Corel Launches PaintShop Pro X7 and PaintShop Pro X7 Ultimate


Corel’s Photo Editing group has introduced the Corel PaintShop Pro X7 and Corel PaintShop Pro X7 Ultimate, the latest editions of its professional quality photo editing and design software.

PaintShop Pro X7 allows photographers and designers to achieve their best work faster with the new content-aware Magic Fill, extensive user interface improvements and brushes that offer a 30% performance boost.

It gives photo pros and enthusiasts an image editing application that’s affordable and easy to use and Corel PaintShop Pro X7 delivers the impressive feature set and power expected from a professional caliber software package.

Greg Wood, Senior Product Director for Photo Products at Corel said, ‘With the new PaintShop Pro X7, we’re continuing our commitment to give photographers and creative users the tools they need to create their best-ever work. X7 offers more creativity, speed and productivity to help you achieve amazing results, faster.’

PaintShop Pro X7 offers new tools and redesigned features to deliver an unmatched photo editing experience:
• New Make it vanish with Magic Fill: The new Magic Fill provides content-aware editing that works with your favourite selection tools. Erase an unwanted element in your photo and seamlessly replace it with content that matches the background area, even if it’s textured or varied.
• Improved 30% faster brush performance: Enjoy more responsive brushes, including the Paint Brush, Airbrush and photo retouching brushes that are up to 30% faster. Plus, 64-bit power means you can achieve results quickly.
• New Text and Shape Cutter tools: Instantly create a unique photo object by using text or shapes to clip underlying photos or imagery. Paste or drag the resulting photo object to any image to build a collage. More than professional-quality photo editing, PaintShop Pro X7 is also a powerful design program for any visual project.
• New Materials Palette featuring Colour Harmonies: Find the colour, texture or pattern you want more quickly. Easily sample colours with a Dropper tool and create your own custom palettes to keep track of your favourite colour combinations. New in the Materials Properties, Colour Harmonies help you create a custom palette for your creative projects. Select one of the preset colour harmony settings to see colour suggestions and choose colours that look great together.
• Enhanced Popular effects are easier to use: Enjoy easier photo editing with a redesign of our most popular tools, including Selective Focus, Vignette, Retro Labs, Graduated filters, Depth of Field, Smart Photo Fix, Red Eye Removal and Digital Noise Removal.
• New image dialogue: Get started quickly by simply clicking File, New Image, choosing your desired project dimensions and making your customisations. Choose from common canvas sizes for photos, print, web, graphics, multimedia and more.
• New Smart Edge: Now it’s easier to keep your brush strokes ‘inside the lines’ when painting and drawing around objects.
• Enhanced Streamlined Layer workflow: PaintShop Pro X7 gives you even more control over your layers by letting you drag a layer from one image to another and drop it between or above a specific layer in the Layers palette.
• New Support for XMP: PaintShop Pro now reads and imports data saved in XMP files, making it easy to exchange files and work with other photo management applications like Corel AfterShot Pro.

PaintShop Pro X7 enables you to learn as you go with built-in training tools, including the award-winning Learning Centre and video tutorials. With RAW editing, an enhanced layer workflow, HDR and more, PaintShop Pro X7 is the photo-editing and digital design software that’s ideal for any project.

For users looking for a total photo editing, design and RAW workflow solution, PaintShop Pro X7 is the ideal complement to Corel AfterShot Pro 2, the industry’s fastest RAW converter and photo management software.

PaintShop Pro X7 Ultimate also includes these valuable add-ons:
• Perfectly Clear by Athentech Imaging: award-winning intelligent photo correction.
• Reallusion FaceFilter3 Standard: versatile photo retouching for beautiful portraits.
• Creative collection: dozens of brushes, textures and over 100 royalty-free backgrounds
Also introducing Corel Photo Video Suite X7.

Corel also today announced Corel Photo Video Suite X7, delivering PaintShop Pro X7 and VideoStudio® Pro X7 for photo and video editing in one complete package.

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