The Manage and Adjust Workspaces

The Manage and Adjust Workspaces

By Discovery Center Team

This tutorial will introduce you to the Manage and Adjust Workspaces in PaintShop Pro. You will be introduced to the various features and tools of these two Workspaces.

You will learn how to use:

  • The Manage Workspace which allows you to organize photos in your library, tag people and locations to your photos etc.
  • The Adjust Workspace which provides some basic tools to make quick corrections to images.

Check out the photos below. They were enhanced using the Adjust Workspace.

Welcome to this tutorial about the Manage  and Adjust Workspaces  in PaintShop Pro! These Workspaces are essential for organizing and making quick adjustments to your photos. PaintShop Pro has three  Workspaces :  The Manage  Workspace  helps you manage and organize your photos. The Adjust Workspace  has popular tools for quick edits. The Edit Workspace contains the full suite of editing tools.


In this tutorial, you will learn:

  • The layout and features of the Workspaces.
  • How to use some of the most useful tools.

PaintShop Pro has three different Workspaces that can be accessed from the tabs in the top center of your PaintShop Pro window.


– The Manage Workspace

First we will look at the features of the Manage Workspace.  The layout is as follows:

– The Navigation Palette is on the left. This Palette will allow you to select photos for new projects, and keep your images organized. It also helps you find photos by day, tag, people, places, or star rating for easy access.

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– The Preview Window is in the center.


– The  Organizer Palette  is below the Preview Window. Here you will have  access to all the projects you have open and on the go.


– The Info Palette is on the right. In this palette you can view/add/edit information about your images, such as camera settings, tags, captions, and star ratings.


Once your photos are on your computer, they can be imported by opening the Collections tab in the Navigation Palette, and select your folder from Browse More Folders. Your images will appear as thumbnails in the  Organization  Palette. Double-clicking on a thumbnail will bring the full sized image into  Quick Preview  mode in the Preview Window.    In the Quick Preview mode you can delete, rotate, and apply star ratings.

The Manage Workspace has three modes that can be accessed in the top right of the Info Palette. They are: Thumbnail which allows you see many images in the  Preview  Window;  Preview for a full screen view of one image; and Map which allows you to attach geographic locations to photos.


The Adjust Workspace

The Adjust Workspace allows you to review and edit your photos using the most commonly used editing tools. The Workspace is organized as follows:

– The Adjust Palette is on the left.


– The Preview Window is in the center.


– The Toolbars are along the top.


– The Instant Effects Palette, which allows you to apply various effects to your photos with one click, is located on the right.


– The Organizer, containing thumbnail images, is located at the bottom.


One of the best things about the Adjust Workspace is that PaintShop Pro will do a lot of the editing work for you! For example, the Smart Photo Fix  feature will suggest photo settings.


By clicking on one of the Instant Effects, you can apply cool effects, like different colored tones, to your photos in one click.


If you enjoyed this tutorial, be sure to check out the other tutorials that are available in the Discovery Center.If you have any ideas for tutorials or projects that you would like to see in the future, please leave us some Feedback.

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 (4)

  • RosemaryA Reply

    Is there any automatic way of getting a default workspace back. I reset mine, because it was freezing, thinking this would be ok to have a default one I could go back to. It seems I have to start from scratch. I am not up to that, I am a dim dumbo with all the tech decisions. I have PSP19 ultimate.

    October 31, 2019 at 4:25 am
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Rosemary,

      To restore the default workspace for PSP 2019, you would need to close PSP, navigate to your PSP executable, and hold SHIFT while double-clicking to launch the program. You will get a prompt asking if you want to reset to factory defaults. Click “yes”, and it will reset everything.

      Hope this helps,

      Discovery Center Team

      October 31, 2019 at 11:53 pm
  • Amber Sisemore Reply

    I have not been able to get the adjust tab open at the top using corel paint shop pro 2019 ultimate. I have selected the complete workspace, but the tab has not come up. Any help? Thank you!

    November 28, 2018 at 2:48 pm
    • gilliandarby Reply

      Hi Amber,

      To show the Adjust tab in PaintShop Pro 2019, go to File > Preferences > General Program Preferences. Select Tabs in the left column and then check the box beside Adjust and click OK.

      Hope this helps!

      The Discovery Center team

      November 28, 2018 at 3:19 pm

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