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PaintShop Pro X9 Ultimate & bonus collection, full download version, 75% off - £19.99 @ Corel
PaintShop Pro X9 Ultimate & bonus collection, full download version, 75% off - £19.99 @ Corel

PaintShop Pro X9 Ultimate & bonus collection, full download version, 75% off - £19.99 @ Corel

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PaintShop Pro X9 Ultimate edition, Image editing software - Full Version, software download from Corel. Photo editing software with Aftershots 3 (not pro) a collection of add ons & bonus collection FastFlick Instant Slideshow Maker and Holiday Creative Pack

Usually £79.99 for this pack

Buy this and get Aftershots 3 - then you can upgrade Aftershot 3 to Pro edition for another £15.99 - so this is cheaper than buying Aftershot 3 Pro which is usually £54.99 on it's own. See post #43 for info.

Possible 11.5% Topcashback - this has tracked now

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Original Poster

jh787

Poor man's Photoshop.


Yeah it is but we get to spend our hard earned money on other things instead of the monthly outgoing with Adobe
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Yes you can really get a FULL download version of Corel's Paint Shop Pro X9 Ultimate along with assorted bonus crap for just £19.99 - This is direct from Corel and the software will be registered and licenced by them. This is not an upgrade deal (that price is £53!) - this is full software that requires no previous Corel PSP software.

This deal usually becomes available to existing Paintshop Pro users - it appears as a pop up to entice you to buy at this very low price, usually this version is £79.99 for the full download and here it's just £19.99

Make sure you untick the optional download insurance (unless you want it) as that adds £6.86 to the total.

You can buy several licences (I have just done this) to install on several PCs although you might be able to use 1 licence for a PC and laptop although the licence agreement says you can't. Anyhoo, you'll get a full unrestricted licence (1 licence per PC)

Usually this is only available to PSP software owners of which I am, so when this offer popped up in a locked down window I noticed the web address briefly showed in the window, so I copied it down by taking a screenshot, tested it in other browsers and PC, stripped out my personal details from the URL should give you a totally clean link to Corel to make your own purchase.

I also went via TopCashBack in case I can get 11.5% cashback too





Edited by: "spannerzone" 10th Dec 2016

what is this software for ? I realise it's for photos but what do you do with it ?

Great find and great value!

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jamkhan

what is this software for ? I realise it's for photos but what do you do … what is this software for ? I realise it's for photos but what do you do with it ?


It allows extensive photo and image editing - it's not for everyone as there are many half decent free image software programs available but many like Paintshop Pro for their editing needs. I use it for many things, improving/editing images for use on my websites and use in printed leaflets (I edit images of equipment and products then put the image in documents that get printed), from touching up and restoring old photos there's lots it can do.

Video here youtube.com/wat…5Dg (it's long but gives a good idea of PSP)

Edited by: "spannerzone" 10th Dec 2016

Poor man's Photoshop.

Original Poster

jh787

Poor man's Photoshop.


Yeah it is but we get to spend our hard earned money on other things instead of the monthly outgoing with Adobe

jh787

Poor man's Photoshop.


There is no rich man who uses Photoshop.
Edited by: "splender" 10th Dec 2016

I used psp years ago when it was owned by Jasc, what's this like now compared to GIMP?

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OK a reboot of the machine and installing the 4 extra programs that come with Ultimate make me believe this is the Ultimate edition although it doesn't actually say it is on the program itself. But the features of Ultimate that differentiate between standard are included with this deal. Happy days.

The ultimate edition comes with additional software:
# Corel® AfterShot™ 3 — Quickly adjust and manage even large photo collections, and enhance RAW files. (NOT THE PRO VERSION)
#Perfectly Clear by Athentech Imaging — Apply robust, one-click image corrections with award-winning intelligent photo correction technology.
#Corel® Live Screen Capture — Record video directly from your screen. Easily capture both system audio and microphone sound when recording.
#Creative collection — Includes dozens of brushes, textures and royalty-free backgrounds.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 10th Dec 2016

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CKEBROWN2212

I used psp years ago when it was owned by Jasc, what's this like now … I used psp years ago when it was owned by Jasc, what's this like now compared to GIMP?


