Software : Corel : PaintShop Pro

Corel PaintShop Pro

(as of 8/9/2019)

Software Overview

Screenshot of Corel PaintShop Pro 2020

Screenshot of Corel PaintShop Pro 2020

Main Features

  • Essentials and Complete workspaces for beginner and advanced users
  • Digital photo editing with support for raw digital camera formats
  • Manage view for photo organization and management
  • Adjust view for quick, effective photo editing
  • Batch image editing options
  • SmartClone tool for merging elements from multiple images into one
  • Refine Brush for selecting objects, regardless of size, and refining them
  • Advanced object extraction and layer-based editing
  • Support for many legacy image file formats

Corel PaintShop Pro (PSP), previously PaintShop Photo Pro, is a program used for editing images and digital photos. It includes a drawing canvas with advanced editing features for intelligent cropping, layer-based editing, batch image processing, HD video generation, and Web publishing. PaintShop Pro also includes digital photo management features and can backup images to CDs or DVDs.

PaintShop Pro allows you to import images and RAW digital photos or create images from scratch. The application supports a wide variety of RAW digital camera image formats such as SRF and native files from other graphics editing applications such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Several built-in effects allow you to quickly modify the color, tone, brightness, and contrast of digital photos. Once images are imported and edited, they can be maintained using the Manage view, which stores metadata, such as custom tags, a user rating, and other information for each image. The Manage view allows you to view image thumbnails and sort and filter images using search keywords or other parameters, such as the creation date and file format.

The application features an Essentials Workspace and a Complete Workspace for editing your projects. The Essentials Workspace is ideal for when you want to make quick and simpler edits. It comes with larger icons and a less cluttered layout that makes it especially useful for beginners. The Complete Workspace is ideal for the advanced and professional users. This workspace appears more similar to the Photoshop layout with a large selection of tools and other editing features.

Advanced PaintShop Pro features include the HDR (High Dynamic Range) Module, Magic Fill, Simple Carver, and Object Extractor tools. The HDR Module allows you to create surrealistic images by adjusting color or exposure, or by removing distractions. The Magic Fill feature enables you to erase unwanted portions of your image, such as car in a landscape image, and seamlessly fill in the erased portion to match the surrounding area. The Simple Carver and Object Extractor tools allow you to isolate and extract portions of images as well as expand or contract graphics without distortion. Extracted objects may be combined with other images or backgrounds using the layer-based editing features.

Whether you are a casual or professional user, Corel PaintShop Pro allows you to choose a workspace to reflect your level of expertise, making it easier for you to edit your images. And while it is still not as popular as Adobe Photoshop, PaintShop Pro provides features that rival Photoshop. Also, it is available for a one-time purchase, unlike the cloud subscription required to use Photoshop, making it an attractive alternative for casual and professional users.

Supported File Types

Primary file extension

.PSPIMAGE – PaintShop Pro Image

Other file extensions used by Corel PaintShop Pro 2020

Supported File Types
.3FRHasselblad 3F RAW Image
.AIAdobe Illustrator File
.ARWSony Digital Camera Image
.AVIAudio Video Interleave File
.BMPBitmap Image File
.CALCALS Raster Graphic
.CGMComputer Graphics Metafile
.CLPWindows Clipboard File
.CMXCorel Metafile Exchange Image File
.CR2Canon Raw Image File
.CRWCanon Raw CIFF Image File
.CURWindows Cursor
.CUTDr. Halo Bitmap Image File
.DCRKodak RAW Image File
.DCXZsoft Multi-Page Paintbrush File
.DIBDevice Independent Bitmap File
.DNGDigital Negative Image File
.DRWDrawing File
.EMFEnhanced Windows Metafile
.EPSEncapsulated PostScript File
.ERFEpson RAW File
.GIFGraphical Interchange Format File
.HDPHD Photo File
.HPGLHP Graphics Language Plotter File
.IFFInterchange File Format
.JP2JPEG 2000 Core Image File
.JPSStereo JPEG Image
.K25Kurzweil K2500 File
.KDCKodak Photo-Enhancer File
.MACMacPaint Image
.MEFMamiya RAW Image
.MOSLeaf Camera RAW File
.MPOMulti Picture Object File
.MRWMinolta Raw Image File
.MSPMicrosoft Paint Bitmap Image
.NEFNikon Electronic Format RAW Image
.NRWNikon Raw Image File
.ORFOlympus RAW File
.PBMPortable Bitmap Image
.PCDKodak Photo CD Image File
.PCTPicture File
.PCXPaintbrush Bitmap Image File
.PDFPortable Document Format File
.PEFPentax Electronic File
.PGMPortable Gray Map Image
.PICGeneric Picture File
.PNGPortable Network Graphic
.PNSPNG Stereo Image
.PPMPortable Pixmap Image File
.PSPostScript File
.PSDAdobe Photoshop Document
.PSPPaintShop Pro Image File
.PSPBRUSHPaintShop Pro Brush File
.PSPIMAGEPaintShop Pro Image
.PSPSCRIPTPaintShop Pro Resource File
.RAFFuji RAW Image File
.RASSun Raster Graphic
.RAWRaw Image Data File
.RIFPainter Raster Image File
.RLERun Length Encoded Bitmap
.RW2Panasonic RAW Image
.SCTScitex Continuous Tone File
.SR2Sony RAW Image
.SRFSony RAW Image
.SVGScalable Vector Graphics File
.SVGZCompressed SVG File
.TGATarga Graphic
.TIFTagged Image File
.TUBPaintShop Pro Picture Tube
.UFOUlead File Object
.WBMPWireless Bitmap Image File
.WDPWindows Media Photo File
.WEBPWebP Image
.WMFWindows Metafile
.WMVWindows Media Video File
.WPGWordPerfect Graphic File
.X3FSIGMA X3F Camera RAW File
Additional Related File Formats
.AFXAuto FX PhotoGraphic Edges Image
.BAYCasio RAW Image
.BRKBrooktrout Fax Document
.CALSCALS Raster Graphic File
.CDRCorelDRAW Image File
.CTScitex Continuous Tone File
.DWGAutoCAD Drawing Database File
.DXFDrawing Exchange Format File
.FPXFlashPix Bitmap Image File
.GEMVentura Publisher Document
.HDRHigh Dynamic Range Image File
.IIQPhase One RAW Image
.J2CJPEG 2000 Code Stream
.J2KJPEG 2000 Image
.JIFJPEG Interchange Format Image
.JPCJPEG 2000 Code Stream File
.JPXJPEG 2000 Image File
.JSLCorel PaintShop Pro Shape Library
.KFXKofax Image File
.LBMDeluxe Paint Bitmap Image
.MOOVApple QuickTime Movie
.PICTPicture File
.RGBRGB Bitmap
.SGISilicon Graphics Image File
.TIFFTagged Image File Format
.WBMWireless Bitmap Image
.XBMX11 Bitmap Graphic
.XPMX11 Pixmap Graphic
.XWDX Windows Dump Image

Updated: August 9, 2019