Corel has announced an update to its flagship photo editing software, introducing PaintShop Pro 2018, priced $79.99 / €69.99 / £69.99 / $99 AUD.

Chief among PaintShop Pro 2018’s features is a new Dual Workspace Environment. An Essentials workspace is aimed at beginner photo editors who want to focus on a core set of tools for a very specific style.

Meanwhile, a Complete workspace is aimed at more advanced photo editors where you can access all of the software’s tools and capabilities.

Another new addition to PaintShop Pro 2018 is an enhanced Touch & Pen-Friendly interface that Corel says allows you to take more control over your editing. Users can customise their interface to make icons larger, adjust the size of scroll bars and more so that the software works more efficiently across all devices.

Corel says it has also added more than 125 pieces of new content to PaintShop Pro 2018, including 10 new Color Palettes, 30 new Brushes, 30 new Gradients, 30 new Textures and 15 new Patterns.

Corel is also promising a faster launch time for the new photo editing software, and claims it is 50% faster than the previous version, PaintShop Pro X9.

In particular, it says Text Wrapping and Depth of Field adjustments can be made four times faster than before.

Corel has also unveiled a collection of new add-ons, including Painter Essentials 5, Perfectly Clear 3 SE and After Shot 3.

PaintShop Pro 2018 and PaintShop Pro 2018 Ultimate are available in English, German, French, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Traditional Chinese.

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.

Upgrade pricing is available to registered users of all previous versions of PaintShop Pro.

Visit the PaintShop Pro website more information on pricing or to download a free 30-day trial.

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