With a revised interface and several helpful new tools, Corel PaintShop Pro X4 is a significant upgrade from the previous version. The image management and editing software takes care of your organizing, editing and sharing needs. Overall, the program offers 75 new or enhanced performance features that include high-dynamic-range processing, tilt-shift lens effects, fill light and clarity filters, and vignetting. With a faster processor, the program now can make adjustments in real time, such as noise reduction and tone mapping.
Navigation is fairly simple, with all of the program's functionality falling under three tabs across the top of the screen, allowing you to move easily in and out of different workspaces: Manage, Adjust and Edit. Windows only. List Price: $79. Contact: Corel, www.corel.com.