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Corel PaintShop Pro X6

by Corel
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

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  • Built with powerful new 64-bit architecture, this complete photo-editing toolkit offers more speed and power than ever before
  • Turn your snapshots into beautiful images you'll be proud to share with easy-to-use editing and design tools and striking effects
  • Take your photos to the next level with professional capabilities, including complete raw editing, layers, hdr and more
  • Grow your skills with comprehensive built-in training tools
  • Complete and easy-to-use photo-editing toolset

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Platform: PC Download | Edition: Standard Edition
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  • ASIN: B00GBFFCGU
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 30 Oct 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 163 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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Platform: PC Download | Edition: Standard Edition

Imagine creating your best photo ever

Imagine your best photo ever--now bring it to life with new Corel PaintShop Pro X6. Built with powerful new 64-bit architecture, this complete photo-editing toolkit offers more speed and power than ever before. Turn your snapshots into beautiful images you'll be proud to share with easy-to-use editing and design tools and striking effects. Two new selection tools make routine photo-editing tasks faster and easier. Take your photos to the next level with professional capabilities, including complete RAW editing, layers, HDR and more, or grow your skills with comprehensive built-in training tools, including the award-winning Learning Center and new video tutorials. The right fit for photo enthusiasts at any level, PaintShop Pro X6 brings out the best in your photos that matter.

Complete and easy-to-use photo-editing toolset

An intuitive, 1-2-3 workspace for all your photo-editing needs:
  • Manage--quickly browse, preview, tag, rate and organise your images
  • Adjust easily make adjustments and quick fixes with impressive and easy-to-use features like Smart Photo Fix, makeover tools and more
  • Edit --explore professional tools for photo editing, image composition and graphic design, such as layers, creative tools for text, drawing, and painting and more

    Amazing effects for unique photos

  • Retro Lab --bring a vintage look to your photos by applying old school colour and contrast to your photos inspired by early lo-fi cameras
  • Graduated Filter tool--quickly and easily add unique colour gradient effects to your images
  • Instant Effects--choose from a variety of preset effects which are organised into style categories such as Artistic, Film Styles, Black & White and Landscape
  • Selective Focus--play with depth of field in your photos or apply bokeh effects to keep parts of the image in focus and the rest blurred

    Versatile creative design tools
    PaintShop Pro X6 offers more than just professional-quality photo editing, it's also a powerful design program that's perfect for any visual project. Whether you're transforming photos into paintings, creating striking graphic designs, developing images for the web, or adding creative touches to your photo projects, you'll enjoy a variety of powerful design features, including creative brushes, textures, lettering, layers, vector tools and more.

    Easy built-in learning
    With PaintShop Pro X6, it's easy to find the help, training and information you need. Choose from a library of helpful tutorials in a new Discovery Center and then watch and learn from directly within the application. Work smarter and faster with extra tips and tricks from with the award-winning Learning Center. This handy integrated reference guide offers step-by-step instructions and quick access to the right tools for your project, offering the help you need, when you need it.

    Easy-to-use selection tools
    To accelerate your photo-editing and design projects, PaintShop Pro X6 delivers several handy selection tools to make defining editable areas in your images quick and easy. Choose between the Shape Selection, Freehand Selection and Magic Wand tools depending on the area of your image that you want to crop, edit or copy. Plus, two new smart selection tools now make selecting areas or objects in your photo lightning fast, saving you time and effort. Use them on their own, or as a starting point to further refine your selection:

  • New Auto Selection --quickly select an object or area in your photo by dragging a window to enclose the desired area. The selection marquee automatically snaps to the edges it detects, making further refinements a cinch!
  • New Smart Selection Brush--create a selection based on a quick brushstroke. Simply paint over a sample of the colours and textures from the desired area and the powerful Smart Selection Brush automatically expands the selection to the edges

    Professional-quality features for advanced photo editing

  • Enhanced High Dynamic Range (HDR) tools--recombine auto-bracketed exposures to create a single, stunning HDR photo with intense visual contrast
  • Enhanced Layers -- Use multiple, non-destructive layers when editing images to create photo composites or dynamic designs. Now you can drag and drop images onto the Layers palette to open images directly as new layers.
  • Camera RAW Lab--enjoy complete control over your RAW images in the Camera RAW lab. Simple batch processing lets you convert large numbers of RAW image files at once
  • Single RAW Photo for HDR Effect--split an individual RAW file into three images and then selectively recombine them to create an HDR-style effect
  • Enhanced Powerful scripting engine--speed up common and repetitive tasks with the updated scripting engine. Now you can script almost any action with the new full-featured scripting engine and updated scripting guide
  • Support for third-party plugins--new support for 64-bit versions of third-party plugin tools and enhanced support for Adobe plugins opens a world of creative possibilities
  • New Enhanced RAW support--manage and save IPTC metadata in your RAW files, giving you more control over the information contained in your image files. You can also output your RAW file as a JPG or TIF and include IPTC data

