Top Reasons To Upgrade to Corel® PaintShop Pro X5

Corel® has been the industry leader in software and development for decades, bringing forth high-quality and user-friendly programs for both the beginner to the most advance user. PaintShop Pro, since its introduction to the Corel® family has brought forth award winning versions year after year, and version X5 is no exception. PaintShop Pro X5 has now introduced some stunning new tools and features that will benefit users of all ages, and bring photo editing to a whole new level.

NEW! Photo Mapping

With PaintShop® Pro X5, now you can instantly map your photos to real world locations using GPS data and Facebook® check-in points. The new Map mode also allows you to add locations using Google Maps™ providing an intuitive and interactive way to view and organize your photos by location.

NEW! Find People

The new Find People feature of PaintShop® Pro X5 helps you identify the people in your photos, making it easy to find and share photos of family and friends, or sync with your social contacts on sharing sites. In addition to manual tagging, you can also use powerful face detection technology to automatically analyze facial characteristics and help identify and organize the people in your photos.

NEW and Enhanced! HDR Tools

High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography is the process of taking multiple photos of the same scene at different exposures, and then selectively recombining them to create a single stunning photo with intense visual contrast. With PaintShop® Pro X5, now you have even more options when it comes to creating HDR photos. Use the new Exposure Merge features to create black-and-white (B&W) HDR images, access alignment preview and include moving objects in your HDR photos.

NEW! Single RAW Photo

With the new Single RAW Photo feature of PaintShop® Pro X5, now you can split an individual RAW photo into three exposures and then recombine them selectively to create an HDR-style effect. This process lets you control the exposure of different areas to bring out more detail and make your photo pop.

NEW! Graduated Filter Effect

Using the new Graduated Filter feature in PaintShop® Pro X5, you can apply a semi-transparent color gradient to your photos to simulate the effect of using different camera lens filters. For example, darken or tint the sky in a photo a particular color—all without affecting the rest of the image. A wide range of easy-to-use gradient controls also allows for more creativity and experimentation.

NEW! Retro Lab

Bring a vintage look to your photos using the new Retro Lab found only in PaintShop® Pro X5. Apply old school color and contrast to your photos to achieve a distinctive look inspired by early lo-fi cameras. Using customizable controls you can also create your own retro presets for use in other creative photo projects.

NEW! Instant Effects palette

Use the new Instant Effects palette in PaintShop® Pro X5 to instantly give your photos a unique look and feel. Choose from a variety of preset effects which are conveniently organized into style categories. Thumbnails make it easy to select the effect you want or choose from your own custom made presets.

NEW! Share My Trip

Bring your travel photos to life using the new Share My Trip feature in PaintShop® Pro X5. Create an impressive slideshow that links your photos and comments directly to an interactive map. Zoom-in to view each map location in detail or click on any photo to hide the map while the slideshow plays. Save your slideshow to view in any browser later or upload it to your Dropbox™ account for the option to share it on Facebook®.

Enhanced! Social Media and sharing

Take advantage of the enhanced social media features of PaintShop® Pro X5 to upload your photos and creative designs simultaneously to your Facebook®, Flickr® and Google+™ accounts. Add albums, descriptions, remove tagged contacts and upload to share your creative vision with family, friends and followers.

Enhanced! Design Tools

With PaintShop® Pro X5, now it's even easier to bring your creative designs to life. Use the enhanced Text tool for more intuitive text selection and editing. Get the perfect image, focus and dimensions you want using the enhanced Crop tool. Achieve more precise results with new Layer Style controls accessible directly from the Layers palette. Enjoy the enhanced Paint Brush tool that now includes added support for Adobe® Photoshop® brushes. Plus, use the new Run Multiple Scripts option to automate the editing process even further so you can spend more time focusing on your art.


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