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Corel Paintshop Pro X5 Announced

Corel has launched Paintshop Pro X5, the latest version of its photo editing software.

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Paintshop Pro X5

Corel has released Paintshop Pro X5.

PaintShop Pro X5 delivers all the powerful editing and digital design tools needed to produce stunning images and professional works of art. With easy-to-use, pro-quality tools and built-in learning resources, every level of user, from aspiring amateur to seasoned professional, will be able to expertly organise, edit, and share their photographic and artistic visions with ease.

The latest release includes updates and refinements to PaintShop’s most popular features like layer styles, brushes and High Dynamic Range (HDR) tools. PaintShop Pro X5 also boasts new creative tools including Retro Lab, an Instant Effects palette and a Graduated Filter effect. Also new to X5 are the innovative social media integration and organisational tools like face recognition and Share My Trip which gives users the ability to share map based interactive slideshows.

Also available today is PaintShop Pro X5 Ultimate. This release combines all the powerful photo-editing and design tools of PaintShop Pro X5 with valuable creative extras. Users can explore their creativity with award-winning Nik Color Efex Pro 3.0 photographic filters, and REALLUSION FaceFilter Studio 2.0 portrait-enhancement tools. Also included is a collection of over 100 unique brushes, textures and royalty-free backgrounds, making this product exceptionally good value.

Key features:
  • New Instant Effects palette: Includes a variety of pre-set effects and styles such as Artistic, Film, Black & White, and Landscape, plus users can create their own!
  • New Retro Lab: Create and apply old-school color and contrast effects to photos to achieve a distinctive look inspired by early or toy cameras
  • Enhanced High Dynamic Range tools: Create intense B&W contrast, easier photo alignment, and the application of pre-sets to HDR batch processing
  • New Single RAW Photo: Allows users to create HDR results using a single RAW photo
  • New Graduated Filter effect: Semi-transparent color gradients that simulate the effect of using different on-camera filters
  • Enhanced Layer Styles: Includes the ability to apply styles such as drop shadow, glow and reflections directly from the Layers palette
  • New & Enhanced Paint Brush: New Watercolor brush plus enhanced ability to import Adobe Photoshop brushes
  • New & Enhanced Corel Guide: Built-in instructional videos, easy-to-follow tutorials and free downloadable content such as PictureTubes™, picture frames, brushes, presets and more
  • New Places: Maps photos to specific real-world locations that enable users to quickly view and search photos based on their geographical info
  • New Share My Trip: Share your travel photos online with a slideshow that links photos directly to an interactive map
  • New People: Face recognition technology that helps users identify and tag individuals for easier photo management and social sharing.        
Paintshop Pro X5 is now available for £59.99 form Corel's website. Paintshop Pro Ultimate is available for £79.99, and £59.99 for the upgrade. You can also download a free fully functional trial version.

For more information, visit Corel's website.

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