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Corel Adds To Paint Shop Line

Ottawa — Corel has unveiled a new version of its Paint Shop Pro Photo photo editing software last week.

Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 photo editing offers a new Express Lab feature to speed imaging downloading and for making corrections to multiple images simultaneously, including RAW image files.

The program incorporates several new features

over its predecessor

, including a one-click “thinify” tool for making a subject slimmer, and a new eye dropper for removing red eye. The firm said it also enhanced its Suntan brush and Blemish fixer to make them easier to use.

The program also adds a layer styles function for adding shadows, embossing, bevels and reflections to images or text, and visible watermarks for protecting images in distribution. A “save for office” function resizes and compresses files for sharing via email

The program will retail for a suggested $99.99 and includes video tutorials from, Nik plug-in filter effects and a version of the firm’sMediaOne Plus program.