Please refer to the newer version Corel PaintShop Pro 2022Ultimate .
Overview Corel PaintShop Pro 2021 Ultimate
The Ultimate photo editing software
Take your underwater and drone photography to new heights with the Sea-to-Sky™ workspace and level up your photo editing workflow with smarter tools powered by AI.
Make it Ultimate. Make it PaintShop Pro.
Extend the creative possibilities with the ultimate collection of photo editing and design software.
AI HDR Studio
Instantly give your photos a unique HDR effect with an exclusive collection of presets powered by artificial intelligence. Experiment with a variety of styles to enhance the finest details and bring out the best in all types of photography from close-up portraiture to scenic landscapes. AI HDR Studio is a hassle-free solution to correct, enhance and apply artistic flare to your photos in a matter of seconds.
Experience an all-new photo editing workspace designed to take your underwater and drone photography to new heights. Make seamless corrections and creative improvements with a custom set of tools and relive your most memorable moments to the fullest.
Painter® Essentials™ 7
Become a digital artist with Painter Essentials 7. This easy-to-learn painting program will transform your photos into amazing oil, pastel, or impressionist works of art. Or learn to paint, draw and sketch from scratch in a welcoming environment, using pencils, pens, and particles.
Effortlessly transform any image into a mesmerizing animation in a matter of minutes with PhotoMirage Express. Bringing your photos to life is ridiculously easy and addictively fun, and sharing your masterpieces on social media is a breeze. Use PhotoMirage Express to create awe-inspiring photo animations that captivate, engage, and transfix.
Corel® AfterShot™ 3
Quickly learn professional-grade RAW photo editing and take control of very large photo collections with Corel AfterShot 3. Make easy corrections and enhancements, and save time with batch processing tools that let you apply adjustments to one or thousands of photos at once.
Corel® Creative Collection
Expand your creative capabilities with dozens of brushes, textures, and over 100 royalty-free backgrounds. Enhance your photo projects with playful designs, flowers, sunsets, and more, along with an array of lively brushstrokes.
PaintShop Pro is getting smarter
Highly effective features and tools powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning technology make creating something truly original, achievable.
NEW AI Upsampling
NEW AI Artifact Removal
NEW AI Denoise
NEW AI Style Transfer
NEW Sea-to-Sky™ Workspace
ENHANCED Photography Workspace
NEW Creative content
Features fueling your photo editing software
Get exactly the results you want with PaintShop Pro’s innovative tools and features.
Powerful photography tools and features
Depend on a versatile range of professional image editing tools to make every shot, the best shot.
Easily crop areas of your photo to alter the focus using composition guides, Golden Ratio and Rule of Thirds. Resize with ease using one of several presets, or resize by pixels, percentage or print size. Restore and repair old photos with the Scratch Remover and Fade Correction tools to enhance contrast and color to faded photos.
Selection and Correction tools
Isolate the area you want to select with a variety of Selection tools and enhance your selection with the Refine Brush. Automatically correct distortions, vignetting and chromatic aberrations in your photos with Lens Correction tools and use the Straighten tool to fix a crooked horizon, or the Perspective Correction tool to make a photo appear as though it was taken from a different angle.
RAW, HDR, and 360° camera support
Manage and save metadata in your RAW files with PaintShop Pro’s RAW Lab and correct problem areas, such as recovering blown highlights or adjusting shadows. Combine several photos of the same scene with different exposures to create one stunning HDR photo. Edit photographs taken with a 360° degree camera by straightening a photo with rotation or make it appear levelled. Remove and automatically replace a tripod or produce an interesting ‘planet-like’ effect.
Time saving tools
Reduce repetition and accelerate complex photo-editing actions with Scripts. Record a series of edits as a script to apply to any photo, anytime. Automate edits on multiple photos at once with batch processing like adding a watermark, picture frame, or simply resizing.
Creative graphic design features
PaintShop Pro is packed with creative tools for creative people.
Layers and masks
Layers and masks are essential for advanced image editing, compositing and graphic design. Use multiple, non-destructive layers when editing images to create photo composites with ease. Create masks to hide or show parts of a layer, fade between layers, and to create special effects with precision.
Add text to images to create interesting projects, like a meme or a picture quote. Adjust fonts, size, style, alignment, leading, and kerning with a complete set of typography tools.
