PhotoPlus X3 Digital Studio - PHPX3USMBRT

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Ease of Use
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While attempting to install this supposedly "amazing" software, I discovered that it is NOT compatible with Windows XP 64-bit. In fact, after checking with the manufacturer for a possible patch/update, I also discovered that NONE of Serif's products are compatible with Windows XP 64-bit. Since XP 64-bit is arguably the best OS ever created, this is extremely disappointing. My only option now is to send it back and pay for shipping. It would've been nice if Buy.com had a clue and mentioned this inconvenient fact in the compatibility section.

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After loading the software I could not access any of my existing photos. I do not know if there is a difference between Vista in Europe and here, or if I am just not computer savy enough to figure out how to make it work, regardless it is not intuitive or user friendly. At his point I'm guessing it's the 64 bit incompatibility mentioned by others. Would have been nice to know upfront considering it can't be returned.

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Excellent product!

by A customer on 8/25/2010

Does pretty much everything I care to do in regards to touching up pictures. Fairly easy to use as well. Exactly what I was looking for. Excellent value! Read More

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Photo Plus X3

by Richie Cunningham on 9/18/2010

I LOVE everything Serif Makes. they make it well and at a VERY reasonable price I might add. Never have I been disappointed. The programs in pretty much all cases are intuitive. Easy to understand and have nice little [walk you through] features. Lots of HELPS.It's a great product at a better than great price. I use LOTS of software. Many different brands and for the money you just can't beat it . Read More

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Product Overview

Fix Photos Fast
PhotoPlus X3’s QuickFix Studio is a one-stop image fixing shop allowing you to easily straighten horizons, adjust lighting and color saturation, and crop to print size. Bring old photos back to life by simply painting away damage without distorting original tones, then adjust contrast, black and white levels, and more, to undo years of fading. Give portrait subjects a perfect makeover in the powerful Makeover Studio. Automatically fix photos, get edits done for you, and receive guidance to correct flaws. Easy-to-master tools give you the power to remove blemishes, smooth skin, whiten teeth and eyes, add a fake tan, remove red eye, and much more.

Amazing Artistic Effects
PhotoPlus X3 turns you into a master artist! Choose from a range of artistic styles for your photos including Impressionist, Van Gogh, Oil, Pencil, Paint and Ink, and Watercolor; or paint your own work of art with pressure-sensitive brush strokes. Add special effects by applying one or more of 75 adjustments and filters using non-destructive, editable layers. PhotoPlus X3’s amazing Adjustment Layers and Filter Layers are professional tools not normally found in affordable photo editors!

Raw, High-colour Images, and HDR Merging
Work with professional-quality, unprocessed Raw files from your digital camera in the Raw Studio where you can adjust white balance, set the black point, fix chromatic aberration, and more. Raw quality is maintained in the studio and you can continue to edit in high-color, 48-bit mode. You can also merge multiple shots each taken using different camera settings in the HDR Studio for dramatic images.

Fantastic Compatibility Including Adobe® Photoshop® Support
Open 24 different image types including popular JPG, PNG, and TIFF formats, Microsoft® HD Photo, and professional Adobe® Photoshop® files with layers intact! You can even export images as Photoshop® PSD files; ideal for anyone looking to collaborate with other professional digital artists. The Export Optimizer gives you control over file size, quality, image dimensions and more – with a dynamic live preview.

Automated How To Tab and Tutorials
Help is always on-hand with an interactive ‘How To guide’, offering on-screen advice and even carrying out editing steps for you with "Show Me How" and "Do This For Me" commands just a click away. There are guides for photography basics and editing techniques with simple terminology explaining jargon and processes in a friendly way.

Be Productive
Save time and effort by using macros – recorded editing actions you can replay at any time – then save even more time by batch processing – editing whole folders of images in one hit. Make quick edits using our collection of over 200 macros or record your own for efficient fixes. Organize your image collection by assigning tags, dates, ratings, and more so you can quickly find the photo you want. Turn your photos into exciting slideshows and share them with friends and family.

Specifications

Manufacturer Serif
Mfg Part# PHPX3USMBRT
SKU 211112041
UPC 703115682818
UPC 14 00703115682818
Features
Manufacturer Part Number PHPX3USMBRT
Manufacturer Serif, Inc
Manufacturer Website Address www.serif.com
Product Name PhotoPlus X3 Digital Studio
Product Type Software
License Type Complete Product
Platform Support PC
Software Name PhotoPlus X3 Digital Studio - Complete Product
PEGI Rating Not Applicable
Features Raw Studio: Open professional-quality unprocessed Raw files from your digital camera in the impressive new Raw Studio, the perfect place to adjust white balance, set the black point, fix chromatic abberation and more. Raw quality is maintained in the studio, and you can continue to to edit in high-color mode in the main PhotoPlus interface Print Studio: Print individual images at different sizes, multiple images in various layouts, and contact sheets with image names all from one revamped and unified Print system QuickFix Studio: An improved QuickFix Studio is more powerful, faster, and easier to use! Enjoy new image fixes including noise reduction, black & white film, HSL and exposure adjustment, plus new histogram and navigator tabs Enhanced User Interface: The PhotoPlus interface is given a fresh look in this release with new icons and buttons throughout, new and enhanced How To guides and tutorials, plus all the image Studios have improved usability and controls High-Color Photo Editing: Edit photos in all their original glory, with up to 281 trillion colors. Major improvements behind-the-scenes in PhotoPlus X3 mean you can open and edit 48-bit images for richer, more realistic depth of color and smoother special effects Photo Information: Read and maintain EXIF, XMP and IPTC information for any of your images. This handy metadata is a universal way to record details about the photo like which camera it was taken with, exposure and speed settings, copywrite information and more Microsoft HD Photo Support: Open and save Microsoft HD Photo files, the exciting new image format sporting modern compression. HD Photos are around half the size and higher quality than JPG files Performance Enhanced: Work faster than ever before in PhotoPlus X3 with even more of the program?s powerful feature set optimized for multi-core processors. Memory usage is better managed which means faster performance and rapid results High Dynamic Range (HDR) Imaging: Create breath-taking and dramatic photos using the exciting HDR Merge feature. Simply use this built-in tool with two or more shots of the same scene that have different exposures to make something simply magical Black and White Studio: Convert your photos to greyscale, apply split tone effects for a unique image, restore color to selected parts of your picture and more in this impressive new artistic studio, found in the How To tab New Filters: Use the filter gallery or smart filter layers to add one or more of over 50 editable effects to really make photos stand out. Choose from new and impressive Film Grain, Shear, Kaleidescope, Page Curl, and Plasma effects New Reflective Layer Effect: Improve the realism of translucent glass and reflective metal effects with new Reflection maps. See interior and exterior scenes reflected on shiny surfaces for stunning new results, great for text, shapes and other layers More QuickShapes: More QuickShapes in PhotoPlus X3 means you can embellish your images in even more ways and more easily create stylish web buttons and graphics. New shapes include Button, Tee, and Cross
Software Sub Type Image Editing
ESRB Rating Not Applicable
Tech Specs
Windows Vista or XP, Pentium Processor, 128MB RAM, 382MB hard drive space, 800x600 (or higher) monitor resolution, Mouse and CD/DVD-ROM drive.
Additional disk resources and memory are required when editing large or complex documents.
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