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Puzzle Pro

Type of Program: Plugin for Graphics Editors
Supported Platforms: Windows 95/98/2000/NT
Company Name: AV Bros.
Version: 1.2
Price: $39.95 U.S.
Installed Size: 1.66 MB


AV Bros. has created two wonderful plug-ins for graphics editors: Puzzle Pro and Page Curl. Puzzle Pro is an ingenious creation which allows you to create your own "puzzle-looking" graphics.

The user interface is very clean and clear, making it friendly to the novice as well as the professional. It actually has two screens, one on top of the other. The top screen is the "cutter". Here you can pick the shape of the pieces to your puzzle, choose a preset, adjust the height and width of both the pieces and tabs, their size, smoothness, and the number of columns. Once you have all these set to your liking and apply, this screen disappears and you move to the lower screen. You can either accept your graphic the way it appears, or make further changes, like hiding/showing selected cells, adjusting the bevel of selected cells, changing the opacity of selected cells, and blurring the content of selected cells. Once you hit the "apply" box on this screen, the plugin will be applied to your graphic. I've attached screenshots of both screens.

Puzzle Pro is one of the most unique plugins I've ever seen, used or played with, and is definitely one of my favorites. The shareware version writes "unregistered version" all over your graphic, making it unusable. But, you'll get the general feel for the plugin and its capabilities.

This is a wonderful plugin at a reasonable price. Any graphics junkie just has to give it a try!

User Friendly
Ease of Installation
Reviewed by Angelene

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