|Powerful HDR tools and RAW power|
Get the most out of HDR with PaintShop Pro X8. Recombine auto-bracketed exposures to create a single, stunning HDR photo with intense visual contrast.
X8 also gives you the ability to split an individual RAW file into three images and then selectively recombine them to create an HDR-style effect.
You can enjoy complete control over your RAW images with an enhanced RAW Lab layout, including before and after views, and a larger preview.
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.
|Time-saving enhancements speed you through editing|
Finish your editing faster and get back outside to shoot or have fun!
Brush speeds of several brushes are boosted again in this release to be 40 – 120% faster.
Selection tools now have a Tolerance setting, allowing you to set precise values to define an area. A new Batch Mode interface (shown above) makes it fast and easy to work with large groups of photos and apply actions, such as Watermark, Resize, Script and more.
Choose security features to apply upon output, including deleting file information and location, or embedding a watermark. Native PaintShop Pro image files save up to 50% faster.
|Fast fixes and instant effects|
Turn photos into stunning images faster with improved quick-to-preview photo effects tools.
Retro Lab brings a vintage look to your photos by applying old school colour and contrast to your photos inspired by early lo-fi cameras.
The Graduated Filter tool quickly and easily adds unique colour gradient effects to your images.
With Instant Effects you can choose from a variety of preset effects which are organised into style categories such as Artistic, Film Styles, Black & White and Landscape.
Selective Focus allows you to play with depth of field in your photos or apply bokeh effects to keep parts of the image in focus and the rest blurred.
X8 also offers amazing photo restoration. Use the Fade Correction tool to restore the colour and contrast of faded photos and the Scratch Remover to repair unsightly cracks in tattered photos to make them look new again.
|Easy ways to start and learn|
Get started quickly with PaintShop Pro X8’s project selection dialogue.
Simply click File, New Image, choose your desired project dimensions and start customising.
As always, PaintShop Pro makes it easy to find the help, training and information you need.
Choose from a library of helpful tutorials in the Discovery Center, 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.