Five ways to enhance summer photos with PaintShop Pro

It’s that time of year again: Summer is almost upon us! Schools close, cottages open and busy people like you plan vacations. Well, if you’re lucky you will plan a vacation. If not, you can still have fun!

Whatever you end up doing this summer, you probably want photos to remember it. Whether you’re going on a trip or staying home, PaintShop Pro can help you get the most out of your time. Here are five things you can do with PaintShop Pro this summer:

Share your trip

The Share My Trip feature in PaintShop Pro allows you to create an interactive map of everywhere you travelled on your vacation. It pulls location information from each picture, and places the photos on a slideshow laid out as a map.

No more “Where was this picture taken?” because you can see it as you view your pictures. This makes telling stories from your trip over and over again much easier!

Restore old photos

Maybe you plan on visiting family this summer. Next time you find old pictures in your parents’ house, you can bring them home with you, without your mom getting mad. All you need is a digital camera to digitize those old photos.

Once you have your photos on file, use PaintShop pro to restore them. Then you can do what most people do with their childhood photos, share them on Facebook.

Summarize your summer

Save time when telling stories about your pictures, or create an intro page to your scrapbook by summarizing all your vacation highlights into one image. This Facebook Cover photo tutorial is a great example of how you create a collage of pictures, designs and text that represent your summer.

Once you’ve created it, why not use it as your Facebook cover photo? Genius!

Create a photo wall

Take time this summer to update old family photos on the wall at home. No, you don’t have to pay for a professional photographer. You can touch up portrait shots or give each photo the same color effect all on your own.

PaintShop Pro has a variety of effects you can apply to your photos that will make them look like they were taken professionally. These effects include: Selective focus to add depth to your images, or sepia effect to give them a retro look.

Capture the sunset

I know what you’re thinking: More sunset photos to share on Facebook, that’s original. Well, when the sun sets at 9 pm instead of 4 pm, it’s a lot easier to enjoy.

Go out on your balcony, in your yard or to the beach and take some great sunset photos. You can combine multiple HDR images to get that perfect contrast of light and dark. This will make your sunset photos stand out among the crowd of others on the internet.

Sunset

No matter what you have planned this summer, make sure you’ll remember it by getting the best photos possible!

What are your summer plans? Tell us in the comments below; we’d love to hear them!

About Michaela Schreiter

I am a PR/Social Media Specialist at Corel. Before joining Corel, I worked in Public Relations at a hospital in Ottawa. I am a hockey player, a die-hard Ottawa Senators fan and a proud Canadian, eh!
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4 Responses to Five ways to enhance summer photos with PaintShop Pro

  1. Vulpine says:

    I’d love to follow all your tips. Just let me know when Paint Shop Pro is available for OS X.

  2. email2sts says:

    I will purchase your PaintShop Pro the moment that you make it available for the Mac. I am NOT interested in a Windows version.

    I have purchased and upgraded Adobe’s Photoshop from 5.0 in 1998 through CS6. I winn not sign up for their Cloud pay-rent-forever-or-else trap. If you want me as a customer for decades to come, simply let me buy a native Mac version.
    Thank you.

  3. Old Tech says:

    Same here – Please bring PSP to the Mac!

  4. You need to produce a Mac version.

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