Paint Shop Pro Photo XI from Corel

Paint Shop Pro Photo XI from Corel
Paint Shop ProR has been a favorite graphics software for many years and has a large number of faithful users. It is used by photographers and hobbyists to arrange, organize, adjust and enhance photos. On the other hand, it is used by many artists to create digital art, marketing and web graphics and more. Paint Shop Pro is on its eleventh upgrade and is now owned by the CorelR Corporation. With this latest upgrade, named Paint Shop Pro Photo XI, the software has some new and improved features that will help you increase your creativity and productivity.

The new Photo Organizer is the newest generation of the old browser. As in previous versions, you can use the new Photo Organizer to view thumbnails of your stored images and video clips or search based on filename, date, file type and size, folder location, tags and ratings. Another new feature is the Quick Review slide-show that lets you view images or video clips in full screen mode, make basic adjustments or add text.

Once you get organized, it’s time to play with some of the other new features. The one I enjoyed the most is the Time Machine which you will find under the Effects menu. This new feature quickly converts your photos into representations of what that photo would look like if it was taken with the photographic equipment available in the past. The Time Machine spans several decades starting with the Daguerreotype used from 1839 – 1855, moving along the timeline to Albumen (1855 – 1890), Cyanotype, Platinum (1873 – 1920), Early Color, Box Cameras and finally Cross Process (1960+).

Also new is the Depth of Field photo effect found in the Adjust menu. This effect simulates the Depth of Field created with expensive camera filters. After you select the area of the photo that you wish to be your point of interest, the program blurs the areas surrounding the selected area.


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