Purchase by Phone:
1-877-582-6735
 

New PaintShop Pro X8

Faster, more flexible image-editing software, featuring new creative tools, more precise editing and easy quick fixes for your best photos and designs.

Download Trial

PaintShop Pro X8 Ultimate

An amazing collection of photo software, with all the versatility of PaintShop® Pro, plus our best-ever combination of premium image-editing software. PaintShop® Pro X8 Ultimate is your complete photo studio at home or at the office.

Includes PaintShop Pro + these additional software titles:

  • ON1 Perfect Effects 9.5 - customizable filters and presets
  • Corel® AfterShot™ 2 - complete RAW photo-editing
  • Perfectly Clear 2 SE by Athentech - automatic photo correction
  • Creative Collection of brushes, textures and backgrounds

PaintShop Pro X8

Bring ideas to life with the image editing and design versatility of PaintShop Pro X8. New creative tools, more precise selections, layer enhancements, faster brushes and new Batch Mode make this the fastest, most flexible PaintShop Pro ever.

  • New Fill shapes with text using Text Wrapping
  • New Easily move people or objects with Magic Move
  • New Easier Batch Mode
  • New Faster, more accurate selections
Powerful image editing software

Powerful image editing software

Transform photos with more precise selection tools, enhanced layers and faster brushes.

Creative graphic design

Creative graphic design

Create impressive web, print and photo projects with brushes, textures, drawing and painting tools, and more.

Easy quick fixes

Easy quick fixes

Instantly improve any photo with a complete set of image-editing tools. Crop, straighten, retouch and remove red eye.

BONUS! Premium Software

BONUS! Premium Software

Expand your photo-editing toolset with hundreds of customizable filters and presets, complete RAW editing and automatic photo correction.

Only in Ultimate

Dramatically broaden your photography toolset

ON1 Perfect Effects 9.5

Add drama, emotion and impact with the hundreds of customizable filters and presets in ON1 Perfect Effects 9.5. See full screen live previews as you edit. Fine tune or create your own unique look by stacking multiple filters together. Control how and where changes are applied to your photos with Blending mode options. (64-bit only)

Only available in Ultimate

Corel AfterShot 2

Experience a faster way to process and manage your digital photos with AfterShot 2. Convert and adjust RAW images to reveal their true detail, color and beauty. Accelerate your photo workflow with intuitive adjustment tools, powerful batch processing and non-destructive image editing to ensure your original photos are always protected. Organize, manage and search even large photo collections with AfterShot 2.

Only available in Ultimate

Perfectly Clear 2 SE by Athentech Imaging

Improve the clarity and color of your photos in one click with the world's most advanced automatic photo correction software. Now 2x faster, new Perfectly Clear 2 SE applies over 15 patented corrections based on 10 years of scientific research. Independent controls let you change the exposure without affecting vibrancy, add sharpness without changing the color and more.

Only available in Ultimate

Creative collection

Expand your creative capabilities with dozens of brushes, textures, and over 100 royalty-free backgrounds.

Only available in Ultimate

New!

Text Wrapping

Text Wrapping

Instantly fill a selection or vector shape with text that automatically wraps within it. Create interesting design elements for web graphics, posters, scrapbooking, brochures, collages, and other projects.

New!

Magic Move

Magic Move

Edit faster with this content-aware tool that automatically replaces the background when you move an object or person. Drag your selection to a new position and the empty area is filled in to match the surrounding background.

Enhanced!

Batch Mode

Batch Mode

Quickly apply batch actions, including Watermark, Resize and Script the redesigned Batch Mode. Choose security features, such as deleting file information and location, or adding a watermark, to apply on output.

New!

More precise selections

More precise selections

Accurate selections are essential in photo-editing software. PaintShop Pro X8 lets you define a selection size by height and width, or with a fixed aspect ratio, for easier, more precise selections.

New!

Lens Correction

Lens Correction

Apply Lens Correction tools automatically within the Edit workspace or the Camera RAW Lab to quickly correct the distortions, vignetting and chromatic aberrations that are commonly introduced by most camera lenses.

New!

4K monitor support

4K monitor support

See each detail and appreciate the beauty of your photos when you pair your new photo-editing software with a high resolution monitor. All-new icons and an enhanced interface compatible with Ultra High DPI displays (up to 250% zoom with 4K resolution).

New!

Faster brushes

Faster brushes

With speed gains of 40 - 120%, many brushes are faster and more responsive than ever. Plus, a larger maximum brush size of 3,000 pixels lets you cover more area, more quickly.

