New PaintShop Pro 2020 Photo editing software

Accelerate your workflow with the new touch-ready workspace, new content-aware technology and new selection refinement.

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See the world through a new lens

Experience an all-in-one photo editor and graphic design software that will change the way you edit photos.

Powerful adjustment tools
Precise retouching
Artistic photo compositions
Complete RAW and HDR control
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User inspired features

PaintShop Pro continues to be inspired by its users whose feedback is the driving force behind every innovation.

Edit, crop, resize, remove noise, sharpen, enhance colors, use curves and levels and correct photos taken with a 360-degree camera by rotating or making them level or producing ‘planet-like’ effects.
Touch up your photos with high precision selection or cloning tools, photo restoration, makeover tools and flaw removal effects. Fix lens issues, distortions and chromatic aberrations with intuitive functions.
Use multiple layers and masks to create incredible photos and graphic design projects. Add your special touch with painting and drawing tools and creative content like patterns, gradients and colour palettes.
PaintShop Pro’s RAW lab arms you with powerful RAW image editing capabilities, including before and after preview options. Create stunning HDR photos by combining multiple exposures.
Work faster with batch processing and scripts and support for nearly any file format you want.

Extend the power of PaintShop Pro with popular plugins

Enjoy support for 64-bit versions of third-party plugins, such as Topaz Labs, Nik Collection by DXO, Adobe and more.

Choose your path with multiple workspaces

Find the workspace that suits your photo editing needs and style.

Creative design power

Access a wide range of built-in templates to create collages, greeting cards, social media images, web banners, brochures and so much more. Play with photo stamps, Bokeh or Retro tools and a variety of fun filters and effects to effortlessly transform your photos.

Save, organize and share

PaintShop Pro values not just your creativity, but also the practical aspects of saving, transferring, organizing and sharing your assets.

  • Experience less disruptions with autosaving.
  • Organize and manage your projects. Easily export to Photoshop, Painter or CorelDRAW and continue working.
  • Save your work in multiple formats and upload and share with family and friends.

What’s new in PaintShop Pro 2020

Push your creative boundaries with powerful new photo editing and design tools and features powered by cutting-edge technology.

SmartClone tool

NEW SmartClone

Clone technology at its finest. The all-new, content-aware SmartClone feature allows you to easily merge elements from multiple images and seamlessly integrate them into one. SmartClone capabilities are diverse and can be used for simple retouches to interesting designs and compositions.

Photography Workspace

New Photography Workspace

Touch-ready, highly simplified workspace that allows you to focus exclusively on quick photo edits for wow-factor results.

Refine Brush

NEW Refine Brush

The Selection tool just got so much stronger. A Refine Brush has been added to your Selection toolset to enable you to select an object with extreme precision and accuracy, down to a single strand of hair. You’ll have to see it to believe it.

Accelerated tools & power

Features fueling your photo editing software

Get exactly the results you want with PaintShop Pro’s innovative tools and features. Enjoy a full-featured photo and design toolset to help you create just about anything with ease.

Layers and Masks

Layers and Masks

Retouch and restore

Retouch and restore

Draw and paint

Draw and paint

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

360° photo editing

360° photo editing

RAW Lab

RAW Lab

HDR effects

HDR effects

Batch processing

Batch processing

Templates

Templates

Plugin support

Plugin support

Crop & correct
Selection tools
Scripts
360° camera support
RAW photo editing
HDR tools

Professional photo editing

Crop photos for stronger compositions using Grid, Diagonal, Golden Ratio and Golden Spiral composition guides. Straighten, correct perspectives and depth of field to create the perfect, polished photo.
Make your choices with precision using intelligent tools that make it fast and easy to adjust or retouch areas of your photos, clone and refine selections with extreme accuracy.
Speed up common and repetitive tasks by scripting almost any action with the full-featured scripting engine and scripting guide (7 MB .exe).
Edit photographs taken with a 360° degree camera. Straighten a 360° photo with rotation or make it appear leveled. Remove and automatically replace the tripod in the image with PaintShop Pro's Magic Fill, or produce an interesting ‘planet-like’ effect.
Enjoy complete control over your RAW images with PaintShop Pro’s Camera RAW Lab, including before and after views, and helpful preview option.
Combine multiple exposures of the same scene to create a single, stunning, HDR photo with intense visual contrast.
Layers and masks
Drawing and painting tools
Text tool
Creative content
Pic-to-Painting

