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Microsoft Digital Image Suite 9 Complete package

Microsoft Digital Image Suite, which includes Digital Image Pro and Digital Image Library, offers you one complete integrated digital imaging solution...

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Review of "Microsoft Digital Image Suite 9 Complete package"

published 06/03/2004 | suedebottom
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Excellent
Pro easy to use, desktop publishing projects
Cons No manual redeye.
very helpful
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Ease of use
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Range of extra features / functions

"Great digital imaging software"

Microsoft Digital Image Suite is both easy to use and packed with desktop publishing features. In just a few clicks using the auto levels and brightness/contrast, you can enhance your photos.

Installation
Installation is easy. You might, like me, choose to install the software so that disk 2 needs to be inserted when you are creating projects. This will save space on your hard drive.

Interface
The interface for the software is very clear and uncluttered. As soon as you load the software, basic options are visible from the main screen, such as red eye and levels auto-fix.

Smart Erase
The smart erase facility is useful if you are either inexperienced, or in a hurry. You select an object you wish to get rid of, click on fill and the software automatically replaces the object with background colour to match. Great.

Videos and tutorials
Videos and written tutorials are easily accessible, so that new users can easily learn how to enhance their photographs.

Desktop publishing projects
Where this software is different from other competitors such as Paintshop Pro and Photoshop are the extra projects included with the software. Templates are provided, so that your photos can be used to create calendars, cards, puzzles, flyers and a wealth of other desktop publishing projects. Normally, you would have to buy additional desktop publishing software to create these projects.

Stock images
The software also includes a number of stock images and clipart.

Organising your photos
I particularly liked the facilities to organise your photos as they are downloaded from a camera. I have found many students who struggle with using the Files and folders in Windows Explorer, and Digital Image Suite helps you organise your photos as you download them.

Archive facility
The software can be set to remind you when to archive your photos and prevent loss through damage to the hard drive.

Copying selected objects from one photo to another
I believe that Microsoft Digital Image Suite is one of the best software packages for combining two photos together. Once you have selected part of a photo, you merely have to click on copy, then click on paste on the next photo and the selected object is automatically on its own layer. It is very easy to resize the photo by clicking on a corner handle and dragging inwards. You can drag it where ever you wish to position it and can rotate it too. Normally, you have to decide whether you're pasting as an image or a layer or a selection and resizing can be quite tricky in some software packages.


Red eye fix
One click red eye fixing is very handy, though some experts might prefer to have a choice of colours to fill.

Filters and effects
There are extensive filters and effects that can be applied to pictures with a single click.

Professional photographers may find some elements lacking, but for the average beginner at digital imagining, this software is the business.

The only disadvantage I can think of is that this software seems to be relatively unknown and therefore books are not available to back up the manual and I haven't seen it being featured in magazine tutorials.

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  • hotrodkzn published 06/03/2004
    This sounds like a great product - others that I've used are so frustratingly difficult and limiting..!
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Product Information : Microsoft Digital Image Suite 9 Complete package

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Microsoft Digital Image Suite, which includes Digital Image Pro and Digital Image Library, offers you one complete integrated digital imaging solution. Digital Image Suite is packed with all the tools you need to organise your photos, edit them using hundreds of easy-to-use tools, create many one-of-a-kind projects, print and share your work, and archive photos for safekeeping. Achieve the professional results you want. Give your images that quality finish with advanced editing tools such as Blending Brush which takes out flaws, and Smart Erase which removes people and objects from photos. Keep cherished family photos safe and your hobbies organised. Archive wizard, Organise and automatic back-up reminders make it simple to record and store your photos. The new Find photos and Keyword painter let you find your photos easily again. Get creative! Use the 3,000 templates and 2,400 images to create flyers, photo cards, frames, calendars and tons of other photo projects. The 50 new filters will help you turn your photos into art! Share it! It's easy to share your photos with friends and family. You can re-size photos for mobile phones and handheld devices as well sending them by email and putting them on the web. It's even easier to store and share your photos on CD and DVD. The enhanced printing tools also give great results.

Product Details

Product Description: Microsoft Digital Image Suite ( v. 9 ) - complete package

Category: Creativity application

Subcategory: Creativity - graphics & image editing

Version: 9

Licence Type: Complete package

Licence Qty: 1 user

Licence Pricing: Standard

Language(s): English

Platform: Windows

Distribution Media: CD-ROM

Package Type: Retail

OS Required: Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition, Microsoft Windows XP

General

MPN: S83-00018

Category: Creativity application

Subcategory: Creativity - graphics & image editing

Version: 9

Language(s): English

Software

Licence Type: Complete package

Licence Qty: 1 user

Licence Pricing: Standard

Platform: Windows

Min Supported Colour Depth: 16-bit (64k colours)

Distribution Media: CD-ROM

Package Type: Retail

System Requirements

OS Required: Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition, Microsoft Windows XP

Peripheral / Interface Devices: Mouse or compatible device, 4x CD-ROM, SVGA monitor

System Requirements Details: Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP - Pentium - 700 MHz - RAM 256 MB - HD 400 MB

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