover, Color Replacer, Warp Brush, Mesh Warp, Background Eraser and more!

Bonus! Corel® KPT® Collection Plug-in Filters

A natural addition to your photo-editing software, the KPT Collection includes 24 creative plug-in filters that help you quickly create remarkable image transformations and original effects. (Available upon product registration.)

Plus! Comprehensive full color printed User Guide

Get the PaintShop Pro X4 User Guide when you purchase the box version! This complete full color manual helps you get the most out of your new software.

A more intuitive workflow

Enhanced! Redesigned workspace

Welcome to a more enjoyable photo-editing experience! The PaintShop Pro X4 interface has been redesigned with separate Manage, Adjust and Edit workspaces so it's easy to find the tools you need when you need them. Plus, the Organizer is now available from every workspace.

New! Shot Info Panel

Everything you need to know about your image, including the camera it was shot with and the settings, is available at a glance in this new panel.

New! Dual monitor support

Manage your photos on one screen while editing on the other.

Focused on performance

Enhanced! Speed and performance

With performance updates that include GPU optimizations, the PaintShop Pro X4 interface is fast and responsive—in fact, this version launches more than 50 per cent faster than the previous release.

Enhanced! Real-time results

Noise Reduction, Vibrancy, Tone Mapping and many other real-time effects are significantly faster, letting you see results as you work.

Gallery

This online gallery features photo-edited images and original artwork created using Corel® PaintShop® Pro and submitted to our Share your image and WIN contest on Facebook®. Browse through and be inspired by some of our favorites!

Reviews

Customer Reviews

Media Reviews

Vincent Oliver

Vincent Oliver, Professional Photographer

"I am yet to find an image editing task that I can't do with this versatile application, now PaintShop Pro X4 has taken a leap forward both with features and overall speed, it's the best version by far..."

ePHOTOzine.com

ePHOTOzine.com

"Corel PaintShop Pro X4 gives you advanced controls and makes it easy to use them and start using it straight away... It even goes beyond the nearest competitors giving you more control than Adobe Photoshop Elements, and rivalling Lightroom but at a nearly four times cheaper price. You could even consider using this as a replacement for Adobe Photoshop, and save yourself hundreds of pounds. Highly Recommended!"

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Micro Mart

Micro Mart

(Dennis Publishing Licensee)

"Disproving the theory that the camera does not lie, PSPX4’s new Photo Blend tool lets you combine photos in such a way that you can remove, swap or add objects."

PC Pro

PC Pro

(Dennis Publishing Licensee)

"...With easy access to tools for cropping, straightening, red eye removal, makeover effects and cloning, along with the option to automatically save edits and preserve copies, the streamlined Adjust workspace is undoubtedly the highlight of this release, and will provide all the editing power you need in the vast majority of cases..."

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Computer easy

Computer easy

"...The new version X4 is thankfully an enormous progress. The program starts faster and also most operations have a performance gain..."

Ciao.de

Ciao.de

5/5 stars

"This product offers both beginners and professionals everything they need to achieve outstanding results. At under €100, this outstanding image-editing software is a great alternative to more expensive competitors."

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Clubic.com

Clubic.com

Stéphane Ruscher, 4/5 stars

"If your are looking for a photo-editing software more complete than Photofiltre, without going as far as acquiring an expensive Photoshop license, Paint Shop Pro fits the bill and the X4 version truly enhances the product’s reputation."

BrightHub.com

BrightHub.com

Recommended Award — 5 stars out of 5

"I absolutely love the new Fill Light/Clarity filter. If you've ever taken a photo with shadows obscuring some key portion of the image, I think you'll love this tool too."

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About.com

About.com

4 stars out of 5

"PaintShop Pro X4 is quite a powerful graphics and photo editor for home and business use, offering loads of flexibility at an affordable price... there is a lot to like in PaintShop Pro X4."

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Rob Enderle's Product of the Week

TechNewsWorld.com

Columnist Rob Enderle's Product of the Week

"It is an amazing offering that has many of the features of Adobe Photoshop, but it is nowhere near as expensive or as hard to use."