Enhanced!

Smart Edge

Smart Edge

Enjoy up to 50% faster performance with Smart Edge, which works with several tools to help keep your brush strokes "inside the lines".

New!

Layer enhancements

Layer enhancements

Essential for advanced image editing, compositing and graphic design, layers are now easier to use. Search for layers by name to quickly find the one you need, merge selected layers, and easily expand or collapse layer groups.

Enhanced!

Text and Shape Cutting

Text and Shape Cutting

Instantly create a photo object by using text or a shape to clip an underlying photo or image. Then paste or drag it to any image as a layer. The new Cutter Preview lets you see exactly what you are cutting before you cut.

Enhanced!

Camera RAW Lab

Camera RAW Lab

Editing in the RAW Lab is easier with new before- and after- views, and a bigger preview. Plus, PaintShop Pro continues to add support for new camera models.

Enhanced!

Easy built-in learning

Easy built-in learning

Work smarter and faster with extra tips and tricks from the award-winning Learning Center. This handy integrated reference guide offers step-by-step instructions and quick access to the right tools to help you get the most out of your photo-editing software.

Enhanced!

Graduated filter effect

Graduated filter effect

Quickly add unique color gradients to your photos to simulate the effect of using different camera lens filters. A wide range of easy-to-use gradient controls allows for more creativity and experimentation.

Enhanced!

Gradients

Gradients

Now you can preview gradient changes on your image as you adjust them in Material Properties.

Enhanced!

Faster saving

Faster saving

Our native PaintShop Pro image file format (*.pspimage) saves up to 50% faster.

Magic Fill

Magic Fill

Erase an unwanted part of your photo and replace it with background that matches the surrounding area—even if it is textured or varied—with Magic Fill. This content-aware feature works with your favorite selection tools.

Photo and graphics for the visual web

Photo and graphics for the visual web

Use your photo-editing software to quickly create high-impact imagery at the right sizes for eCommerce, blogs and websites. Save templates, quickly apply branding and much more with a complete set of web graphic editing tools.

Painting and drawing tools

Painting and drawing tools

Choose from a variety of built-in brushes, including paint brush, air brush, fill and color changer options, or import Adobe Photoshop brushes to bring your digital artwork and creative designs to life. Vector illustration tools let you draw with preset shapes, pens and add text on path.

Photo Mapping

Photo Mapping

Keep track of what happened where by mapping your photos to real world locations using GPS data and Facebook check-in points. The Map mode also lets you add locations using Google Maps, providing an intuitive and interactive way to view and organize your photos by location.

Share My Trip

Share My Trip

For the ultimate photo-travel experience, use the Share My Trip feature to create an impressive slideshow that links your photos and comments directly to an interactive map. Save your photo-map as a slideshow or upload it to your Dropbox account for optional sharing on Facebook.

Social media sharing

Social media sharing

Connect with loved ones and share your photos with the world using the built-in social media features of PaintShop Pro X8. Quickly and easily share your photos or photo creations to your Facebook, Flickr and Google+ accounts.

Video Learning

Video Learning

The built-in Discovery Center makes it easier than ever to find the help you need. Choose from the library of helpful video tutorials to develop your skills and become a better photographer and photo editor.

Powerful scripting engine

Powerful scripting engine

Speed up common and repetitive tasks with updated scripting. Now you can record scripts to automate almost any action with the enhanced, full-featured scripting engine and updated scripting guide.

Support for third-party plugins

Support for third-party plugins

Extend your photo-editing software's capabilities further with specialized third-party plugins. Support for 64-bit versions of third-party plugin tools and support for Adobe Photoshop plugins open up a world of creative possibilities.

Object extractor

Object extractor

Easily cut objects out of extra-large image files, thanks to 64-bit performance. Use it to perform a number of tasks on your large files, such as removing an object from its original background or copying an extracted image and placing it in a different photo.

Amazing portrait retouching

Amazing portrait retouching

Make sure everyone looks their best with easy red-eye removal and makeover tools that get rid of blemishes and unwanted lines, smooth wrinkles, whiten teeth and even out skin tones.

Extensive file support

Extensive file support

Whether you're importing from your camera, scanner, the web or another photo editor, PaintShop Pro supports popular raster and vector file formats, including Adobe Photoshop .psd files. Output your files to a broad selection of image formats for easy sharing.

