Magic Photo Editor

Magic Photo Editor

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 95 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.2
  • Total Downloads:
    1,955,670
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 22, 2009
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-use trial); $39.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    4.82MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,800
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #11 in Photo Editors

Editors' Review

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Magic Photo Editor is a shareware digital image editor optimized for creating photo collages, frames, and portraits using a variety of template masks, objects, and borders. It's free to try with a 30-use limit. But it has some serious issues, starting with a clunky, unattractive interface that lacks common features. More serious is a lack of basic functionality, though.

Magic Photo Editor's user interface was the first hurdle: it's colorful but too simple by half, with nothing but a sidebar listing basic controls and features. Amazingly, we could not resize the interface -- not by clicking and dragging the corner, like nearly every modern Windows-compatible app, nor by clicking the full window control because there isn't one, just Minimize and Exit buttons. Magic Photo Editor's title bar doesn't even have a program title, but it does have confusing decorative elements at either end that are clearly meant to resemble controls yet perform no function and open no menus or options, either by clicking them directly or right-clicking them. Following the Help file's instructions, we clicked New to start a new project. A pop-up asked us if we wanted to save our changes to our current image. That's the background image that comes with the program, so we clicked No. Nothing happened. We went through this process four or five times before we realized Magic Photo Editor wasn't going to remove the background image and let us proceed that way, so we clicked Yes and saved the picture to our system. We clicked New again but were stymied by the same runaround.

With so many capable image editors available, Magic Photo Editor faced a high hurdle to begin with in justifying a purchase price just under $40. But given its pitiful performance, unattractive and primitive interface, and lack of basic amenities, we don't see how it can compete. Vastly superior tools that actually work (and do much more) are freely available. This program is free to try, so you can certainly see for yourself if it's worth its hefty price tag. But we can tell you right now it's not.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Magic Photo Editor 6.1.

 
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User Reviews
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3 stars

"this can be a lot better"

May 24, 2009  |  By gazela341

 |  Version: Magic Photo Editor 5.2

Pros

compare with Microsoft Collage 2008 this program look so weak,unfortunetly can say

Cons

there is a lot better solution,but go ahead

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4 stars

"beautiful summer"

May 04, 2009  |  By samonwan

 |  Version: Magic Photo Editor 5.2

Pros

make all pictures better!

Cons

I don't know much about this product!

Summary

Still don't know how to use it though!

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher DreamLight
Publisher web site http://www.picget.net
Release Date April 22, 2009
Date Added April 22, 2009
Version 5.2
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows, Windows 2003, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 98
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.82MB
File Name magicphotom.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,955,670
Downloads Last Week 3,800
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-use trial
Price $39.95

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