Magix Photo Designer

Magix Photo Designer

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 14 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.0
  • Total Downloads:
    757,426
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 01, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    28.19MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6,953
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Magix Photo Designer offers enough features and good looks to rival many photo-editing programs. It's confusing to set up, but it's all worthwhile once you get to work. It's especially helpful for users who fell in over their heads with programs like Photoshop.

Though the program comes free of charge, you can only use it for a few days before you have to register with your e-mail address. The program isn't terribly large, but it takes a surprisingly long time to set up when you first install it. Once you see how many features Magix Photo Designer has, it will make sense, though. The program lets you do just about everything you would with expensive, paid photo-editing software. All of the usual suspects like resizing and filters are here, plus you can even retouch and correct exposure. The best part is that the program offers a few one-click ways to do a lot of the heavy lifting for you. All of the program's great features are packed into a layout that looks really attractive. The program's menus are very intuitive, making it easy to find the features you're looking for in no time.

Magix Photo Designer bucks the trend of professional-grade photo software that is aimed at users with tons of computer knowledge. It's incredibly easy to use, but gives enough features to satisfy even the toughest critics. It's easily one of the most powerful photo-editing downloads you can find.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"this program sucks"

December 06, 2014  |  By BIGmamma78

 |  Version: Magix Photo Designer 7.0

Pros

its was free that is all that was good with it

Cons

ok you are supposed to get a free program- thenu install it and its a 7 day trial- there is NO description saying its a TRIAL or i wouldnt have downloaded this program that is so limited- i get more results my my default BITMAP program that is in my computer than this piece of crap

Summary

dont waste your time in this program- get GIMP

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5 stars

"My Photoshop Replacement"

August 02, 2014  |  By BearPuppy

 |  Version: Magix Photo Designer 7.0

Pros

While it doesn't have the volume of tools that Photoshop has, all the tools, effects, and settings give me exactly the same control that Photoshop provides in a fraction of the time and effort.

It is the first photo editing application that I open a photo with, whether I'm in need of cropping, scaling, or 'quick and dirty' exposure control. Magix Photo Designer is very accessible and has both editing and file management capabilities.

Cons

The only thing I wish it had were just a few more controls or levels of adjustment. Don't get me wrong, its not that I find the program lacking in any way, but rather wanting more of a great thing.

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2 stars

"Only a trial version valid for one week"

June 11, 2014  |  By sputnik10

 |  Version: Magix Photo Designer 7.0

Pros

Good software with relatively simple interface.
No problem of malware of adware

Cons

Only valid for one week.
Help menu and basic instructions limited

Summary

2 star for being a trial version only. Otherwise, I would have probably rated it as 4 stars.

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1 stars

"A waste of time"

August 29, 2013  |  By jdobbins

 |  Version: Magix Photo Designer 7.0

Pros

None that I could find.

Cons

I downloaded this under the impression that it was a free offer but after numerous web pages I was never given my "FREE" registration! A waste of time.

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2 stars

"Loaded with adware"

August 19, 2013  |  By Diggindeeper

 |  Version: Magix Photo Designer 7.0

Pros

The pic I did try out did what they say it would, but still wasn't that impressed.

Cons

The installation is ridiculous.

Summary

First thing to do is you MUST choose CUSTOM installation - and even that doesn't stop the installation from happening anyway - I found the program in all 3 of my Browsers - Firefox, IE and Chrome - so be ready to disable it. Also go type in msnconfig in the search box and go to startup and uncheck TCrdMain Application. That's the program that wasn't supposed to install when you clicked custom. Nice!! Then make sure to click CUSTOM again or you will end up with that nasty ASK Toolbar and all the junk it spreads all over your registry. It is next to impossible to clean the ASK junk off your computer.

Now I ask is the Program WORTH it? I don't think so!

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4 stars

"An incredible software for photo editing this one"

August 15, 2013  |  By jennifer794

 |  Version: Magix Photo Designer 7.0

Pros

Easy to use, the photo editing is powerful and close to professional

Cons

Cannot find one so far

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4 stars

"nice program to have and simple to use"

April 01, 2013  |  By t_wagoner

 |  Version: Magix Photo Designer 7.0

Pros

Free, easy to work with

Cons

pay attention to install, so dont get another tool bar you dont need.

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5 stars

"Great free software"

April 19, 2012  |  By 5stringsteve

 |  Version: Magix Photo Designer 7.0

Pros

Free and functional.
Get's the job done.

Cons

A little confusing.

Summary

I've used this a whole lot already. Magix has very good products. This one is a great little free problem-solver. Like their other stuff it's a bit quirky, but you get the hang of it. There are tons of options out there for photo editing, and some are free with even more capability I've heard, but for common tasks with plenty of features in a simple interface, this fits the bill. I was going to and probably still will get their full-feature software that does graphic design almost on a par with Photoshop. But for now this is a great little tool.
Remember to choose the custom installation to avoid the Ask Toolbar. This is annoying but totally avoidable. I suppose it's one way that Magix subsidizes their product line and keeps their prices very low considering all of the features they include. Also their customer service is totally lacking, but especially with this product you shouldn't be needing that.

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3 stars

"I expected more"

May 28, 2011  |  By gabrolena

 |  Version: Magix Photo Designer 7.0

Pros

The pics that I finally figured out how to do were OK.

Cons

Difficult to understand exactly what things meant. Not enough training/explanation included.

Summary

I would not pay for this program. My 2003 Picture It had more features and was easier to use.

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3 stars

"beware the ask toolbar"

April 13, 2011  |  By golferguy1

 |  Version: Magix Photo Designer 7.0

Pros

a good program - does what it says

Cons

make sure you hit CUSTOM install or they sneak the Ask toolbar in on you

Summary

beware

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.0
Version 7.0 includes panorama montages, selective lightening, and removing objects.
General
Publisher Magix
Publisher web site http://www.magix.com
Release Date February 28, 2011
Date Added March 01, 2011
Version 7.0
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 28.19MB
File Name photo_designer_7_28mb_us.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 757,426
Downloads Last Week 6,953
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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