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Corel PaintShop Pro

PaintShop Pro is a photo editor with additional organizing capabilities, including keyword tags, auto sorting and facial recognition.

  • Windows
Avg rating of 3.8 (4)| 6 comments

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Corel PaintShop Pro Features

  1.  Facial RecognitionCorel PaintShop Pro can register a biometric facial pattern to identify or verify the identity of a subject through an image or video.

Corel PaintShop Pro information

  • Developed byCorel Software
  • LicensingProprietary and Commercial product.
  • PricingOne time purchase (perpetual license)
  • RatingAverage rating of 3.8
  • Alternatives162 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

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Corel PaintShop Pro was added to AlternativeTo by Stuck on and this page was last updated . Corel PaintShop Pro is sometimes referred to as PaintShop, PaintShop Pro, Corel Paint Shop Pro, Corel Digital Studio, PSP.

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It seems to be the bees knees in photo editing everything else I have tried is simply not good enough

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cselian
  
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I havent used it since PSP7 but thats the first image editor I cut my teeth on, and JASC Software was one of the early companies that I fell in love with.

Its fantastic to use and a fraction of the price. I remember PSP7 would even load all Photoshop plugins cause lets face it, thats where all the fun was.

I always found Photoshop clunky and hard for beginners. Is it just me or is that a standard Adobe thing? I wasnt surprised to read this about the psd format.

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I've been a fan of PaintShop Pro since it was made by the original developers, JASC. Back then, I liked it because it was it was more light weight and ran better than PhotoShop.

Since Corel took over, it seems like they've tried making it look prettier, but haven't really done much with it other than add marginal improvements with each release. I've upgraded with most releases and currently own 2018, though it may be my last purchase.

For the last few years (this review written in 2019), PhotoShop has been getting more efficient when compared to PSP (especially when zooming in and out, or panning when you're zoomed in; it stutters quite a bit). Because of this, I started looking for other alternatives and landed with Photoshop CS5 and started leaning more towards it over the years. Now, Photoshop 2017 is pretty much my main photo editor.

Now wanting to move away from the PhotoShop subscription, I found a decent competitor called Affinity Photo and it's only $49.99 (I got it on sale for $39.99). That's to own it, not a subscription. It reminds me of PaintShop Pro back when it was owned by JASC. Affinity Photo is very efficient (it uses all your cores and your GPU), is compatible with PSD's and by default has the same keyboard shortcuts as PhotoShop (even zoom with the mouse wheel, when setup). I believe Affinity Photo will be my new default photo editor. You can see more about it here on AlternativeTo.net.

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That's very similar to my own experience. I was very happy using PaintShop Pro years ago. Then I tried out Serif's PhotoPlus which was sort of like a predecessor to Affinity Photo (which is made by Serif). I liked the layer features in PhotoPlus much better than PaintShop Pro's and it just felt much faster overall. Serif seems to have taken their years of fine-tuning with PhotoPlus and their other editors and turned that into a beast with the Affinity suite. PaintShop Pro is still a great product, it just had too many workflow inhibitors last time I used it. Meanwhile Affinity specifically honed workflow as a key selling point.

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I've used Corel products for years.

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Paint Shop Pro in my view may perhaps have pretty well reached its features high watermark with version 8. Later versions marginally improved its capabilities and for sure, except for PSP Photo X2, none of these versions justified the price asked by Corel to upgrade.

The overall look and feel of the Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 however is very well done, and recently Corel (finally) lowered its price at a level where it is now excellent value for money, even as an upgrade from an earlier version.

It's a fun application to use and its learning curve is quite manageable if one is willing to take the time to experiment and work with it using many useful and exiting tutorials offered for free on the Web.

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I personally haven't cared for PSP since version 8. I've purchased every version since v4, loved the changes through 8, but feel the UI was a lateral step in 9, and downhill from there.

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  • Windows 10
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