Jasper Huitink : September 6th 2005 - 21:55 CET
Corel Paint Shop Pro X
Corel Paint Shop Pro X : Corel Corporation today announced the release of Corel Paint Shop Pro X, a major new product from Corel's digital imaging portfolio and the first version of the software to be introduced since Corel's acquisition of Jasc in October 2004. Corel Paint Shop Pro X will be widely available through Corel's global channel partners over the coming weeks and through the website of Corel starting today. This is the first simultaneous worldwide shipment in the product line's history. At the same time as the new paint shop pro, Corel also has a worldwide launch of Photo Album 6, wich is specially designed for the common user that doesn’t want to sit 10 minutes for every picture.|
Paint Shop Pro X - Imaging software|
"Today's announcement demonstrates Corel's commitment to provide customers with powerful, flexible and affordable digital imaging software tailored specifically to meet their needs," said Corel's Chief Executive Officer Dobson. "Corel Paint Shop Pro X sets a new standard in ease of use and demonstrates Corel's intent to clearly differentiate itself within the rapidly expanding digital imaging market." And with a suggested price of $129,- Paint Shop Pro X is available for everyone.
Corel Paint Shop X - More features and automatic options
"Corel Paint Shop Pro X is the result of unprecedented levels of customer contact and rigorous usability testing," said Blaine Mathieu, General Manager, Digital Imaging at Corel. "Throughout the development cycle for the new software, Corel engaged in intensive discussions with users to understand the key factors that shape a positive user experience. These included ease of use, integrated learning tools, more discoverable features and more automatic options to simplify the most common photo editing and organizing tasks. The new release of Corel Paint Shop Pro reflects Corel's investments in these core areas and the Company's commitment to deliver unmatched ease of use to every customer, whether they're a casual digital camera user, hobbyist or professional photographer."
Corel Paint Shop Pro X - Integrated Learning Center
Corel Paint Shop Pro X ushers in a new era of photo editing software by putting the power of advanced photo editing into every user's hands, whether they're a first time photographer or a seasoned professional. With a revamped user interface featuring a new, integrated Learning Center and Browser palette, Paint Shop Pro X is designed to accelerate learning and increase productivity. Tools are intelligently organized by task within the Learning Center palette, enabling users of all skill levels to produce professional-looking results with no previous photo editing experience required.
Corel Paint Shop Pro 10 - Fine tuning
Offering a unique combination of one-click fixes and precision controls for fine tuning, Paint Shop Pro X delivers unrivaled flexibility and control, enabling users to grow easily into the program as their knowledge of digital image editing develops. Below is an overview of the new and noteworthy features included in Corel Paint Shop Pro X:
Paint Shop Pro X - New functions
• The Paint Shop Pro X Learning Center: The new Learning Center organizes tools logically by task, providing users with a step-by-step guide and quick access to the instructions and tools needed to complete the most common photo editing projects.
• Browser Palette: The Browser palette is now integrated into the Paint Shop Pro X workspace to make it even easier for users to access, view, organize, and work with their images.
• Smart Photo Fix: The new Smart Photo Fix analyzes a photo and suggests settings to auto-correct color, brightness, sharpness, and saturation -- all in one step. Smart Photo Fix gives users new levels of control by allowing them to combine the simplicity of automatic corrections with the precision and control of manual adjustments.
• Makeover Tools: Paint Shop Pro X introduces a powerful new collection of extreme Makeover Tools to help users quickly and easily retouch the subjects in their photos. The Makeover Tools include the Blemish Fixer, Toothbrush and Suntan Brush.
• Object Remover: The new Object Remover lets users seamlessly eliminate unwanted elements from photos, intelligently filling in the resulting gaps with appropriate background detail.
• Special Effects for Black & White Photos: With the new Special Effects filters in Paint Shop Pro X, users can now easily convert images to simulated black and white infrared or apply color filters while converting to black and white images.
• Corel Photo Album 6 - Standard Edition: Included for the first time with Paint Shop Pro X, Corel Photo Album 6 provides efficient organization, sharing and photo backup options, along with hundreds of new drag-and-drop creative project templates.
• Advanced Features: Paint Shop Pro X now includes support for 16-bit/channel adjustments, ICC-based color management, the ability to import and export CMYK images using ICC profiles, along with enhanced monitor calibration that allows LCD screens to be correctly calibrated.
• Enhanced! Camera Raw support: Paint Shop Pro X now supports over forty Camera Raw file formats. Users can open, enhance, process, and convert images taken in the Raw format.
• Batch Processing: Users can easily process batches of images with Paint Shop Pro X. The Batch Process command lets them use scripts to apply fixes to batches of images, and users can also convert batches of images to a different file format.
• Perspective Correction Tool: With the Perspective Correction tool, users can fix buildings, landmarks, or objects in their photos that appear to be in the wrong perspective or that were taken from an angle other than directly in front.
• Straighten Tool: The Straighten tool lets users quickly align crooked photos and automatically crop the edges using any line in the photo.
• Creative Tools: Unlike other photo editors in its category, Paint Shop Pro X also offers an extensive collection of graphics, web design, and art media tools to further extend the creative options available to customers.
Corel Paint X - Simple interface
"Corel has clearly executed on its vision of blending a deep understanding of the customer with proven expertise in digital imaging," said Alexis Gerard, President, Future Image and author of the book Going Visual. "The new release of Corel Paint Shop Pro X combines straightforward, logically organized tools within a sleek and simple interface that significantly improves the user experience. They will enable a broad range of people to meet the challenge of communicating more effectively in both their business and personal lives."
Corel Paint Shop Pro X - Pricing and Availability
Available for a suggested retail price of $129 US, Corel Paint Shop Pro X includes Corel Photo Album 6 - Standard Edition, Pixmantec RawShooter essentials, two hours of free lynda.com video instruction and a printed user manual. Corel also offers academic pricing to qualified institutions and students. Corel Paint Shop Pro X will be available from major retailers and resellers across North America including Amazon, PC Mall, Dell.com, Atomic Park, STAPLES Business Depot, Office Depot, CDW, PC Connection, SHI and Software Spectrum.