How to Migrate PaintShop Pro Plugins

How to Migrate PaintShop Pro Plugins

Upgrading from a previous version of PaintShop Pro? New in PaintShop Pro 2019, you can now easily migrate your content from previous versions with just a few clicks. In this quick tutorial we’ll show you how to bring in any plugins, scripts, brush tips, color palettes, gradients, patterns, textures, and effects that you’ve installed with the last 3 versions of PaintShop Pro, for a seamless upgrade experience.

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Comments (15)

  • Debora J Reply

    I have Painstshop Pro 2019 and I need to know how to install a pen tool stylized line. I have a file called dot.pspstylizedline that needs to go somewhere. I have put it in C:\Users\Debora\Documents\my PSP files\styled lines, C:\Users\Debora\Documents\Corel PaintShop Pro\2019\Styled Lines, and C:\ProgramData\Corel\Corel PaintShop Pro 2019\Corel_13 – and it doesn’t show up in any of those places. I’ve run out of ideas. I can’t even make my own stylized line because I don’t understand the tool.

    March 19, 2020 at 6:02 pm
  • Sue Reply

    How do I import pictures into your software.?

    June 3, 2019 at 6:14 pm
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Sue,

      To import photos into PaintShop Pro, use the Navigation palette on the lefthand side of the screen. Click the Collections tab, and then click Browse More Folders. Browse for the folder containing you images, and click OK. This catalogues all the images in that folder in PaintShop, and they can then be opened from the same palette.

      Hope this helps!
      Discovery Center Team

      June 3, 2019 at 10:25 pm
  • Alice Reply

    I have PSP 7 and PSP 8 …. along with 2018 and now 2019 … I would love to get all my things from 7 and 8 into the 2019 version. How can I do this. Right now, I use my old 7 version more than the new one because of this. I have so many tubes, patterns and special effects in the old version that are awesome. Is this possible?

    March 3, 2019 at 2:42 pm
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Alice,

      You can definitely move that content to the newer versions of PaintShop! How you do it depends on whether you plan on keeping PSP 7 on the system after it is all moved. If you do, just open up the new version of PSP you want to add the content to, and navigate to File > Properties > File Locations. From here, you can add your PSP 7 content folders, and the new version will now know check those folders for content in the future.

      If you plan on removing PSP 7 after migrating that content, you’ll need to manually copy the contents of your PSP 7 content folders over to the PSP 2018 or 2019 content folders.

      By default, you can find content folders for PSP under C\Users\\Documents\Corel PaintShop Pro\

      That folder will have a subfolder for each type of content. Just copy the files over and you’re all set!

      Hope this helps,
      Discovery Center Team

      March 3, 2019 at 4:30 pm
  • Karl W Northwall MD Reply

    I want to get more picture frames. In the 2018 paintshop you could get more frames. I just bought 2019.

    January 21, 2019 at 1:52 pm
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Karl,

      We have a tutorial on Adding Picture Frames that you may find helpful! It covers how to use picture frames, and also how to get more.

      Hope this helps,
      Discovery Center Team

      January 22, 2019 at 6:03 pm
  • Kiley Reply

    I am trying to download scripts and I put them in my restricted folder, but I do not see them populating in the scripts dropdown bar. What should I be doing?

    December 30, 2018 at 10:25 am
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Kiley,

      Which version of PaintShop are you adding the scripts to, and which scripts are you attempting to add? Our first thought is a compatibility issue, but we can certainly check on this issue with you!

      Discovery Center Team

      December 31, 2018 at 6:48 pm
      • John Reply

        My 20918 Scripts are not importing either

        October 1, 2019 at 4:28 pm
  • Margart Smith Reply

    You say that if we upgrade we can migrate our content from the three previous versions, but I am well behind not having updated from Paint Shop Pro x 8 so does this mean this is absolutely out of the question for me.? I was just too happy with this version to upgrade before, and it is a long laborious job adding everything again.

    November 25, 2018 at 12:41 pm
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Margart,

      Thank you for getting in touch! The PaintShop Pro 2019 migration tool does currently only work on the previous three versions of PaintShop Pro. If you are looking to migrate from an older version, that would require manual file migration or setting of pointers in 2019 to bring your additional content forward into PSP 2019.

      Discovery Center Team

      November 25, 2018 at 8:54 pm
  • Keith Wallinger. Reply

    I want to upgrade my PSP2018 to 19 ultimate . I am offered it at 34.99 however it asks for a coupon code which I do not have. Can I still download at the special price ?

    November 22, 2018 at 3:10 pm
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Keith,

      Thank you for reaching out! If this is from an upgrade link in PaintShopPro 2018, the coupon code should have entered automatically. We contacted the support and sales teams on your behalf, and you will receive an email shortly with details on how to get that price.

      Discovery Center Team

      November 23, 2018 at 10:21 pm

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