Corel PhotoImpact

Corel PhotoImpact

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 135 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    X3
  • Total Downloads:
    2,834,740
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 15, 2008
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $69.99 to buy
  • File Size:
    163.33MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    316
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #45 in Photo Editors

Editors' Review

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Perhaps a touch less powerful than the most elaborate photo-editing packages, Corel has expanded Ulead's PhotoImpact and blown it up. The download file is nearly double the size of the last version, but PhotoImpact X3 makes a concerted effort to compete with Adobe. Positioned between Elements and Photoshop, this app delivers everything most users need: editing tools, effects, and ready-made elements for creations.

The wide variety of textures, frames, effects, animations, and brushes wouldn't necessarily justify the download, but the app is more or less a snap to use. Wizard dialogs let you instantly create attractive and functional Web-page objects, including buttons, image maps, bullets, and backgrounds. The program works with layers, too. The traditional photo-editing interface has only one peculiarity: the main docked panel, which can hold all the other panels and quickly hide and show them. It also lets you quickly switch among work-space layouts. Beginners, for instance, can display just the controls for basic editing.

All in all, this powerful graphics program will appeal to photographers and Web designers who need a significantly cheaper alternative to monster packages such as Photoshop.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.4

    out of 66 votes

    • 5 star 24
    • 4 star 14
    • 3 star 7
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 17
  • All Versions

    3.5

    out of 135 votes

    • 5 star 55
    • 4 star 26
    • 3 star 16
    • 2 star 9
    • 1 star 29
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5 stars

"Much more user friendly"

October 11, 2014  |  By kendawson

 |  Version: Corel PhotoImpact X3

Pros

Well you can do it the hard way and wrestle with Photoshop or you can do it the easy way with this program. You get the same results.

Cons

Not really.

Summary

It's a pleasure to use. I've given 5 stars because of it's comparative ease of use.

Updated on Oct 28, 2014

It makes photo editing much easier.

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5 stars

"great but no support from corel"

September 20, 2013  |  By tonywhittle

 |  Version: Corel PhotoImpact X3

Pros

I really like this product. Unfortunately you will not be able to get support from corel without paying for it!

Cons

No support from corel!

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5 stars

"Easier to use than PhotoShop, same functionality"

March 26, 2012  |  By sellyourmom

 |  Version: Corel PhotoImpact X3

Pros

Lots of features, ease of use, low cost, much better than PhotoShop

Cons

cannot think of any.

Summary

This is my favorite graphics editor. I have been using it and buying updates for over 15 years (initially as Ulead PhotoImpact). Highly recommended.

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1 stars

"No Longer Works with Windows 7"

February 27, 2012  |  By RobertKarl

 |  Version: Corel PhotoImpact X3

Pros

It is an outstanding program worth much more than it is sold for. Free try version works great for 30 days

Cons

Coral's activation code that you buy will not work. Contacting Coral you just get an attitude that they no longer longer support PhotoImpact X3 on Windows 7.

Summary

It works on Windows 7 for the 30 day free trial. After that you can not purchase it.

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4 stars

"Easy to use"

November 16, 2011  |  By FairyMuch

 |  Version: Corel PhotoImpact X3

Pros

Simple easy to understand even for kids!

Cons

You have to click double when Save as is in use till you get nameimage.ufo or when you need another of the same image again nameimage.gif click till the .gif is showing after the name. Otherwise it doesn't work and it will leave a blanc on the filetype. To correct it open with Ulead Photoimapct again and do the steps Save as nameimage.(filetype you need)over!

Summary

I use it for several years now and you don't have to take classes for it ;-)

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4 stars

"works well"

May 22, 2011  |  By featherfletcher

 |  Version: Corel PhotoImpact X3

Pros

intuitative operation,

Cons

networking

Summary

good product to have for photo needs

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4 stars

"Simple but rich image editor"

May 07, 2011  |  By Richardau01

 |  Version: Corel PhotoImpact X3

Pros

Very similar to previous versions
Works

Cons

None I can find so far

Summary

Easy to use app, much simpler than Photoshop,

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1 stars

"Limited in the file types it supports."

April 19, 2011  |  By rogerkremske

 |  Version: Corel PhotoImpact X3

Pros

Lots of automated fixes.

Cons

It does not support any raw fikes other thah DNG. Also will not load TIF fikes if they're layered.

Summary

Sorry, but i have no desire to convert my library of raw files nor am I willing to convert my TIF file to something else like PNG or JPG. I tried to do that and i lost the layering in the TIFs and all the meta data when I converted the TIFs. It just wasn't for me. Fortunately Corel refunded the purchase price with no hassle, and refunded quickly.

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4 stars

"I use it for all my websites I create and photo editing"

March 20, 2011  |  By diesoutie1

 |  Version: Corel PhotoImpact X3

Pros

Photo Compression

Cons

It is not free software

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2 stars

"worst photoimpact ever"

March 11, 2011  |  By ronbat

 |  Version: Corel PhotoImpact X3

Pros

started with ver 6, upgraded to xl, they were easy and fast to learn,great gui, after downloading trial ver x3 i saw many improvements

Cons

after 1st day it locked up, loads too slow, many features will stop working and you have to reboot, there download system would not let registered user's download another copy

Summary

not same quality of older versions when ULEAD was there own company

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version X3
Version X3 includes Corel Painter Essentials 3 Full Version, Slideshow Prep Wizard, and new crop tools.
General
Publisher Corel
Publisher web site http://www.corel.com/
Release Date January 15, 2008
Date Added January 15, 2008
Version X3
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 163.33MB
File Name upix3_tbyb_e-KEYPIX3ENPC.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,834,740
Downloads Last Week 316
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $69.99

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