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PaintShop Pro X6 Education License

Photo-editing software for students and educators

  • Powerful, pro-quality photo editing
  • Built-in video tutorials
  • New 64-bit performance
  • A fast and easy way to teach photo editing
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Easy-to-learn photo software

Corel® PaintShop® Pro X6 is a complete set of pro-quality photo-editing and design tools in one easy-to-learn and affordable package. Students can achieve standout results while learning the fundamentals of photography and design. With easy-to-use tools and pro-quality features, PaintShop Pro X6 empowers students and educators to create their best photos and design projects ever.

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Amazing photos made easy

Amazing photos made easy

Turn your favorite snapshots into stunning images you’ll be proud to share with easy-to-use photo-editing software that let you manage, adjust and edit your photos. Dramatically transform photos using versatile creative design tools, including brushes, textures, layers, vector tools and more.

Unforgettable images—fast

Unforgettable images—fast

Get the perfect photo fast with new performance gains in PaintShop Pro X6. Achieve amazing results in less time with new 64-bit power. Quickly edit and adjust images, handle more large files at once, and enjoy better performance and memory management.

A complete toolset

A complete toolset for all skill levels

Take your photo editing to the next level with pro-quality tools, including RAW editing, HDR, layers and more. Whether you’re a photography newbie looking to pick up the basics or an experienced photographer who wants to learn new techniques, the library of video tutorials offers the help you need to develop your skills.

Free Standard Membership with purchase

Get even more out of PaintShop Pro. Sign up for your free Standard Membership to receive exclusive extra content, important service packs, access to webinars, special offers and more.
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  • NEW!

    64-bit power

    Get the perfect photo fast with new 64-bit performance in PaintShop Pro X6. You’ll achieve amazing results in less time, be able to open and edit more large files at once and enjoy better performance and memory management.

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    Auto Selection

    Quickly select an object or area in your photo by dragging a selection window to enclose the desired area. The selection marquee automatically snaps to the edges it detects, making further refinements a snap!

  • NEW!

    Smart Selection Brush

    Create a selection based on a quick brushstroke. Simply brush over a sample of the colors and textures from the desired area and the powerful Smart Selection Brush automatically expands the selection to the edges.


    User-friendly design

    PaintShop Pro X6 introduces a more refined, cleaner user interface to make your photo-editing and designing tasks easier and more enjoyable. You’ll start smoothly and get things done faster in the new immersive and user-friendly workspace.

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    Video learning

    The new built-in Discovery Center makes it easier than ever to find the help you need. Choose from the library of helpful video tutorials to develop your skills and become a better photographer and photo editor.

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    Faster High Dynamic Range (HDR) tools

    Create stunning photos with intense visual contrast using enhanced High Dynamic Range (HDR) tools. Improved HDR performance means you’ll combine more exposures faster to create a single, stunning HDR photo.

  • Powerful scripting engine

    Powerful scripting engine

    Speed up common and repetitive tasks with updated scripting. Now you can record scripts to automate almost any action with the enhanced, full-featured scripting engine and updated scripting guide. Download the updated guide after you sign up for your free Standard Membership.

  • Support for third-party plugins

    Support for third-party plugins

    Extend your photo-editing software’s capabilities further with specialized third-party plugins. New support for 64-bit versions of third-party plugin tools and enhanced support for Adobe Photoshop plugins open up a world of creative possibilities.

  • Enhanced RAW support

    Enhanced RAW support

    Now you can manage and save IPTC metadata in your RAW image files, for more control over file information. PaintShop Pro photo-editing software also lets you output your RAW file as a JPG or TIF and include IPTC data.

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    Easy Layer creation

    New in PaintShop Pro X6, you can drag and drop images onto the Layers palette to open images directly as new layers. Use multiple, non-destructive layers when editing images to create photo composites or dynamic designs.

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    Smart Carver

    Seamlessly remove unwanted objects from your 16-bit color images with the enhanced Smart Carver tool. Smart Carver combines easy object removal with a scaling feature to realistically remove objects or people from your photos without distorting the rest of the image.

