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PhotoPlus X4 (PC)

by Serif
Windows XP / Vista / 7
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
Price: £39.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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  • RAW Studio – Works with RAW camera formats from well-known manufacturers
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range) Images – Merge differently exposed photographs into one image
  • Adjustments Panel – Use presets or customise levels, curves, colour balance, brightness, contracts, and more
  • Superior compatibility – Import, edit, & export Adobe Photoshop, HD Photo, and common image file types
  • Bring photos back to life – Repair & restore tools help you to save old photos
  • Makeover Studio – Make the people in your photos look their best
  • Cutout Studio – Easy and accurate removal of people and objects
  • Pressure Studio – Calibrate your graphics tablet for accurate pen strokes
  • Work faster – Macros & batch processing and customisable keyboard shortcuts
  • PanoramaPlus X4 (BONUS) – Stitch sets of overlapping photos together to create stunning photographic panoramas
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System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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  • ASIN: B003U9VO0S
  • Release Date: 30 July 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,220 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Product Description

Product Description

With PhotoPlus X4, anyone can turn good photos into great pictures. This photo editing software makes advanced tasks, like editing RAW files and HDR imaging, straightforward while common fixes like red eye removal, spot repair, and cropping are always at your fingertips. Fix old and damaged photos using powerful restoration tools or get creative with filters, effects and brushes. PhotoPlus X4 makes editing and enhancing your digital pictures easy.

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Achieve Professional Results

The professional level tools in PhotoPlus X4 can help you to create amazing pictures like the experts. RAW Studio Edit RAW files from popular cameras in PhotoPlus X4's RAW Studio. An absolute must for anyone who shoots RAW images.

HDR (High Dynamic Range) Create jaw-dropping pictures with an amazing colour range by merging photos with different exposure settings.

Non-Destructive Adjustments Make adjustments that don't overwrite the image. Adjust levels, curves, brightness, contrast and more.

High Detail Editing Ensure images for the web are pixel-perfect by using the Pixel Grid for precision.

Photoshop Import and Export Import and export HD photos and Adobe Photoshop files with layers intact.

High Colour Support Open and edit 64-bit images with superior colour and image quality.

Photo Information Display and export useful photo data like date, time, exposure and more

Edit Photos Fast

Photoplus X4's PhotoFix has all the tools you need for common edits and quick results. Quick Fixes Red eye is a common fault that occurs in ambient low light conditions. PhotoFix makes it easy to remove red eye from your portrait photos. The spot repair tool can quickly remove spots and blemishes too.

Straighten and Crop Quickly and easily correct wonky images and crop images to size. Trace an invisible line along the horizon of an image and let PhotoPlus automatically orient the image to that line. Choose to crop your photos to common image sizes using presets or customise the crop size to suit your needs.

Photo Adjustments Make your pictures look fantastic by applying popular adjustments within PhotoFix. Adjust white balance, curves, hue, saturation and more and let PhotoFix preserve your original image by creating a filter layer that allows adjustments to be fine tuned or removed any time. Adjustments can be applied to areas of a photograph too with PhotoFix's easy to use mask brush.

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Powerful Repair Features

Give your old and damaged photos some TLC and get them looking better than ever. Remove Objects Seamlessly remove unwanted people or objects from your photos with clone and patch tools.

Repair and Restore Return old and damaged photos to their former glory with scratch and blemish removers.

Makeover Studio Give photo subjects a makeover--remove blemishes, smooth skin, whiten teeth and more.

High Quality Resizing Enlarge or shrink your pictures with minimal loss of quality using Lanczos3 resampling methods.

Quick and Easy Selections Use the Magic Wand tool and new selection brush to select and apply edits and effects to image areas.

Modify Selection Preview and modify selections. Choose from contract, expand, feather, smooth and more.

Get Creative

Do more than just beautify photos--use the artistic tools to create truly amazing pictures. Cutout Studio Easily remove people and objects from a photo with precision using the intuitive and easy-to-use Cutout Studio.

Layers & Masks Flexible layer management for creating composite images, plus masks for control over layer transparency.

Filter Gallery Apply practical filters to sharpen images and reduce noise, transform photos into art or add stylish effects like page curl.

Paint & Pencil Tools Get creative with paint and pencil tools. There are lots of brushes and textures to choose from or you can even create your own.

Pressure Studio Calibrate your graphics tablet's pressure-sensitivity in this built-in studio to paint or draw with lifelike brush and pen strokes.

Text Editing Add text, complete with effects like drop shadow and reflection, to any image. Great for adding captions and comments to photos.

