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What’s new in Corel PHOTO-PAINT

Image editing is enhanced by more flexible tone-curve corrections, a quick image-straightening feature, new lens effects, added histogram feedback, and the ability to open and edit raw camera files. In addition, a more efficient workflow, redesigned user interface, and enhanced file compatibility can help you complete your graphic design tasks more quickly.

Raw camera file support

When importing raw files from your digital camera, you can view information about file properties and camera settings, adjust image color and tone, and improve image quality. Interactive controls let you preview changes quickly.

Added histogram feedback

More features and effects now provide real-time histogram feedback, so you can edit images more efficiently. You can preview image adjustments and compare results when you adjust image tone in the Image Adjustment Lab and the Tone Curve dialog box, or when you process raw camera files.

Improved tone-curve manipulation

Interactive settings and a redesigned user interface let you adjust image tone with greater flexibility and control. You can easily perform precise tonal corrections by selecting, adding, or deleting nodes along the tone curve.

Custom image straightening

Images that were scanned or photographed at an angle can be straightened quickly and easily. Interactive controls let you correct image orientation and preview the results.

New lens effects

With the new lens effects, you can convert individual colors to black and white, mix color channels for creative effect, map gradient colors, or apply a photographic filter to your image.

Enhanced compatibility

You can open or save files in the Photoshop CS3 format, ensuring a smooth image-editing workflow. You can also open Corel Painter X files or save files in the PDF 1.7 or PDF/A format.

Enhanced search functionality

Now you can use keywords, notes, author, subject, date, or file type when viewing, organizing, or searching for files from Windows Explorer. You can add or edit file properties within the application, or from Windows Explorer, Windows Desktop Search, or Windows Vista Search.

Updated user interface and improved thumbnails

Redesigned icons, menus, and controls within the application create a fresh look and provide a more intuitive working environment. New, high-quality thumbnails let you preview Corel PHOTO-PAINT documents when you browse and organize your files.


The CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 disc includes a selection of high-quality photos on various subjects and themes to add inspiration to your projects. The high-resolution images can be easily searched and are suitable for high-quality printing.

Review and collaboration tools

CorelDRAW ConceptShare is a valuable collaboration tool that lets you share designs and ideas and receive real-time feedback from clients in a Web-based environment. You can create multiple workspaces, upload your designs, and invite others to post comments.

Search capability when saving and opening files

You can organize your projects more easily by adding keywords or notes when saving your files. When opening and saving files, Windows Vista users can search by author, subject, file type, date, keywords, and other file properties.

Automatic product updates

Now you can receive messages and information about new content and product updates, and conveniently access a product registration site, from within the application.

Enhanced color management

Support has been added for the Adobe Color Management Module (CMM). On the Windows Vista operating system, you can also use the Windows Color System CMM.

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