Editors' reviewWhat's the best-kept secret of highly productive people? Elves. Santa has them. Keebler has them. If you're a home photographer, you can too. The versatile, hardworking PhotoElf combines the functions of an image editor and a photo-print program. The print module can rotate, manage, rename, zoom, slide, or find images. The image editor includes photo effects, red-eye correction, advanced cropping, and tools for adding shapes and text. You can adjust the image depth to anything from 8-bit grayscale to 24-bit color. The crop function is particularly clever. Instead of making you select part of the image to crop, it generates a selection area you can adjust manually or with buttons. The program imports images from scanners, and the new version adds useful batch-processing features. The interface is nothing to get excited about, but it's straightforward enough. Given its good usability and capable feature set, we think PhotoElf can definitely lighten the workload of home photographers.
Whether you are new to digital photography or a seasoned professional, PhotoELF Software will make printing photos easy and enjoyable. PhotoELF has hundreds of features that are both functional and fun. It concentrates on the day to day tasks of using a digital camera and managing thousands of digital images. PhotoELF is designed for Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, NT, XP, Vista & Windows 7. Besides being able to manage thousands of photos in a snap, it's easy to use and intuitive. View, Edit and Print 82 different image formats as well as video clips. Excellent printing utility with user defined templates. Print up to 144 different photos per sheet. Print any size photo from posters to wallet size and beyond. Supports borderless printers. Rotate, crop, and remove red-eye with ease. Create fun calendars, holiday cards, magazine covers with your favorite all-star or ballerina, and even posters. Add fun masks to your photos from PhotoELFs existing menu or create your own. Edit your photos using a Transparent Paint Palette, Contrast, Brightness, Color Saturation, Sharpness, and DeSpeckle functions. Use the Sepia Tone function with 3 Levels of Sepia effects for that special touch. Extract frames from video clips and save them as JPGs. Create browser based photo albums. Add music to photo albums, MP3 and WAV Files. Slide Show Options (Sequential or Random). View albums with any web browser ON or OFF-Line. Albums are ready for burning on CD-ROM and will autorun when the CD-ROM is inserted. Add captions, watermarks, text or logos to your digital images. This list goes on. PhotoELFs batch operations save you hours of work. Batch edit hundreds of photos in seconds including: batch renaming, resizing, compressing, cropping, rotating, printing, and much more. Just One Software Package is ALL you need to View, Edit, Print and Organize your Digital Photos. Try before you buy with the fully functional trial version. PhotoELF is The digital camera companion
What's new in this version:
Version 4.1.12 adds compatibility with Vista and 7 (64 and 32-bit), adds Exif and video.