PaintShop Pro launches faster brush tools, in-app guide and tutorials with version X8.1
Software provider Corel has updated its PaintShop Pro X8 image manipulation program to include more help and guidance to enable users to find their way around the tools and features of the application. A new welcome screen has been added to version X8.1 that offers links to tutorials and inspirational features, as well as to partner paid-for content from the online training site Udemy. The idea is to help photographers get more from the program by making it clear what tools are available and how they should be used.
|The application features links to on-line training company Udemy|
The update also brings what Corel describes as 'performance enhancements' across the application, but especially faster brush speeds. The company claims nine brushes, including Paintbrush, dodge/burn and clone, are now on average twice as fast, while the Wet Paint brush is four times faster than it was previously. There are also over 100 additional enhancements that the company has made based on feedback from its user community.
On the download page of the Corel website there is a list of ten issues that the new version addresses, including color problems with Raw files from the Nikon D810.
- Burn Brush: Fixed edge result (previously showed darker result along brush edges)
- Color Replacer: No color bleed when using the Round brush to fill shapes
- Text wrapping: Left and Center alignment results fixed. Stability improved when saving layered text wrapping files to a .pspimage format compatible with legacy versions of PaintShop Pro.
- Nikon D810: Fixed raw image color issue
- Resize dialog box: Now retains settings last used for Based on One Side
- Magic Move in scripts: Fixed reported issues related to accurate rendering of script commands
- Material Properties palette: Improved stability when adding custom swatches
- Organizer palette: Restored drag-and-drop functionality between the palette and the workspace
- Script selection: Fixed script selection issue in the Batch Process dialog box
- Adjust workspace: Restored ability to set Save As option once per session (dialog box does not open for each photo edited)
The update is free to download and install for current users of PaintShop Pro X8 and X8 Ultimate. Suggested retail pricing (SRP) for PaintShop Pro X8 is $79.99 (USD/CAN) / EUR 69.99 / £59.99 / $99.95 AUD. Qualifying registered users can purchase for the upgrade price of $59.99 (USD/CAN) / EUR 49.99 / £44.99 / $69.95 AUD.
SRP for PaintShop Pro X8 Ultimate is $99.99 (USD/CAN) / EUR 89.99 / £79.99/ $129.95 AUD. Qualifying registered users can purchase for the upgrade price of $79.99 (USD/CAN) / EUR 69.99 / £64.99 / $89.95 AUD.
For more information visit the PaintShop Pro website.
Free PaintShop Pro X8 Update Adds In-App Learning With New Ways to Access Complementary Tools & Content, Plus Increased Performance
X8.1 brings dramatic brush acceleration and performance enhancements app-wide
Today, Corel announced the latest update to its photo-editing and graphic design software, PaintShop® Pro X8.1. This release introduces the Welcome Guide, an all-new in-app learning tool that makes it easier than ever to access helpful tips and tricks. Users will also find new ways to discover content to enrich the PaintShop Pro experience, plus significant performance enhancements app-wide, including major improvements to brush speeds. The X8.1 update is available now and is free to all registered users of PaintShop Pro X8.
New Welcome Guide & Add-on Content
Continuing PaintShop Pro's drive to make photo editing and graphic design more accessible, the new Welcome Guide makes getting started quick and easy. Fire up X8.1 and you are presented with a dedicated window linking to several tutorials and new project ideas.
Users can now discover additional brushes, plug-ins, complementary programs, and plenty more to extend PaintShop Pro's already strong photo and design toolkit, with new tools and content to be added on an ongoing basis. The new features in X8.1 come as part of Corel's commitment to deliver continuous updates and improvements to PaintShop Pro without requiring a subscription.
"A lot of people get intimidated when using a full-fledged photo-editor, often because they don't know where to start," says Greg Wood, Senior Product Director for Photo at Corel. "We want everyone to feel comfortable when they open PaintShop Pro, even if it's their first time. The new Welcome Guide provides users with video and training content to help them explore PaintShop Pro's many features, as well as direct access to a brand new learning series from our friends at Udemy."
Faster Brushes & Performance Enhancements
PaintShop Pro X8.1 also delivers major performance improvements, including dramatically accelerated brush speeds when working with larger images. Nine brushes, including the Paintbrush, Dodge/Burn, Clone and others have seen an average improvement of 2x faster than before, with the Paintbrush's Wet Paint look getting a boost of up to 4x faster!
Building on PaintShop Pro's performance, this latest update also includes more than 100 enhancements based on feedback from the PaintShop Pro user community. For more details on the latest improvements to PaintShop Pro X8, please visit our updates page for additional info.
