Corel has announced the latest edition of PaintShop Pro. Version X has a host of new features. The user interface has been redesigned and the new Learning Centre designed for novices offers step-by-step guidance for image-editing tasks, while the integrated Browser can display editable EXIF data and features a zoom slider. The program features a selection of time saving new features; One-Step Noise Fix reduces the effect of image noise, the Red-Eye tool banishes red eye and unsightly purple fringing can be removed with the One-Step Purple Fringe Fix. Smart Photo Fix can automatically improve the colour, sharpness, saturation and brightness, while giving users the opportunity to make adjustments. The Makeover tool helps users improve the quality of their portraits with features like: the Toothbrush, the Suntan Brush, Blemish Fixer and Wrinkle Fixer. New to version X is the High Pass Filter that helps with image sharpening, while the users can simulate mono and infrared film using the Black and White Conversion and Black and White Infrared Conversion filters. Promising a faster start-up Paint Shop Pro X offers 16-bit support and CMYK output, it can also read and save colour profile data. PaintShopPro X is available for around £99 (£85 + VAT) and is bundled with Corel Photo Album 6 image management software and Pixmantec RawShooter Essentials. Find out more at www.corel.co.uk, call 01628 589800 for more information.