New to photo editing or looking to focus on a core set of tools? Try the new Essentials workspace for an easy-to-use, streamlined look. Or, if you're a PaintShop Pro expert, switch to the Complete workspace for a more traditional experience that offers access to the software's complete editing and design capabilities.
Now get more control over features, functionality, and customization. Node size not right? Change it. Scroll bar too small? Make it bigger. New larger icons now make it easy to work on touchscreens, 2-in-1 devices, and high-DPI monitors. Time is precious and whether you're launching a program or performing a specific action, no one likes to wait around. Text Wrapping is faster and Depth of Field adjustments can be achieved 4 times quicker than before. You can also click Suggest Settings for a starting point, but the handful of simple sliders offer satisfyingly nuanced ways to adjust your image.
It works, and it did make my image look better. If you enjoy this sort of subtle photo tweaking as opposed to applying retro effects , you're going to appreciate the Perfectly Clear plugin, too.
It works similarly to the Smart Photo Fix dialog, but the results you get are different due to the underlying engine. Perfectly Clear sharpens your image, adjusts the white balance and skin tones, corrects red eyes, and comes with a number of presets to boot. Having two dialogs that essentially do the same thing a built-in one and a plugin can get confusing, and this isn't the only point of redundancy you'll see with PaintShop Pro X7.
Both do the exact same thing: Make your photo look old. The Time Machine tool uses the old interface style oddly appropriate, when you think about it , whereas the Retro Lab uses the new full-screen style. These two are separate from the retro Instant Effects on the Adjust tab, mentioned earlier. Retro Lab is a modern-looking way to make your photo look old.
It worked well for me: I drew a rough selection around a crumb of food, clicked the button, and it was gone. Most of my attempts yielded a perfect removal, while others left a somewhat blurry splotch that was noticeable if you knew where to look for it.
Magic Fill works well to make crumbs of food disappear. PaintShop Pro X7 gives Photoshop a real fight, especially if you're a home user or an amateur photographer.
The new-style dialogs are fun to use, and the application is snappy and responsive. Color swatches for the most recently used colors display automatically at the bottom of the palette and color harmonies help you choose colors that look great together. Performance Many areas of PaintShop Pro have seen performance improvements. Some notable examples: Smart Edge technology for brushes The Smart Edge brush mode lets you tap into content-aware technology to apply brush strokes only to specific areas that match the brush stroke sample area—no path or selection required.
Smart Edge is available from the Tool Options palette for many brush-based tools. Drag-and-drop layers Building on the popular drag-and-drop improvements to layers in the last version of PaintShop Pro, PaintShop Pro X7 gives you even more control by letting you drag a layer from one image to another and drop it between or above a specific layer in the Layers palette.
A better way to start creative projects The New Image dialog box has been redesigned with new category buttons that help you find the right preset for your project.
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