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Product: Picture It! Platinum Edition 2001
Company: Microsoft
Website: http://www.microsoft.com
Estimated Street Price: $54.95
Review By: Julien Jay

Final Results and Overall Mark

Table Of Contents
1: Introduction
2: First Start & Touch Up Features
3: Publishing Features
4: Conclusion

Well we have reached the end of the review. Here are my final comments, notes and grades for Microsoft Picture It! Platinum Edition 2001.

 

 

Final Comments

How It Grades
  Installation: 70%
Interface: 85%
TouchUp Features: 80%

Publishing Features: 75%
Bundled Projects
& ClipArts Quality: 80%
Ease of use: 90%
Price: 80%
Overall: 80%
 

The possibilities offered by Picture It! 2001 are quite simply amazing especially when you consider the unprecedented ease of use its web looking interface brings. Picture It! Platinum Edition 2001 is to date, the most complete and featuresí rich photo editing & publishing software you can find on the market affordably priced. The major drawback of Picture It! 2001 can be resumed in 1616*one word: enormous! Even games donít require so much space to be installed, with at least 1GB of free hard disk space required, Picture It! 2001 beats all previous records. If your computer has enough room for it, then donít hesitate: jump on Picture It! 2001! With such program your creativity will explode as well as the quality of your documents. Another thing to consider is that youíll save some aspirin avoiding the usual headaches the use of picture editing programs generate. Finally the incredible number of projects, templates, ideas, pictures, clipart, included with the software is ice on the cake: with it youíre ready to face every need!

Five different versions of the software are available:

  • Microsoft Picture It! Photo 2001,

  • Microsoft Picture It! Photo Premium Edition 2001,

  • Microsoft Picture It! Publishing Gold Edition 2001,

  • Microsoft Picture It! Publishing Silver Edition 2001,

  • Microsoft Picture It! Publishing Platinum Edition 2001.

 

 

Specs & Package
Overall Score 80%
Version Reviewed Microsoft Picture It! Platinum Edition 2001
Release Date Available Now!
In the Box Five CDs,
1 License Agreement,
1 User's guide.
The Good Points Cool Interface,
Native support of Scanners & Digital Cameras through WIA,
Great Tutorials,
Tons of projects & ideas empower you to create amazing stuff,
Neat special effects...
The Bad Points Too many CDs,
Hulk software,
Basic Web Editing Features,
No Print Preview.
Reviewers PC Setup Pentium 4 1.7 Ghz
Intel D850GB Motherboard
Windows 2000 Professional SP2
384 MB PC800 RDRAM w/ECC
DirectX 8a
19" Sony Trinitron Monitor
Hercules 3D Prophet III
Sound Blaster Live! Platinum 5.1
Adaptec 19160 Ultra SCSI card
Pinnacle Studio DV Plus
Pinnacle Studio PCTV USB

Logitech Cordless MouseMan Optical
Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro

DVD Pioneer 105s (16/40x)
Yamaha CRW2100E
PC Required Pentium 166MHz or higher,
Windows 95, 98, 98SE, Me, 2000,
32MB of RAM for Windows 95/98 or 64MB for Windows Me, Windows 2000,
985MB of free hard disk space for the complete install (640Mb for the compact one),
Quad Speed CD-Rom drive,
Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher.

 

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