Corel PaintShop Pro

Corel PaintShop Pro
  • Company Corel
  • Version 2021
  • Platforms
    MacWindows
  • License Commercial
  • Category Graphics
Rating:
2.6 / 5 (155 votes)

1. Main Features

  • Basic and advanced photo and image editing
  • Multi-workspace design accessible to both novices and experts
  • Navigation tree and Organizer to locate and manage images
  • AI and content-aware tools that make complex edits easy
  • Layer-based graphic design tools
  • Ability to batch process photos

2. Software Overview

Corel PaintShop Pro (PSP) is a program used for editing images and digital photos. It includes beginner-friendly workspaces that allow novices to perform simple edits, as well as an advanced workspace that allows experts to perform layer-based editing, batch image processing, and Web publishing.

PaintShop Pro allows users to import images and RAW digital photos or create images from scratch. The application supports a wide variety of RAW digital camera image formats and files created using other graphics editing applications, such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Several built-in effects and AI tools allow you to quickly modify the color, tone, brightness, and contrast of digital photos.

After you've begun importing, editing, and creating images, you can manage those images using PaintShop Pro's Navigation tree and Organizer. These features allow you to quickly navigate through and find specific subsets of images, such as those saved in a specific folder or that you've assigned a specific rating. In the Organizer, you can view thumbnails that will help you locate the exact image you are looking for.

However, PaintShop Pro's most unique feature is its multi-workspace design. Those looking to perform minor edits to a photo can open that photo in PaintShop Pro's Photography workspace, which includes only a subset of simple photo-editing features, while those looking to perform slightly more complex edits can load an image in PaintShop Pro's Essentials workspace. Finally, those looking to create an image from scratch or perform complex, professional-level edits can open PaintShop Pro's Complete workspace, which includes almost every feature users have come to expect from professional image-editing applications.

PaintShop Pro's advanced image-editing features include:

While it is not as popular as Adobe Photoshop, PaintShop Pro provides features that rival Adobe's premier image-editing application. Casual and novice editors may find PaintShop Pro especially appealing, as it is available as a one-time purchase and provides simpler, beginner-friendly workspaces they can use to start becoming expert image editors.

