Corel has shipped Corel PaintShop Pro X9, the latest edition of its veteran image editor.
New features include Project Templates, prebuilt desktop publishing-type layouts to help you create greetings cards, brochures, photo collages and more.
An Interactive Gradient Fill tool allows fine-tuning a gradient by dragging across the image and watching a live preview.
Extended camera support includes 15 new RAW profiles and the ability to work with Intel RealSense XDM images.
Support for Windows Real-Time Stylus brings pressure sensitivity to Microsoft Surface and other devices. Works for us, although CorelDRAW got it almost a year ago.
You can now export your edit history, ideal for showing others exactly how you achieved a particular effect.
Elsewhere, there’s an updated Text Toolbar with downloadable text presets, Silent Script for faster one-click editing actions, and Smart Photo Fix one-click fixes can now be applied as part of a batch process.
Corel PaintShop Pro X9 is available for $79.99, or with Corel’s VideoStudio Pro X9 editor as the new Corel Photo Video Bundle for $129.99.
A 30-day trial of Corel PaintShop Pro X9 is available now for Windows 7 and later.