Corel has announced Paintshop Pro X6 'Ultimate', its PC-only image processing software which improves on the previous version of PSP X6 thanks to the addition of built-in automatic image correction by Athentech Imaging. The update to 64-bit architecture should result in better performance on modern operating systems, as well. Apparently, the new software was created after a research study indicated that 'more power, more speed and improved usability were the changes users most wanted to see in X6'. We hope the research team got rewarded handsomely for figuring that one out.
New 64-Bit Corel® PaintShop® Pro X6 Delivers on Users’ Top Request
Increased Performance, Refined UI and Improved Workflows Help Users
Create Their Best Photos Ever
Ottawa, ON – September 4, 2013 - Today Corel announced the availability of PaintShop® Pro X6 Ultimate. Thanks to the addition of 64-bit support, X6 is the most powerful version to date. Improvements in speed and performance, plus interface refinements and new quick selection tools help photographers achieve their best results – fast.
“PaintShop Pro X6 Ultimate is rooted in Corel’s sincere desire to build a product that helps users create their best photos ever. The most effective way to achieve this was to go right to the source,” said Rick Champagne, Senior Product Manager, Corel Photo & Video. “X6 was developed based on our extensive customer research. Our users told us they want 64-bit power, faster performance, an improved user interface, and continued availability of a perpetual license, so we delivered them. Now we not only offer the most robust feature set in the space, but also the professional power to back it.”
Improvements in PaintShop Pro X6 Ultimate originate from the most extensive research study in the product’s history. Corel researchers drew from a base of over 2.6 million PaintShop Pro users, learning that more power, more speed and improved usability were the changes users most wanted to see in X6.
New 64-Bit Power Drives Acceleration Application-Wide
The leap to 64-bit has dramatically accelerated key features application wide. Performance gains include:
- Superior performance: 64-bit dramatically improves the power of PaintShop Pro X6, delivering more performance, speed, and stability in users’ favorite features. For example, when compared to X5, 64- bit PaintShop Pro X6 saw a 78% performance increase in cataloguing JPG images. For more information on performance gains please refer to page 17 of the Reviewer’s Guide www.corel.com/newsroom/paintshoppro.
- New! Memory management: New memory management work opening and saving files and applying effects is accelerated in both 32- and 64-bit versions of X6. Both are included with every purchase.
- New! Open more and larger images faster: With X6 users can open larger files and more files - upward of 50 - with ease. This significantly improves performance in batch processing, multi-layer compositing work and HDR processing.
- Enhanced! Support for Adobe Photoshop plug-ins: PaintShop Pro X6 now supports many 64-bit Adobe Photoshop plug-ins in addition to Photoshop format (.psd) images and Photoshop format (.abr) brushes.
New Tools Improve on Workflow
New selection tools make traditionally tedious editing tasks a breeze allowing users to focus on the creative side of editing.
- New! Smart Selection Brush: This new brush enables the selection of objects based on a brushstroke. Users simply paint over an object to select it.
- New! Auto Selection tool: The new auto selection tool lets users enclose an image area in a bounding rectangle that automatically detects and snaps to the edge. It’s quick and simple, accelerating common selection tasks.
Professional Level Plug-ins Add Additional Value to PaintShop Pro X6 Ultimate
Corel’s flagship photo editor, PaintShop Pro X6 Ultimate also includes valuable photo editing extras worth over $200.
- Perfectly Clear: Available for the first time in PaintShop Pro Ultimate, the award-winning plug-in by Athentech Imaging, saves users time by delivering advanced, one-click image corrections based on 10 years of scientific research.
- FaceFilter3 Standard: A versatile photo retouching and beautifying toolkit by Reallusion, FaceFilter3 Standard helps users reveal the true beauty of their photos by providing scenario-based portrait editing and beautifying.
Also introducing Corel Photo Video Suite™ X6
Corel also today announced Corel Photo Video Suite X6, the comprehensive combination of PaintShop Pro X6 and VideoStudio® Pro X6, for photo and video editing in one complete package.
Pricing and Availability
PaintShop Pro X6 Ultimate can be purchased immediately as an electronic download (ESD) from www.corel.com/paintshopproultimate or from Corel's global resellers. North American suggested retail pricing (SRP) is $99.99 (USD and CDN). Upgrade pricing, for users of versions X3 and higher, is $79.99.
PaintShop Pro X6 is available at an SRP of $79.99 and $59.99 for an upgrade. For more information please visit www.corel.com/paintshoppro
Photo Video Suite X6 is available for $129.99 or $99.99 for an upgrade. For more information please visit www.corel.com/photovideosuite
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