What’s New in PaintShop Pro 2022

What’s New in PaintShop Pro 2022

Get all the color and brightness you’ve been missing! From one-click fixes to advanced photo editing, PaintShop Pro 2022 makes it all happen faster with AI-powered features and more. Use the new Frame Tool to easily place images in frames, the new AI Background Replacement to automatically change the scene in an image, and the new AI Portrait Mode to enhance your headshots and add a softly blurred background. Get creative with new Color Matching and Smooth Image capabilities in AI Style Transfer, and work more efficiently with usability enhancements in the Welcome screen.

To learn more about these new features, watch the full videos:

How to Use the Frame Tool
Instant Background Replacement
AI Portrait Mode
Enhanced AI Style Transfer

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Comments (30)

  • David Reply

    I have 22 Ultimate and would like to use the new frames tool. However, having watched the video, I cannot see a ‘lightning bolt’ in the tool bar. There is a ‘frames’ button but it doesn’t then offer a shape. What am I doing wrong?

    September 27, 2021 at 9:40 am
    • gilliandarby Reply

      Hi David,

      You’re not doing anything wrong! The icon for the Frames tool has been changed to a frame icon, it is no longer a lightning bolt. We’re hoping to have an updated tutorial shortly to reflect this. Once you click on the frame icon, you should see the 2 shape icons (rectangular and ellipse) on the Tool Options palette, which is at the top of the interface just below the Standard toolbar.

      Hope this helps!
      The Discovery Center team

      September 28, 2021 at 11:36 am
  • etienne.vandenborre Reply

    Ik wil wel 2020 kopen op updaten maar kan mijn pc het wel aan het is een 32bits en kan ik mijn 2020 laten bestaan naast 2022

    July 28, 2021 at 4:33 pm
  • Mary Reply

    I am not able to find the tools bar

    April 5, 2021 at 4:44 am
    • gilliandarby Reply

      Hi Mary,

      If you are using the Essentials or Complete workspace, the Tools toolbar should be on the left side of the interface. If it is not visible, go to View > Toolbars and put a check beside Tools.
      If you are using the Photography workspace, you will need to switch to the Essentials or Complete workspace to access the Tools toolbar. You can change your workspace by going to File > Workspaces and selecting Essentials or Complete.

      Hope this helps!
      The Discovery Center team

      April 5, 2021 at 12:41 pm
  • RvRossum Reply

    1) Ik ben gewend aan het werkvlak van PSP X9. Ik kan dit nu niet vinden.
    2) Het kan mijn foto’s van een watermerk voorzien?

    February 26, 2021 at 8:43 am
    • fvbeers Reply


      July 31, 2021 at 11:29 am
  • di Reply

    How do you install 3rd party plugins?

    January 6, 2021 at 10:29 am
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Di,

      A little tricky to explain via a comment, but we have a tutorial on that! Here’s a link to our our installing plugins tutorial.

      Discovery Center Team

      January 9, 2021 at 11:00 pm
    • fvbeers Reply


      July 31, 2021 at 11:32 am
  • James Reply


    How do I use AI HDR Studio and where can I find it? I can find the normal HDR editing mode but not the one that has just installed.


    November 21, 2020 at 4:06 pm
    • Adam Reply

      Hello James,

      It sounds like the plugin may not be installed yet! To install the AI HDR plugin, open PaintShop Pro, and click Effects > Get More Plugins. Install the AI HDR plugin, restart PaintShop Pro to be on the safe side (makes sure the install is cleaned up to avoid issues), and you will be all set!

      Discovery Center Team

      December 7, 2020 at 9:26 pm
  • Tahib Wahaab Reply

    where do i find working with 360 degrees pic and working with them

    November 2, 2020 at 4:36 pm
  • lynda digregor Reply

    looking forward to 2021 tutorials

    August 31, 2020 at 5:07 pm
  • ken w henry Reply

    I was told that this produce could stitch photos to make a Panoramic image??

    August 18, 2020 at 5:52 pm
  • Erich Staudinger Reply

    Habe das 2021 installiert und es scheint eine gute Version zu sein. Läuft bisher einwandfrei und es scheint etliches verbessert zu sein…..

    August 6, 2020 at 4:06 am
  • Brian Carr Reply

    I cannot figure out how to use the AI HDR Studio in the 2021 version. Please help

    August 3, 2020 at 4:14 pm
  • Daniel Reply

    Where can I locate the Clipping Mask feature in Paintshop Pro?

    June 28, 2020 at 12:32 pm
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Daniel,

      You can set up a Clipping Mask from the masking dropdown in the Layers palette. Check out our Working with Masks series for more information!

      Discovery Center Team

      July 1, 2020 at 1:22 pm
  • Rado Reply

    I wish to delete a detail (tree) from my photo

    June 20, 2020 at 3:46 pm
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Rado,

      Removing elements from an image is definitely within the PaintShop Pro toolset. We would suggest looking at our tutorial on Removing Unwanted Objects and the tutorial on How to use the SmartClone Tool for more information on the tools and techniques you can use to do this.

      Discovery Center Team

      June 21, 2020 at 6:43 pm
  • David Alan Ashton Reply

    e ba gum! As We say in Yorkshire. or Mugabe backward. He He he!

    June 5, 2020 at 5:29 pm
  • Evers Reply

    hoe kan ik eenvoudig oude zwart/wit foto’s colorizen tot kleuren foto’s

    March 21, 2020 at 7:23 am

    Love it

    March 3, 2020 at 2:03 am
  • Datta Gumaste Reply

    Where can I find Picture to painting. Please?

    January 25, 2020 at 4:32 pm
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Datta,

      Not a problem! Our Pic-to-Painting tutorial has the details on how to set up and use Pic-to-Paint.

      Discovery Center Team

      February 4, 2020 at 8:52 pm
  • Colin G Croft Reply

    The programme looks very interesting and if it does all it says it will do , then our limitations and non existent, we shall see.
    The video was also very interesting and I look forward to trying the items shown.

    August 8, 2019 at 4:47 pm
  • David Whorf Reply

    Thanks to the entire crew for a job well done.

    August 6, 2019 at 4:53 pm

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