How to Get Paint Shop Pro Free

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How to Get Paint Shop Pro Free
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Paint Shop Pro - known to many as PSP - is the second leading raster/vector graphics program available to both graphic artists and consumers. Although initially, you could download Paint Shop Pro free as freeware or shareware, it has since become exclusively commercial, meaning you have to pay to purchase the program. Because Paint Shop Pro is increasing in expense as later versions continue to be released, especially since Corel has taken over the brand, more and more consumers are looking for aw way to get Paint Shop Pro free. While downloading a newer, complete version of Paint Shop Pro free is not possible through legal means, there are still other ways to get a copy of the program in either limited capacity, or by using an older, original version. If you are interested in downloading your own copy without paying - and without breaking the law - read on to learn how to get Paint Shop Pro free:

Test the Newest Version of Paint Shop Pro Free

You can download a trial of Paint Shop Pro, free, directly from Corel's official website. The trial version of Paint Shop Pro offers no limitations to the user, but it can only be used for 30 days after installing the trial on your computer. To try the latest version of Paint Shop Pro free, visit the address below:

Choose "Download Trial" for the newest version of Paint Shop Pro available to consumers, and you will be directed to a new page where you will need to sign up for a new account - also free. After filling out your information to register your copy of the Paint Shop Pro free trial, you will be brought to a page where you can begin the download. Remember, the free trial begins on the day you install the program, and only lasts for 30 days, regardless of whether or not you use it during that time.

Download an Older Version of Paint Shop Pro Free

You can still find the older versions of Paint Shop Pro free, online on a few select websites. Versions 1.0 through 4.12 were distributed as freeware, and can be legally downloaded and used for an unlimited amount of time without making a purchase. Keep in mind that these versions of PSP are limited, and don't offer many of the features available in later releases. Nonetheless, if you are interested in saving money while still using a quality graphics program, visit the link below to download version 4.12 (the latest freeware release) of Paint Shop Pro free:

Purchase an Older Version of Paint Shop Pro

While this isn't technically a way to get Paint Shop Pro free, you can purchase later versions of the program for a significantly discounted price. Since Corel has made very few changes to the features available in Paint Shop Pro, the latest version released by Jasc - version 9 - actually offers essentially all of the same features that any later version of the program touts. So instead of downloading an old version of Paint Shop Pro free, or relying on a free trial, check out some online resources like to find versions 7, 8, and 9 of Paint Shop Pro for a little as $10.