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Roxio PhotoShow

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Though it probably shouldn't be considered a serious photo-editing tool, PhotoShow Express adds a splash of fun to any digital photo project. The software's big, bright interface is perfect for newcomers. Picture collections can quickly be converted into a variety of useful formats, including wallpaper, screensavers, and printable calendars. Where PhotoShow Express really shines, however, is in creating multimedia-rich photo shows. Using a slick combination of music, scene transitions, and special effects, photos can be transformed into a presentation that's surprisingly fun to watch. Although this app provides fewer editing options than full-fledged graphics packages, you will find some basic tools for making tweaks. We should also note, however, that some of PhotoShow Express's secondary features aren't available in the demo. Anyone looking to show off his or her snapshots will find this program a worthy download.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    3.0 stars

    out of 51 votes

    • 5 star: 12
    • 4 star: 10
    • 3 star: 7
    • 2 star: 8
    • 1 star: 14
  • Current version:

    2.6 stars

    out of 12 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 4
    • 1 star: 2
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  • 4.0 stars

    "Hit and miss and good luck"

    November 20, 2012  |   By pingeyez2

    Version: Roxio PhotoShow 6.0

    Pros

    Can use own music
    Program easy to use/ photos
    Like the toolbar choices
    Background choices and themes are great

    Cons

    Videos are on a mission to work when they want to, and getting help is a major problem as support really doesn't find an answer until you have lost your mind. You get help and do all the fixes and still nothing. Had to figure out the problem on my own. Don't sign in to the websitefor now, use the desktop version and if thta doesn;t work then your done. Mp4's didn't work either, as you send and get back that file, not.

    Summary

    Try uninstalling, then use desktop version and send to online for videos. Tried Photoshow 5 and the videos worked ecxept no sound. How can Photoshow6 work one month and not the next months down the line. There has to be a bug, but try to get the exact way to fix it. I has so much success until they changed companies, and there lies the problem.

    Updated on Nov 20, 2012

    Oh, yes! I used download.com and with it came claro-search and it screwed up my PC for hours.I unchecked the toolbar from caro-search and it still installed. Froze the crap out of my pc and even my Norton wouldn't work. Poohey/fooey. Won't download anything from here again.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Beware of purchasing this product!"

    November 8, 2012  |   By TechieVal

    Version: Roxio PhotoShow 6.0

    Pros

    Easy to use
    Can use own music
    Life is good and THEN...

    Cons

    Still photos are NO problem but just try uploading a video to use in your slideshow - for me, I tried to do so, then after it informed me "processing" it went like the Beatles "Nowhere Man!"

    Freezing issues.

    Summary

    I contacted technical support about this issue and will be asking for a refund - was told I can get it. Here's the email response I received from a technician - the company knows about the issue but continues to advertise it - and NOT let current customers know this problem. SNEAKY and DISHONEST!

    The email I received:

    Thank you for contacting Corel Customer Support.

    As a consumer i understand your point-of-view, in all honesty we haven't received any word from the higher ups on when our Photoshow services will be up and running. Like you, i'm in this waiting game as well, i wanted Photoshow to work as much as you do because i use it personally. I don't want to give you answers which i cant back up and all i can give you now is mere honesty that its not yet working and i cant give you a definite time frame.
    If you really want to process the refund you can get in touch with our customer care: 1-877-582-6735 Thank you for your utter patience and support.

    Please do not hesitate to contact us with any further questions.

    Kind Regards,
    Jonathan
    Corel Customer Support Services

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Fun but not a serious tool."

    October 19, 2012  |   By rdreeves

    Version: Roxio PhotoShow 6.0

    Pros

    Easy to use

    Cons

    Decided not to use the trial version. It will not uninstall unless I first uninstall Roxio Creator. Companies should not do things like this.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "WARNING - LOST DAYS TRYING UNSUCCESSFULLY TO BURN DISC"

    May 8, 2012  |   By ruralnc

    Version: Roxio PhotoShow 6.0

    Pros

    Relatively easy to use

    Cons

    Can not burn DVD without purchasing "free" software. Once you have software you may not be able to burn a DVD and the subscription is not less than 1 year. SAVE TIME AND MONEY - don't try to use on the family home computer if it's over 3 years old. This software package sucks the memory our of your system. Tech support is all email and not informative. More sales than support

    Summary

    Could have saved 2 weeks of my live by never seeing this software. Should have tried to determine all the negatives prior to beginning. Try to get the best CPU configuration possible before using this software.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Great software - but cant get them to apply upgrade"

    November 13, 2011  |   By kimberlinae1

    Version: Roxio PhotoShow 6.0

    Pros

    makes really cute pro videos- ease of use

    Cons

    Emailing for a week with receipt from Roxio and PayPal that program is upgraded- still the account is basic- I can't burn Cd's and premium features.
    Not happy

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Don't buy it, especially if it is an upgrade"

    July 13, 2011  |   By ez2bkind

    Version: Roxio PhotoShow 6.0

    Pros

    Use to be great - now it sucks!

    Cons

    Customer service sucks - for 6 months they still can fix on 2 separate computers. I have 28 photoshows that I can't burn to a cd.

    Summary

    Use to be a great product, they have since made it worse. You are forced to upgrade to premium and then you can't burn DVD's. Dealing the 3rd world country for customer service is a joke. I will stick w/Picasa it isn't as fun as the old Roxio, but at least it works!

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Fun & Easy to use"

    June 10, 2011  |   By popeyedfish

    Version: Roxio PhotoShow 6.0

    Pros

    Easy and simple to use

    Cons

    It's nothing elaborate

    Summary

    Your basic

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Max number of images is 400. Why?"

    June 8, 2011  |   By xyz7270

    Version: Roxio PhotoShow 6.0

    Pros

    I didn't get to the point where I can assess the pros

    Cons

    An apparently arbitrary maximum of 400 files in one show

    Summary

    Almost immediately upon running the software I found out that you can't use more than 400 images in a slideshow. I have 548 images. No other slideshow-to-DVD software I've tried has such a limitation. Why does Roxio? Lame.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Good product, easy to use, many options and effects."

    January 26, 2011  |   By jbgraber

    Version: Roxio PhotoShow 6.0

    Pros

    Easy to intall and use. Buying a subscription provides many more options to choose from. People I have sent the final product to loved it! They are excited to receive these shows and can't wait to view them.

    Cons

    It would be nice if the software converted the pictures to HD 1080i and corrected for clearity and sharpness. Many other programs have these features.

    Summary

    Good product for someone just starting to get into slide shows that are easy to create and use to get on the web and email quickly.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "available in low rate doluby very cheap"

    January 19, 2011  |   By arash2308

    Version: Roxio PhotoShow 6.0

    Pros

    Easily fix and perfect photo quality with one click
    Editing Easily fix and perfect photo quality with one click Use clone tool for blemish removal & advanced touch-up Red eye reduction tool Drawing & paint tools Rotate

    Cons

    this software complete me expectations in full, but I just recive the CD with out any original box, so I was a little disapointed about It.

    Summary

    Works well for what I expected. I upgraded from V.4 so I could make DVD's and I can now do this.

    Updated on Mar 7, 2011

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    story-telling software + web service for creating and sharing life's favorite events--vacations, travel, holidays or sports. Choose one of 160+ styles, add photos, videos, music, captions, stickers, borders, and speech bubbles to create a beautiful show that friends and family will love, then share it online in a snap. Viewers can add comments and even download the photos if you choose. Organize your shows on your personal gallery page, or embed in other sites like Facebook, MySpace, or Blogger. Even publish your show to cable TV! The desktop software also includes DVD burning

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