I still use PSP7 from 2000 as it's so quick and fast to use, this version of PSP is actually quite similar in the way it works but naturally has a load more stuff bunged in, but it you used PSP 3.02 from 1995 I reckon you'd be using this in no time.

I never got on with Gimp, it's good but a bit too clunky for my liking.... so for me PSP has always been my go to image editing tool. I'll still use PSP7 for quick edits because it's so light on resources when running an an i5 desktop (considering it'll run on a Pentium 2!)
Edited by: "spannerzone" 10th Dec 2016

Original Poster

Topcashback has tracked at 11.5% so that's encouraging.

I think this is much easier to use than Photoshop. I used it for years until I got a cheap license through my college for Photoshop.
Edited by: "bunnygirlbaby" 10th Dec 2016

PaintShop Pro X9 Ultimate and PaintShop Pro X9, has no difference, other then the add ons.
Compare.

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KuK

PaintShop Pro X9 Ultimate and PaintShop Pro X9, has no difference, other … PaintShop Pro X9 Ultimate and PaintShop Pro X9, has no difference, other then the add ons.Compare.


Thanks for that, my previous version (going back to PSP X3) stated it was the Ultimate in the licence key and when I opened PSP X9 a pop up said I could upgrade to Ultimate for £15.... rebooting has now removed that option in the window where you can buy other add ons.

I Love PaintShop Pro, used since I got a free version on a magazine, many, many years ago :D,
I prefer PSP over Photoshop.
The only problem I have, is that PSP(and PS), don't support webp images, I get round this via using xncovert

This or Photoshop Elements??

This is probably worth it for Corel AfterShot 3 alone. It's really fantastic (well at least 2 was). I'm too used to using LightRoom but do intend to switch to AfterShot.

jh787

Poor man's Photoshop.



The photography brigade seem to regard it pretty highly. For example:

https://www.ephotozine.com/article/corel-paintshop-pro-x9-review--29730

Personally, I'd rather pay a 1 off fee for a piece of software than a monthly fee for CC etc.

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My download links state they'll expire end of December so make sure you download ALL the software and save copies of it in case you need to re-install later on. While you can always redownload PSP 9 software (in trial form then unlock with you licence key) I don't think you can download all the other bits again. Registering the software also gives you 3 more plug in downloads.

spannerzone

I still use PSP7 from 2000 as it's so quick and fast to use, this version … I still use PSP7 from 2000 as it's so quick and fast to use, this version of PSP is actually quite similar in the way it works but naturally has a load more stuff bunged in, but it you used PSP 3.02 from 1995 I reckon you'd be using this in no time.I never got on with Gimp, it's good but a bit too clunky for my liking.... so for me PSP has always been my go to image editing tool. I'll still use PSP7 for quick edits because it's so light on resources when running an an i5 desktop (considering it'll run on a Pentium 2!)



Exactly the same here regarding PSP7 use and GIMP experience. Tempted by this.

Wow, and they wouldn't even give my this as an upgrade deal to my old X2, glad I didn't take the one they offered me.

PS. The old X2 ran perfectly well on Win10, but I'm grabbing this anyway! 

OP,
Many thanks.
I have new a Camera and have been using a Trial version which is very similar to Photoshop.
At this price it is a steal
Particularly as Photoshop is a 'Subscription service' which means you never own it and are held hostage to any future changes or price increases. I like to own my software and not need to be 'on-line all the time'.
(There is an element of that in PSP but not to the same degree.)

Edit:
Topcashback also tracked for me at 11%, so even cheaper !
Edited by: "Huawei_or_my_way" 11th Dec 2016

Paint Shop Pro, wow that's taking it back a bit! Heat added!

Thanks OP.

Nice. I'm still using PSP 7.

Is this better than the free Google Nik collection software?

masktron

Is this better than the free Google Nik collection software?


You are comparing the wrong things!
Paintshop Pro X9 Ultimate (inc Aftershot Pro) is meant to be an alternative to Photoshop/Lightroom.
[Not getting involved in the 'discussion' around whether this is true or not That is a 'religious' argument for the Fanbois on both sides ]
It is a software package rather than the now 'Subscription' version of Photoshop that is officially 'only' available.)
It is an alternative solution to having to use 'old/dodgy' versions of Photoshop if you don't like the subscription business model.
Since Paintshop Pro X8.2 the Google Nik Collection has been fully compatible 'according to Corel'.
(See ... blog.paintshoppro.com/rea…-2/ )

Instructions on how to add the Plugins from within Paintshop Pro, are in the same article's comments.