    Complete photo editing for the video enthusiast
    Edit images for photo slideshows and video productions. Create objects with transparent backgrounds to add to your videos. Develop logos, watermarks, lower-third graphics, frames, masks and much more—it’s the perfect partner to Corel VideoStudio Pro or your video editor of choice.

    Built-in sharing and social media features
    Connect with loved ones and share your photos with the world using the built-in social media features of PaintShop Pro X6.



    System Requirements

  • Intel Core Duo 1.83 GHz Processor or AMD Dual Core 2.0 GHz Processor (Intel Core i5 or i7 Processor, or AMD Phenom II X4 or X6 Processor recommended)
  • Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP with latest service packs installed (32-bit or 64-bit editions)
  • 2 GB of RAM (4 GB of RAM or higher and 1 GB of VRAM or higher recommended)
  • Minimum 1024 x 768 screen resolution
  • Windows-compatible sound card
  • Windows-compatible DVD-ROM drive for program installation/ Windows-compatible DVD burner for DVD output (Windows-compatible Blu-ray Disc burner for Blu-ray Disc and DVD output recommended)

    For editing of UHD/4K and 3D video, an Intel Core i7 or AMD Phenom II X4 with Windows 8 64-bit operating system and 4 GB of RAM or higher is recommended

    Supported input/output devices

  • iPhone, iPad, iPod Classic with video, iPod touch, Sony PSP, Windows and Android smartphones
  • Cameras and camcorders that record to internal memory, memory card, DVD disc or hard drive
  • USB capture devices, PC cameras, webcams
  • IEEE 1394/FireWire cards for use with DV, D8 or HDV camcorders
  • Support for OHCI-Compliant IEEE-1394
  • Analog capture cards for analogue camcorders (VFW and WDM support for Windows XP and Broadcast)
  • Windows-compatible Blu-ray Disc, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, DVD-RAM and CD-R/RW drives
  • Digital Single-Lens Reflex (SLR) cameras for stop motion: Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III, EOS 1D Mark IV, EOS 1D Mark III, EOS 1D X, EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 7D, EOS 40D, EOS 50D, EOS 60D, EOS 60Da, EOS 650D/Rebel T4i, EOS 600D/Rebel T3i, EOS 1100D/Rebel T3, EOS 550D/ Rebel T2i, EOS 500D/Rebel T1i, EOS 450D/Rebel XSi, EOS 1000D/Rebel XS

    System Requirements:
    • Supported OS: Windows 8   Windows 7   Windows Vista   Windows XP   
    • RAM: 2 GB
    • Hard Disk: 1 GB
    • Additional Requirements: Intel or AMD 1.5 Ghz processor; 1024 x 768 screen resolution with 16-bit color display; DirectX 9 or higher compatible audio card with latest driver; Internet connexion required for online features and tutorial videos

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    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Affordable, versatile, home package. 5 Dec 2013
    By Mr. M. A. Reed TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
    Platform for Display:PC| Edition:Standard Edition|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
    I've been using Paint Shop Pro 5 for years and years and years, so it was with some trepidation I migrated to PSP X6, which installs easily and quickly from disc. The interface is clean and easy, with lots of functionality, and plenty of options for image manipulation which I've really only scratched the surface of. Lots of the extra plugins only work on the 32-bit version, which you can go back to if you want. On the other hand, this is an affordable and relatively useful package that would be ideal for a home user (and not a pro). Downsides are sometimes the menu arrangements are not intuiative - where are some of the tools, and why would someone put them there? - and the load times for initial bootup are quite long. Also the need to go online and install extra functions seems to me that the package-on-disc is by definition limited and somewhat restricted. However, for an affordable, versatile, programme that will suit most home user requirements, this is ideal.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great Photo Editor and more 24 Nov 2013
    By A. Kwabula VINE VOICE
    Platform for Display:PC| Edition:Standard Edition|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
    This version spots a cleaner interface and is feature loaded. The new quick selection tools are a very welcome addition to as they make photo editing alot more fun. So much can be done and I think it mostly differs with the Ultimate version on the extra content in the ultimate version. So may cool features such as HDR-Mearge, Raw-editing, Photo Straightening, teethe whitenning, enhenced natch processing, cloning tools and so on. I am using it alongside Serif's Photoplus X6, and it offers some features the mazing Serif Photoplus does not have(and vice versa).

