Installing Plugins for PaintShop Pro

Installing Plugins for PaintShop Pro

By Roger Wambolt

Did you know that there are a number of plugins that can be used with PaintShop Pro? If you’re not familiar with plugins, they are simply add-on programs designed to enhance or add extra functionality to your existing software. These plugins are created by Corel, or by other software companies, or by the PaintShop Pro developer community.

In this tutorial, we’ll use the Google Nik filters to show you how to install a plugin and get it working with PaintShop Pro. The process is not complicated and it will only take a few steps for you to add filters, brushes or other tools.

You can download the Google Nik filters for free and follow along with this tutorial as you install the plugin. And if you are using PaintShop Pro version X7 or higher, you can find other plugins by going to Help > Welcome to open the Welcome screen then browse through the list of plugins on the Get More tab.

Thanks for watching! We hope you found this tutorial helpful and we would love to hear your feedback in the Comments section below. And don’t forget to visit our social media pages and show us what you’ve learned by sharing your photos, videos and creative projects with us.

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Comments (3)

  • Stephanie Reply

    This does not work in 2018 there is no “file locations” in the file menu how do you install plugins in 2018 paintshop pro and please stop making these huge changes in paint shop pro interface… especially when there is no instruction on how to set it up

    January 8, 2018 at 1:05 am
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Stephanie,

      The File Locations window can be found in PaintShop Pro 2018 by navigating to File > Preferences > File Locations.

      Thank you for your feedback!
      Discovery Center Team

      February 3, 2018 at 6:21 pm
    • Nixa Reply

      Hello Stephanie my name is Nixa I had the same problem to me awhile before I figured it out. Click on file scroll all the way down to workspace and make sure you complete is checked then go back and try click on file again and click on preferences you should be able to see file location.

      March 23, 2018 at 12:09 pm

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