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PhotoStudio 2000

Type of Program: Photo Editor
Supported Platforms: Windows 95/98, NT, 2000
Company Name: ArcSoft, Inc.
Version: 2000
Price: $39.99 U.S.
Installed Size: 8 MB


PhotoStudio 2000 is an interesting, full-featured and easy to use photo editor. It comes with a large assortment of photo editing and retouching tools, along with many enhancements and special effects.

PhotoStudio also includes image management, multiple undo/redo, multiple layers, editable text, and macro features, as well as batch-processing functionality. The user interface is clean and uncluttered, and is highly customizable. You can show, hide, resize, and reposition desktop components and access your most commonly used commands and tools from your desktop.

PhotoStudio's Album Palette lets you access multiple images at once from your desktop. You can create your own custom photo albums to display, sort or search images.

The text tool allows you to add captions to your photos, selecting the font type, size and color, as well as applying painting and editing tools like gradient or bucket fill, etc.

In addition to basic photo editing tools, PhotoStudio has advanced tools like clone, red-eye removal and stitch, and artistic effects. The online help available is extensive, including Studio Assistant and Tip of the Day, as well as an extensive user's Manual.

PhotoStudio supports most commonly used image file formats, like jpg, bmp, tif, gif, png, pcs, tga, fpx, psd, pcd, and eps. You can also convert data between 8-bit grayscale and 24-bit RGB true color images.

PhotoStudio also offers direct access to, which is ArcSoft's photo sharing Website. Once you register at, (which is free), you receive free online space to share your photos with family and friends.

Feel free to download the evaluation version of PhotoStudio 2000 from the company's website. It's fully functional for 30 days. Being a graphics junkie myself, familiar and comfortable with programs such as Paint Shop Pro and Adobe PhotoShop, I was favorably impressed with PhotoStudio's capabilities, as well as it's very reasonable price.

User Friendly
Ease of Installation
Reviewed by Angelene

You can purchase PhotoStudio 2000 online via American Express, Discover, Visa and MasterCard. Further information is available on the company's website.

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