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With every update, Zoner Photo Studio X (ZPS X) keeps getting better and better, offering more and more features while keeping the price at a super-affordable $59 per year (or $5.99 month-to-month). In this round of upgrades, we see significant improvements in the Zonerama online gallery, new features that improve workflow and more workspace for photo editing. And for you RAW image shooters, ZPS X just added more than 50 newly supported models.

But First, What Exactly is Zoner Photo Studio X?

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Zoner Photo Studio X is an affordably priced but extremely powerful Windows PC software tool for browsing, managing, enhancing, editing, and printing photo and video files, including RAW format.

Zoner Photo Studio X features five interface modules found as tabs labeled Manager, Develop, Editor, Print and Video. They’re easy to navigate and intuitive to use. You can conveniently switch from one module to another without leaving the Zoner program. There are flexible workspace layout choices, too. And you can select the Browser view and see all images in a specific folder—without leaving the Photo Studio workspace.

Use ZPS X to edit JPEG and RAW images (including use of Layers and Masks) and perform all cropping, blemish removal, cloning and other photo tricks with ease. The unique retouching brush and the Facial Features tool in the Liquify submenu make portrait enhancement a snap.

Edit video. Turn your photos into a video, a presentation, or a time-lapse without switching software. Enjoy creative presets. Change a photo’s entire mood with just one click (one of the best-loved features in ZPS X). Catalog your images for easy organization and retrieval. Browse them by date, shot location, keywords, or folders.

Zonerama Enhancements

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Unlimited Zonerama Storage Free to Zoner Users

Zonerama is the free online gallery for photos and videos that’s hosted by Zoner for the benefit of Zoner Photo Studio X users. There is no cost to the user, and file storage space is unlimited.

Yes, users enjoy unlimited space for photos and video—in their original, uncompressed format. Access to image files is protected with custom privacy and sharing settings. During the spring 2022, Zonerama added a second data center in Florida to provide even faster photo loading.

Share Zonerama Albums

In its latest iteration, Zonerama users can now share albums. This means a user can create a shared album and invite others to contribute their images to the pool. What a great way to share holiday, vacation, and event photos. Like all of Zonerama, albums and images are secure, so you don’t have to worry about strangers invading your privacy.

4K Video and AV1 Format on Zonerama

Zoner has enabled resolution up to 4k and included the new AV1 format for every Zonerama user. Enjoy the best looking videos you can create, store and share them online—for free.

Updated Raw File Processing Support

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50+ New Models Added

Zoner Photo Studio X supports all popular full-frame mirrorless cameras, DSLRs and high-end compacts. An ongoing and high-precision process, every newly-supported camera model is subjected to rigorous DCP profiling under full spectrum lighting inspected by a spectrophotometer. The result is true-to-life colors when viewed and edited on a calibrated monitor. Watch the Native RAW file support video here.

New DCP Profiles

There are also new DCP (DNG Camera Profile) profiles that are custom calibrated to the cameras currently supported with incredibly accurate, true tone colors that are a level above the competition. Perfectionists take note.

Workflow Improvements

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Full View Workspace for Photos

Now users can utilize their entire monitor when editing photos. In the Full View mode, users can hide anything they feel unnecessary while still accessing all of ZPS X functions, thereby offering an all-new level of customization.

Browse in the Develop Module

One of best features of ZPS X has long been the super-efficient access to all Browsing/Editing/Printing/Etc. modes all within one single piece of software. Taking it one step further, the Browser is now available in the Develop module. Users can save time and switch between Editing mode and Browser mode simply by double clicking.

Customized Folder Settings

For greater convenience and efficiency you can now set each folder to sort and filter according to your needs. Create default display settings for the remaining folders.

Metadata Tokens

You’ll save time and keystrokes with Autofill. You no longer have to manually enter metadata format strings (ISO, date, location, shutter speed, etc.) for previews and batch operations. Just begin typing the information you need and ZPS X will autofill the rest. Of course, you can fine-tune the results according to your needs. Best of all, previously stored format strings are automatically converted to metadata tokens.

Zoner Photo Studio X Street Cred

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If you’re not already a Zoner Photo Studio X user, here’s some information you may find useful. Established in 1993, Zoner Inc’s corporate headquarters are located in the Czech Republic and the USA, with additional corporate offices located in North America, Central Europe, and Japan.

Best Photo Editing Software

The Zoner Photo Studio program is now used by over 100,000 customers in the U.S. and millions worldwide. Last year (2021) ZPS X received two prestigious awards for Best Photo Editing Software from the world renowned TIPA and EISA associations.

Download a fully functional Windows PC free 30-day trial version and find out for yourself.  License for Zoner Photo Studio X is just $59 per year or $5.99 per month.


Whether you’re new to editing digital photos and/or videos, or an experienced old hand, you’ll find ZPS X intuitive to navigate and easy to use. Zoner Photo Studio X has more photo and video editing features than most photographers will ever need, and everything is accessible from within Zoner without changing programs to manage or edit files.

And ZPS X is exceptionally affordable. Zoner Photo Studio X costs only $59 per year or $5.99 per month. On the monthly plan you can quit at any time.

Give it a shot—download a fully functional free 30-day trial version for Windows today.

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