Comprehensive 1-2-3 photo-editing software

Comprehensive 1-2-3 photo-editing software

A tabbed workspace covers all your photo needs. Use the Manage tab to quickly browse, tag and organize. Tools in the Adjust tab help you crop, straighten, retouch and make other photo fixes. Use the Edit tab for further photo refinement, composition and graphic design features.

Retro Lab

Retro Lab

Bring a vintage look to your photos by applying old-school color and contrast. You'll love the instant effect inspired by early lo-fi cameras.

Instant effects

Instant effects

Add creative effects to your photos in just seconds. Choose from a variety of preset effects which are organized into style categories such as Artistic, Film Styles, Black & White, and Landscape. Thumbnails make it easy to select the effect you want.

Selective focus

Selective focus

Get the effect of expensive tilt-shift lenses without the cost! Selective Focus lets you mimic tilt-shift effects in your photos. You can also use it to play with depth of field to keep parts of the image in focus and the rest blurred.

Web tools

Web tools

Use a variety of versatile web tools to save and optimize images for online use. Work with image mapping to link HTML with your graphics, and use Slicing and Rollovers to create designs that work seamlessly with web pages.

Amazing photo restoration

Amazing photo restoration

Bring your old family photos back to life with powerful photo restoration tools. 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.

Comprehensive text tools

Comprehensive text tools

Add text to any print, web or photo project with this photo-editing software's complete typography tools. Adjust fonts, size, style, alignment, leading/kerning and apply effects to get the creative text you desire.

Support

Support For Virtualization

Access the same software in the office via thin client, while traveling or at home. Support for Windows Server 2008 R2 and higher means its easy and affordable to deploy PaintShop Pro X8 in a wide variety of virtualized environments whether in-house or in the cloud. Contact our licensing team for more details.

Version Comparison

PDFDownload PDF

Features

PaintShop Pro X8 Ultimate

PaintShop Pro X8

PaintShop Pro X7 Ultimate

PaintShop Pro X7

PaintShop Pro X6

NEW on1 Perfect Effects 9.5 — Make photos that stand out with customizable filters and built-in presets.
NEW Corel® AfterShot™ 2 — Quickly adjust and manage even large photo collections, and enhance RAW files.
Perfectly Clear by Athentech Imaging — Apply robust, one-click image corrections with award-winning intelligent photo correction technology.

New version

Creative collection — Includes dozens of brushes, textures and royalty-free backgrounds.
NEW Text wrapping — Instantly wrap text inside a vector shape or selection for new creative options.
NEW Magic Move — Select the person or object to move and drag it to a new position. The empty area left behind is filled automatically.
NEW Magic Move — Select the person or object to move and drag it to a new position. The empty area left behind is filled automatically.
Enhanced! Redesigned Batch Mode interface — Easily select and delete photos, and quickly apply batch actions.
NEW More precise selections — Define a selection size by typing height and width values, or define a fixed aspect ratio for the selection.
NEW Lens Correction — Easily correct distortions, vignetting and chromatic aberrations in the Edit workspace or the Camera RAW Lab.
NEW 4K monitor support — All-new icons and an enhanced interface are compatible with Ultra High DPI displays.
NEW Layer enhancements — Search for layers by name, merge layers, and expand or collapse layer groups.
Enhanced! Gradients — Preview gradient changes on your image as you adjust them in Material Properties.
Enhanced! Faster saving — The native PaintShop Pro image file format (*.pspimage) saves up to 50% faster.
Magic Fill — Easily erase an unwanted part of your photo and replace it with a seamlessly matching background.
Enhanced! Text and Shape Cutting tools — Instantly create photo objects by using a text or shape to clip underlying photos or imagery. The new Cutter Preview shows what you are cutting before you cut.

Enhanced

Enhanced

Color Materials Palette — Find the color, texture or pattern you want fast with this redesigned palette, and create your own custom palettes to save your selections.
Image dialog — Choose from common sizes for photo, print, web graphics, multimedia or other projects to start projects quickly.
Quick Preview for Instant Effects — See the results of your Instant Effects immediately before applying the changes to your image.
Enhanced! Smart Edge — See up to 50% faster performance when using the Smart Edge feature, which works with several tools help keep your brushstrokes "inside the lines".

Enhanced

Enhanced

XMP support — With XMP support for RAW images, PaintShop Pro X8 can read and import data saved in XMP files.
Enhanced! Faster brushes — Enjoy speed gains of 40 – 120% for brushes, and an increased maximum brush size of 3,000 pixels.

