Enter a world of infinite creativity with the comprehensive photo editing and graphic design power of PaintShop Pro X8. Accelerate your photo editing with enhanced layers, more precise selection tools, faster brushes and extensive productivity-boosting improvements. Bring ideas to life with the most versatile photo editing software value anywhere—no monthly subscription required. Editing pictures was never easier!
Instantly fill a selection or vector shape with text that automatically wraps within it. Create interesting design elements for web graphics, posters, scrapbooking, brochures, collages, and other projects.
Edit pictures faster with this content-aware tool that automatically replaces the background when you move an object or person. Drag your selection to a new position and the empty area is filled in to match the surrounding background.
Batch Picture Editing Software
Quickly apply batch actions, including Watermark, Resize and Script the redesigned Batch Mode. Choose security features, such as deleting file information and location, or adding a watermark, to apply on output.
More precise selections
Accurate selections are essential in photo editing software. PaintShop Pro X8 lets you define a selection size by height and width, or with a fixed aspect ratio, for easier, more precise selections.
Apply Lens Correction tools automatically within the Edit workspace or the Camera RAW Lab to quickly correct the distortions, vignetting and chromatic aberrations that are commonly introduced by most camera lenses.
4K monitor support
See each detail and appreciate the beauty of your photos when you pair your new photo editing software with a high resolution monitor. All-new icons and an enhanced interface compatible with Ultra High DPI displays (up to 250% zoom with 4K resolution).
With speed gains of 40 - 120%, many brushes are faster and more responsive than ever. Plus, a larger maximum brush size of 3,000 pixels lets you cover more area, more quickly.
Enjoy up to 50% faster performance with Smart Edge, which works with several tools to help keep your brush strokes "inside the lines".
Essential for advanced image editing, compositing and graphic design, layers are now easier to use. Search for layers by name to quickly find the one you need, merge selected layers, and easily expand or collapse layer groups.
Text and Shape Cutting
Instantly create a photo object by using text or a shape to clip an underlying photo or image. Then paste or drag it to any image as a layer. The new Cutter Preview lets you see exactly what you are cutting before you cut.
Edit RAW Pictures with Camera RAW Lab
Editing RAW pictures in the RAW Lab is easier with new before- and after- views, and a bigger preview. Plus, PaintShop Pro continues to add support for new camera models.
Easy built-in learning
Work smarter and faster with extra tips and tricks from the award-winning Learning Center. This handy integrated reference guide offers step-by-step instructions and quick access to the right tools to help you get the most out of your photo editing software.
Graduated filter effect
Quickly add unique color gradients to your photos to simulate the effect of using different camera lens filters. A wide range of easy-to-use gradient controls allows for more creativity and experimentation.
Now you can preview gradient changes on your image as you adjust them in Material Properties.
Our native PaintShop Pro image file format saves up to 50% faster.
Erase an unwanted part of your photo and replace it with background that matches the surrounding area—even if it is textured or varied—with Magic Fill. This content-aware feature works with your favorite selection tools.
Photo and graphics for the visual web
Use your photo editing software to quickly create high-impact imagery at the right sizes for eCommerce, blogs and websites. Save templates, quickly apply branding and much more with a complete set of web graphic editing tools.
Painting and drawing tools
Choose from a variety of built-in brushes, including paint brush, air brush, fill and color changer options, or import Adobe Photoshop brushes to bring your digital artwork and creative designs to life. Vector illustration tools let you draw with preset shapes, pens and add text on path.
Keep track of what happened where by mapping your photos to real world locations using GPS data and Facebook check-in points. The Map mode also lets you geotag pictures and add locations using Google Maps, providing an intuitive and interactive way to view and organize your photos by location.
Share My Trip
For the ultimate photo-travel experience, use the Share My Trip feature to create an impressive slideshow that links your photos and comments directly to an interactive map. Save your photo-map as a slideshow or upload it to your Dropbox account for optional sharing on Facebook.
Social media sharing
Connect with loved ones and share your photos with the world using the built-in social media features of PaintShop Pro X8. Quickly and easily share your photos or photo creations to your Facebook, Flickr and Google+ accounts.
Photo Editing Tutorial Videos
The built-in Discovery Center makes it easier than ever to find the help you need. Choose from the library of helpful video tutorials to develop your skills and become a better photographer and photo editor. See a sample of our photo editing tutorials.
Powerful scripting engine
Speed up common and repetitive tasks with updated scripting. Now you can record scripts to automate almost any action with the enhanced, full-featured scripting engine and updated scripting guide.
Support for third-party plugins
Extend your photo editing software's capabilities further with specialized third-party plugins. Support for 64-bit versions of third-party plugin tools and support for Adobe Photoshop plugins open up a world of creative possibilities.
Easily cut objects out of extra-large image files, thanks to 64-bit performance. Use it to perform a number of tasks on your large files, such as removing an object from its original background or copying an extracted image and placing it in a different photo.
Amazing portrait retouching
Make sure everyone looks their best with easy red-eye removal and makeover tools that get rid of blemishes and unwanted lines, smooth wrinkles, whiten teeth and even out skin tones.
Extensive file support
Whether you're importing from your camera, scanner, the web or another photo editor, PaintShop Pro supports popular raster and vector file formats, including Adobe Photoshop .psd files. Output your files to a broad selection of image formats for easy sharing.
Comprehensive 1-2-3 photo editing software
A tabbed workspace covers all your photo needs. Use the Manage tab to quickly browse, tag and organize. Tools in the Adjust tab help you crop, straighten, retouch and make other photo fixes. Use the Edit tab for further photo refinement, composition and graphic design features.
Bring a vintage look to your photos by applying old-school color and contrast. You'll love the instant effect inspired by early lo-fi cameras.
Add creative effects to your photos in just seconds. Choose from a variety of preset effects which are organized into style categories such as Artistic, Film Styles, Black & White, and Landscape. Thumbnails make it easy to select the effect you want.
Get the effect of expensive tilt-shift lenses without the cost! Selective Focus lets you mimic tilt-shift effects in your photos. You can also use it to play with depth of field to keep parts of the image in focus and the rest blurred.
Use a variety of versatile web tools to save and optimize images for online use. Work with image mapping to link HTML with your graphics, and use Slicing and Rollovers to create designs that work seamlessly with web pages.
Amazing photo restoration
Bring your old family photos back to life with powerful photo restoration tools. Use the Fade Correction tool to restore the color and contrast of faded photos and the Scratch Remover to repair unsightly cracks in tattered photos to make them look new again.
Comprehensive text tools
Add text to any print, web or photo project with this photo editing software's complete typography tools. Adjust fonts, size, style, alignment, leading/kerning and apply effects to get the creative text you desire.
Support For Virtualization
Access the same software in the office via thin client, while traveling or at home. Support for Windows Server 2008 R2 and higher means its easy and affordable to deploy PaintShop Pro X8 in a wide variety of virtualized environments whether in-house or in the cloud.