Corel PaintShop Pro X5 provides all of the photo editing and creative design tools you need. Manage, adjust and edit your work with a few simple clicks. Create stunning photos with intense visual contrast using new and enhanced HDR features—including the new ability to create HDR-style effects from single RAW photos. Organize your photos and tag people and places using the new Find People and Map View features. Get inspired with creative brush and vector tools, including new text and layer options. Hone your skills with built-in tutorials and use new social media integration to instantly share your creative vision on Facebook, Flickr and Google+.
Key Features and Benefits
Photo Editing Tools
PaintShop Pro X5 provides all the photo editing tools you need to create stunning images and bring your vision to life. Enjoy an easy and intuitive user experience with tabbed workspaces that mirror your natural workflow:
- Manage: quickly browse, tag and organize your images
- Adjust: easily make adjustments and quick fixes
- Edit: take advantage of professional tools for photo editing, image composition and graphic design
Turn everyday photos into stunning images in just seconds with the quick and easy photo editing features of PaintShop Pro X5. Use new Instant Effects to apply visual presets to get the perfect look for your photos and create and customize your own presets for use in future projects. Recreate lowfi camera effects using the all-new Retro Lab or try the new Graduated Filter tool to quickly and easily add unique color gradient effects to your images.
Built-in Sharing and Social Media Features
Share your photos and designs with the world using the new and enhanced social media features of PaintShop Pro X5. Create online albums, add descriptions, and simultaneously upload your photos and designs to Facebook, Flickr and Google+.
Creative Design Tools
PaintShop Pro X5 is more than just a photo editing solution, it's also a powerful design program that's perfect for any visual project whether you're creating dynamic logos and designs, developing images for the web, or adding creative touches to your photos. Enjoy a variety of powerful design features, including creative brushes, textures, layers, vector tools, and more.
Whether you're an aspiring or experienced web designer, PaintShop Pro X5 offers everything you need to create, edit and optimize your web graphics. Use built-in image slicing, mapping and simple rollover tools to create interactive web graphics. Results can be previewed in your web browser and new web image files are exported automatically with accompanying HTML code, making it easy to add to your web design projects.
Autobracketing is a powerful camera technology which automatically takes multiple shots of the same scene with different exposure settings. PaintShop Pro then selectively recombines the shots to create a single stunning HDR (High Dynamic Range) photo with intense visual contrast. PaintShop Pro X5 includes a variety of enhanced HDR features, including Exposure Merge features which allow you to preview HDR photo alignment and create black and white HDR photos. For added functionality, the Single RAW Photo feature allows you to split an individual RAW file into three images and then selectively recombine them to create an HDR-style effect.
RAW Photo Editing
RAW is a powerful photo format which contains more information and detail than the traditional JPEG format of most digital cameras. PaintShop Pro X5 features the Camera RAW Lab, a unique tool system which supports hundreds of camera models, allows for simple batch processing to convert RAW image files, and includes the ability to apply non-destructive adjustments to your RAW photos.
With PaintShop Pro X5, now it's even easier to find the help, training and information you need. Get access to video tutorials and take advantage of free downloadable extras in the Corel Guide. Find easy step-by-step instructions in the award-winning Learning Center. Plus, take advantage of all new Getting Started screens for a streamlined approach to learning about new and existing features.
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|NEW - Places: Map your photos to real-world locations. ||✔ || || |
|NEW - People: Use face recognition technology to help identify and tag the people in your photos. ||✔ || || |
|Enhanced - HDR: Added controls for black-and-white HDR, alignment preview, and batch merge preset options ||Enhanced ||✔ ||Basic |
|NEW - Single RAW Photo: Split a single RAW photo into three exposures and recombine them to create an HDR-style effect. ||✔ ||✔ || |
|NEW - Graduated Filter effect: Interactive gradient controls allow you to simulate the effect of using graduated filters with your camera lens. ||✔ || || |
|NEW- Retro Lab: Create and apply your own vintage-style looks inspired by early Lomo cameras. ||✔ || || |
|NEW - Instant Effects palette: Over 100 creative presets are now at your fingertips. ||✔ || || |
|NEW - Share My Trip: Show off your travel photos with an interactive slideshow of your trip using Google Maps. ||✔ || || |
|Enhanced - Text tool more intuitive text selection, editing, and improved interaction between the Text tool and the Pick tool. ||Enhanced ||✔ ||✔ |
|Enhanced - Sharing options: Additional social media integration lets you upload your photos simultaneously to your Facebook, Flickr, and Google+ accounts. ||Enhanced ||✔ || |
|Enhanced - Paint Brush: Added support for Photoshop brushes(.abr format) ||Enhanced ||✔ ||✔ |
|RAW Lab Make non-destructive adjustments to your RAW images. Easily restore detail in overly exposed areas, correct white balance and more. ||✔ ||✔ ||✔ |
|Easy Batch Processing – Make adjustments to one photo, then apply those changes to multiple photos. ||✔ ||✔ ||✔ |