PhotoShine allows users to insert photos into 700 different templates. The trial limits that number to 100. The templates are grouped into categories (Baby, Frame, Festival, etc.), which helps in browsing, though the interface is a bit busy.
Easy to use: PhotoShine's templates perform as promised. The controls are easy to understand and use and importing photos is quick and facile.
Variety: The variety of templates is impressive, with the full version including 700.
Garish display: The work area is garishly designed. Background colors are not solid, but instead appear pixelated and filled with static, which can be distracting when tweaking photos in their frames.
Template quality: While PhotoShine offers plenty of templates, many of them are tacky, and several contain serious errors. Templates for magazine covers, for example, have several spelling and grammatical errors.
PhotoShine lets you create elementary photo displays using standardized templates. While the program works well, the design will only appeal to users with a love for chintz and airbrushed hearts.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of PhotoShine 4.9.
PhotoShine gives you an easy way to add your photo into different beautiful templates.Add your photo into a classical love style template, a pink girl style template, a baby cartoon template, or a magazine cover template etc by just one click in PhotoShine.
1) Easy to use
Just one click, you can add your photo into the template which you like.
2) 9 themes (styles), more than 680 beautiful templates included.
The 9 themes are: GIRL,BABY,LOVE,SIMULATION, DREAM, MAGAZINE,FESTIVAL,FRAME and OTHER. There are more than 680 templates included in PhotoShine, which means you have more than 680 choices to make your photo more attactive.
Designed so even the most basic simpleton could figure out how to use this. The teenage girl demographic should enjoy this for a couple days at least.
Templates overlap buttons rendering this an extremely ugly interface. My guess is it was designed by a 12 year old girl. The $39.95 is easily $39.94 more than this is worth. I highly doubt anyone would ever make it to the 30 uses before deleting off the computer.