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The Epoch Times

The Epoch Times

4 stars out of 5

"All around, PaintShop Pro X4 is a more robust and more complete version than its predecessor, with 75 new features and enhancements. This is a good starting point for users wanting to do advanced photo editing, but who are either new to software like this or who aren't ready to fork over $300 for some of the more advanced applications."

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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 (2GHz or faster processor recommended)
  • 1 GB RAM (2 GB or higher recommended)
  • 1 GB of free hard drive space required (2 GB or greater recommended)
  • 1024 x 768 16-bit display
  • Windows-compatible CD-ROM drive for installation
  • Internet connection required to post photos online and download program updates

Import Formats Supported

  • AI, BMP, CAL, CALS, CGM, CLP, CMX, CT, CUR, CUT, DCX, DIB, DRW, EMF, EPS, FPX, GIF, HDP, HGL, HPG, IFF, IMG, J2C, J2K, JIF, JP2, JPC, JPE, JPEG, JPG, JPS, JPX, MAC, MPO, MRW, MSP, PBM, PCD, PCT, PCX, PDF, PGL, PGM, PIC, PICT, PNG, PNS, PPM, PS, PSD, PSP (PSP image files), RAS, RAW, RIF, RLE, SCT, SVG, SVGZ, TGA, TIF, UFO, WBM, WBMP, WDP, WEBP, WMF, WPG

  • Includes RAW file support from over 300 camera models with the following extensions: 3FR, ARW, CR2, CRW, DCR, DNG, ERF, K25, KDC, MEF, MOS, NEF, NRW, ORF, PEF, RAF, RW2, SR2, SRF, X3F

  • Video input format support: MPEG-1, WMV (Windows Media® Video), MOV (QuickTime® required) and AVI (motion JPEG)

Export Formats Supported

  • BMP, CAL, CALS, CLP, CUT, DCX, DIB, EMF, EPS, AI, PS, FPX, GIF, HDP, WDP, IFF, IMG, JP2, J2C, J2K, JPC, JPX, JPG, JIF, JPE, JPEG, MAC, MSP, PBM, PCX, PGM, PIC, PPM, PNG, PSD, PSP (PSP IMAGE FILES), RAS, RAW, RIF, RIFF, RLE, SCT, CT, JPS, PNS, TGA, TIF, TIFF, WBMP, WBM, WEBP, WMF

Cameras Supported

Please note: Certain cameras are only supported after Service Pack 1 is installed.

