NEW PaintShop Pro 2021 Ultimate The Ultimate photo editing software

Take your underwater and drone photography to new heights with the Sea-to-Sky™ workspace and level up your photo editing workflow with smarter tools powered by AI.

Make it Ultimate. Make it PaintShop Pro.

Extend the creative possibilities with the ultimate collection of photo editing and design software.

Photo editing

Photo editing

Graphic design

Graphic design

Smart solutions

Smart solutions

The Ultimate photo editing collection

AI HDR Studio

New AI HDR Studio

Instantly give your photos a unique HDR effect with an exclusive collection of presets powered by artificial intelligence. Experiment with a variety of styles to enhance the finest details and bring out the best in all types of photography from close-up portraiture to scenic landscapes. AI HDR Studio is a hassle-free solution to correct, enhance and apply artistic flare to your photos in a matter of seconds.

Sea-to-Sky Workspace

NEW Sea-to-Sky™ Workspace

Experience an all-new photo editing workspace designed to take your underwater and drone photography to new heights. Make seamless corrections and creative improvements with a custom set of tools and relive your most memorable moments to the fullest.

Painter Essentials 7

New Painter® Essentials™ 7

Become a digital artist with Painter Essentials 7. This easy-to-learn painting program will transform your photos into amazing oil, pastel, or impressionist works of art. Or learn to paint, draw and sketch from scratch in a welcoming environment, using pencils, pens, and particles.

PhotoMirage Express

PhotoMirage™ Express

Effortlessly transform any image into a mesmerizing animation in a matter of minutes with PhotoMirage Express. Bringing your photos to life is ridiculously easy and addictively fun, and sharing your masterpieces on social media is a breeze. Use PhotoMirage Express to create awe-inspiring photo animations that captivate, engage, and transfix.

Corel AfterShot 3

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.

Corel Creative Collection

Corel® Creative Collection

Expand your creative capabilities with dozens of brushes, textures, and over 100 royalty-free backgrounds. Enhance your photo projects with playful designs, flowers, sunsets, and more, along with an array of lively brushstrokes.

The big picture

Edit, retouch, and correct your photography with a comprehensive toolset designed for all skill levels.

PaintShop Pro is getting smarter

Highly effective features and tools powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning technology make creating something truly original, achievable.

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.

Powerful photography tools and features

Depend on a versatile range of professional image editing tools to make every shot, the best shot.

Essential tools

Easily crop areas of your photo to alter the focus using composition guides, Golden Ratio and Rule of Thirds. Resize with ease using one of several presets, or resize by pixels, percentage or print size. Restore and repair old photos with the Scratch Remover and Fade Correction tools to enhance contrast and color to faded photos.

Adjustment tools

Alter your photos using a wide variety of powerful adjustment tools, including Brightness and Contrast, Fill Light and Clarity, Fade Correction, White Balance, Hue and Saturation, Noise Removal, Vibrancy, Sharpening, color correction, and tonal levels and curves.

Selection and Correction tools

Isolate the area you want to select with a variety of Selection tools and enhance your selection with the Refine Brush. Automatically correct distortions, vignetting and chromatic aberrations in your photos with Lens Correction tools and use the Straighten tool to fix a crooked horizon, or the Perspective Correction tool to make a photo appear as though it was taken from a different angle.

RAW, HDR, and 360° camera support

Manage and save metadata in your RAW files with PaintShop Pro’s RAW Lab and correct problem areas, such as recovering blown highlights or adjusting shadows. Combine several photos of the same scene with different exposures to create one stunning HDR photo. Edit photographs taken with a 360° degree camera by straightening a photo with rotation or make it appear levelled. Remove and automatically replace a tripod or produce an interesting ‘planet-like’ effect.

Time saving tools

Reduce repetition and accelerate complex photo-editing actions with Scripts. Record a series of edits as a script to apply to any photo, anytime. Automate edits on multiple photos at once with batch processing like adding a watermark, picture frame, or simply resizing.

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.

