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PRESS RELEASE: Corel® Unveils Paint Shop Pro® Photo Art Suite at PMA 2006
Suite Includes Three Incredible Programs that Let You Easily Enhance, Paint, and Share Your Photos - All in One Box
Photo Art Master Search Competition Launched for Paint Shop Pro Photo Art Suite Users; Free Trial Download Available Now
ORLANDO, Fla., PMA Show Booth # 2261 - February 27, 2006 - Corel Corporation today introduced Paint Shop Pro Photo Art Suite at the PMA 2006 International Convention and Trade Show. Corel has combined three powerful products into one box, making the Photo Art Suite the easiest way to manage, fix, and add a creative touch to all your digital photos. The suite contains Paint Shop Pro® X, Photo Album™ 6 - Deluxe Edition, and Painter™ Essentials 3 - all for one low price.
Shipping in April for $149 USD SRP, Paint Shop Pro Photo Art Suite delivers greater ease-of-use and affordability for consumers and serious hobbyists alike. Whether you want a quick way to fix the brightness and color of your photos, turn them into works of art, or share the amazing projects you created with family and friends - Paint Shop Pro Photo Art Suite is the ideal toolbox for your digital masterpieces.
Each program within the suite offers great tutorial-style help so you can get up and running fast.
With Paint Shop Pro X users can:
With Painter Essentials 3 users can:
- Adjust color, brightness, and sharpness
- Fix any photo flaw
- Remove backgrounds
- Work with multiple layers
- Add special effects
With Photo Album 6 users can:
- Turn photos into paintings
- Adjust focus on certain parts of the painting, bringing faces into sharp focus
- Clone backgrounds from one picture into a new painting
- Add embellishments and digital decorations
"Customers are looking to coordinate the process of editing, enhancing, and managing their digital photos. Corel has decided to bring this all together by offering a single-box solution. Paint Shop Pro Photo Art Suite is an excellent value for consumers that want award-winning software packages for a fraction of the price of buying them separately," said Blaine Mathieu, General Manager, Digital Imaging for Corel. "The suite provides a complete set of digital imaging tools that are easy enough for the first time user, yet powerful enough for the seasoned photographer."
- Find and organize all the digital photos on their computer
- Quickly fix dark photos into bright photos in one-click
- Create fun projects using drag-n-drop templates
- Back up all your photos onto CD or DVD
- Share their photos with friends and family using over 20 different sharing options
To celebrate the release of the Paint Shop Pro Photo Art Suite, Corel and Shutterbug magazine are sponsoring the Photo Art Masters Search. The companies are looking for people who can turn their own photos into striking paintings using a trial download of Paint Shop Pro Photo Art Suite.
Valuable prizes will be awarded:
Entries will be judged on the following criteria: artistic ability, composition and creativity. Shutterbug Editor George Schaub and Blaine Mathieu, Corel's General Manager of Digital Imaging will serve as judges.
- First Place: Nikon D200 10.2 Megapixel dSLR digital camera kit with Nikkor 18-70mm autofocus lens and 2GB CompactFlash card
- Second Place: Canon Powershot S2 IS with 1GB memory card
- Third Place: $200 Amazon.com gift certificate
Certain terms, conditions and restrictions apply to this contest. For a complete list of terms and other information and instructions on how to enter the Photo Art Masters Search, please go to www.corel.com/masters.
About Corel Corporation
Corel Corporation provides innovative software solutions that help millions of businesses and consumers in over 75 countries improve their productivity. Corel is renowned for its powerful software portfolio that combines innovative photo editing and graphics creation, vector-illustration, and technical-graphics applications along with office and personal productivity solutions. Corel's flagship products include CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite, WordPerfect® Office Suite, Corel Paint Shop™ Pro, Corel DESIGNER® Technical Suite, and Corel Painter™.
Founded in 1985, Corel is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada. For more information, please visit www.corel.com.
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(First posted on Friday, March 3, 2006 at 15:39 EST)