PaintShop Pro 2023 is a photo editor that offers a wide range of professional-level tools for design graphics, advanced editing, and artificial intelligence-based technologies designed to save time. In addition to these main tools there are also tools for free drawing, painting, adding text, masking and much more. The interface is quite intuitive and easy to navigate, making it possible to find the right at the right time, making the overall working experience rewarding.
New features in PaintShop Pro 2023 include the following:
AfterShot Lab: a powerful and comprehensive RAW file editor, there is no need for third-party applications or parallel editing. Editing RAW images is now quite simplified;
Focus Stacking: allows multiple images of the same scene to be merged when shooting at different focus distances. The end result will be a final composite with a depth of field (DOF) greater than that of the source images;
Snap to Objects: allows you to align objects with great precision, avoiding additional steps during the editing process (using the buonding box).
On the editor’s main screen you may find in your aid links to guides, webinars, and much more top-quality training material, as well as direct access to work areas-essentially several simplified interfaces that allow you to tailor the software to your needs.
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Paint Shop Pro 2023 offers several workspaces: Essential, Complete, Photography, and Sea-to-Sky. The Essential and Photographic modes are designed essentially for users with basic or intermediate knowledge in Photo Editing, in fact the interfaces are very contained and limited to essential tools. The Complete mode is designed for more experienced users, providing professional editing tools. Real difference between the two modes is the presence, in Complete mode, of the Management module. Thanks to Management it is possible, from the left column, to browse photos by folders or by Collections. There is no shortage of Intelligent Collections, which means that the contents of the disk can be browsed according to some classic criteria (keywords/labels, people, places, classification…) defined in them. The last mode (Sea-to-Sky) is geared toward those who want to do underwater photography, providing tools to give more emphasis and editing to their creations.
Analyzing PaintShop Pro 2023, there is no shortage of the Skin Smoothing and Makeup tools, as well as Spot Repairer, Brush (whitening effect in photos where teeth are shown), Eye Sharpening, Tanning, Tighten (deforming-diming effect). These are tools to be used sparingly, on pain of incurring unnatural or even grotesque results, but they make it very easy for you to achieve effects of acceptable quality in the amateur sphere.
One aspect that makes Paint Shop Pro a complete program nonetheless: the considerable extension of the toolset, which comes to include some typically exclusive to RAW converters, such as those related to perspective correction and chromatic and geometric aberrations, white balance, the Fill Light and Backlight tools, and the aforementioned noise reduction tools.
Paint Shop Pro can be considered an alternative photo editing program to Photoshop. This solution is available in various licenses, the regular version may be suitable for those who are photographers by profession or for amateurs intent on pursuing their career. The Ultimate version may be of interest to another target audience such as companies in the industry, which produce the illustrative material they need in their offices, or otherwise schools, thanks to the possibility of multiple installations on multiple devices and specific licensing programs.
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