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Fun photo-editing program

Add pop art effects to your images with this intuitive program.

Pop Art Studio is a versatile program that allows users to perform all the typical image-editing functions and a few cool extras, as well.

The program's interface is a bit overwhelming at first, with a whole lot of little buttons across the top, but, on the whole, it is well-organized and intuitive. Users who are familiar with the basics of photo-editing software should find most of what they're looking for pretty easily. There are the typical options for cropping, resizing, retouching, working with layers, and so-on. What makes this program different is the variety of pop-art effects it contains. Yes, they're cliched and kind of cheesy, but they're still fun. And Pop Art Studio contains a whole lot of them. There are multiple Warhol effects that are based on the different color palettes of his more famous works, as well as mosaics, oil painting, pointillism, and many more. All of these are easy to use (that's what most of the little buttons control at the top of the interface), and we had fun playing around with them. The program's Help file is relatively well-written and comprehensive, although we were disappointed that it didn't contain any instructions for using the program's animation features.

Pop Art Studio doesn't have a time limit on its trial, but it does put a watermark on images created using the trial version. The program installs desktop icons without asking, but uninstalls cleanly. We recommend this program to all users.

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