PhotoPlus X7

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Brush over unwanted marks
Crop photos down to size
Edit with natural Lab colour
Remove all imperfections
Edit in the dedicated Raw studio
Resize imagery before you export

System Requirements

Minimum system requirements

  • Windows-based PC* with DVD drive and mouse
  • Microsoft Windows® 8, 7, Vista, or XP SP3 (32 bit) operating system
  • 512MB RAM (1GB RAM for 64-bit operation)
  • 448MB free hard disk space (including PhotoPlus Organizer)
  • 1024 x 768 monitor resolution (DPI 100%)

Recommended requirements

  • Additional disk resources and memory are required when editing large and/or complex documents
  • To fully enjoy the enhancements in X7, a multi-core processor, 64-bit edition of Windows 8/7/Vista, and 3GB or more RAM are recommended

Optional requirements

  • Windows-compatible printer
  • Scanner and/or digital camera (TWAIN/WIA compatible)
  • Pen (graphics) tablet
  • Internet account and connection required for product updates and accessing online resources

* Main processor must support SSE2 instructions.

Detailed Feature Comparison

  Corel PaintShop Pro X6
Photoshop CC
PhotoPlus X7
Software you can buy and install without subscription Yes No Yes
Compatible with Windows XP and Vista Yes No Yes
Compatible with Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 Yes Yes Yes
Startup Assistant with Live Tutorial Feed No No Yes
High Quality Image Display (Resampled) Yes Limited Yes
Interactive How To Tab (or Guided Editing) Limited No Yes
Photo Studio Toolbar Yes No Yes
Undo History Tab Yes Yes Yes
Customisable Toolbars and Keyboard Shortcuts Yes Yes Yes
Includes Photo Organiser Yes Yes Yes
Popular Photo Fixes
Instant Fix Red Eye Removal Yes Yes Yes
Non-destructive Crop No No Yes
PhotoFix Studio (with 1-click Presets) Yes No presets Yes
Raw Studio Yes Yes Yes
Makeover Studio Yes No Yes
Lens Correction Studio No Yes Yes
Blemish Removal and Patch Tools Yes Yes Yes
Advanced 'Lanczos3 Window' Image Resizing No No Yes
Depth of Field Blur Yes Yes Yes
Straighten Tool Yes Yes Yes
Noise Reduction Yes Yes Yes
Clone Tool (with Advanced Controls for Better Repairing) Yes Yes Yes
Pro User
Professional 16-bits Channel RGB Mode Yes Yes Yes
Professional CIELAB Colour Mode (Lab Mode Editing) No Yes Yes
Professional 16-bit Greyscale Colour Mode No Yes Yes
Colour Management Yes Yes Yes
Adjustment Layers (Non-destructive Editing) 13 16 15
Native 64-bit Version Available Yes Yes Yes
Supports TWAIN Scanner Drivers in 64-bit Edition Yes No Yes
Before/After Split Screen Editing Limited dual view No Yes
Fully Featured Layer Masks Yes Yes Yes
Freeform RGB-mode Curve Editing Yes Yes Yes
Freeform Lab-mode Curve Editing No Yes Yes
Professional Blend Modes 16 26 22
Record Your Own Actions (Macros) Yes Yes Yes
Batch-process Edits Using Your Own Actions (Macros) Yes Yes Yes
Batch Resizing Limited Yes Yes
Image Cutout Studio Extract tool No Yes
Warp Studio (Liquify) No Yes Yes
Print Studio (For Multiple Images) Limited No Yes
Pixel Grid for Close Zoom Editing No Yes Yes
Clarity Adjustment (with Smoothing Mode) Yes Raw only Yes
Draw Vector Shapes Yes Yes Yes
Intelligent QuickShapes No No Yes
Special Effects/Filters
Filter Layers (Non-destructive Filter Effects Editing) No Yes Yes
HDR Merge Yes Yes Yes
Black and White Film Effect Yes Yes Yes
Retro Photo and Colour Effects Limited No Yes
Tilt Shift Effect Yes Yes Yes
Filter Gallery Yes Yes Yes
Effects Gallery (Stacking Multiple Effects) One effect only Yes Yes
Image Import/Export
Image Export Optimizer Limited Limited Yes
JPEG XR Support No No Yes
Edit Animated GIFs No Yes Yes
Edit Adobe® Photoshop® PSD Files Yes Yes Yes
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is PhotoPlus X7 fully 64-bit compatible?
Yes, a 64-bit version will automatically be installed on compatible computers.


