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  • Date Added:
    Feb. 03, 2009
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    Free to try (15-day trial); $39.95 to buy (Buy it now)
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Editors' Review

Play With Pictures takes one of the most essential image-editing features and expands it into an entire program. It is not a photo editor, at least not in the mold of Photoshop. Play With Pictures takes the cut-and-paste feature and simplifies the process while building out supplementary features for creating online avatars, greetings cards, and other projects that require image mash-ups.

The interface presents a reimagining of the image-editing toolset, gearing users towards projects instead of stand-alone edits. The left nav toolbar even notes the steps needed to take a user from start to finish. Tools are categorized as Start, Create, and Finish, clarifying the recommended work flow. Click the Canvas Settings button to begin a project and open a new window from which you can import images, determine background colors, and adjust the image size via slider or by entering specific dimensions. From there, you can add a Cut-Out, Text, or a comic book-style Speech Bubble. The Cut-Out feature lets you import an image, cut foreground objects from it, and paste them into the background you created in Canvas Settings. Finishing tools include Previewing, Saving, and Printing.

If you're looking to remove lens flare or make fine color-corrective adjustments, Play With Pictures is not for you. Children, however, or those who prefer making image collages, will likely get the most mileage out of this image editor, which aims to inject fun into the post-production process.

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Full Specifications

Publisher Vertus
Publisher web site
Release Date February 03, 2009
Date Added February 03, 2009
Version 1.0.1
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Digital Photo Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista
Additional Requirements Windows XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 4.37MB
File Name play_with_pictures_setup_nodocs_1.0.1.exe
Total Downloads 18,977
Downloads Last Week 4
License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $39.95
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