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Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 27 votes out of 3 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0
  • Total Downloads:
    210,759
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 03, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.33MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    42
  • Platform:
    Webware
  • Product ranking:

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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.0
New Paint Visualizer, Doors and Windows Visualizer, Roofing Visualizer, Siding, Stone and Brick Visualizer, Outdoor Living Visualizer, Home Accessories Visualizer and our Landscape Visualizer. Select any one project visualizer for your home remodeling project, or use them all.
General
Publisher VisApp
Publisher web site http://www.showoff.com
Release Date December 03, 2011
Date Added December 03, 2011
Version 3.0
Category
Category Home Software
Subcategory DIY & How-To Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Webware
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.33MB
File Name showoff.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 210,759
Downloads Last Week 42
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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