I have used Nik Plugins with the Trial version of Paintshop Pro X9 with no apparent issues , but I am a noob to Nik and/or Paintshop Pro / Photoshop.

Worth trying it as Nik Collection is now free, you have nothing to lose.

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If anyone has a clue how to get After shots working I'd appreciate any tips- it's installed but double clicking the icon does nothing... it initially asked where to put the default folders that it uses but now nothing happens. Nothing appears in plug ins (if that's where it's supposed to appear)
Also note that KPT plugins dont work in the 64bit version (I installed both versions during 1st install)

Otherwise all seems good

spannerzone

If anyone has a clue how to get After shots working I'd appreciate any … If anyone has a clue how to get After shots working I'd appreciate any tips- it's installed but double clicking the icon does nothing... it initially asked where to put the default folders that it uses but now nothing happens. Nothing appears in plug ins (if that's where it's supposed to appear)Also note that KPT plugins dont work in the 64bit version (I installed both versions during 1st install)Otherwise all seems good



Only advice I can give based on the Trial install is that you need to install Paintshop Pro & Aftershot Pro on a 'Clean' PC.
I had weird problems when I had a previous version of Paintshop Pro & Aftershot installed.

****** 1st BACKUP ANY FILES YOU NEED BEFORE THE NEXT STEP .... (Don't risk losing any Photos etc ******
De-install Paintshop Pro & After shot Pro ensuring the uninstall has run fully.
[Paintshop Pro etc installs lots of background programs that can take a while to install/start on first install, this makes the de-install slow as the reverse is true.]

Reboot your PC.

Reinstall Paintshop Pro 1st, ensure the license is accepted and the software runs as a fully licensed version.

Reboot your PC.

Check Paintshop still working OK

Reinstall Aftershot.

Once again check license is accepted and software is running OK.
At this point you can start installing/adding all the extras and updates from Corel etc.

This is the process I followed that worked with the Trial version.
It is also worth closing down any software you are not using before doing the install.
[Not your Anti-virus etc of course.:) Modern Anti-virus/anti-malware etc software should not conflict with a software install if your PC is clean to begin with.]


Edited by: "Huawei_or_my_way" 11th Dec 2016

Thanks for this. I have always been a PSP user. I'm sure its more famous cousin does a few things more smoothly, but cost-wise and at my level of photography this has always served me well. My last version (an old one) didn't support some formats I now use and this should sort me out.

I've had cs3 on my main PC for yonks. In the good old days without subs.
In 2 minds whether to get this to use on my Surface 4 but wondered what the menus are like. When I tried CS2 on a mates tablet they were so small they were unusable. While I'm caging info, does anybody know of some form of input device to use alongside for shortcuts such as shift/control while working with a tablet pen?
Muchass Grassybum.

@Spannerzone... Did you manage to get Aftershot 3 to work? I am having the same trouble - double-click the icon and nothing happens. I've uninstalled and reinstalled twice now but not having any luck.

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Bob542

@Spannerzone... Did you manage to get Aftershot 3 to work? I am having … @Spannerzone... Did you manage to get Aftershot 3 to work? I am having the same trouble - double-click the icon and nothing happens. I've uninstalled and reinstalled twice now but not having any luck.


No luck yet but I've yet to try uninstalling PSP .... I have re-installed and tried repairing Aftershots but no joy yet.

Initially it would open a window asking me to confirm folder locations for cache files and user files - I (stupidly?) changed the defaults hoping it would make it work but after the change nothing every appears once you launch the Aftershot program... no screen or anything.

I also noted that the Corel KPT free plug in only work on the 32bit version of Corel so if you've installed both versions then that might be why some plug ins don't appear.

