Corel Rolls Out 64-Bit PaintShop Pro X6
Sep 09, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
Corel on September 4 announced the availability of PaintShop Pro X6 Ultimate.
According to a release, thanks to the addition of 64-bit support, X6 is the most powerful version to date. Improvements in speed and performance, plus interface refinements and new quick selection tools help photographers achieve their best results.
"PaintShop Pro X6 Ultimate is rooted in Corel's sincere desire to build a product that helps users create their best photos ever. The most effective way to achieve this was to go right to the source," said Rick Champagne, Senior Product Manager, Corel Photo & Video. "X6 was developed based on our extensive customer research. Our users told us they want 64-bit power, faster performance, an improved user interface, and continued availability of a perpetual license, so we delivered them. Now we not only offer the most robust feature set in the space, but also the professional power to back it."
The company said that improvements in PaintShop Pro X6 Ultimate originate from a research study. Corel researchers drew from a base of over 2.6 million PaintShop Pro users, learning that more power, more speed and improved usability were the changes users most wanted to see in X6.
Additionally, the leap to 64-bit has accelerated key features application wide. Performance gains include:
-Superior performance: 64-bit improves the power of PaintShop Pro X6, delivering more performance, speed, and stability in users' favorite features. For example, when compared to X5, 64- bit PaintShop Pro X6 saw a 78 percent performance increase in cataloguing JPG images.
-Memory management: New memory management work opening and saving files and applying effects is accelerated in both 32- and 64-bit versions of X6. Both are included with every purchase.
-Open more and larger images faster: With X6 users can open larger files and more files - upward of 50 - with ease. This significantly improves performance in batch processing, multi-layer compositing work and HDR processing.
-Enhanced! Support for Adobe Photoshop plug-ins: PaintShop Pro X6 now supports many 64-bit Adobe Photoshop plug-ins in addition to Photoshop format (.psd) images and Photoshop format (.abr) brushes.
New selection tools make traditionally tedious editing tasks a breeze allowing users to focus on the creative side of editing.
-Smart Selection Brush: This new brush enables the selection of objects based on a brushstroke. Users simply paint over an object to select it.
-Auto Selection tool: The new auto selection tool lets users enclose an image area in a bounding rectangle that automatically detects and snaps to the edge.
Corel also announced Corel Photo Video Suite X6, a combination of PaintShop Pro X6 and VideoStudio Pro X6, for photo and video editing in one complete package.
PaintShop Pro X6 Ultimate can be purchased immediately as an electronic download (ESD).
Corel is a software company providing graphics, productivity and digital media products.
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