Powerful photography tools and features

Powerful photography tools and features

Depend on a versatile range of professional image editing tools to make every shot, the best shot.

Essential tools

Easily crop areas of your photo to alter the focus using composition guides, Golden Ratio and Rule of Thirds. Resize with ease using one of several presets, or resize by pixels, percentage or print size. Restore and repair old photos with the Scratch Remover and Fade Correction tools to enhance contrast and color to faded photos.

Adjustment tools

Adjustment tools

Alter your photos using a wide variety of powerful adjustment tools, including Brightness and Contrast, Fill Light and Clarity, Fade Correction, White Balance, Hue and Saturation, Noise Removal, Vibrancy, Sharpening, color correction, and tonal levels and curves.

Selection and Correction tools

Selection and Correction tools

Isolate the area you want to select with a variety of Selection tools and enhance your selection with the Refine Brush. Automatically correct distortions, vignetting and chromatic aberrations in your photos with Lens Correction tools and use the Straighten tool to fix a crooked horizon, or the Perspective Correction tool to make a photo appear as though it was taken from a different angle.

RAW, HDR, and 360° camera support

RAW, HDR, and 360° camera support

Manage and save metadata in your RAW files with PaintShop Pro’s RAW Lab and correct problem areas, such as recovering blown highlights or adjusting shadows. Combine several photos of the same scene with different exposures to create one stunning HDR photo. Edit photographs taken with a 360° degree camera by straightening a photo with rotation or make it appear levelled. Remove and automatically replace a tripod or produce an interesting ‘planet-like’ effect.

Time saving tools

Time saving tools

Reduce repetition and accelerate complex photo-editing actions with Scripts. Record a series of edits as a script to apply to any photo, anytime. Automate edits on multiple photos at once with batch processing like adding a watermark, picture frame, or simply resizing.

Creative graphic design features

PaintShop Pro is packed with creative tools for creative people.

Creative graphic design features

PaintShop Pro is packed with creative tools for creative people.

Layers and masks are essential for advanced image editing, compositing and graphic design. Use multiple, non-destructive layers when editing images to create photo composites with ease. Create masks to hide or show parts of a layer, fade between layers, and to create special effects with precision.

Smart solutions

Explore new tools powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve your photos in no time.

Smart solutions

Explore new tools powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve your photos in no time.

Intricate and time consuming edits just got so much easier with the new technology engineered into PaintShop Pro. Enlarge an image without unwanted distortion with AI Upsampling, remove artifacts and noise from your photos with one click using AI Artifact Removal or AI Denoise, and stylize your photos with artistic effects using AI Style Transfer.

More tools and features to discover

PaintShop Pro is packed with everything you need to create just about anything with ease.

More tools

Organize, save and share your work

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

Extensive file compatibility

Extensive file compatibility

Easily import, save, and export in a variety of supported file formats so you won't experience any disruptions.

Photo management

Photo management

Preview, organize, and streamline your photo-editing workflow in PaintShop Pro’s Manage workspace. Add keyword tags to your photos, create catalogs, make edits to multiple photos at once, and review metadata and file information.

Learning and support

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.

Latest stylus and graphics support

Latest stylus and 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.

Seamless content and plugin migration

Seamless content and 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.

Plugin support

Plugin support

Extend the power of PaintShop Pro with 64-bit third-party plugins including Adobe plugins or brushes, Topaz Labs, Nik Collection by DXO and so many more. Import PSD files and export to Photoshop to work effortlessly across platforms.

Keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts

Save time with handy keyboard shortcuts

Which version is right for you?

Ultimate 2021

Pro 2021

Ultimate 2020

Pro 2020

Applications

NEW! AI HDR Studio — Instantly give your photos a unique HDR effect with AI-powered presets.
NEW! Sea-to-Sky™ Workspace — All-new, touch-ready workspace with custom toolset to enhance drone and underwater photography.
PhotoMirage™ Express — Effortlessly transform any image into a mesmerizing animation in a matter of minutes.
Corel Painter Essentials™ 7 — Learn to paint, draw, and sketch from scratch with this easy to use painting program.

