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Photo editing software
Get stunning results with PaintShop Pro 2018, plus an exclusive Ultimate bonus pack
Create without boundaries using the ultimate in photo-editing and graphic design. Enjoy all of PaintShop Pro’s powerful editing tools to create superior photo and design projects, plus three high-value applications and a creative content collection not found in Photoshop. Our new PaintShop® Pro 2018 Ultimate offers photo-painting, intelligent image correction, RAW photo editing, and more. Best of all, it’s affordable, subscription free, and delivers Photoshop-like results.
Get Photoshop-like results for less with Corel PaintShop Pro 2018 Ultimate, your subscription-free professional photo editing and graphic design software collection. Enjoy an improved, easier-to-use PaintShop Pro 2018, plus an exclusive bonus collection of premium software you won’t find in Photoshop. Inspired by PaintShop Pro users, this latest version delivers a refreshed interface, performance enhancements to the most frequently used tools, an accelerated launch time, and even more creative content. Get more value for your money with the Bonus Pack included with PaintShop Pro 2018 Ultimate. It features Painter Essentials 5, Perfectly Clear 3 SE, Corel AfterShot 3, and our Creative Collection, which deliver photo-painting, automatic image corrections, RAW photo editing, and batch processing in one affordable collection.
All for an exceptionally low price!
Corel PaintShop Pro 2018
Single seat of PSP 2018: $99.99 - own it forever
Single license of Adobe PhotoShop CC:
$119,88 EVERY YEAR
Corel PaintShop Pro 2018 Cost after three years: $99.99
Adobe PhotoShop Cost after three years: $359,64
Top Reasons to Buy
Exclusive Ultimate Bonus Software Collection:
Turn your photos into works of art
Discover Painter® Essentials™ 5’s photo-painting tools that will easily transform your pictures into impressive art right before your eyes. Or start sketching, drawing and painting from scratch with award-winning brushes that are custom selected for beginners. Explore a wide variety of painting styles, brushes and photo effects that let you create an authentic, hand-painted look every time.
Enhance photos instantly with intelligent photo adjustments
Restore details, color, and more lost by your camera with the proven, patented image corrections in
Perfectly Clear 3 SE. Create a custom look with robust, time-saving presets that let you control multiple adjustments with just one click—all without having to leave PaintShop Pro. It’s that easy.
Edit RAW photos and save time with batch processing
Quickly learn professional-grade RAW photo editing and take control of very large photo collections with
Corel® AfterShot™ 3. 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.
PaintShop Pro 2018:
Choose the workspace that matches your level of expertise
We’ve simplified the user interface for a better editing experience. Now you have two options to work the way that suits you want. Whether you’re new to PaintShop Pro, or an established photo editor, you’ll find just the workspace you need to be successful.
The Essentials Workspace
Find all the core tools you need for photo editing and design in a streamlined interface that’s easy to navigate, especially for new users. The Essentials Workspace includes a Welcome tab, bursting with helpful tutorials and creative content to get you started, and an Edit tab where all the editing magic happens.
The Complete Workspace
Enjoy all the classic professional photo editing and graphic design features that set PaintShop Pro apart from the rest. The Complete Workspace includes the Welcome, Manage, and Edit tabs for full photo management and access to pro-level editing and design tools.
Enjoy professional-level photo editing
Enhance photos with a complete set of professional image editing tools for photo adjustment and composition.
Create with layers
Use layers for flexible non-destructive editing and rich photo composites.
Utilize High Dynamic Range (HDR) tools
Combine multiple exposures of the same scene to create a single, stunning, HDR photo with intense visual contrast.
Fix Lens Distortion
Apply Lens Correction tools automatically to correct the distortions, vignetting and chromatic aberrations that are commonly introduced by most camera lenses.
Automate with scripts
Speed up common and repetitive tasks by scripting almost any action with the full-featured scripting engine and scripting guide.
Expand creativity with third-party plugins
Enjoy support for 64-bit versions of third-party plugins, such as Topaz Labs, Google Nik Collection, Adobe plugins and more.
Create graphic design projects for sharing, web or print
Find everything you need to produce a variety of impactful graphic design projects. Design with layers, text, brushes, gradients, drawing and painting tools to create original cards, collages, banners, social media images and more.
