HDR module – merge photos with different exposures to create incredible images
Selective Focus – mimic the effect of tilt-shift photography without expensive lenses
Photo Blend – combine photos of the same scene to include the best details and remove unwanted elements
Redesigned workspace – move freely between the Manage, Adjust and Edit tabs to find the tools you need fast
View, organize and edit the easy way
The redesigned workspace mirrors your natural workflow, making it easy to move between the Manage, Adjust and Edit modes for a more intuitive photo-editing experience. Use the Shot Info panel and dual monitor support to get the information you need at a glance.
Enhance and create faster
PaintShop Pro X4 includes GPU optimizations, performance updates and real-time effects—including Noise Reduction, Vibrancy, Tone Mapping and more—so you can see results as you work.
Create pro-level images
Sophisticated effects, layer editing, artistic brushes, and more than 75 new and enhanced features put high-end photo-editing tools in your hands!
Quickly share your photos on Facebook® and Flickr® straight from the Organizer.
View, organize and edit the easy way
Enhanced! Redesigned workspace
Enjoy a more natural workflow in the redesigned PaintShop Pro X4 interface. Move freely between three tabbed areas to manage, adjust and edit your photos. Browse, tag and organize your growing photo collection in the Manage workspace. Find frequently used tools for quick fixes in the Adjust workspace. Explore the powerful tools in the Edit workspace for in-depth photo editing, image composition and graphic design.
New! Shot Info Panel
Everything you need to know about your image, including the camera it was shot with and the settings, is available at a glance.
New! Dual monitor support
Manage your photos on one screen while editing on the other.
Get helpful information about PaintShop Pro tasks, command and tools. The home page of the Learning Center follows a task-based workflow, so you can get the information you need at any stage of the photo-editing process.
See results fast
Enhanced! Speed and performance
With performance updates that include GPU optimizations, the PaintShop Pro X4 interface is fast and responsive for a more enjoyable photo-editing experience.
Enhanced! Real-time results
Noise Reduction, Vibrancy, Tone Mapping and many other real-time effects let you see results as you work.
Create studio-quality images with professional tools
New! High Dynamic Range (HDR) module
Create perfectly exposed photos or stunning surrealistic images with the new HDR module. The module lets you merge photos taken at different exposures or experiment with the tonal range of your images. Try it with images taken using the auto-bracketing feature on your DSLR.
New! Photo Blend
Now you can combine elements from several shots of the same scene to create the perfect photo. Remove unwanted cars or people from a street scene. Or improve a group photo by taking the best smiles from a series of shots.
New! Fill Light and Clarity
Brighten shadows without changing the rest of your image with the Fill Light and Clarity filter. It's an easy way to draw attention to subtle details and increase the texture and depth of your photos.
New! Selective Focus
Get the effect of expensive tilt-shift lenses without the cost! Selective Focus lets you turn a scene into a miniature world. You can also use it to add depth of field and blur out distracting details.
New! Vignette effect
Draw attention to the focal point of your photo by applying a classic faded border around the edges. Use intuitive sliders to control the appearance of the edges by choosing the shape, color and tone, and adjusting the amount of blur, glow, and feathering.
Enhanced! RAW Lab
Get a better look at your images with a larger preview area in the RAW Lab. The improved histogram lets you fine-tune images quickly and the new highlight recovery feature helps you restore detail in overexposed areas.
New! Adjustment Layers
Use layers to protect your original image, especially with complex editing such as adding elements, creating image compositions, or applying artistic enhancements or text.
Seamlessly remove objects from an image with professional quality. Smart Carver also lets you expand or contract objects without distortion.
The integrated Object Extractor isolates an object—even challenging cases such as flyaway hair and fuzzy pet fur—so it can be copied to a new background or a new background can be pasted behind it.
Make sure the people in your photos look their best with tools that are fun and easy to use. Help your subjects look thinner in seconds, whiten bloodshot eyes, smooth wrinkles, paint on a tan and remove blemishes.
Microsoft® Windows® 7, Windows Vista® or Windows® XP with latest service packs installed (32-bit or 64-bit editions)
1.5 GHz processor (2GHz or faster processor recommended)
1 GB RAM (2 GB or higher recommended)
1 GB of free hard drive space required (2 GB or greater recommended)
1024 x 768 16-bit display
Windows-compatible CD-ROM drive for installation
Internet connection required to post photos online and download program updates
Import Formats Supported
AI, BMP, CAL, CALS, CGM, CLP, CMX, CT, CUR, CUT, DCX, DIB, DRW, EMF, EPS, FPX, GIF, HDP, HGL, HPG, IFF, IMG, J2C, J2K, JIF, JP2, JPC, JPE, JPEG, JPG, JPS, JPX, MAC, MPO, MRW, MSP, PBM, PCD, PCT, PCX, PDF, PGL, PGM, PIC, PICT, PNG, PNS, PPM, PS, PSD, PSP (PSP image files), RAS, RAW, RIF, RLE, SCT, SVG, SVGZ, TGA, TIF, UFO, WBM, WBMP, WDP, WEBP, WMF, WPG
Includes RAW file support from over 300 camera models with the following extensions: 3FR, ARW, CR2, CRW, DCR, DNG, ERF, K25, KDC, MEF, MOS, NEF, NRW, ORF, PEF, RAF, RW2, SR2, SRF, X3F
Video input format support: MPEG-1, WMV (Windows Media® Video), MOV (QuickTime® required) and AVI (motion JPEG)
Export Formats Supported
BMP, CAL, CALS, CLP, CUT, DCX, DIB, EMF, EPS, AI, PS, FPX, GIF, HDP, WDP, IFF, IMG, JP2, J2C, J2K, JPC, JPX, JPG, JIF, JPE, JPEG, MAC, MSP, PBM, PCX, PGM, PIC, PPM, PNG, PSD, PSP (PSP IMAGE FILES), RAS, RAW, RIF, RIFF, RLE, SCT, CT, JPS, PNS, TGA, TIF, TIFF, WBMP, WBM, WEBP, WMF