Creative graphic design

Experiment with advanced image editing and graphic design using the flexibility of layers and masks. Use non-destructive layers to create composites with ease. Create masks to hide or show parts of a layer, fade between layers, and to create special effects with precision.
Paint even more possibilities with new built-in brushes, or import Adobe Photoshop brushes to bring your digital designs to life. Draw with vector illustration tools, and use new color palettes, gradients, patterns and picture tubes to take your designs to the next level.
Add text to images to create interesting projects, like a meme or a picture quote. Adjust fonts, size, style, alignment, leading and kerning, with a complete set of typography tools.
Have fun with a collection of brushes, color palettes, gradients, patterns, picture tubes and much more.
Use the presets within Pic-to-Painting that apply the Deep Neural Networks which analyze your photo and turn it into a work of art that replicates the style of iconic artists. Choose from a number of creative presets to achieve the look of a famous painting.
Makeover tools
Batch processing

Intelligent solutions

Eliminate red-eye, blemishes and unwanted lines, or smooth wrinkles, whiten teeth and even out skin tones.
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.
Apply Lens Correction tools automatically to correct the distortions, vignetting and chromatic aberrations that are commonly introduced by most camera lenses.
Increase productivity by applying adjustments to many photos at once.

Learning & support

Stylus & graphics support

Stylus & graphics support

Support for all of the latest mainstream and WinTab-aware graphics tablets, as well as Windows Ink, so whether you’re drawing, painting, applying adjustments or effects, you can use a pen for more control.

Content & plugin migration

Content & plugin migration

Easily migrate your content from previous versions, for a seamless upgrade experience. Plugins, scripts, brush tips, color palettes, gradients, patterns, textures, and effects that you've previously installed.

Keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts

Save time with handy keyboard shortcuts.

Photography workspace keyboard shortcuts.

Learning materials

Learning materials

Choose from a library of helpful video tutorials in the Welcome tab, or visit PaintShop Pro’s learning page for even more assistance. Get extra tips and tricks from PaintShop Pro’s award-winning Learning Center.

