PaintShop Pro 2023 Ultimate Photo editing software for Windows

Create something incredible with photo editing power and intelligence for results as unique as your images.

Your digital world is always brighter with PaintShop Pro!

Make every shot your best shot with PaintShop® Pro 2023 Ultimate, an advanced photo editor delivering a versatile range of pro-level editing and graphic design tools, time-saving AI-based solutions, and a bonus pack of premium software.

Photo editing

Photo editing

Graphic design

Graphic design

Smart solutions

Smart solutions

The Ultimate exclusive photo editing collection

What’s included?

MultiCam Capture Lite

Enhanced MultiCam Capture 2.0 Lite

Capture video with MultiCam Capture 2.0 Lite to engage your viewers and grow your audience. Easily create how-to videos, online challenges, product demos, record gaming videos, and more, with one easy-to-use video recording software.

Free fonts

New Free fonts

Take advantage of 50 free new modern fonts available in PaintShop Pro 2023 Ultimate! Enjoy beautiful typography, and experiment with font styles and colors to make your designs even more impressive and unique.

Painter Essentials 8

Painter® Essentials™ 8

Enjoy fun and uncomplicated painting software for beginners that will inspire you to experiment and fall in love with digital painting. Sketch, draw and paint away on a blank canvas using realistic brushes or dabble in exclusive image-based AI and cloning art. Enjoy a newly added extra brush pack.

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.

Highlight Reel

Highlight Reel

Creating quick videos showing off the highlights of your latest adventure just got a whole lot easier with a smart slideshow and movie creator—Highlight Reel. Simply import your digital media and Highlight Reel will intelligently analyze and extract the best photos and videos and compile them together for you, following the beat of the music. Creating movies to share your everyday moments just got easier.

Sea-to-Sky Workspace

Sea-to-Sky™ Workspace

Experience a 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.

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, romantic, or abstract designs, along with an array of lively brushstrokes.

A complete photo-editing studio

Rely on artificial intelligence and machine learning technology to enhance images with one-click to instantly make every photo, the best photo.

What’s New in PaintShop Pro 2023?

Behind every show-stopping image is real intelligence. Highly effective features and tools powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning technology make creating something truly original, achievable.

Real. Intelligent. Creative.

Get exactly the results you want with PaintShop Pro’s innovative tools and features.

Powerful photo editing tools

Depend on a versatile range of professional tools in this image editing software 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

Advance your editing capabilities of RAW files using the pro-level tools of AfterShot Lab, now available in PaintShop Pro. 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.

Creative graphic design features

Discover a world full of creative possibilities to bring your dream designs to life.

Creative graphic design features

Discover a world full of creative possibilities to bring your dream designs to life.

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

Improve photos in no time with a variety of intelligent tools available in PaintShop Pro.

Smart solutions

Improve photos in no time with a variety of intelligent tools available in PaintShop Pro.

Enlarge an image without unwanted distortion with AI Upsampling, quickly remove artifacts and noise from your photos with AI Artifact Removal or AI Denoise, stylize your photos with artistic effects using AI Style Transfer, and seamlessly replace the image background with AI Background Replacement.
Vision FX UI

Vision FX

AI-powered generative art plugin

Transform photos into imaginative works of art using text prompts and the AI-driven superpower of Vision FX. This plugin is accessible to everyone with PaintShop® Pro and will be yours forever after a one-time purchase.

Learn more

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

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

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

Check out an extensive list of product info, tips, tricks, support and shortcuts to enhance your photo editing experience.

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 our Discovery 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?

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Enhanced Corel® MultiCam Capture™ Lite 2 – Create engaging videos and record screen and webcam simultaneously.
Highlight Reel — Create quick videos and show off the highlights of your latest adventure with new smart movie creator.
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.
Enhanced Corel® Painter Essentials™ 8 – Learn to paint, draw, and sketch from scratch with this easy to use painting program. Enjoy the newly added extra brush pack.  

Painter Essentials 8

Painter Essentials 8

Painter Essentials 7

New 50 free modern fonts
Corel Creative Collection – Includes dozens of brushes, textures and royalty-free backgrounds.

New Focus Stacking – Explore Focus Stacking as your quick way to get perfectly sharp image result through three simple steps of Wizard and make any image area crisp and clear.
Enhanced Frame Tool – Create shapes (masks) based on symmetrical and Preset Shapes or even vector text objects–or convert already existing vector objects and text into shapes–all with an enhanced Frame Tool.
New AfterShot Lab - Enjoy powerful and complete editing of RAW files with a great variety of pro-level tools in the new AfterShot Lab, now available in PaintShop Pro.
New Real-time Blend Mode preview – Take advantage of the new real-time Blend Mode preview to check layer blending results on the go by hovering over drop-list options in the Layers palette.
New Snap to Objects – In your projects, align objects with precision in no time with new Snap to Objects feature.
Enhanced New From Template – Filtering and Sorting function help to find the specific template quickly.
New Brushes, color palettes, gradients, patterns and picture tubes – Expand your creativity!

New options

New options

New options

New options

AI Background Replacement — Easily detect, select, and replace backgrounds.
AI Portrait mode — Automatically apply a bokeh blur to the background of your portraits.
AI Style Transfer — Transform your photos into stylized works of art with AI. NEW Smooth Image and Color Match options!
Apple iPhone HEIF image support — Open and edit iPhone photos saved in high-efficiency image files (HEIC, HIF).
Workspace Tab — Learn about multiple workspace options in the Welcome screen.
Increase max value of commands — Improved large dimension support for drop shadows, bevels, brushstrokes, textures and more.
AI Denoise — Remove random variation of brightness or color in images.
AI Artifact Removal — Get rid of JPEG compression artifacts in photos and restore details and colors.
AI Upsampling — Enlarge any photo without compromising resolution or visual quality.
Photography Workspace — Touch-ready, simple yet sleek, workspace that allows you to focus exclusively on quick photo edits.
Split View — Included with Photography Workspace to quickly view original vs after applying effects.
Multiple Workspaces — Find a workspace that suits your photo editing needs and style.

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

Photography, Essentials, and Complete

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

Photography, Essentials, and Complete

Sea-to-Sky, 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.

Tech Specs

System Requirements

  • Windows® 11, Windows® 10 (recommended version 1903 or later 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 11 or higher compatible video adapter with the latest driver (DirectX 12 compatible discrete VGA card recommended for GPU acceleration)
  • Internet connection is required to install and authenticate PaintShop Pro 2023, online features, and tutorial videos

Supported Languages

  • English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Traditional Chinese, and Japanese

Import Formats Supported


RAW file support for over 800 camera models, including the following file extensions: 3FR, ARW, CR2, CR3, CRW, DCR, DNG, K25, KDC, NEF, NRW, ORF, PEF, RAF, RW2, SR2, SRF, X3F (Visit full model list)

Export Formats Supported


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.

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