PanoramaPlus X4 PanoramaPlus X4 is the easy-to-use photo stitching software that makes it simple for you to create and share stunning panoramic pictures and virtual reality movies. And this powerful software is yours for FREE when you purchase PhotoPlus X4.

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Be More Productive

PhotoPlus X4 makes your workflow faster, easier and more enjoyable. New UI Spend less time searching for the right tools--they are intuitively laid out with clear icons.

Automated How To Follow step-by-step instructions on common tasks and photo fixes in the helpful 'How To' tab.

Great Tutorials Watch helpful video tutorials and read detailed guides to learn useful tips and tricks.

Multi-Core Threading Use all processing power in your PC to make photo editing faster than ever.

Highly Compatible Import and export all popular image file formats including Adobe Photoshop files.

Macro & Batch Processing Speed up your workflow by using macros to automate complex or frequent tasks.

Keyboard Shortcuts Assign your favourite tools and functions to any key on your keyboard.

Manage and Share Your Photos

Use the built-in AlbumPlus Organiser for a hassle-free way to view and manage your photos. Import from Different Sources Import and edit photos from anywhere and view all your open photos at once.

Manage Your Images Keep on top of your growing photo collection and find your photos quicker than ever before.

PhotoMap Show off your map to friends and family, then zoom in to see your photos in each location.

Print Studio Print photos directly from PhotoPlus X4--there's no need to export them.

Optimise Images for Sharing Ensure your photos are suitable for print or web with the Export Optimiser.

Online Sharing Share favourite photos via Facebook and Flickr at the click of a button.

Print Projects Use your photos to create calendars, cards and postcards from templates.

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Product Description

With PhotoPlus X4, anyone can turn good photos into great pictures. Advanced tasks like editing RAW files and HDR imaging are made straightforward, while common fixes like red-eye removal, resizing, and removing flaws from portraits are always at your fingertips. Fix old and damaged photos using powerful restoration tools or get creative with filters, effects, and brushes. PhotoPlus X4’s impressive compatibility allows you to open, edit and export Adobe Photoshop documents as well as all the popular image file types. And with an effective picture filing system, PhotoPlus X4 makes editing, enhancing and organizing your digital pictures easy.

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Customer Reviews

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39 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great bit of software - a must have photo tool 30 Nov 2010
By The Fat Monk TOP 500 REVIEWER
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First of all, I love this software!

I've never owned dedicated photo editing software before - other than Google's Picasa - instead using the photo editing tools within full-blown graphics packages.

It's for this reason that I recently upgraded my copy of Paint Shop Pro to Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3 (PC DVD) which as well as being a fully fledged graphics creation tool, has also added a lot more photo editing features as well.

Then I got hold of PhotoPlus X4. Now, I've said elsewhere that in the past I associated Serif with cheap and cheerful software, but that I have now completely changed my mind about that. PagePlus X4 (PC CD) is a brilliant piece of software and now PhotoPlus X4 has gone further to prove how wrong I was in the past.

PhotoPlus is a VERY feature-rich photo editing package. Basic features such as colour correction, red-eye removal, horizon straightening, contrast/gamma/saturation etc corretion all work very well (so long as you don't push the sliders too far and create artifacts by over-doing things - not a fault of the software, more a tendancy for those not so familiar with the power of the software they are using).

The 'special effects' functions such as colourisation (including sepia toning, b&w processing etc) are also very good, and there are a good few, suprisingly good filetr effects as well (oil painting, water-colour etc).

But once again the feature that really won me over (thanks to my growing interest in this area of photography) is the HDR processing/merging.
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58 of 59 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A budget alternative to Adobe Photoshop 23 Nov 2010
By Stracs VINE VOICE
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I have been after some quality photo editing software for sometime, and the usual name associated with this is of course Adobe Photoshop. The problem for me, is that if you want a decent of the softward you are talking a seriously hefty price tag.

Not so with Photo Plus X4. With X4 you have a fantastic range of tools, editing options as well as some more fun options. When I opened the case to find simply a disc, I was quite concerned and immediately began thinking "Where's the instructions?!" but the beauty of X4 is that all the support and guidance you need is built into the software.

For example, if you are wanting to do a simple touch up on a print, you have the option of 'doing it yourself' (which you can choose obviously when you have used it several times) 'teach me' where it will guide you through the process so you learn how to do it in the future or 'do it for me' for either the quick, lazy or technophobe option depending how you see it!

I know its very easy to be sceptical of photo editing softward that isn't Adobe, but I truly think this is not only a viable, but very good and excellent value for money package which I would definitely recommend to others.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
By Peter TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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Serif PhotoPlus X4 is actually a rather good alternative to my existing photo-editing software, Paint Shop Pro Photo X2. Not only is it much quicker, it also comes with some powerful tools grouped together in "Studios" that noticeably increase my productivity when editing photos. It doesn't have all the more esoteric tools, but it has the ones that matter.