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PaintShop Pro and Photoshop comparison
Features PaintShop Pro 2020 Ultimate PaintShop Pro 2020 PaintShop Pro 2019 Ultimate PaintShop Pro 2019 PaintShop Pro 2018 Ultimate
Applications
New GRFX Studio - Access thousands of the most popular photo effects to transform your images instantly.
New Parallels Toolbox - An economical suite of tools replaces the need for multiple apps on your computer.
PhotoMirage™ Express – Effortlessly transform any image into a mesmerizing animation in a matter of minutes.
Corel Painter Essentials™ 6 – Learn to paint, draw and sketch from scratch with this easy to use painting program. Painter Essentials 6 Painter Essentials 5
Corel AfterShot™ 3 – Quickly adjust and manage even large photo collections, and enhance RAW files.
Corel Creative Collection – Includes dozens of brushes, textures and royalty-free backgrounds.
Features
New Photography Workspace - All-new, simple yet sleek, workspace that allows you to focus exclusively on quick photo edits. Photography, Essentials and Complete Photography, Essentials and Complete Essentials and Complete Essentials and Complete
New SmartClone - Easily merge elements from multiple images and seamlessly integrate them into one.
New Refine Brush - Select an object with extreme precision and accuracy, down to a single strand of hair.
New Brushes, color palettes, gradients, patterns and picture tubes - Expand your creativity! New options New options Color Palettes feature introduced
New Copy and Paste Layer Styles - With one simple click, you can easily replicate style settings from one layer to another.
Improved Faster Text Rendering - Increase your speed and efficiency while working with text.
Improved Faster Text Editing - Enjoy more speed while editing, formatting, aligning and deleting. Watch quick edits such as changing the font size, type,kerning, leading, or tracking, happen immediately.
Improved Faster Text Wrap - Easier and faster text wrap whether you are working with text on a path or within a shape.
Improved Faster Pic-to-Painting - Transform your favorite photos into art faster.
Improved Depth of Field - Experience an amazing increase in precision.
Improved Numerous improvements - Enjoy improvements to PaintShop Pro’s performance, stability and features, based on requests from loyal users.
Welcome tab - Discover learning materials, free and premium plugins, applications, scripts, brushes and more in a new, friendly tabbed interface.
Project templates - Build personalized greetings, brochures and more, faster than ever with project templates.
Quick Customize - Pick and choose the tools you want on your Tools toolbar, and search for any tool using a handy alphabetical search.
Customizable UI text size - Increase text size for better visibility. Choose Small or Large text from the User Interface menu. Customize size of icons, scroll bars, nodes and lines
Cloning tools - Cover parts of an image by copying colors or patterns from a neighboring area. SmartClone SmartClone
Crop toolbar - Enhance photos right from your Crop toolbar.
Quick selection tools - Drag a selection window over the desired spot with Auto Selection. Or try the Smart Selection brush to quickly make a selection by brushing over the target area. Refine Brush Refine Brush
Screenshot tools - Capture and edit screenshots all in one place.
Text and Shape Cutting tools - Instantly create photo objects by using a text or shape to clip underlying photos or imagery.
Photo management tools - Catalog, search, rate and tag your photos so you can quickly find your favorites.
Makeover tools - Remove blemishes, whiten teeth, brighten eyes, paint on a tan, and thinify your subjects.
Scratch Remover tools - Get rid of unwanted image scuffs, cracks and scratches.
Vector drawing tools - Create any type of object, from simple lines and shapes, to complex illustrations.
Magic Move and Magic Fill - Use content-aware editing tools to automatically fill the empty area when you move or remove an object from your image, so it matches the surrounding background.
Lens correction - Easily correct distortions, vignetting and chromatic aberrations.
Object Extractor - Quickly and precisely isolate and remove from an image.
Digital Camera Noise Removal & Chromatic Aberration Removal filters - Eliminate what you don't need and preserve what you want to keep.
HDR photo merge - Blend multiple exposures to create striking High Dynamic Range (HDR) photos.
Retro Lab™ - Apply old-school effects inspired by early lo-fi cameras.
Instant Effects - Transform photos by applying dozens of unique creative effects inspired by vintage photographs, film styles and more.
Scripts - Speed up repetitive tasks using the scripting engine and guide for batch edits.
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.
Latest stylus and graphics tablet support - Pair PaintShop Pro with the latest mainstream and WinTab-aware graphics tablets, as well as Windows Ink.
Autosave - Gain more control over the frequency of autosaving, and by default, you'll experience less disruptions.
Seamless content and plugin migration - Easily migrate your content from previous versions, for a smooth upgrade experience.
RAW Lab - Make non-destructive adjustments to your RAW images. Easily restore detail in overly exposed areas, correct white balance and more.
Batch processing - Adjust one photo, then apply to multiple photos.
Plugin support - Enjoy support for 64-bit versions of third-party plugins and Adobe Photoshop plugins.
360° camera support - Straighten, rotate and flatten a 360° photo, and automatically remove the tripod from the image. Or create an interesting 'planet-like' effect.
4K monitor support - An enhanced interface is compatible with Ultra High DPI displays. Larger UI text Larger UI text Larger icons
Features PaintShop Pro 2020 Adobe Photoshop CC 2019
Pricing
Pricing model Perpetual license (software is licensed forever, for one price) Monthly subscription
Suggested Retail Price (for 1 year subscription) $79.99 $119.88
(1 year subscription total)
Price for subsequent years $0 $119.88
Total after 3 years $79.99 $359.64 or more (depending on subscription price increases)
Volume licensing price 1 to 4 - $71.99 per unit
5 to 30 - $63.99 per unit
$407.88 per unit
(1 year subscription total)
Free trial Yes (30 days) Yes (15 days)
Key Capabilities
Professional-quality bitmap and photo editing
Vector graphics
Photo adjustment tools (White Balance, Brightness/
Contrast, Fill Light/Clarity, Vibrancy and more)
Digital painting and drawing tools
Three Workspaces (New Photography Workspace)
Content-aware tools (move and fill) (New SmartClone)
Portraiture tools
Levels and Curves
Text tools (Enhanced speed and performance)
Selection tools (New Refine Brush)
Image presets powered by Artificial Intelligence
Instant effects and filters
One-click photo fixes
Screenshot tools
RAW file support
4K monitor support
Layers and Masks
High Dynamic Range (HDR) tools (no dedicated HDR module;
more steps than PaintShop Pro)
Photo management tools (indexing, metadata, and rating controls) (separate app – Adobe Bridge)
Enhance photos from within Crop tool
Project templates
PSD compatibility (native Photoshop file format)
Advanced UI customization
Web tools
360° camera support
Support for automation (Scripts) (Actions)
Support for Photoshop plugins (to version Adobe Plugin SDK ver 10)
Seamless content and plugin migration
Dual monitor mode
Stylus and graphics tablet support
In-app Guided Tour
Creative Content
Compatibility
Operating Systems Windows Windows, Mac, Online
File formats supported Import formats
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(PSPimage files), RAS, RAW, RIF, RLE, SCT, SVG, SVGZ, TGA, TIF, UFO, WBM, WBMP, WDP, WEBP, WMF, WPG**
Export formats
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
Import/Export formats
Photoshop PSD, Large Document Format PSB, BMP, Cineon, CompuServe GIF, Photoshop DCS 1.0, Photoshop DCS 2.0, DICOM, Photoshop EPS, IFF format, JPEG, JPEG2000, OpenEXR, PCX, Photoshop PDF, Pixar, PNG, Portable Bit Map, Photoshop Raw, Scitex CT, Targa, TIFF, Wireless Bitmap, Photoshop 2.0 (Mac only), PICT (read only), PICT Resource (Mac only, can open only), Radiance
3D-related formats
3D Studio (import only), DAE (Collada), Flash 3D*(export only), JPS* (JPEG Stereo), KMZ (Google Earth 4), MPO* (Multi-Picture format), U3D, Wavefront|OBJ
RAW file support Support for over 650 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 Yes, hundreds of cameras supported via Adobe Camera RAW
Brush formats supported Yes. PaintShop Pro Brush (.pspbrush), Adobe Photoshop Brush (.abr), Jasc Brush (.jbr) Photoshop brushes only
Audio & video formats supported None by default
(handled separately via Corel Photo Video Bundle)
Audio import formats:
AAC*, AIFF*, M2A*, M4A*, MP2*, Mp3* Video import formats:
264*, 3GP, 3GPP*, AVC*, AVI, F4V*, FLV*, MOV(QuickTime), MPE*, MPEG 1, MPEG 4, MPEG-2 if adecoder is installed (eg. with an Adobe video suite), MTS*, MXF*, R3D*, TS*, VOB*
Video export formats:
DPX*, MOV (QuickTime), MP4