Brand

Camera model

AgfaPhoto DC-833m
Canon EOS: 1000D, 1100D, 10D, 20D, 20Da, 300D, 30D, 350D, 400D, 40D, 450D, 500D, 50D, 60D, 550D, 600D, 1D (Mark II, II N, III, IV), 1Ds (Mark II, III), 5D (Mark II), 7D, D2000/DSC520, D30, D60, Powershot: 600, A460, A470, A5 (Zoom), A50, A530, A570 IS, A590 IS, A610, A620, A630, A640, A650, A710 IS, A720 IS, G1, G2, G3, G5, G6, G7, G9, G10, G11, G12, Pro1, Pro70, Pro90 IS, S2 IS, S3 IS, S30, S40, S45, S5 IS, S50, S60, S70, S90, S95, S100, SD300/IXUS 40, SX1 IS, SX110 IS, SX120 IS, SX30 IS, Digital Rebel: T1i, T2i, T3, T3i, XS, XT, XTi, XSi, Kiss Digital: F, N, X, X2, X3, X4, X5
Casio Exilim Pro EX-P505, Exilim Pro EX-P600, Exilim Pro EX-P700, EX-S100, EX-S20, EX-Z4, EX-Z10, EX-Z50, EX-Z55, EX-Z60, EX-Z75, EX-Z750, EX-Z850, EX-Z1050, QV-2000UX, QV-3000EX, QV-3500EX, QV-4000, QV-5700, QV-R41, QV-R51, QV-R61
Creative PC-CAM 600
Epson R-D1
Foculus 531C
Fuji FinePix: E550 Zoom, E900 Zoom, F700, F710, F800, F810, F550EXR, F600EXR, S100FS, S20Pro, S2Pro, S3Pro, S5000 Zoom, S5100/S5500 Zoom, S5200/S5600 Zoom, S5 Pro, S6000fd/S6500fd, S7000 Zoom, S9000/S9500, S9100/S9600, S200EXR, HS10/HS11, HS20EXR, X10, X100, IS-1
Hasselblad CFV, H3D, V96C
Imacon Ixpress 16MP / 22MP / 39MP
Kodak C330, C603, DC20, DC25, DC40, DC50, DC120, DCS Pro: 14n/14nx, SLR/c, SLR/n, DCS200, DCS315C, DCS330C, DCS420, DCS460, DCS460A, DCS520C, DCS560C, DCS620C, DCS620X, DCS660C, DCS660M, DCS720X, DCS760C, DCS760M, EasyShareZ990, EOSDCS1, EOSDCS3B, KAI-0340, NC2000F, P850, P880, PB645C, PB645H, PB645M, DCS ProBack, Z1015 IS, Z980, Z981
Konica KD-400Z, KD-510Z
Leaf AFi 7, Aptus: 17, 22, 54S, 65, 75, 75S, Aptus-II 12, Cantare, CatchLight, CMost, DCB2, Valeo: 6, 11, 17, 22, Volare
Leica Digilux: 2, 3, D-LUX: 2, 3, 4, 5, V-LUX: 1, 2, 3
Logitech Fotoman Pixtura
Mamiya ZD
Micron 2010
Minolta Alpha/Dynax/Maxxum 5D, 7D, DiMAGE: 5, 7, 7Hi, 7i, A1, A2, A200, G400, G500, G530, G600, Z2, RD175
Motorola PIXL
Nikon Coolpix: P6000, P7000, P7100, S6, D1, D100, D1H, D1X, D200, D2H, D2Hs, D2X, D2Xs, D3, D3X, D300, D3000, D3100, D5100, D300s, D40, D40X, D50, D5000, D7000, D60, D70, D70s, D700, D80, D90, E2100, E2500, E3200, E3700, E4300, E4500, E5000, E5400, E5700, E8400, E8700, E8800, E700, E800, E880, E900, E950, E990, E995, 1
Nokia N95, X2
Olympus C-3030Z, C5050Z, C5060WZ, C7070WZ, C-70WZ, C-7000Z, C-740UZ, C770UZ, C8080WZ, E-1, E-3, E-5, E-10, E-20, E-30, E-300, E-330, E-400, E-410, E-420, E-500, E-510, E-520, E-620, E-P1, E-P2, E-P3, E-E-PL1s, E-PL2, E-PL3, E-PM1, SP-310, SP-320, SP-350, SP-500 UZ, SP-510 UZ, SP-550 UZ, SP-560 UZ, SP-570 UZ, X200/D-560 Z/C350Z, XZ-1
Panasonic DMC: FX150, FZ8, FZ18, FZ28, FZ30, FZ35/FZ38, FZ40/FZ45, FZ50, FZ100, FZ150, G1, G2, G3, GF1, GF2, GF3, GH1, GH2, GX1, L1, L10, LC1, LX1, LX2, LX3, LX5
Pentax *ist: D, DL, DL2, DS, DS2, 645D, K100D Super, K10D, K2000/K-m, K200D, K20D, K-5, K-7, K-r, K-x, Optio:33WR, 750Z, S, S4
Phase Phase One: H 10, H 20, H 25, LightPhase, P 20, P 25, P 30, P 40, P 45, P 45+
Polaroid x530
Rollei d530flex
RoverShot 3320af
Samsung EX1, GX-10, GX-1S, NX10, NX200, WB550, WB2000, S85, S850
Sigma SD9, SD10, SD14
SMal Ultra-Pocket: 3, 4, 5
Sony DSCL F828, R1, V3, DSLR: A100, A200, A290, A300, A330, A350, A380, A390, A450, A500, A550, A580, A700, A850, A900, NEX-3, NEX-5, NEX-5N, NEX-7, NEX-C3, SLT-A33, SLT-A35, SLT-A55, SLT-A65, SLT-A77, XCD-SX910CR
STV STV680 VGA

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