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Corel's logo. Click here to visit the Corel website! PRESS RELEASE: Corel Introduces the Ultimate Photo Editing Collection

Corel® PaintShop Photo® Pro X3 Ultimate Now Available

Ottawa, ON -- September 07, 2010 -- Today, Corel announced the release of Corel® PaintShop Photo® Pro X3 Ultimate, a new photo-editing software collection combining the power of Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3 with an extended set of creative tools.

The new Ultimate edition brings together the recently updated PaintShop Photo Pro X3, featuring enhanced performance, with Corel® KPT® Collection photo-effects filters and Corel® Painter™ Essentials 4 for sketching, drawing and painting. Ultimate also includes a comprehensive user guide*, empowering photographers to take maximum advantage of the power of PaintShop Photo Pro. With more than $300 in value, these renowned photography tools give today's photographer an impressive package to produce their most extraordinary photos yet, all for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $99.99 (USD and CAD).

"With Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3 Ultimate, we've started with our outstanding photo editor, enhanced with new performance updates, and then added powerful tools and resources to broaden the product's capabilities for the enthusiast photographer," said Craig Copley, Senior Product Manager, Photo Enthusiast Products at Corel. "By taking the potential of PaintShop Photo Pro even further, photographers can now enjoy new creative options for their photos."

Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3 Ultimate Includes:

  • Corel® PaintShop Photo® Pro X3: Built on performance and stability enhancements introduced in the recently updated version X3.2, Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3 brings together professional quality organization and photo editing tools along with photo projects, backup and high definition (HD) video slideshow capabilities to meet the evolving needs of today's photographer. New tools include the all-new Organizer and Project Creator, along with the editing power of the Smart Carver, Camera RAW Lab, Object Extractor and more.

  • Corel® KPT® Collection: With 24 powerful Kai's Power Tools plug-in filters, Corel KPT Collection gives photo enthusiasts a comprehensive set of creative tools for quickly producing fantastic effects.

  • Corel® Painter™ Essentials 4: Ideal for exploring digital art, the full Corel Painter Essentials 4 gives users realistic digital painting, drawing and sketching tools along with the unique Auto-Painting palette, making it easy to create a stunningly realistic work of art or automatically paint a photo in just three easy steps.

  • Comprehensive 144-page manual: Combined with the unique Learning Center, PaintShop Photo Pro X3 Ultimate gives users all the information they need to maximize their photo-editing potential.

North American Pricing and Availability

Customers in North America can purchase Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3 Ultimate for $99.99 SRP (USD and CAD). Registered owners of previous Corel PaintShop Pro products can upgrade to Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3 Ultimate for $79.99 SRP. Registered owners of PaintShop Photo Pro X3 can upgrade to Ultimate for the special price of just $49.99.

For more information on Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3 or to download a free trial, please visit www.corel.com/paintshop.

International Availability
Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3 Ultimate will also be available from selected resellers and Corel websites in the UK, Germany and Australia. For more information on what's included in the international versions, please visit www.corel.com and select the country where you reside.

Press & Blogger Resources
For additional Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3 Ultimate resources including reviewer's materials and images, please visit www.corel.com/media.

About Corel
Corel is one of the world's top software companies with more than 100 million active users in over 75 countries. We develop software that helps people express their ideas and share their stories in more exciting, creative and persuasive ways. Through the years, we've built a reputation for delivering innovative, trusted products that are easy to learn and use, helping people achieve new levels of productivity. The industry has responded with hundreds of awards for software innovation, design and value.

Our award winning product portfolio includes some of the world's most widely recognized and popular software brands, including CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite, Corel® Painter™, Corel DESIGNER® Technical Suite, Corel® PaintShop Photo®, Corel® VideoStudio®, Corel® WinDVD®, Corel® WordPerfect® Office, WinZip® and Corel® Digital Studio™.

*Customers acquiring PaintShop Photo Pro X3 Ultimate by download receive their user guide in electronic format (PDF). Boxed software includes a printed user guide.

© 2010 Corel Corporation. All rights reserved. Corel, Corel DESIGNER, CorelDRAW, Digital Studio, PaintShop Photo, Painter, WordPerfect, WinDVD, WinZip and the Corel logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Corel Corporation and/or its subsidiaries. All other product names and any registered and unregistered trademarks mentioned are used for identification purposes only and remain the exclusive property of their respective owners.

(First posted on Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 12:52 EDT)

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