Jul 19, 2017
Jul 14, 2017
Jul 13, 2017
Jul 12, 2017
|Nectar Dancing by Lensmate|
from A Big Year - birds
|Foggy morning by LassiM|
|Sad clown by PEB|
|Mtl Gen X 2015 DP by MarioSS|
from - Gen X - (In Full Colours+ Border)
In this article, expert macro photographer Thomas Shahan shares advice for successful closeup photography of bugs, insects and small animals.
DJI's new firmware makes it difficult to fly in restricted airspace, even when you have proper clearance. Is DJI placing themselves between professionals and the FAA?
Go behind the scenes with National Geographic photographer Renan Ozturk and see what it takes to capture a dangerous, harrowing, stunning Nat Geo photo essay.
Erez Marom tells the story behind this ominous photo of the sand 'reaching up' towards the mountains at Skagsanden beach in Norway. He calls this photo 'Torment.'
DPReview staffer Carey Rose has taken the Panasonic Leica DG 15mm F1.7 along for everything from a city-side boat ride to a bachelor party across the mountains. Find out how the little Leica fared.
Canon just unveiled the largest 12-ink printer on the market. The new imagePROGRAF PRO-6000 printer can make prints from 17 all the way up to 60 inches wide.
"Standing in one of the holiest places on earth, I felt uneasy," writes Wired's Jason Parham. "Most of my fellow visitors, I realized with a brief bloom of nausea, were taking selfies."
Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk has been receiving great reviews, but it's a challenge to see it in its full glory. This handy infographic reveals the aspect ratio chaos that is wrought as the industry retreats from film.
Anti-bullying organization Ditch the Label's Annual Bullying Survey 2017 reveals yet again that Instagram, more so than any other social network, has a the worst effect on youth mental health.
It's been a crazy day for innovative patent news. Apparently Sony is thinking of developing a medium format curved sensor camera.
An update to the Silkypix Raw converter fixes some bugs and adds support for several popular new cameras.
This crazy custom-built underwater camera shoots 8x10 large format film. It's supposedly "the first successful underwater 8x10 ever made," and it can be yours for $5,800... plus shipping.
Blackmagic just reveled a new accessory for their Cintel Film Scanner. The Cintel Audio and KeyKode Reader can capture KeyKode data and high-quality audio from film in real-time as it is being scanned.
A new Nikon patent shows a lens designed for a curved full-frame sensor. Could this be the high-end Nikon mirrorless camera people are hoping for?
The ability to shoot images at 1,000 fps first appeared in a Sony smartphone sensor. Now the Japanese manufacturer is using the same feature for industrial applications.
Astronomy expert and photographer Dr. Tyler Nordgren thinks you should "see your first eclipse, photograph your second." But if you do plan on taking photos this August, here are a few tips from someone who's been there.
How confident are you that you can spot a manipulated photo? A recent study at the University of Warwick shows that many people are pretty bad at it.
If you purchased a Leica TL2, do NOT attach Leica's Visoflex electronic viewfinder. Leica is working on a fix, but for now, it's possible the viewfinder will break your camera.
Google just released Motion Stills for Android. Unlike the iOS version, the Android app uses a redesigned video processing pipeline that processes each frame of a video as it is being recorded, creating instant results.
A huge copyright lawsuit between photography firm VHT and Zillow Group is heating up again, as both sides appeal a court ruling that granted VHT $4 million in damages.
European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet spent 6 months on board the International Space Station where he worked with Google capturing spheric panorama images that are now available in Street View.
It's official. PDN has confirmed with parent company Aurelius that 94-year-old lighting company Bowens is indeed going out of business.
The newly launched firmware version 1.06 fixes AF-issues that can occur with some lenses that are not officially compatible with the MC-11 converter.
Voyager is a waterproof smart light stick you can control entirely from your phone. The light has already blown past its $300K funding goal on Indiegogo.
2018 is the last year Photokina will take place during the traditional end-of-September dates. In 2019, Photokina will take place from the 8th to the 11th of May.
The Canon IXUS 50 (known as the SD400 Digital ELPH in North America) was one of a string of high-performing, pocketable PowerShots of the mid-2000s. In this week's throwback Thursday, Barney casts his mind back to 2005.
A close look at the EOS 6D II's Raw files suggest its dynamic range has taken a significant step backwards compared with the company's recent DSLRs. We look at how much difference this might make for your photos.
With a full-production review unit in our hands, we've got over 100 production samples from the new Canon EOS 6D Mark II to share.
Need a break from your day? Kick back and watch the making of a somewhat unconventional mojito filmed on Canon's new EOS 6D Mark II.
The Bonfoton Camera Obscura Room Lens can turn any room into a camera obscura, projecting the view from your window onto the walls of your room.