Corel PaintShop Pro 2020 is inexpensive, subscription-free, easy to use and has plenty of tools to help you perfect your photos. Will all photographers find the new/improved tools useful? Perhaps not, but those who have used PaintShop Pro for a while will probably welcome the updates and be happy to see that Corel has listened to their feedback, too. We're not massive fans of the new Photography workspace, however we're sure a novice will find it useful and the new 'Copy & Paste Layer Styles' function is pretty cool. It's good to see that Corel is sticking with a subscription-free format, too.
We'll walk you through what's new before we put the new features to the test to find out if Corel Paintshop Pro 2020 is a piece of software photographers should be investing in.
Corel PaintShop Pro 2020 Features
On test, we have the Ultimate version of Corel PaintShop Pro 2020 which comes bundled with 5 add-ons: AfterShot 3, Painter Essentials 6, PhotoMirage Express, Parallels Toolbox and GRFX Studio, but you can also just get Corel PaintShop Pro 2020 without the extras should you so wish. You can also access brushes, textures, backgrounds and more, both free of charge or for a small fee depending what you choose, within the software.
As well as general fixes, Corel has introduced new tools, RAW camera support, Layer Style options and a new area, for photographers who want to apply quick edits, called the 'Photography Workspace' which is also touch-ready for those working on devices with this function built-in.
What's New At A Glance:
Touch-Ready Photography Workspace
What's Improved At A Glance:
Quite a lot of what's new/improved has actually come from user feedback which is pretty cool, too.