Graphic nightmare

Use this graphic design program at your own risk.

Graphics-Toolbox is a graphic design program. We don't have much to say about it, and what there is, isn't good.

Opening Graphics-Toolbox causes the interface to automatically fill the entire screen, forcing you to minimize the program to switch between applications and generating plenty of annoyance as well. One look at the basic interface with its crude and tiny buttons prompted the question, "Where are the drop-down menus?" It appears that there are none; all tools and functions are accessed from the program's palettes, which we couldn't find a way to move. Movable palettes are an essential part of any graphics program; without them, it's difficult to work. No drop-down menus means we were unable to figure out how to create or save files. We tried to use some of the program's tools, but we found them to be extremely unwieldy, too, with no available assistance to figure them out. When we pressed the Help button located on one of the program's palettes, nothing happened. This program is much too confusing for average users to get up and running without a Help file or manual.

We were stunned to find out that this is a 30-day trial version of the software. If it were freeware, the bad design and worse functionality might be forgivable. Since it's not, we suggest you save your money and look elsewhere for your graphic design needs.

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