3. Supported File Types

Primary file extension:
.PSPIMAGE - PaintShop Pro Image
Other file extensions used by Corel PaintShop Pro:
# File Extension Name
1 .3FR Hasselblad 3F RAW Image
2 .8BF Filter Factory Image Filter
3 .8BL Photoshop Plug-in
4 .AFX Auto FX PhotoGraphic Edges Image
5 .ARW Sony Digital Camera Image
6 .ARW Sony Alpha Raw Digital Camera Image
7 .BAY Casio RAW Image
8 .BMP Bitmap Image File
9 .BRK Brooktrout Fax Document
10 .CAL CALS Raster Graphic
11 .CALS CALS Raster Graphic File
12 .CDR CorelDRAW Image File
13 .CGM Computer Graphics Metafile
14 .CLP Windows Clipboard File
15 .CMX Corel Metafile Exchange Image File
16 .CPT Corel PHOTO-PAINT Image
17 .CUR Windows Cursor
18 .CUT Dr. Halo Bitmap Image File
19 .DCX Zsoft Multi-Page Paintbrush File
20 .DGN MicroStation Design File
21 .DIB Device Independent Bitmap File
22 .DRW Drawing File
23 .EMF Enhanced Windows Metafile
24 .EPS Encapsulated PostScript File
25 .EPSF Encapsulated PostScript Format File
26 .EXIF Exchangeable Image Information File
27 .FFF Hasselblad RAW Image
28 .FPX FlashPix Bitmap Image File
29 .GEM Ventura Publisher Document
30 .GIF Graphical Interchange Format File
31 .HGL HP Graphics Language File
32 .HPGL HP Graphics Language Plotter File
33 .HPL HP-GL Plotter File
34 .IFF Interchange File Format
35 .IIQ Phase One RAW Image
36 .IMG GEM Image
37 .J2C JPEG 2000 Code Stream
38 .JAS Paint Shop Pro Compressed Graphic
39 .JBF Paint Shop Pro Browser Cache File
40 .JBR Paint Shop Pro Brushes File
41 .JFI JPEG File Interchange Image
42 .JP2 JPEG 2000 Core Image File
43 .JPC JPEG 2000 Code Stream File
44 .JPG JPEG Image
45 .JPG2 JPEG 2000 Image
46 .JPX JPEG 2000 Image File
47 .JSL Corel PaintShop Pro Shape Library
48 .KDC Kodak Photo-Enhancer File
49 .KFX Kofax Image File
50 .LBM Deluxe Paint Bitmap Image
51 .MAC MacPaint Image
52 .MEF Mamiya RAW Image
53 .MIP Multiple Image Print File
54 .MOS Leaf Camera RAW File
55 .MRW Minolta Raw Image File
56 .MSP Microsoft Paint Bitmap Image
57 .NCR NCR Image
58 .NEF Nikon Electronic Format RAW Image
59 .NRW Nikon Raw Image File
60 .ORF Olympus RAW File
61 .PAL Dr. Halo Color Palette File
62 .PAT Pattern File
63 .PBM Portable Bitmap Image
64 .PBS PaintShop Pro Brush Strokes
65 .PCD Kodak Photo CD Image File
66 .PCX Paintbrush Bitmap Image File
67 .PEF Pentax Electronic File
68 .PEN Paint Shop Pro Pen Preset File
69 .PFR Paint Shop Pro Picture Frame File
70 .PGM Portable Gray Map Image
71 .PIC Generic Picture File
72 .PICT Picture File
73 .PNG Portable Network Graphic
74 .PPF Paint Shop Pro Soft Plastic Preset File
75 .PPM Portable Pixmap Image File
76 .PSD Adobe Photoshop Document
77 .PSP PaintShop Pro Image File
78 .PSPBRUSH PaintShop Pro Brush File
79 .PSPIMAGE PaintShop Pro Image
80 .PSPSCRIPT PaintShop Pro Resource File
81 .PTX Paint Shop Pro Texture File
82 .Q1Q LunarCell Photoshop Plug-in
83 .Q2Q Flexify Photoshop Plug-in
84 .Q4Q Solar Cell Photoshop Plug-in
85 .Q5Q SuperBladePro Presets File
86 .Q5R Melancholytron Photoshop Plug-in
87 .Q7Q India Ink Photoshop Plug-in
88 .Q8R Flood Photoshop Plug-in
89 .Q9Q BladePro Presets File
90 .Q9R Glitterato Photoshop Plug-In
91 .Q9S Mr. Contrast Photoshop Plug-In
92 .RAF Fuji RAW Image File
93 .RAW Raw Image Data File
94 .RGBA RGB Bitmap
95 .RLE Run Length Encoded Bitmap
96 .RS Sun Raster Graphic
97 .RSB Red Storm Bitmap File
98 .RW2 Panasonic RAW Image
99 .SA9 Hue and Cry Photoshop Plug-in
100 .SCT Scitex Continuous Tone File
101 .SGI Silicon Graphics Image File
102 .SNAPFIRESHOW Corel SnapfireShow File
103 .SVG Scalable Vector Graphics File
104 .SVGZ Compressed SVG File
105 .TGA Targa Graphic
106 .TIF Tagged Image File
107 .TUB PaintShop Pro Picture Tube
108 .WBM Wireless Bitmap Image
109 .WBMP Wireless Bitmap Image File
110 .WMF Windows Metafile
111 .WMP Windows Media Photo File
112 .WPG WordPerfect Graphic File
113 .X3F SIGMA X3F Camera RAW File
114 .XBM X11 Bitmap Graphic
115 .XPM X11 Pixmap Graphic
116 .XWD X Windows Dump Image

Updated: April 27, 2021

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