Drawing, painting and fill tools
Paint with built-in brushes, or import Adobe Photoshop brushes to bring your digital designs to life. Draw with vector illustration tools, and use color palettes, gradients, patterns and picture tubes to take your designs to the next level.
Templates and Creative Content
Access a wide range of built-in templates to create collages, greeting cards, social media images, web banners, brochures, business cards and more.
Explore new tools powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve your photos in no time.
Intricate and time consuming edits just got so much easier with the new technology engineered into PaintShop Pro. Enlarge an image without unwanted distortion with AI Upsampling, remove artifacts and noise from your photos with one click using AI Artifact Removal or AI Denoise, and stylize your photos with artistic effects using AI Style Transfer.
Remove flaws, objects and distractions with the Object Remover or try content-aware editing tools, like SmartClone, Magic Move and Magic Fill, to automatically fill empty areas. Eliminate red-eye, blemished and unwanted lines or smooth wrinkles, whiten teeth and even out skin tones with Makeover and retouching tools.
One-click corrections and instant effects
Let One Step Photo Fix automatically apply color and sharpening corrections for you or use Smart Photo Fix to fine-tune settings for a perfect photo. Preview a variety of preset photo effects such as Film Styles, Black & White, Landscape, Retro, Traditional, and Artistic or stack multiple effects for even more impact. Browse hundreds of effects, including 3D, artistic, illumination and reflection, to add drop shadows and borders to images, or turn photos into a sketch or painting.
More tools and features to discover
PaintShop Pro is packed with everything you need to create just about anything with ease.
- Windows 10 (recommended version 1809 or later), Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7 with the latest service pack (64-bit editions)*
- For virtualization: Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019.
- Intel® Celeron G series or AMD® Phenom II and above (Intel® i5 or AMD® Ryzen series and above recommended for Artificial Intelligence feature support)
- 4GB of RAM (8 GB recommended for Artificial Intelligence feature support)
- 3GB of available hard-disk space required (4GB recommended)
- 1366 x 768 display resolution (1920 x 1080 display resolution @100 DPI recommended). Up to 250 DPI supported with appropriate resolution display.
- DirectX 10 or higher compatible video adapter with the latest driver (DirectX 12 compatible discrete VGA card recommended for GPU acceleration)
- Internet Explorer version 10 or higher
- Internet connection required for online features and tutorial videos
Import Formats Supported
AI, BMP, CAL, CALS, CGM, CLP, CUR, CUT, DCX, DIB, EMF, EPS, GIF, HDP, IFF, IMG, J2C, J2K, JIF, JP2, JPC, JPE, JPEG, JPG, JPS, JPX, MAC, MPO, MRW, MSP, PBM, PCD**, PCT, PCX, PDF, PGM, PIC, PICT, PNG, PNS, PPM, PS, PSD, PSP (PSP image files), RAS, RAW, RIF, RLE, SCT, SVG, SVGZ, TGA, TIF, UFO, WBM, WBMP, WDP, WEBP, WMF, WPG***
RAW file support for over 800 camera models, including the following file extensions: 3FR, ARW, CR2, CRW, DCR, DNG, K25, KDC, NEF, NRW, ORF, PEF, RAF, RW2, SR2, SRF, X3F (Visit full model list)
Export Formats Supported
BMP, CAL, CALS, CLP, CUT, DCX, DIB, EMF, EPS, AI, PS, GIF, GIF, HDP, WDP, IFF, IMG, JP2, J2C, J2K, JPC, JPX, JPG, JIF, JPE, JPEG, MAC, MSP, PBM, PCX, PGM, PIC, PPM, PNG, PSD, PSP (PSPIMAGE FILES), RAS, RAW, RIF, RIFF, RLE, SCT, CT, JPS, PNS, TGA, TGA, TIF, TIFF, WBMP, WBM, WEBP, WMF
- PaintShop Pro Brush (.pspbrush)
- Adobe Photoshop Brush (.abr)
- Jasc Brush (.jbr)
* The native 32-bit version of Windows is no longer supported. For support with 32-bit drivers, use earlier versions of PaintShop Pro.
** Supported on 32-bit version of PSP installations only.
*** WPG (WordPerfect Vector only) is not supported on 64-bit version. WordPerfect Bitmap is supported on 64-bit version.
Features Download Version Comparison (PDF)