* Supported on 32-bit installs only
** WPG (WordPerfect Vector only) is not supported on 64 bit. WordPerfect Bitmap is supported on 64 bit
‡Adobe and Photoshop are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. Pricing current as of May 2019 and is subject to change.
Pricing obtained from the Adobe Photoshop plans page: https://creative.adobe.com/plans
Subscription includes Adobe Lightroom CC and Adobe Lightroom Classic CC.

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Tech Specs

System Requirements

  • 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
    • For Pic-to-Painting: Windows 10 (64-bit or 32-bit editions)
  • Intel Core i-series or AMD Phenom II and above (Intel SandyBridge or AMD Fusion and above recommended)
  • 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended for 360° photo, SmartClone, and Pic-to-Painting plugin support)
  • 1.5 GB of available hard-disk space required (3 GB recommended for Pic-to-Painting plugin support)
  • 1366x 768 resolution with 16-bit color display (1920x1080 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

Import Formats Supported

AI, BMP, CAL, CALS, CGM, CLP, CUR, CUT, DCX, DIB, EMF, EPS, GIF, HDP, IFF, IMG, J2C, J2K, JIF, JP2, JPC, JPE, JPEG, JPG, JPS, JPX, MAC, MPO, MRW, MSP, PBM, PCD*, PCT, PCX, PDF, 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**

RAW file support for over 650 camera models, including the following file extensions: 3FR, ARW, CR2, CRW, DCR, DNG, K25, KDC, NEF, NRW, ORF, PEF, RAF, RW2, SR2, SRF, X3F (Visit full model list)

Export Formats Supported

BMP, CAL, CALS, CLP, CUT, DCX, DIB, EMF, EPS, AI, PS, GIF, 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, TGA, TIF, TIFF, WBMP, WBM, WEBP, WMF

Brush Formats

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

*Supported on 32-bit installations only.

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