Corel has announced the release of Corel PaintShop Pro X4, the latest version of its award winning photo editing software. The trusted choice of millions of photographers worldwide, PaintShop Pro delivers 'DSLR' power at a 'point and shoot' price while offering an uncompromising depth and selection of pro-quality tools to expertly manage, adjust, edit and share your entire photo collection.
Corel PaintShop Pro X4 includes over 75 new and enhanced features designed explicitly to meet the needs of today's photographers. With new photo editing features, dramatic improvements in speed and performance, enhancements to the user interface and convenient ways to share through social media, PaintShop Pro X4 delivers the depth of professional features and range of creative possibilities at a much lower price point than other professional editing software.
The impressive set of new features and enhancements fall within the following categories:
Professional Editing Power
New and Enhanced HDR Tools - A completely redesigned HDR engine brings you the latest technology in high dynamic range photo production. The new HDR module provides tools to merge photos and create picture perfect exposures with stunning contrast. With built-in presets to get you started, images look their best in no time.
New Photo Blend - Create the perfect composition from a series of images by easily including the best details and removing unwanted elements from any individual photo.
New Fill Light and Clarity - The Fill Light tool lets you bring out underexposed areas without affecting the overall brightness of your image, while the Clarity tool makes it easy to enhance subtle yet important details.
New Selective Focus - Enhance the depth of field in any image or easily mimic the effect of expensive tilt-shift lenses to turn a scene into a simulated miniature.
New Vignette Tools - Often used in wedding and portrait photography, the Vignette tool provides a classic portraiture style by applying a soft, coloured or faded border effect.
Enhanced! Performance - Corel PaintShop Pro X4 is faster than ever before with speed increases of over 50% on launch and accelerated performance compared with past versions.
Enhanced! Full Screen Preview - Fast, full-screen preview allows you to efficiently review your photos and use the entire screen to quickly view, rate, and rotate your images.
Enhanced! Workspace - New redesigned tabbed workspaces allow you to move easily between different photo workflows. The Manage workspace gives you all the power to review, tag, rate and organise your photos. The new Adjust workspace puts commonly used editing tools at your fingertips, while the Edit workspace provides you with a full range of professional level editing tools.
Enhanced! User Interface Updates - Corel PaintShop Pro X4 offers numerous interface updates to help users be as productive as possible.
Pricing and Availability
Corel PaintShop Pro X4 is available for £59.99 including VAT for the full version and £44.99 including VAT for upgrade customers. Commercial and education volume licenses are also available and additional languages are to follow. To download a free fully functional trial version or for more information about Corel PaintShop Pro X4, please visit