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    Object Extractor

    The enhanced Object Extractor makes it easy to cut objects out of extra-large image files, thanks to new 64-bit performance. Use it to perform a number of tasks on your large files, such as removing an object from its original background or copying an extracted image and placing it in a different photo.

  • Exclusive PaintShop Pro tutorial sessions MEMBERS ONLY

    Exclusive PaintShop Pro tutorial sessions

    Learn from PaintShop Pro experts! Get access to exclusive, invite-only webinars and tutorial sessions when you sign up for Standard Membership. You’ll pick up new tricks and learn how to get the most out of your photo-editing software.

  • Perfectly Clear by Athentech Imaging Enlarge ONLY IN ULTIMATE

    Perfectly Clear by Athentech Imaging

    Only in Ultimate, award-winning Perfectly Clear applies robust, intelligent corrections to your photos. By automatically applying over 10 patented corrections and 10 years of scientific research, Perfectly Clear saves you time while producing beautiful photos. A value of $199!

  • Reallusion® FaceFilter3 portrait-editing tools Enlarge ONLY IN ULTIMATE

    Reallusion® FaceFilter3 portrait-editing tools

    Reveal the true beauty of your photos with FaceFilter3 Standard, a versatile collection of photo retouching tools. Help the people in your photos look flawless with skin smoothing and blemish removal tools, a multi-layer makeup system with easy-to-use templates, and new DSLR and lens effects.

  • Creative collection ONLY IN ULTIMATE

    Creative collection

    Expand your creative capabilities with dozens of brushes, textures, and over 100 royalty-free backgrounds. Only in Ultimate, this bonus pack gives you more ways to be creative with your photos projects.

  • Comprehensive, 1-2-3 photo editing

    Comprehensive, 1-2-3 photo editing

    A tabbed workspace covers all your photo needs. Use the Manage tab to quickly browse, tag and organize photos. Tools in the Adjust tab help you crop, straighten, retouch and make other photo fixes. Finally, explore the Edit tab for further photo refinement, composition and graphic design features.

  • Amazing portrait retouching

    Amazing portrait retouching

    Make sure everyone looks their best with easy red-eye removal and Makeover tools that get rid of blemishes and unwanted lines, smooth wrinkles, whiten teeth and even out skin tones.

  • Easy-to-use selection tools

    Easy-to-use selection tools

    Several handy selection tools make defining editable areas in your images quick and easy. Choose between the Shape Selection, Freehand Selection and Magic Wand tools depending on the area of your image that you want to crop, edit or copy.

  • Smart Photo Fix

    Smart Photo Fix

    It’s like magic! The Smart Photo Fix command quickly and easily corrects color, exposure and lighting problems in your photos. With just a click, Smart Photo Fix analyzes your photo and suggests corrections. You can accept the suggested settings or fine tune them as you see fit.

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    Retro Lab

    Bring a vintage look to your photos by applying old-school color and contrast. You’ll love the instant effect inspired by early lo-fi cameras.

  • Graduated Filter effect

    Graduated Filter effect

    Quickly and easily add unique color gradients to your photos to simulate the effect of using different camera lens filters. A wide range of easy-to-use gradient controls allows for more creativity and experimentation.

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    Instant Effects

    Add creative effects to your photos in just seconds. Choose from a variety of preset effects which are organized into style categories such as Artistic, Film Styles, Black & White and Landscape. Thumbnails make it easy to select the effect you want.

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    Selective Focus

    Get the effect of expensive tilt-shift lenses without the cost! Selective Focus lets you mimic tilt-shift effects in your photos. You can also use it to play with depth of field to keep parts of the image in focus and the rest blurred.

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    Single RAW Photo

    Create an HDR-style image that’s vibrant and rich in color from a single raw exposure. PaintShop Pro photo-editing software makes it easy to split an individual RAW file into three images and then selectively recombine them to create an HDR-style effect.

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    RAW image processing

    Take your RAW images to the next level in the RAW Lab. Fine tune images quickly using the histogram and restore detail in overexposed areas using the Highlight Recovery feature. Simple batch processing lets you convert large numbers of RAW image files at once.

