Create PDF files from Corel PaintShop Pro

The following tutorial explains how to convert a psp file to a PDF document with the help of the novaPDF printer driver and the Corel PaintShop Photo Pro. To be able to complete the conversion, you will have to download and install the novaPDF converter from the Download page.

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Corel PaintShop Pro has a long history dating from 1990 with Jasc Software. The program is a raster graphics editor with the capability of also editing vector graphics available exclusively for Microsoft Windows. The functionality can be extended with the help of compatible plugins. Corel PaintShop Pro was designed to bring the most user friendly experience to its users and professionals alike. This is a huge advantage over its rivals as Adobe PhotoShop for example targets professionals, architects and usually people with advanced knowledge in the field.

This way, the average user who just wants to edit a photo or add enhancements can do it on the fly without much hassle. One of the exclusive elements to PaintShop Photo Pro is the picture tube, first available in the 5 version that basically represents an image without a background and a template for more complex graphics. The PSP file format is the native extension for the Corel PaintShop bitmap image and contains layers, vector paths, metadata and possible other objects.

The format is exclusive for Windows and it is proprietary to Corel, meaning you will need to have either a Corel application installed on your computer when receiving the file for further enhancement. This is why a PDF file has an ISO standard for portability and archiving and it is great alternative in file management. Also converting the psp to a PDF using the novaPDF converter is another great advantage because of the features you can add to the file like searching content, signatures, security, quality preservation etc.

How to convert a PSP file created with Corel PaintShop Pro to a PDF document

Here are the steps to convert a PaintShop file to a PDF:

  1. Open the PaintShop Pro file by clicking on File->Open or pressing Ctrl+O and selecting the file
  2. After loading the file click on File->Print or press Ctrl+P and in the Print window click on the Printer button
  3. Select novaPDF from the dropdown list of printers and click OK, make any adjustments of the layout and finally click Print to complete the conversion.
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Applies to:

  • novaPDF Printer 1.x - 8.x
  • Corel PaintShop Photo Pro


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