Showoff Home Design

Showoff Home Design

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.5
out of 27 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    204,575
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 30, 2008
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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Plan your garden with ease using this free program, although it helps if you have some knowledge of plants. Showoff Home Design lets you add trees, annuals, perennials, and even outdoor furniture to a picture of your house (or any image). All you need to do is select your image and start adding elements.

The program doesn't install until you provide registration information, but the setup process doesn't take long. Showoff Home Design automatically searches for a camera to locate your image, and defaults to a sample image if it doesn't find one. It's a simple process to locate a picture on your hard drive, camera, or even the Web, and the app helps walk you through each method to start a new project. The interface is dominated by the large editing screen with command buttons at the top to open and save projects, and buttons on the left to manipulate the items you place on your image. The catalog of images is found on the right and holds seven main categories, including Landscape Plants, Outdoor Furniture, Decks, and Patio Garden. Simply choose a category to see more options. Landscape Plants includes annuals, perennials, trees, hedges, edibles, and other plant types. Each of these subcategories includes a picture of every plant, and, once selected, you can easily place the plant of your choice on the picture of your house or yard. It's easy to rotate, flip, resize, and otherwise adjust pictures until they're placed just where you want them. We really liked the capability to add patio furniture and other nonplant elements to get a true sense of what the yard would look like when finished.

While this program proved easy to use, you'll have an easier time finding plants if you know whether it's an annual or biennial, or considered to be ground cover or an ornamental grass. That said, we recommend this simple program to anyone who'd like to do some planning on the front end before visiting a nursery or digging a single hole.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Cant review as it doesn't run (windows 2000)"

December 13, 2009  |  By Camelot39

 |  Version: Showoff Home Design 1.0

Pros

Nothing as it didnt load!

Cons

If you want to spend the next 10 years looking at a white screen with "Loading Please Wait 40%" then this is the program for you!

Summary

Like a number of programs I have downloaded from here, it fails to load succesfully even though my system meets all the system requirement.
For the sake of your wallet always download the trial versions.

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2 stars

"OK for beginner"

October 10, 2009  |  By confusedmom9

 |  Version: Showoff Home Design 1.0

Pros

easy to use. can add your own pic.

Cons

limited items. could not find any of the items I want to do my landscaping. you have to reshaoe items like mulch which is time consuming and tricky.

Summary

simple but limited.

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5 stars

"Great Software"

July 18, 2009  |  By kvino

 |  Version: Showoff Home Design 1.0

Pros

Helped me a lot with what i needed it for.
And it is free ...

Cons

Could not find any

Summary

Helped me a lot with what i needed it for.
And it is free ...

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2 stars

"Software NOT FREE"

May 29, 2009  |  By princessmandy

 |  Version: Showoff Home Design 1.0

Pros

Importing your own photos.

Cons

This software is not totally free.

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1 stars

"How well could it work- program wouldn't even open once"

April 12, 2009  |  By storm143

 |  Version: Showoff Home Design 1.0

Pros

The editors like it. Suggests that it has some nice features

Cons

Doesn't work. Just sits there and pretends to load/open, but doesn't. It offers the option to skip the Wizard, but clicking on that does nothing.

Summary

I dislike products that promise to work but don't This one doesn't.

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3 stars

"grate software"

December 14, 2008  |  By larryabc

 |  Version: Showoff Home Design 1.0

Pros

easy to use, rich templates, FREE, output effect is very beautiful, I like Go2Alum

Cons

less trail period

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4 stars

"use less..."

December 03, 2008  |  By smark82

 |  Version: Showoff Home Design 1.0

Pros

totly useless

Cons

bad........

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1 stars

"easy to use....BUT"

September 17, 2008  |  By scuba199

 |  Version: Showoff Home Design 1.0

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

Lacking information on plants

Summary

This program is very easy to use, but lacks information to make it really useful.
Plant information has "zones" (climate that the plant withstand), but lacks information as to size (how large the plant will grow - width and height), as well as whether the plant can withstand full sun or not. Also should have soil conditions that are right for the plant.
Without this info, it's worthless

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4 stars

"IT GREAT TOOL...."

August 19, 2008  |  By kaies Perez

 |  Version: Showoff Home Design 1.0

Pros

FIRST ITS FREE, SECOND ITS GREAT...IT WORKS WELL...

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1 stars

"DOES NOT WORK"

May 18, 2008  |  By harveymydog

 |  Version: Showoff Home Design 1.0

Cons

CATEGORIES DO NOT LOAD. I BELIEVE YOU MUST HAVE TO BUY THEM.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher VisApp
Publisher web site http://www.showoff.com
Release Date November 18, 2005
Date Added November 30, 2008
Version 1.0
Category
Category Home Software
Subcategory Landscape Design Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 2.33MB
File Name showoff.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 204,575
Downloads Last Week 41
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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