• Navigation
  • open search





Editors' Review

Corel MediaOne Plus lets you quickly organize your collection of digital photos and videos, and it's a powerful all-in-one application for managing photos all the way from your camera to a finalized scrapbook. It also backs up important files online, using a companion Sharpcast service. MediaOne Plus offers a solid collection of features in a logical, if uninspired, interface. But is that enough these days?

The interface consists of a large window for viewing albums, folders, and individual photos or videos, with main navigation--Home, Enhance, Show, and Create. Home provides the organizational features, Enhance includes basic image editing and effects, Show lets you combine photos, videos, and music into your own remixed creations, and Create offers a variety of photo products like collages, albums, and greeting cards. The Corel Shows are a fun way to create a quick memento of an event or trip, but they can only be exported as WMV videos.

Some of the actions, such as "Share Photos as E-mail," appear in two places in the navigation. Unfortunately, so do promotions for Paint Shop Pro Photo. It's OK to inform users of other applications--and it would be different if the program was free--but to put links for other software in the navigation of a $50 program seems like too much.

Both the trial version of MediaOne Plus and the Sharpcast backup service require two separate e-mail registrations. It's a mild annoyance, but the registration process was painless. The Sharpcast service works fine: there is no limit to the number or size of the photos you can upload. Large photos will be resized after 30 days, but will be kept at print quality for sizes up to 5 x 7 inches. For the free plan, a 50MB storage limit applies to videos and other multimedia files.

What's interesting is that MediaOne Plus is built on the back end of the now-unsupported software Snapfire, which was a free photo-management tool Corel launched back in the fall of 2006. There are all sorts of new features in MediaOne Plus--such as the ability to add music to Shows or text captions to photos, as well as nine additional projects like certificates and greeting cards--but do they merit the new price tag? Luckily, a full-featured trial of 30 days gives you plenty of opportunity to try out the software before deciding.

read more +

Latest Stories
Ghostery announces premium subscription version of ad-blocking browser extension

Ghostery announces premium subscription version of ad-blocking browser...

Get advanced feature access, priority tech support and customizable themes.

Read more
Google tests a new way to shop for Linux apps on Chromebooks

Google tests a new way to shop for Linux apps on Chromebooks

Chrome OS is based on Linux, so Linux apps may be a natural fit.

Read more
Google begins removing apps from Play Store that violate SMS and call privacy policy

Google begins removing apps from Play Store that violate SMS and call...

Some apps have been accused of harvesting and selling this data for a profit.

Read more
User Reviews

Update Your Review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

show reviews

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.0

This update provides an easier install experience.


Publisher Corel
Publisher web site
Release Date September 18, 2007
Date Added September 18, 2007
Version 2.0


Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Media Management

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista
Additional Requirements Windows XP/Vista

Download Information

File Size 246.46MB


Total Downloads 45,122
Downloads Last Week 2


License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial, 50MB storage
Price $49.99
Report a problem