Despite Corel’s dreadful marketing, it appears today’s quasi-clandestine webinar was to unveil a new version of Paint Shop Pro, now with the awkward name Paint Shop Photo Pro X3. For pity’s sake.
However, it appears to have included at least two things I care about:
- Better speed by multithreading (though there is no indication of GPU-based acceleration)
- RAW processing including vibrance
You may recall that vibrance was the one feature from Photoshop that I really wanted in PSP, and with that I think we have a nearly complete sweep.
Corel loaded in a bunch of other features that I expect to be disappointed in, such as a photo organizer; it is unlikely they’ll top Picasa for my uses.
You can visit their sales page here. They are offering a free trial– I will almost certainly upgrade. With luck I will post a review this weekend.