The workspace is uncluttered, with palettes flying out of sight when not in use. There are a fair number of help screens and tutorials, which are useful but are also easy to dismiss. The startup wizard can also be easily disabled.

"Photofix" is the studio I use most. It has most of what you need for your photo corrections all in one place, including straighten and crop (including presets for common aspect ratios), red-eye and spot removal (this latter one rather cleverly searches for a similar area to clone if you don't identify one yourself), and a powerful masking tool that will by default grow the selection in a quite sensible way. There's also a selection of filters: white balance, with presets of manual sliders, lighting (exposure/brightness/contrast/shadows/highlight/black-point), curves (which lets you adjust RGB curves separately), hue/saturation/lightness, Black & White Film (which lets you reduce the image to black & white using colour filters), chromatic aberration, which allows horizontal colour offsets, lens distortion, lens vignetting and an unsharp mask.

"Cutout Studio" uses a "paint to select" approach with adjustable brush sizes and adjustable grow tolerance. It lets you paint on selections and unselections. It's very easy to make a quick selection and refine it quickly. You then just need to select an edge width and blur and you're done.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great value package 10 Oct 2010
This photo software package is great and does many tasks only available in higher priced products. The more recent version is versatile and easy to use. Highly recommended.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
By CjW TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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Finally PhotoPlus X4 has resolved a lot of the misgivings of earlier releases.

It now has much better auto fixes and lots of re-touches that work well.
(EXIF has been fixed and improved greatly. If you don't know what it means, ignore it, not important)

I am very experienced, so was glad to test it out.

What excels it over Photoshop Elements 7/8 is the ability to have a tool-bar and actually customise it - so I can put my favourite icons on the main tool-bar. Far easier to find the tools you need.

This is a major annoyance and even worse in the majordomo Photoshop CS4/5; which makes it hard to use and learn - fanbois love using the millions of Cursor key short-cuts, but I just haven't got the time to remember them all when a simple menu or button would do.

PhotoPlus X4 solves this nicely.

Good interface and and it is actually stable - I didn't manage to crash it and Serif software is famously wobbly under pressure as is Corel Paint Shop Pro X2/Ultimate - which is so bad it was unusable.

There is an excellent Tutorial and lots of quick guides in plain english, on-screen at the time of editing - which makes a wide screen really useful for a change!

I actually found it great fun to use.
I was very surprised at that!

Panorama software is included - its basic, a simple single line construction, no cross shapes for monuments which is what I tried it on, Coombe Hill Boer ware re-furbished monument.
Excellent - it stitched it together from 11 pics into one in a much shorter time than Elements 7
and it also made a 360 degree Quicktime movie. Not great quality, but great fun.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars software
this is no better than an older version I have ,but if you have no photo software you might be happy with it
Published 9 months ago by HARRY12
2.0 out of 5 stars struggles with RAM issues
Has some good features, and though I don't find it intuitive, there are adequate YouTube and other resources to get you through lots of the functions. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Hudsville
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth the buy if it's the sort of program you want.
I wanted a program to be a bit flexible in cutting out and do various other things
with my picture to put on my new laptop but didn't want to spend too much,
this... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Brian
5.0 out of 5 stars Photo Software
Well priced product that does a good job with the photographs that have been manipulated. Would recommenf the software for use by non professionals
Published 20 months ago by R. F. Merritt
4.0 out of 5 stars Good value
As with other Serif products I've bought, PhotoPlus does most of the things the big name packages do, but at a fraction of the price. Read more
Published 20 months ago by A. Key
5.0 out of 5 stars Has some short comings
I bought this as the Microsoft Photo Editor on 7 is nothing like as good as the eariler version.
Ihave to spend a lot of time trying to work out how it does things. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Mr. B. G. Somerville
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I have used Serif packages for several years but not for the last 7-8. This package is easier to operate than previous versions, but has a lot of functions that I would never use. Read more
Published 20 months ago by R. Davidge
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Impressed
This is my fourth photo editing package and by a long way the best. I started with a Serif photo editing package years ago but found it too basic, moved on to Roxio, and then Paint... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Essential to my daily peace of mind. Saving & Opening issues abound...
I just wanted to add to the weight of great comments for this product - it is truly excellent and much much cheaper than Photoshop for example. Read more
Published 22 months ago by R. Hidson
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I am more tyhan happy with this product easy to follow instructions on changeing images and the panorama is an excellant extra.
Published 22 months ago by william
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