Introducing New Corel PaintShop Pro X9: All-In-One Photo Editor for Home & Business

New version boosts editing productivity, adds features for photographers and business while maintaining its dedication to easy, affordable image editing

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Corel has announced the release of Corel® PaintShop® Pro X9, the latest version of its complete photo editor for home or business. Corel PaintShop Pro X9 introduces new features and enhancements that will help anyone working with images start (and finish) their personal and professional projects faster than ever.

Get your best photos yet with new Interactive Gradients for smoother transitions, an enhanced photo workflow, and support for new camera RAW profiles. Achieve the end-result you want sooner with new Project Templates that enable you to trade a blank canvas for a pre-designed starting point. Combine the new Screenshot tools with vector shapes and lines to help your business illustrate its point and communicate with audiences.

As an all-in-one imaging workshop, PaintShop Pro delivers a feature set comparable to popular and costly professional programs. Unlike competitors, it maintains a strong commitment to making photo editing more accessible, while staying affordable and subscription-free.

"The influence of imaging in our work and personal lives is undeniable. The smartphone means our cameras are always with us, and the visual richness of the web means images are experienced and used in every aspect of our lives. It's our mission to help everyone harness the power of the image - whether at home or on the job," said Greg Wood, Senior Product Director, Corel Photo. "With X9, new time-saving features and enhanced tools give anyone working with images a single product that can handle virtually all your imaging needs - for less than $80. Whether you want to quickly build a photo project with a free trial or license 100s of seats for your business, PaintShop Pro X9 is an obvious choice for anyone working with photography."

PaintShop Pro X9 offers photographers, home users and businesses powerful new creative features:

  • NEW! Project Templates: Don't dread a blank canvas. Jump in and start creating professional-looking designs with new project templates. Quickly make personalized greeting cards, photo collages, brochures and more; plus, save your own layouts as a template to help get the next job done faster.
  • NEW! Screenshot: Now it's easier for businesses of any size to easily create screenshots to enhance their communications. Capture, edit and annotate screenshots for tutorials and documentation without the need for multiple applications.
  • NEW! Interactive Gradient Fill: Save time creating gradients with new interactive color nodes. Drag colors from the main palette and drop them on nodes, then move them around to fine-tune the result using new live preview.
  • NEW! Support for Windows Real Time Stylus: Now integrated with support for Windows Real Time Stylus, which brings pressure sensitivity and more to specific touch-enabled 2-in-1 devices like Microsoft's Surface series.
  • NEW! Guided Tour: Get to know PaintShop Pro X9 with the all-new Guided Tour. This step-by-step virtual walkthrough will help you confidently navigate the interface and master new features in no time.
  • NEW! Export Edit History: Quickly document and share your edits by exporting a record of your edits for a single session or a complete history. Great for building step-by-step tutorials, showing a colleague how to achieve a certain effect, or for legal documentation.
  • NEW! Intel RealSense XDM Support: A new generation of photography and editing is here with the introduction of depth aware cameras, including Intel's RealSense lineup. Photos captured in the XDM format can be brought into the Adjust workspace, where selections can be made based on depth and a range of Instant Effects can be applied.
  • ENHANCED! Workflow and Camera Support: Work faster than ever with a simplified user experience that streamlines many common tasks. Take advantage of an updated Text Toolbar with downloadable text presets, Silent Script for faster one-click editing actions, real-time performance for commonly used editing tools, and Smart Photo Fix one-click fixes can now be applied as part of a batch process. Extending its camera support, PaintShop Pro X9 now works with 15 new camera RAW profiles.
  • ENHANCED! Licensing & Virtualization: Corel is ready for your enterprise or SMB with commercial licensing options that will help you save even more. In addition to new creative features, PaintShop Pro X9 now supports Windows Server 2016, making it an ideal choice for enterprise customers looking for easy deployment in a virtualized environment.

PaintShop Pro X9 Ultimate: Comprehensive Editing Kit for Photographers

New PaintShop Pro X9 Ultimate includes PaintShop Pro X9, plus a collection of add-ons worth more than $200.

  • New! AfterShot™ 3: Get a one-two punch that rivals Adobe's Creative Cloud photography bundle, only without the monthly fee. Quickly convert & adjust RAW. Take advantage of non-destructive editing, preserving your original, whether you edit one version of your photo or 100.
  • New! Corel Live Screen Capture: An excellent companion to our new Screenshot tools, Live Screen Capture enables you show off exactly what's happening on your screen, including system audio and microphone sound.
  • Perfectly Clear 2 SE: Athentech Perfectly Clear 2 SE offers 10 patented corrections to help restore more lost detail in less time, delivering beautiful photos faster.

PaintShop Pro® X9 and VideoStudio® X9 Photo Video Bundle Delivers a Complete Editing Package

Also introduced today, the PaintShop Pro X9 and VideoStudio Pro X9 Photo Video Bundle brings together a complete photo, design and video editing package to help tell your story with still images and in motion. For more information on the Corel Photo Video Bundle, visit us at

Pricing and Availability

PaintShop Pro X9 & PaintShop Pro X9 Ultimate are available now in English, German, French, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Traditional Chinese and Japanese. Suggested retail pricing (SRP) for PaintShop Pro X9 is $79.99 (USD/CAN) / EUR 69.99 / £59.99 / $99 AUD. SRP for PaintShop Pro X9 Ultimate is $99.99 (USD/CAN) / EUR 89.99 / £79.99/ $129 AUD. SRP for PaintShop Pro X9 and Video Studio X9 bundle is $129.99 (USD/CAN) / EUR 99.99 / £89.99/ $179 AUD. Upgrade pricing for PaintShop Pro X9 and PaintShop Pro X9 Ultimate is available to registered users of all previous versions of PaintShop Pro. For more information, or to download a free 30-day trial, please visit

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About Corel Photo Editing

Whether you're an enthusiast or professional photographer, Corel Photo Editing software is dedicated to helping you achieve your best photos ever. The Corel Photo Editing product lineup includes the renowned PaintShop Pro for powerful image editing and AfterShot Pro, the industry's fastest RAW photo workflow software. Corel is one of the world's top software companies providing some of the industry's best-known brands including MindManager®, Pinnacle™, Roxio® and WinZip®. For more information about Corel Photo Editing software, please visit

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Introducing the new PaintShop Pro X9, the only all-in-one image editor you'll need for all of your creative projects at home and on the job. Don't fear the blank canvas! New project templates help you start (and finish) your next brochure, photo collage or thank you card faster than before. With new Interactive Gradients, apply quick and easy transitions. Preview the new look before you click the OK button. PaintShop Pro X9 adds support for the latest technology standards including Windows Real Time Stylus for an enhanced experience with compatible 2-in-1 devices.