Original Poster

I notice that After shot is not the pro version and I've decided to not bother trying to get it working on my computer rather than mess about trying to get it working and likely break something else

spannerzone

No luck yet but I've yet to try uninstalling PSP .... I have re-installed … No luck yet but I've yet to try uninstalling PSP .... I have re-installed and tried repairing Aftershots but no joy yet.Initially it would open a window asking me to confirm folder locations for cache files and user files - I (stupidly?) changed the defaults hoping it would make it work but after the change nothing every appears once you launch the Aftershot program... no screen or anything.I also noted that the Corel KPT free plug in only work on the 32bit version of Corel so if you've installed both versions then that might be why some plug ins don't appear.


When you install Paintshop Pro X9 BOTH versions are installed, so you can use the 32-bit version if you need to use the KPT Plugins. [Corel do document that the KPT Plugins are only 32-bit]
Unfortunately, I am also having the same problem with Aftershot 3.
I am currently seeing what Corel support can come up with.
Aftershot Pro 3 installs and runs with no issues so I am surprised that it is a problem.
I will update this thread if I get a solution.

BTW:
Aftershot 3 is being given away by Corel as Freebie at Christmas.
This can be upgraded for a 'small fee :)' to the Pro version via an automatic popup you get when the software is installed.
I tried this version to see if it worked vs the Cleverbridge linked version from Corel Store.
It did not !!!

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Huawei_or_my_way

Unfortunately, I am also having the same problem with Aftershot 3.I am … Unfortunately, I am also having the same problem with Aftershot 3.I am currently seeing what Corel support can come up with. Aftershot Pro 3 installs and runs with no issues so I am surprised that it is a problem.I will update this thread if I get a solution.BTW: Aftershot 3 is being given away by Corel as Freebie at Christmas.This can be upgraded for a 'small fee :)' to the Pro version via an automatic popup you get when the software is installed.I tried this version to see if it worked vs the Cleverbridge linked version from Corel Store.It did not !!!


Thanks for the info, as Aftershot 3 appears to be mostly of use to RAW photo editing (as I understand it) I don't think I'm too worried if I can't get it working. I will install on another PC (I bought 2 licences) so will see how that goes.

You can only install this a limited number of times on your pc as I found out when my hard drive packed up once.

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Hancock

You can only install this a limited number of times on your pc as I found … You can only install this a limited number of times on your pc as I found out when my hard drive packed up once.


Yes I suspect so, with a previous version I could not install on a second PC until after quite some time had passed. I actually bought two licences of this so I could install on 2 machines without issue. I thought that two for £40 wasn't bad.

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Anyone getting the 'Update to service pack 3' message upon closing the program? this is the same version as the downloaded program that you initially install but regardless it says to download this new update, tries to install then says not necessary and does this on every close of the program.

I did get Aftershots3 working on a second computer, it just installed and worked, on one occasion if offered an upgrade to Aftershots Pro 3 for £15.99 but on other windows (and in PSP9) it offers the upgrade for £39.99
Edited by: "spannerzone" 18th Dec 2016

spannerzone

Anyone getting the 'Update to service pack 3' message upon closing the … Anyone getting the 'Update to service pack 3' message upon closing the program? this is the same version as the downloaded program that you initially install but regardless it says to download this new update, tries to install then says not necessary and does this on every close of the program.I did get Aftershots3 working on a second computer, it just installed and worked, on one occasion if offered an upgrade to Aftershots Pro 3 for £15.99 but on other windows (and in PSP9) it offers the upgrade for £39.99



You are confirming my thoughts that the problem is a conflict with some other software.
I would bet that the 2 PC's you have are not identical in terms of software installed.
Is this correct ?

Yes, I got the un-needed update as well while installing and de-installing to get Aftershot 3 working.
Still not solved the problem of starting up, after the initial install.
I have been sent the same software by Corel, in a zip, which still acts the same.
Will chase Corel support once I have some more info to go on.
I thought I saw the Aftershot Pro update for £15.99 but had closed the window by accident and has not appeared again.
I might need it as it appears that my camera is not supported by Aftershot 3.
The only information I could find was for Aftershot Pro 3 which I had assumed was an unrestricted version of Aftershot 3 !!!.
It does support my camera.
I suspect that Aftershot 3 is an older version of the software and NOT compatible with the same cameras as the Pro version.
Corel play too many games with offers and different prices.
Aftershot Pro 3 can be bought as an upgrade for $29.99 on Amazon.com, the UK as usual gets to pay the premium price.[$ to £ plus a bonus on top :)]
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