Painter Essentials 7

Painter Essentials 6

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.

NEW! AI Style Transfer — Transform photos into stylized works of art with artificial intelligence.
NEW! AI Denoise — Remove random variation of brightness or color in images.
NEW! AI Artifact Removal — Get rid of JPEG compression artifacts in photos and restore details and colors.
NEW! AI Upsampling — Enlarge any photo without compromising resolution or visual quality.
NEW! Split View — Included with Photography Workspace to quickly view original vs after applying effects.
NEW! Brushes, color palettes, gradients, patterns and picture tubes — Expand your creativity!
IMPROVED! Photography Workspace — Touch-ready, simple yet sleek, workspace that allows you to focus exclusively on quick photo edits.

New options

New options

Multiple Workspaces — Find a workspace that suits your photo editing needs and style.

Sea-to-Sky™, Photography, Essentials, and Complete

Photography, Essentials and Complete

Photography, Essentials and Complete

Photography, Essentials and Complete

Copy and Paste Layer Styles — With one simple click, you can easily replicate style settings from one layer to another.
Text Tools — Quick and efficient text editing, formatting, aligning and rendering. Work with text on a path or within a shape with text wrap.
SmartClone — Easily merge elements from multiple images and seamlessly integrate them into one.
Refine Brush — Select an object with extreme precision and accuracy, down to a single strand of hair.
Depth of Field — Adjust focus areas in an image with precision.
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.
Cloning tools — Cover parts of an image by copying colors or patterns from a neighboring area. Try the SmartClone, which allows you to easily merge elements from multiple images and integrate them into one.
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.
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.
Masks — Create masks to hide or show parts of a layer and to create special effects with precision.
Layers — Use non-destructive layers to create composites with ease.
One-click fixes & filters — One Step Photo Fix and Smart Photo Fix.
Keyboard shortcuts — Quickly access frequently used tools with shortcuts.

PaintShop Pro 2021

® Adobe Photoshop CC 2020

Pricing

Pricing model

Perpetual license (software is licensed forever, for one price)

Monthly subscription

Suggested Retail Price (for 1 year subscription)

$79.99

$239.88
(1 year subscription total)

Price for subsequent years

$0

$239.88

Total after 3 years

$79.99

$719.64 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)

Pricing

Yes (30 days)

Yes (7 days)

Professional-quality bitmap and photo editing
Vector graphics
Photo adjustment tools (White Balance, Brightness/Contrast, Fill Light/Clarity, Vibrancy and more)
Photo Enhancements (AI noise reduction, artifact removal and upsampling)

(New AI features)

Digital painting and drawing tools
Multiple Workspaces

(New Sea-to-Sky Workspace with Ultimate)

Content-aware tools (move and fill)
Portraiture tools
Levels and Curves
Text tools
Selection tools
Style Transfer 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

Pricing

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 450 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 a decoder 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 2020 and is subject to change. Pricing obtained from the Adobe Photoshop plans page: https://creative.adobe.com/plans

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Tech Specs

System Requirements

  • Windows 10 (recommended version 1809 or later), Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7 with the latest service pack (64-bit editions)*
  • For virtualization: Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019.
  • Intel® Celeron G series or AMD® Phenom II and above (Intel® i5 or AMD® Ryzen series and above recommended for Artificial Intelligence feature support)
  • 4GB of RAM (8 GB recommended for Artificial Intelligence feature support)
  • 3GB of available hard-disk space required (4GB recommended)
  • 1366 x 768 display resolution (1920 x 1080 display resolution @100 DPI recommended). Up to 250 DPI supported with appropriate resolution display.
  • DirectX 10 or higher compatible video adapter with the latest driver (DirectX 12 compatible discrete VGA card recommended for GPU acceleration)
  • 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 800 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)

* The native 32-bit version of Windows is no longer supported. For support with 32-bit drivers, use earlier versions of PaintShop Pro.

** Supported on 32-bit version of PSP installations only.

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