Draw, paint or illustrate
Choose from a variety of creative drawing and painting tools for your projects. Design with 30 new brushes, or import your favorite Adobe Photoshop brushes. Use vector illustration tools to draw with preset shapes and pens, or get creative with 75 new gradients, patterns and textures.
Choose the right colors with new Color Palettes
Try one of many new Color Palettes, providing attractive color combinations to inspire your designs.
Add text to tell your story
Incorporate text to any print, web or photo project with a wide range of typography tools. Adjust fonts, size, style, alignment and leading/kerning, and apply effects to get the creative text you desire. It’s now easier than ever to work with text thanks to text tool enhancements, such as Superscript, Subscript, Strikethrough, Text Justification, and more.
Make an image pop with gradients
Drop gradients directly onto an image, shape, or canvas, then drag and drop colors to create a transitioning color effect. Explore 30 new gradients to enhance your designs, and enjoy better results with the enhancements to the Gradient Fill tool.
Jump start your designs
Get your creative juices flowing faster with built-in project templates that help you quickly create professional-looking projects, such as personalized greetings, brochures and more.
Improve any photo with quick fixes
Make any image better with time-saving features, such as one-click adjustments for quick improvements, or use one of the many quick-fix tools: crop, straighten, clone, retouch, and remove red-eye.
Put your best face forward
Take advantage of makeover tools to ensure everyone looks their best! Eliminate red-eye, blemishes and unwanted lines, or smooth wrinkles, whiten teeth and even out skin tones.
Make it perfect in one click
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 new Grid, Diagonal, Golden Ratio and Golden Spiral composition guides. Fix a crooked image or a leaning object within an image for a perfectly straight photo.
Add effects for attention-grabbing photos
Apply over 100 fun filters to turn a photo into a piece of art, or create your own effects for endless ways to achieve a signature look for your photo.
Experiment with Instant Effects
Choose from a variety of preset effects organized into style categories such as Artistic, Film Styles, Black & White and Landscape.
Get a vintage look PaintShop Pro’s Retro Lab will help you achieve vintage-look photos by applying old school color and contrast inspired by early lo-fi cameras.
Simulate a graduated filter effect
Quickly and easily add unique color gradient effects to your images with the Graduated Filter tool.
Focus on your subject
Play with depth of field in your photos or apply bokeh effects to keep parts of the image in focus and the rest blurred. PaintShop Pro 2018 delivers a 4x faster Depth of Field feature!
Retouch or restore your favorite photos
PaintShop Pro provides you with many creative ways to retouch your images. Whether you want to remove a small scratch, erase the entire background, or simply correct red-eye, you’ll find the specialized tool you need.
Isolate an area of an image
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. New improvements to selections allow you to more precisely center a selection over a specific area.
Remove flaws and objects from your photos
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. Enhance accuracy with the improved Clone tool, featuring a new overlay, to preview the pixels before you clone.
Bring old photos back to life
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 in just a few clicks
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.
Reason to Upgrade
Exclusive Ultimate Bonus Software Collection:
New! Painter® Essentials™ 5
Turn your photos into works of art with Painter Essentials. Discover this painting program’s unmatched photo-painting tools that will easily transform your pictures into impressive art right before your eyes. Or start sketching, drawing and painting from scratch with award-winning brushes that are custom selected for beginners. Explore a wide variety of painting styles, brushes and photo effects that let you create an authentic, hand-painted look every time.
New! Perfectly Clear 3 SE
Perfectly Clear has mastered the science of intelligent image correction. Restore details, color, and more lost by your camera with the proven, patented corrections in Perfectly Clear 3 SE. Create a custom look with robust, time-saving presets that let you control multiple adjustments with just one click—all without having to leave PaintShop Pro. It’s that easy.
Corel® AfterShot™ 3 Quickly learn professional-grade RAW photo editing and take control of very large photo collections with Corel AfterShot 3. 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.
PaintShop Pro 2018:
New! Simplified user interface for a better experience
New! Essentials Workspace PaintShop Pro 2018 makes it easier to get started, to learn and to edit projects faster. A new Essentials Workspace, with less clutter and larger icons, has all the core tools you need for photo editing and design in a streamlined interface that’s easy to navigate.
New! Complete Workspace
Choose the new Complete Workspace and enjoy all the classic professional photo editing and graphic design features that sets PaintShop Pro apart from the rest. The Complete Workspace includes the Welcome, Manage, and Edit tabs for full photo management and access to pro-level editing and design tools.
