from the Publisher:
Paint Shop Pro, a part of the Paint Shop family of
digital imaging and photography products, is the most
complete, easy-to-use software for creating professionl
digital imaging results. By combining automatic and
precision tools with an integrated learning system,
Paint Shop Pro helps you produce professional results
with power and ease.
In an exploding digital imaging market, Paint Shop
Pro 8 rises above the rest. With the unparalleled
power of Automated Productivity Scripts™ and Dynamic
Personalization™, Paint Shop Pro increases productivity
and enhances workflow like no other digital imaging
software on the market.
Paint Shop Pro is your complete solution for print
- Complete graphics and photo editor for home and
- Record and save any series of steps or actions
as a Script
- New image editing and photo composition tools
- Smooth out skin and produce romantic lighting
- Create professional brochures, logos, cartoons,
Spark creativity with powerful
Paint Shop Pro's new effects make creating breath-taking
graphics a breeze. Now, novice and advanced users
can produce professional results with power and ease.
- Browse effects
Use the Effects Browser to view the creative possibilities
applied to your active image.
- Set black and white
Precisely correct color with the Black and White
Points effect that allows you to rebalance the highlights,
midtones, and shadows of your photo to a full range
- Correct distortions
The Lens Distortion Correction effects correct common
pincushion, fisheye and barrel distortions.
- Produce a romantic effect
Add soft, romantic lighting to your photos using
the Soft Focus effect.
- Halftone your images
Reproduce halftone process used in printing with
the Halftone effect. Pixels in the image are replaced
with dots, squares or lines at various screen angles.
- Add balls and bubbles
Create 3D balls or transparent bubbles anywhere
on your image with the Balls and Bubbles effect.
Control the light source, density, bump maps, and
environment maps for complete texture creation.
- Call attention to your
Use the Magnifying Lens effect to bring attention
to a portion of your image by placing a magnifying
lens over it ? control the magnification level,
size, frame style, and much more.
- Create professional
results with tools that make tough jobs easy
The new photo editing and painting tools in Paint
Shop Pro 8.0 simplify complicated tasks. Now, novice
and advanced users can produce professional results
with power and ease.
- Correct perspective
Fixing distorted perspective in photos is no longer
a cumbersome task with the Perspective Correction
tool. With this great timesaver distorted photos
can be fixed by simply placing handles along the
path to be corrected and the selection becomes rectangular.
- Straighten photos
Straighten a tilted or crooked scan or photo without
any guesswork using the Straighten tool. Your image
is automatically fixed by positioning a guideline
along an object that should be horizontal or vertical.
Simultaneously crop your straightened image to save
- Erase backgrounds
Unlike the regular Eraser tool, which erases all
pixels under the brush, the precision Background
Eraser detects and erases pixels along the strongest
edge, making it a snap to remove background areas
from your photographs. Even areas of fine detail,
such as hair or grass, are detected and preserved.
- Warp images
Use the Warp Brush to stretch, shrink, twist, or
push your photos to create imaginative images. Or
use the Mesh Warp to distort or alter an image using
a mesh overlay on top of the image. Paint naturally
Enjoy greater precision and control with the new
Painting Engine. Now you can save custom brush tips
to use with any brush tool or share with others.
Plus expanded brush variance options deliver more
flexibility and artistry to your mouse or digital
- Edit Selection Mode
In this mode, selections are treated as a layer
allowing you to use the raster painting, drawing
tools, and effects to modify the selection marquee.
- Selection Tools
Switch between selection modes to maximize each
mode's strengths, including the new Edge Seeker
mode for more flexibility when creating a selection
along weaker edges.
- Mask Layers
Masks are created as grayscale adjustment layers,
making it easy to create and edit masks to create
- Layer Groups
Group common elements of an image to be viewed,
moved, or hidden as a single unit for ultimate control
over layered images.
- Pen Tool
Combines the Line tool and Node Edit features in
a single tool, making vector-based illustration
and editing easier than ever.
- Text Tool
The redesigned Text tool, featuring character-by-character
formatting and automatic on-screen text proofing,
makes it easier to add text to your images.
- Create Web page backgrounds
Create high-quality seamless patterns and tiled
images for Web pages, presentations, photos, or
other creative projects with Seamless Tiling and
the Offset effect.
- Work smart with unparalleled
power and simplicity
Work smarter by automating repetitive tasks, working
in batches, personalizing Paint Shop Pro 8 to your
unique workflow, and learning new features quickly.
Whether you learn by watching, doing, or reading,
Paint Shop Pro's integrated learning system can
accommodate your style.
- Save time
Record, edit, and save commonly used tasks with
Automated Productivity Scripts™. Apply scripts to
a single image or batches of images. You can also
create and save your own tool or effect presets
to reuse or share.
- Personalize Paint Shop
Using Dynamic Personalization™ you can tailor a
work environment that's perfect for you. New palette
docking options, custom toolbars, and the ability
to place any tool or command on any menu or toolbar
in the program lets you customize Paint Shop Pro
to your liking. Plus, you can save your custom workspaces
or choose from a variety of preset workspaces for
different workflow options.
- Get started fast
Learn by watching. With over 40 movies the Paint
Shop Pro Product Tour shows you how to use new features,
plus provides helpful hints on all kinds of creative
projects. Learn by doing using Quick Guides that
step you through projects as you follow along on
your own image. Learn by reading. Paint Shop Pro's
Help file and printed User Guide are filled with
examples and detailed information on projects and
- Print with ease
Choose from hundreds of templates to accommodate
any printing project. Supports many standard photo
sizes, combination packs, and commercial papers.
Plus you can create your own custom templates to
reuse or share.
- Convert to virtually
any file format
With support for nearly 50 formats, Paint Pro Shop
8 lets you convert the newest file formats including:
JPEG 2000, enhanced EPS PostScript 3, and wireless
- Pentium® processor or equivalent
- Microsoft® Windows® 98 SP2
or 98 SE SPI, NT4 SP6a, 2000, ME, XP
- 128 MB of RAM
- 200 MB of free disk space
- 16-bit color display adapter
at 800x600 resolution
- Microsoft Internet Explorer
5.0 or later
Paint Shop Pro 8.0
- 1.0 Ghz or better processor
- 256 MB of RAM
- 32-bit color display adapter
at 1024x768 resolution
- Microsoft Internet Explorer
6.0 or later