Enhanced

Enhanced

Redesigned dialogs — Enjoy easier editing with a redesign of eight popular effects, including Selective Focus, Vignette, Retro Lab, Graduated Filter, Depth of Field, Red Eye Removal and more.
64-bit performance — Load large files faster, quickly make adjustments and handle more images at once with new 64-bit architecture.
Quick selection tools — Easily select an object or area by dragging a selection window over the desired spot with Auto Selection. Or try the Smart Selection brush to quickly make a selection by brushing over a sample of the desired area.
Video learning — Watch and learn from a library of helpful video tutorials in the Discovery Center.
Plugin support — Enjoy support for 64-bit versions of third-party plugins and Adobe Photoshop plugins.
RAW support — Manage and save IPTC metadata in your RAW image files, for more control over file information.
Layer workflow — Drag a layer from one image to another and drop it into the Layers palette in any order you wish.
Places — Map your photos to real-world locations. Easily add, view and manage your photo collection with Places.
People — Use face recognition technology to help identify and tag the people in your photos.
HDR photo merge — Blend multiple exposures to create striking High Dynamic Range (HDR) photos.
Enhanced! Graduated filter effect — Quickly add unique color gradients to your photos to simulate the effect of using different camera lens filters.

Enhanced

Enhanced

Retro Lab™ — Apply old-school color and contrast inspired by early lo-fi cameras.
Instant Effects palette — Transform photos by applying dozens of unique creative effects inspired by vintage photographs, film styles and more.
Share My Trip — Show off your travel photos with an interactive slideshow of your trip using Google Maps.
Sharing options — Additional social media integration lets you upload your photos simultaneously to your Facebook, Flickr, and Google+ accounts.
Scripts — Speed up common and repetitive tasks using the scripting engine and guide for batch edits.
Photo Blend — Easily add moving objects and preview alignment with Auto Brush enhancement.
Selective Focus — Mimic the effect of expensive tilt-shift lenses and turn a scene into a miniature world.
Fill light and clarity — Brighten shadowy areas of a photo while preserving the rest of the image.
Enhanced! RAW Lab — Enjoy an enhanced layout, including before and after views, and a bigger preview for RAW images.

Enhanced

Enhanced

Easy batch processing — Make adjustments to one photo, then apply those changes to multiple photos.
Integrated Organizer — Access the organizer in any workspace, create custom trays and use thumbnails and previews to organize and select photos fast.
Photo Management Tools — Find Photos by People and Places. Catalog, search, rate and tag your photos so you can quickly find your favorites.
Smart Carver™ — Seamlessly remove unwanted objects from your images with the enhanced 64-bit Smart Carver
Object Extractor — Quickly and precisely isolate and remove from an image. Now you can work with extra-large image files thanks to 64-bit.
Visible Watermark — Trademark and brand your photos and your photography.
Color Changer Tool
Adjustment Layers
Makeover Tools — Remove blemishes, whiten teeth, brighten eyes, paint on a tan, and thinify your subjects
Digital Camera Noise Removal & Chromatic Aberration Removal Filters
History Palette & Selective Undo
Straighten, Perspective & Lens Distortion Correction Filters
Cloning and Scratch Remover tools
Vector Drawing tools
Web graphics: Image Optimizer, Rollover Creator and Image Slicer & Mapper
  • Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7 with latest service pack (32-bit or 64-bit editions);
    For virtualization: Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3
  • Intel or AMD 1.5 GHz or faster processor with SSE2 supported (multi-core processor recommended)
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB or higher recommended)
  • 1 GB hard disk space (2 GB recommended)
  • 1024 x 768 resolution with 16-bit color display (1366 x 768 resolution with 24-bit or higher color display recommended)
  • DirectX 9 or higher compatible audio card with latest driver
  • Internet connection required for online features and tutorial videos
  • Windows compatible CD/DVD drive for installation
  • ON1 Perfect Effects 9 is compatible with 64-bit systems only

Import Formats Supported

  • AI, BMP, CAL, CALS, CGM, CLP, CMX*, CT, CUR, CUT, DCX, DIB, DRW*, EMF, EPS, 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 350 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

Brush Format Supported

  • PaintShop Pro Brush (.pspbrush), Adobe Photoshop Brush (.abr), Jasc Brush (.jbr)

Export Formats Supported

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

* Supported on 32-bit installs only

** WPG (WordPerfect Vector only) is not supported on 64 bit. WordPerfect Bitmap is supported on 64 bit.