ArcSoft PhotoImpression 4

ArcSoft Photo Impression 4 PC CD edit digital camera image picture crop cut etc! 

Application 

Windows 

ArcSoft 

2003 

CD 

$44.99
Packaging
ArcSoft Photo Impression 4

ArcSoft PhotoImpression 4 is imaging software for novice and skilled users alike, packed with new and improved tools for enhancing, printing, and getting creative with your favorite digital snapshots. Big button controls, autoenhance capabilities, project wizards, and the customizable work space are just some of the reasons you'll be sold on PhotoImpression. In addition to the customary editing tools such as brightness, contrast, crop, resize, and sharpen, PhotoImpression features a bunch of editing extras, including color tone, autoenhancing, and one-click red-eye removal.

One can never have enough creative software. That’s why I was thrilled to review yet another design-oriented product, this one named Photo Impression version 4 by ArcSoft. Touting itself as an "all inclusive application specifically designed for the novice user" for image editing, I was intrigued. I consider myself as having just enough desktop publishing experience to make me dangerous. But when it comes to manipulating photos and other images, alas, I am but a newbie.

Image editing is the core of this program. I had no problem acquiring images from my photo albums saved on my desktop or after scanning them on my Hewlett-Packard ScanJet. After fumbling around for a bit, I managed to crop, resize and change the look of my picture. The beauty of this program is the large selection of special effects it offers. It gives you 36 effects to apply to your image: "ripple" (image takes on a water-rippling effect), "sketch" (it turns the photo into a hand-drawn image), stained glass, old photo, fog, etc. You may also enhance the quality of the image in regards to brightness, contrast, clarity, etc. I couldn't however, change the effects once I applied them to my image. After going to the help index and finding nothing of value, I just deleted the image and started over again.

Several tools (paint brushes, spray guns, cloning tools, etc.) allowed me to retouch the image…I was impressed. I could delete spots on the photo, soften a scratchy area, and even take out "red eye"…just about anything I wanted. But unlike with the "effects" options, I could use the undo button in the retouch mode, going back as far as 20 times, enough for me. Text could be added in all different fonts, sizes, and colors. Photo Impression gives you several printing options for single or multiple photos, including the ability to print entire albums. Auto-crop and auto-rotate features let you maximize your print area and save paper. You can even print multiple pages at one time. Pre-defined crop templates let you cut your picture to a specific dimension.

Also included are additional printer utilities

For Windows [*Please review compatibility/platform sections in 'What You Get']

WHAT YOU GET:

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IMAGES:

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COMPATIBILITY:

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PLATFORM:

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64-Bit Windows OS Systems:
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Macintosh Systems:
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MEDIA FORMAT:

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