    It's organises the photos nicely, making it easy to locate particular photos.

    The 64bit engine is doing well with my dedicated graphics with 2GB graphics RAM, but I think it should still work well with any decent integrated graphics card. It handles raw images from my Canon 600D very well.

    Highly recommended photo software.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Decent, affordable app 3 Dec 2013
    By 420
    Platform for Display:PC| Edition:Standard Edition|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
    Despite the "pro" name, this is a thoroughly decent package for amateurs. The disk contains both 32-bit and 64-bit versions, so those of you with older hardware are still catered for.

    It remains an app for fixing photos rather than creating original graphics, so it can be used for that. Tools such as redeye removal are most prominent. The "Learning Centre" in the edit tab is useful for newbies finding their feet.

    You may also wish to consider PhotoShop Elements instead: Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 (PC/Mac). At the time of writing, it is cheaper, at £33.
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    17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
    By Tellboy TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
    Platform for Display:PC| Edition:Standard Edition|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
    I have used Paint Shop Pro since version 7 and I suppose because I have always used it I find it easier than Photoshop or Photoshop Elements.
    If I want to do something quickly I still turn to Version 7 but I do enjoy using all the new features on the later versions. The difference from Version X5 to X6 are on a level of a service pack really just enhancing already existing features with the addition of a FaceFilter and new technology on the one click image corrections.
    Unlike a lot of software the different versions happily exist together on your PC without insisting on the removal of earlier versions.
    Luckily I have seldom used Corel Support as I know from past experience that you seldom get acknowledgement or a reply. A number of reviewers have commented and been frustrated by this.
    On the Installation of this boxed set of Corel Paintshop Pro X6 (PC) I did have problems.
    I had installed a trial version before the box set version and the startup nag screen kept asking me to enter the serial number if purchased.
    Entering the number only gave an error message as Activation Failed.
    Trying to install from the disc gave an error message "A problem caused the program to stop working correctly".
    A message to Corel Support as expected had absolutely no response.
    Many days later I read on a Forum of a similar problem as was directed to some Corel FAQ's which identified the problem.
    This was quickly resolved as follows:-
    "Please note that you cannot activate a trial version using the serial number from a box version. Only download versions and trials requires activation. If you purchased a box version and installed a trial previously, please uninstall the trial and reinstall from the disc."
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Easier than it at first looks 28 Jan 2014
    Platform for Display:PC Download| Edition:Standard Edition|Verified Purchase
    Having used Paint Shop Pro 7 for a long time I needed a replacement. I'm no expert either at photography or graphics programs, so I find all the latest software baffling. I was delighted to find I could begin using PSPx6 straight away because the features and commands I'm used to are still there. It's also very friendly, click a command button and if you want it a basic instruction appears at the right of the screen. Help is very good and tutorials are available that seem easy to follow.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars First impressions compared with Photoshop CS5 5 Dec 2013
    Platform for Display:PC| Edition:Standard Edition|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
    I should point out that I haven't been using PaintShop Pro for as long as I would have liked before reviewing. I've been using Photoshop in various guises for about 15 years now and I currently use CS5 as my daily drawing package. I've never been entirely happy with Photoshop's interface, but historically it has done things other programs have not, so necessity has bred familiarity. I got this copy of Paintshop Pro essentially to see if I liked Corel's approach any better, but since I have not made the switch you may conclude that the answer was no. The following explains why.

    First impressions using PaintShop are that it appears to be very similar to Photoshop - but not exactly the same. This is good and bad. Good because Photoshop is a fine piece of software to mimic, bad because if there's something you don't like about Photoshop, then you may well find you don't like it in PaintShop Pro either. Annoyingly the little changes go as far as the keyboard shortcuts, especially the use of Ctrl, Alt and Shift, have the same actions (like add to and remove from current selection), but on different keys (that can't be remapped), making the transition very frustrating. Obviously this is not a flaw in PaintShop, or Photoshop for that matter, but it is a pain.

    This is not a simple piece of software to learn, so it is very good news that Corel provides lots of learning resources for free when you buy. There are also lot of little help panels scattered around the interface and some simplified interfaces for common photo retouching tools. The software is split into three parts, a photo organiser (that Corel call a manager), an image adjustment area and an image editor.
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