Zoner Software has shipped Zoner Photo Studio X (aka version 19), the latest edition of its one-stop photo editor.
Top of the “What’s New” list is full Layers support, with all the features and blend modes you need.
New effects include a smart Dehaze tool, non-destructive gradient filters, and a reworked Perspective tool where you can tweak horizons, perspective, and receding lines all from one place.
The photo manager can now automatically sort geotagged photos by country, region or community.
Facebook and Cloud Storage integration means the program is able to find your photos on Google Disk, Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox, and in your Facebook albums.
Photo Stacking allows images with similar content (HDR or panorama sources) together, handy for saving space in the Manager.
If you’re tired of browsing nested menus to find your favorite tools and filters, good news: you’re now able to add them to a Favorites menu for speedy access later.
New Create options enable designing and ordering professionally-printed photo books, canvas prints or calendars. OK, it’s just an integrated web store, but if you ever need it, the prices seem reasonable (calendars from $8.99, photo books from $23.99, canvas prints from $26.99).
All this can be yours for $95.88 a year ($7.99 a month). There’s a free 30-day trial, or you can still use a very cut-down version of Zoner Photo Studio 18 for free.
Zone Photo Studio X is available for Windows 7 and later.