Corel PaintShop Pro 2018 announced

Corel PaintShop Pro is a PC-only mid-range image-editing program designed to offer much of the power of Photoshop but at a lower price and with a more user-friendly interface. With PaintShop Pro 2018, Corel says it makes “advanced photo editing more accessible and affordable than ever”.

The new version brings a redesigned interface that works better with high-resolution displays and pen/touch control, faster performance, better tools and new creative content which includes brushes, gradients, textures and patterns.

New users can get started easily with an Essentials workspace, while experts can use the Complete workspace. Corel says PaintShop Pro 2018 now launches more than 50% faster than before and the most popular tools now respond with “near instant results”.

The PaintShop Pro 2018 Ultimate edition includes add-ons said to be worth $250, including Painter® Essentials 5 for hand-drawn art, Perfectly Clear 3 SE for instant image optimisation, Corel AfterShot™ 3 for image cataloguing and RAW conversion.

There’s also a Photo Video Bundle which includes PaintShop Pro 2018 and VideoStudio Pro X10.

Suggested retail pricing (SRP) for PaintShop Pro 2018 is $79.99 (USD/CAN) / EUR 69.99 / £69.99 / $99 AUD. SRP for PaintShop Pro 2018 Ultimate is $99.99 (USD/CAN) / EUR 89.99 / £89.99/ $129 AUD. SRP for PaintShop Pro 2018 and Video Studio X10 bundle is $159.99 (USD/CAN) / EUR 139.99 / £139.99/ $199 AUD. All European pricing includes VAT. Upgrade prices are available.