New! Quick customization and control
Now, you’ll have more control over features, functionality, and customization. Scroll bar too small? Make it bigger. Node size not right? Customize it. Lines not visible? Enlarge them. Be more productive with larger, easier-to-see icons, and experiment with the new Quick Customize feature to pick and choose the tools you need on your toolbar.
New! Welcome tab
Feel right at home when you launch PaintShop Pro. You can choose a workspace, start a new project, or access recent files. Explore tutorial videos, keyboard shortcuts, free and premium plugins, applications, scripts, brushes and more— all updated dynamically so you'll never run out of learning and creative content.
New & Enhanced! Faster results and improved tools
Enhanced! Launch time
Based on direct user feedback, we've decreased PaintShop Pro's launch time by over 50% from the last version! Cutting boot time in half means you can start editing faster than ever.
Enhanced! Crop tool
Our most popular editing tool, Crop, just got better. Now you can choose from new Grid, Diagonal, Golden Ratio and Golden Spiral composition guides, along with other Crop tool enhancements, to help you bring out the best in your image.
Enhanced! Text tool
Text is key to any design workflow. Our Text tool enhancements help save you design time with the new Superscript, Subscript and Text Justification options, all conveniently located in the Tool Options palette. You can also paste text into a shape and watch the text size dynamically adjust to the shape size.
Enhanced! Selection tool
Positioning a circle just got easier! Now PaintShop Pro's circle and ellipse selections have cross hairs that identify the point of origin, enabling you to center a selection over a specific area more precisely.
New! Clone Overlay
Clone exactly what you want with the new Show Overlay option. Now when you use the Clone tool, you'll see a preview of the source pixels that you're about to apply, so you can get the results you want the first time. For seamless editing, you can hide or show the overlay with a simple shortcut key.
Enhanced! Gradient Fill tool
Explore 30 new gradients to enhance your creative designs, and enjoy better results with improvements to the Gradient Fill tool. Now you can recall your gradient line to edit an existing gradient.
Enhanced! Dropper tool
A new Sample and Fill icon in the Tool Options palette allows you to copy the color and opacity of sampled pixels. The Dropper tool instantly turns into the Flood Fill tool, allowing you to apply the copied properties to another area with a single click.
Enhanced! Eraser tool
Our users wanted a more refined Eraser tool, and that's what they'll get! Now the Eraser tool has improved opacity control for better results.
Enhanced! Tool performance
Enjoy faster editing features, including a more responsive Depth of Field. Because it’s 4x faster than before, you can now create an area of focus in your photo nearly instantaneously. Text Wrapping is also significantly speedier, especially when using a gradient, pattern or texture as text.
New! Document-aware slider values
All of PaintShop Pro 2018’s tools benefit from new document-aware slider values, so that your tool’s maximum width and height reflect the size of the image you are working on, or the brush you are working with.
New! Quick Preview
Get a better look! Preview the thumbnails in your Organizer palette at a larger size with one left click to select your thumbnail, and a single click of your space bar to invoke the Quick Preview window. It’s an efficient way to pick and choose the images you want to work with.
New! Innovative ways to express creativity
New! Color Palettes
Choosing the right colors for your design is imperative, as color can make or break your artwork. Now you can apply inspiring color combinations from color palettes found in the Materials palette. Color palettes save you time and effort in picking and applying colors, and ensure your colors complement each other.
Discover 30 new brushes in PaintShop Pro 2018. From lightning and fireball, to sparkler, sunburst and fur, our new brushes give your creations something extra, and save you time by eliminating the need draw individual design elements yourself.
New! Gradients, patterns and textures
Enjoy 75 new gradients, patterns and textures to 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 2018.
System Requirements for Corel® PaintShop Pro® 2018 Ultimate
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
Intel/AMD 1.5 GHz or faster processor with SSE2 supported (multi-core processor recommended)
2 GB of RAM (4 GB recommended)
1 GB of available hard-disk space required (2 GB recommended)
1280 x 768 resolution with 16-bit color display (1366 x 768 resolution with 24-bit or higher color display recommended). Up to 250 DPI supported with appropriate resolution display
DirectX 9 or higher compatible video adapter with the latest driver
Internet Explorer version 10 or higher
Internet connection required for online features and tutorial videos