Photoshop has met its match. PaintShop Pro 2018 is your affordable photo editing and graphic design software—without the restrictions of a subscription. Enhance your photos with professional image editing tools, or create impactful designs using new color palettes, brushes, gradients, patterns and textures. Enjoy a simplified user interface for faster navigation, improvements to your most used tools, and new workspaces to match your level of expertise.
Top reasons to try PaintShop Pro:
– Edit photos with pro-level tools
Enhance photos with a complete set of professional image editing tools for photo adjustment and composition.
– Create graphic design projects
Find everything you need to produce a variety of impactful graphic design projects.
– Improve photos with quick fixes
Crop, straighten, and use one-click auto adjustments to fix any image, fast!
– Add effects
Achieve a signature look for your photo with fun filters and effects.
– Retouch and restore
Find all the tools you need to remove a small scratch, erase the entire background, correct red eye and more.
Build something great, faster than ever with new project templates. Quickly make photo collages, personalized greetings, brochures and more. Save your own layouts as templates to speed up future design and photo projects.
Screenshot featuring Smart Capture
Capture, edit and annotate screenshots in one place with the full editing power of PaintShop Pro—no need for multiple applications! New Smart Capture mode lets you quickly grab an image from your screen just by hovering over the area you want to capture.
Gradient Fill tool
Save time by adjusting gradients directly on an image, shape or canvas. Simply drag and drop color swatches and move nodes on the Gradient Fill tool to alter gradients to your liking.
Get the creative looks you love faster and discover fun new text effects. These free and premium presets are added to PaintShop Pro dynamically, giving you fresh, new text options, updated regularly over the Web.
Improved Text tool
Quickly apply the text styles you want with a simplified text toolbar. Choose colors faster and customize your text toolbar to show the items you use frequently and hide the ones you don’t.
Real-Time Photo Effects
10 of PaintShop Pro’s most used photo adjustments—like Smart Photo Fix, White Balance and Fill Light/Clarity—now offer real-time performance, letting you see your edits instantly for a quick and responsive editing experience.
Improved Stylus and Graphics Tablet support
Combine PaintShop Pro X9 with a graphics tablet or a stylus-friendly PC for a more natural experience. Includes new support for Windows Real-Time Stylus (WinRTS) devices, including the Microsoft Windows Surface family of PCs.
Batch Processing with New Batch Smart Photo Fix
Save time and increase productivity by combining Smart Photo Fix and batch processing to apply adjustments to multiple photos at once. Or use it to quickly apply batch actions, like watermarking or resizing an image.
Automate and speed up repetitive and complex photo-editing tasks with scripts. Silent scripts let you apply scripts even faster. Find useful scripts in the Welcome Guide or download the free Scripting Guide to create your own.
Get to know PaintShop Pro X9 and be successful sooner with our new Guided Tour. This step-by-step virtual tour will help you confidently find your way around the interface and help you master new features in no time!
Export Edit History
Whether you’re a brainy trainer or a steely-eyed detective, the new Export Edit History feature lets you quickly document and share your edits. Accurately record all edits made to an image, then use in legal documentation, to build step-by-step tutorials, or to share techniques.
Windows Server Support
PaintShop Pro X9 is compatible with Windows Server 2016, making it the perfect fit for any organization in a virtualized environment—for photo editing, graphics creation, screen capture and annotation— whether you’re hosting locally or in the cloud. Contact our licensing team for more details.
XDM Support including support for Intel RealSense
Innovative photo editing lives in PaintShop Pro! Edit XDM photos captured on an Intel RealSense-equipped tablet or camera in PaintShop Pro’s Adjust workspace. Save time and improve selection accuracy by applying effects to objects based on their distance from the camera.
Camera Raw Support
PaintShop Pro X9 adds support for 15 new cameras. Use Camera RAW Lab to quickly and easily convert and adjust any RAW image to reveal the vibrant colors, details and beauty within every shot.
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.
Magic Move and Magic Fill
Edit pictures faster with content-aware editing tools. Move an object or background with Magic Move or erase an unwanted part of your image with Magic Fill. The empty area will automatically fill in to match the surrounding background.
Accurate selections are essential in photo editing software. PaintShop Pro X9 lets you define a selection size by height and width, or with a fixed aspect ratio, for easier, more precise selections.
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.
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. PaintShop Pro X9 is compatible with Ultra High DPI displays (up to 250% zoom with 4K resolution).
Layers are essential for advanced image editing, compositing and graphic design. Search for layers by name to quickly find the one you need, merge selected layers, and easily expand or collapse layer groups.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 geotag pictures and add locations using Google Maps, providing an intuitive and interactive way to view and organize your photos by location.
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
Connect with loved ones and share your photos with the world using the built-in social media features of PaintShop Pro X9. Quickly and easily share your photos or photo creations to your Facebook, Flickr and Google+ accounts.
Photo editing tutorial videos
The built-in Discovery Center makes it easier than ever to find the help you need. Choose from the library of helpful photo editing tutorials to develop your skills and become a better photographer and photo editor.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.