  • Versatile creative design features

    Versatile creative design features

    Whether you're transforming photos into paintings, creating striking graphic designs or adding creative touches to your photo projects, you’ll enjoy a variety of powerful design features with this professional photo-editing software, including creative brushes, textures, lettering, layers, vector tools and more.

  • Painting and drawing tools

    Painting and drawing tools

    Choose from a variety of built-in brushes, including paint brush, air brush, fill and color changer options, or import Adobe Photoshop brushes to bring your digital artwork and creative designs to life. Vector illustration tools let you draw with preset shapes, pens and add text on path.

  • Easy built-in learning

    Easy built-in learning

    Work smarter and faster with extra tips and tricks from the award-winning Learning Center. This handy integrated reference guide offers step-by-step instructions and quick access to the right tools for your project, giving you the help you need, when you need it.

  • Complete photo editing for the video enthusiast

    Complete photo editing for the video enthusiast

    Easily edit images for photo slideshows and video productions. Create objects with transparent backgrounds, logos, watermarks, lower-third graphics, frames, masks and much more. PaintShop Pro is the perfect partner to Corel® VideoStudio® Pro or your video editor of choice.

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    Find People

    Scan your photos using powerful face detection technology to help identify friends and family. It's the quick and easy way to tag and organize your photos based on the people who appear in them.

  • Photo Mapping

    Photo Mapping

    Keep track of what happened where by mapping your photos to real world locations using GPS data and Facebook check-in points. The Map mode also lets you add locations using Google Maps, providing an intuitive and interactive way to view and organize your photos by location.

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    Share My Trip

    For the ultimate photo-travel experience, use the Share My Trip feature to create an impressive slideshow that links your photos and comments directly to an interactive map. Save your photo-map as a slideshow or upload it to your Dropbox account for optional sharing on Facebook.

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    Social media sharing

    Connect with loved ones and share your photos with the world using the built-in social media features of PaintShop Pro X6. Quickly and easily share your photos or photo creations to your Facebook, Flickr and Google+ accounts.

  • Extensive file support

    Extensive file support

    Whether you’re importing from your camera, scanner, the web or other photo editor, PaintShop Pro supports all of the most popular raster and vector file formats, including Adobe Photoshop .psd files. Output your files to a broad selection of image formats for easy sharing.

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    Customized workspaces

    Customize your photo-editing experience with personalized workspaces, custom toolbars, file association settings and more. You can create custom scripts and perform batch processing to speed up your workflow and finish projects faster.

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    Web tools

    Use a variety of versatile web tools to save and optimize images for online use. Work with image mapping to link HTML with your graphics, and use Slicing and Rollovers to create designs that work seamlessly with web pages.

  • Amazing photo restoration

    Amazing photo restoration

    Bring your old family photos back to life with powerful photo restoration tools. Use the Fade Correction tool to restore the color and contrast of faded photos and the Scratch Remover to repair unsightly cracks in tattered photos to make them look new again.

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    KPT Collection

    KPT Collection* dramatically extends the boundaries of your photo-editing software. This creative collection of plug-ins contains 24 original effects filters to help you creatively transform your images quickly and easily. Sign up for free Standard Membership to download the collection.

    *KPT Collection is compatible only with the 32-bit version of PaintShop Pro.
  • Comprehensive text tools

    Add text to any print, web or photo project with this photo-editing software’s complete typography tools. Adjust fonts, size, style, alignment, leading/kerning and apply effects to get the creative text you desire.

PaintShop Standard Membership

PaintShop Pro Membership

Get more out of your photo-editing software with the all-new PaintShop® Pro Membership. Sign up for free Standard Membership to receive important service packs, additional PaintShop Pro X6 content, access to webinars and special offers—all available exclusively to Members. You'll also be notified when the latest content and service packs are available for download, ensuring you're always getting the most out of your photo-editing software.

To sign up for a free Standard Membership, simply complete the following steps*:

  1. Launch Corel PaintShop Pro
  2. In the Help menu click "About PaintShop Pro Membership"
  3. Select "Become a member" to get a free Standard Membership

*To take advantage of your free PaintShop Pro Standard Membership, you must be an existing PaintShop Pro X6 customer.