Can my graphic file be imported?
PhotoPlus lets you import a massive range of standard graphic and photo file formats, including Photoshop® PSD files.
Is my camera’s Raw format supported by PhotoPlus X7?
PhotoPlus’s Raw support is extensive with over 500 camera models supported.
How do I use Raw Studio for Raw image manipulation
Raw Studio is integrated into PhotoPlus for processing Raw images on import. A combination of tools for exposure and white balance control, along with highlight recovery, noise reduction, and more, let you take full control of your photo. PhotoPlus also lets you reapply settings saved from your first adjusted Raw file to subsequent files.

Photo Adjustments

Can I crop images to various sizes?
PhotoPlus not only lets you crop to common print sizes (e.g. 7 x 5), but also crop to pixel. The latter is ideal for creating accurate web graphics.
How do I remove red eye?
PhotoPlus offers single-click red eye removal, either using the Red-Eye Tool or via PhotoFix, a powerful studio environment for photo adjustment.
I’m interested in using PhotoFix – What does it do?
PhotoFix is an integrated retouch and adjustment studio for quick and intuitive photo correction. Other adjustments also allow you to fix contrast and levels with one click.

Editing Tools

How versatile are the selection tools?
PhotoPlus selection tools let you create selection areas based on text, brush strokes, and shapes. Colour-based selection gives incredible editing power, so you can adjust specific areas of photos with ease.
Can I create caption text?
Text can be added as an independent layer. This means you can add caption, copyrights, and other messages in any font and size, exactly where you want it.
Can I cut out my image to place something over a completely new background?
Yes. PhotoPlus’s Cutout Studio is used to simply paint regions that you want to keep or discard. Brush strokes will snap to edges for precise cuts, and you can blend edges against any new background.
Does PhotoPlus offer non-destructive adjustments and filters?
Both adjustment layers and filter layers are important concepts in PhotoPlus. These let you apply an adjustment or filter that can be revisited and altered, or disabled, without affecting the original image. You can also carry out other edits on these adjustments like normal image layers.
I want to apply the same operations to all my photos. Do I have to do them one at a time?
No! With batch processing you can repeat tasks such as image resizing, converting and changing file names all at the same time without user intervention. When used in conjunction with recorded actions (ready-made and custom macros) the possibilities are endless.
I’ve seen information about layers, masks, and other pro tools. Do I have to learn how to use these?
Not if you don’t want to. PhotoPlus X7 is extremely powerful but thankfully also quite simple to use. You can carry out image adjustments, corrections, and many popular fixes very easily, and move on to using layers, masks, blend modes and other advanced tools and techniques as required. Tutorials are available via the new Startup Assistant any time you want to master photo editing techniques.
What’s Lab colour mode? Is it useful to me?
Lab is a colour space based on human vision, containing more colours than the usual red/green/blue (RGB) model. Lab mode is a powerful addition to PhotoPlus that is useful for enhancing colour and contrast and, because it’s based on the way we perceive colour, some adjustments can be achieved in a more natural way. Images are still saved in RGB colour so that everyone else can open them!

Photo Effects

What photo effects would be available to me?
Pick from categories such as Distort, Blur, Sharpen, Artistic, Noise, and stylish Rendered effects. Also make use of your third-party Photoshop® plug-ins, Deform, Warp, and powerful 2D/3D filter effects.
How can I give my photos that WOW factor?
PhotoPlus’s Filter Gallery is an easy to use Studio packed with different effect categories. Effects are compelling and great fun to use!
I’d like to try HDR merge. Does PhotoPlus support this?
Yes! PhotoPlus lets you merge several "bracketed" photos (taken at different exposure levels), which lets you produce an output image with a very wide tonal range.

Printing and Sharing

What choices do I have to print and share?
PhotoPlus’s powerful Print Studio can output single images, contact sheets, artistic layouts, and paper-saving layouts. Alternatively, create screen-ready or press-ready professional PDFs from your project. The PhotoPlus Organizer installed with PhotoPlus gives you more sharing options including uploading pictures to Facebook® and Flickr®.
How do I export my image?
The Export Optimizer lets you see how your image will look (and how much space it will take up) before you save it! Its multi-window display provides side-by-side previews of image quality at various output settings, so you can make the best choice every time!

Great support

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