ArcSoft PhotoStudio

ArcSoft PhotoStudio

Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 22 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.5
  • Total Downloads:
    363,150
  • Date Added:
    March 24, 2005
  • File Size:
    35.81MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    205
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/2000/XP

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1 stars

"Not what it used to be"

March 19, 2014  |  By jdiddley

 |  Version: ArcSoft PhotoStudio 6.0.172.1

Pros

Buying this software prevented me from wasting money buying things I enjoy.

Cons

It has nothing to offer that you can't find with free ware. Don't waste your money on this version. It is NOT like Arcsoft's Previous Photostudio. It is simplified and is missing many of the old features that made it an okay substitute for Adobe Photoshop.

Summary

This version has taken away many useful tools and features that I frequently utilized in the previous version. For the price I was charged I expected even more photoshop-like qualities only to find this simplified (hardly functional for what I need) version. Arcsoft has taken a turn in the wrong direction and changed this once useful software into to beginner friendly software and charged more money (That's a BIG No-No!). I would have happily have stayed with the previous version but it is no longer compatible with newer computers and Arcsoft dropped support for it quite a long time ago. :(

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4 stars

"Awesome Product"

July 31, 2013  |  By cheryl-az

 |  Version: ArcSoft PhotoStudio 6.0.172.1

Pros

I love this program.
1. Great to use for scanning pictures
2. Awesome auto enhance
3. Great tools to tweak/fix picture
4. I adore the tools for restoring phtoh's works as well if not
better than Photoshop Elements
5 Has really fun special effects.

Cons

Charges to use Arcsoft Print Creations

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5 stars

"I have used ArcSoft for years and just upgraded to Win7"

March 16, 2012  |  By shoffy1

 |  Version: ArcSoft PhotoStudio 6.0.0.170

Pros

I used Photo Studio with my Canon 880 scanner and it works wonderfully. The photos are almost better then the original. I let my brother use it and he hand never ween a piece of software/hardware work so well. I wouldn't change a thing

Cons

I do not have any cons for Photo Studio

Summary

It's a great piece of software. I glad I could upgrade it to Windows 7. It works great.

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1 stars

"Great, Once"

January 12, 2011  |  By Commando333

 |  Version: ArcSoft PhotoStudio 6.0

Pros

Was great.

Cons

No longer great.

Summary

Not only was the old version (4.0, I think) excellent, it was free. 6.0 charges you ($70.00) for an inferior product. If you really just need a "PhotoShop Light," search around for another free alternative - there're plenty out there.

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1 stars

"v6 ruins a great product!"

December 28, 2010  |  By MrSoft1967

 |  Version: ArcSoft PhotoStudio 6.0

Pros

One or two nice tools lacking in Photosh*p

Cons

Some nice tools from v5 ditched!
Very slow
Crashy!
Dubious vendor behaviour

Summary

Been a long-term user of v5 - how I WISH I could reinstall that old version. It worked like a dream - whereas v6 is a bit of a disaster. v5 was actually my programme of choice for photo editing, it was a beaut!
Since upgrading, the performance (which I never noticed before) is appallingly slow. Opening a decent sized file might take minutes now instead of seconds. Quite why this is I cannot comprehend. The user session also gets progressively slower and you need to exit and restart periodically to keep things moving. Again, this just didn't happen before.
Some terrible bugs - for instance, if your marquee goes outside the current field of view (say when drawing around a large object), a fairly standard thing to do, it will CRASH every time - nothing more infuriating.
Saving files can be very slow - not unusual to sit staring at Windows Task Manager for minutes on end waiting for it to churn through the gears.
Full Screen view - a really neat feature in v5 - has disappeared - why? The ability to flip individual layers to a mirror image - again disappeared, why??
Colour editing is much worse than before - particularly handling of red tones, subtracting red tones leaves nasty artefacts all over the image, this didn't happen before!!
Last but not least - thanks guys, you updated red-eye removal to make it "automatic", presumably some kind of dumbing down. Problem is, it MISSES red eye every single time. "Red eye was not detected". OK no problem, use the manual red eye tool. But unbelievably, there is no manual option. Something I would expect to see as a basic.
Just as the icing on the cake - Arcsoft will put all sorts of hidden processes running in the background eg. auto updaters, auto-checkers-for-auto-updaters, tamper with these at your peril - I did and it killed my license key!
Very disappointing - can we have v5 back please?

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3 stars

"arcsoft photostudio 6.0 review"

September 13, 2010  |  By rawenizm

 |  Version: ArcSoft PhotoStudio 6.0

Pros

easy to use,Auto Enhance is good

Cons

no hardware acceleration support, Cant uninstall,grossly over priced

Summary

there are another softwares have more features and cheap then arcsoft photostudio
i.e ?Photo Editorx?
Visit looking for it.
www.photo-editing-software.anlatbana.net

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2 stars

"Grossly over priced, for what it can do."

August 31, 2010  |  By donnagel

 |  Version: ArcSoft PhotoStudio 6.0

Pros

It was great ,........ten years ago.

Cons

Little capability; out of date; grossly over priced.

Summary

See 1., 2., 3., and 4.

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1 stars

"CAN NOT UNINSTALL"

August 18, 2010  |  By jrsyangl

 |  Version: ArcSoft PhotoStudio 6.0

Pros

Unknown .

Cons

Can not uninstall. No option to uninstall in program; nothing happens when using Control Panel Uninstall; does not show up in Windows Install Clean-up. If ArcSoft philosophy is to force it on you, I do not want it.

Summary

Installation is irreversible.

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4 stars

"Non-complicated & Richly-featured Photo Editor"

June 19, 2010  |  By hujan86

 |  Version: ArcSoft PhotoStudio 6.0

Pros

Easy to use & not complicated; many photo editing tools; Auto Enhance automatically optimizes images perfectly; Face Beautify works well on faces; compatible with some photoshop plugins

Cons

3D Text plugin that was available in version 5 is missing; no hardware acceleration support

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1 stars

"Can't Uninstall"

April 25, 2010  |  By BillMass2010

 |  Version: ArcSoft PhotoStudio 6.0

Pros

none that I can see of

Cons

won't uninstall

Summary

Is there a trick to uninstalling? No uninstall process shows up, and in various program, it doesn't even show up as an installed program. I think I have 3.0, on the box, but says 5.x.x.x when I hit 'about'. Not sure I ever registered, but I did buy at Staples.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher ArcSoft
Publisher web site http://www.arcsoft.com
Release Date March 24, 2005
Date Added March 24, 2005
Version 5.5
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Pentium II, 50 MB disk space, 64 MB RAM
Download Information
File Size 35.81MB
File Name photostudio6_retail_tbyb_all.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 363,150
Downloads Last Week 205
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Full featured version, 15-day time limited
Price $79.99

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