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Adobe PhotoDeluxe Home Edition 4.0 [Old Version]

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Windows NT / 98 / 95
2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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  • Platform:   Windows NT / 98 / 95
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B00003ZANM
  • Item model number: 28101148
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 27, 2000
  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,637 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description


With Adobe PhotoDeluxe 4.0, it's easy to bring photos into your computer, organize them in albums, and make repairs and improvements. Then you can have endless fun creating personalized photo projects to share with family and friends in print, via e-mail, or on the Web. PhotoDeluxe comes to you from the makers of Adobe Photoshop, an image-editing tool for professional designers.

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290 of 294 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars So-So March 4, 2000
By R. Lade
Let me begin by saying that I've only been using Photo Deluxe for a couple weeks, but I'm probably being generous with the 4-star rating. The fourth star was mainly for the free web-posting capability and Adobe's reputation. As general use goes, I guess I'd have to give it a three. First off, as with prior versions, the step-by-step progression through everything makes me crazy! I had hoped that Adobe would have abandoned this for the new version. I'm not wild about having to go through all the proceeding steps to get to the one I want. Also, I don't care for the way this program sets up printing, and don't make more than one mistake without saving because there's only one level of undo, so if you really screw up, you have to start over from the beginning or your last save point. And then when you want to "save as" you get to choose the Adobe PDD format...period, unless you save for e-mail or the web then you get to choose JPEG and a couple others. But try to open an Adobe PDD format in another editing program and you'll more than likely find that you can't do it. In it's favor, there's a lot of neat tools here and it's fairly easy to use. There's lots of "cute" stuff like the clip art and the seasonal add-ons that the program automatically notifies you of so you can put the CD in and load it if you're into that sort of stuff. I've spent an enormous amount of time experimenting with different editing programs over the last few months looking for a decent one under $100 just for general purpose use. I do photography professionally and I use Photoshop 5.5, but that's another league. This is all opinion, but for ease of use, Microsoft Picture It gets my vote especially when it's used along with Microsoft Home Publisher 2000. Read more ›
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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Collossal rip-off March 11, 2001
By A Customer
I am a long time user of Adobe Photo Deluxe(versions 2.9 and 3.0) and think their image editing capability is good. I bought 4.0 for its advertised photo organization. I couldn't believe that it was the same archaic difficult system...My Photos and the archaic .PDD extension on pictures. I couldn't even download my digital camera into the program....it would only do one image at a time painfully slow. I bought this new program hoping to eliminate my need to work with 3 different programs as I currently do. Dreamer. I called Adobe to see if I could return the product to them. The phone rep was rude and totally uninterested in my concerns. I'm stuck with a lemon.
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55 of 58 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Although it was free, I got less than I paid for November 6, 2000
By A Customer
This software came with my digital camera. ... One of the key aspects of digital photography is that it is probably the best way to preserve and easily distribute photo collections to posterity. Adobe's oddball proprietary format nullifies this. It produces large files that stand a more than even chance of being unreadable by software 10+ years down the road. Exporting to a .jpg does appear to recompress the image and strip off non-viewable information text that some programs (and cameras) append to the file that better describe the photo. I'll stick with any other photo editing software that uses native .jpg files. There are several better choices with just as many tools. Try Photosuite 4 with a rebate for example (almost free).
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64 of 69 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Review - Adobe PhotoDeluxe 4 November 12, 2000
Adobe's PhotoDeluxe Home Edition 4.0, an entry level, consumer-oriented image editor, includes many of the great color-correcting and painting tools common to its professional software package, Photoshop 5.X. Though easier to learn and use than Photoshop, PhotoDeluxe 4.0 contains some features that are not quickly accessible or understandable to novice users, and that's where a class series, such as given regularly by Leisure World PC Users Group comes in handy. Also, Adobe PhotoDeluxe 4.0 for Dummies by Julie Adair King is a fun and easy guide to photo retouching and cool digital effects.
The Adobe PhotoDeluxe 4.0 interface makes it easy to handle the basics of editing pixel-based images, and saving and printing files. A wide variety of image-editing tools are available in the program that allow you to manipulate the brightness and contrast controls, color options and picture/canvas size. There are also commands for adding borders and shadows; fixing red-eye syndrome; changing an image's focus; and removing dust, noise, and patterns. Both guided activities and the advanced menu can be used for accessing painting, layers, and type tools; adjusting color, and working through special projects such as creating wallpaper and sending images via e-mail. The Help files cover all aspect of the Adobe PhotoDeluxe program including fun effects, troubleshooting problems, shortcuts, and online resources.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gross Mis-representation January 31, 2002
...Photo Deluxe saves to a number of other picture formats including jpg and bmp. To do this you go to the File Menu and select Export then File Format.. The .PDD file format is the uncompresssed native file format of Photo Deluxe, very much like the .CMX file format of Microsoft's Photo Draw. Unlike the other Finished Formats (jpg, bmp, tiff, etc.), which flatten out your work into one solid layer and loose detail along the way, these special native formats allow programs like Photo Deluxe to store your work without loosing any detail - all layers and inserted components or objects are maintained separately in the digital realm without any degredation. This is perfect for future editing!
...Photo Deluxe's Photo Size and Canvas Size functions, which perfectly calibrate the optimun display, printing and saving sizes of your work...
Photo Deluxe is probably the most formidable Photo Editor in its range - bundled free with digital cameras and scanners or [for a good price]. My only gripe is that over the years I have been hoping that the program's features and sophistication grow with my level of skill and curiosity. But then that's a bit selfish of me because others would not get the opportunuty to experience the well balanced introduction to Photo Editing that Photo Deluxe gives. I guess that I need to upgrade to its bigger brothers, Photo Shop LE or the full blown Photo Shop. No, the last time I checked the move was too big a jump and plus, Photo Deluxe is still serving my need just fine.
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5.0 out of 5 stars daughter
Was a gift daughter has used this before and she requested this as a gift for Christmas she was happy
Published 5 months ago by Marcia
3.0 out of 5 stars A good product, but Vista is not real happy with it
This is an excellent product for Windows XP and earlier systems. It does work with Windows Vista, but Vista is not real content with it. Read more
Published on February 13, 2009 by Amazon Customer
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This is ideal and is as good if not better than current Adobe Photoshop--all versions.
Published on January 26, 2009 by J. Jeffrey
4.0 out of 5 stars I couldn't live without this software...
I have actually been using a free copy of the 1.0 version of this software for the past 9 years! I have installed it on 4 laptops now, including a new one I bought last week that... Read more
Published on August 25, 2008 by A. Sanders
3.0 out of 5 stars Great Product but no longer supported
I've used this product for many years with great results. It's straightforward and easy to use. Sadly, Adobe stopped supporting it in 2002 and it will not run on the newer... Read more
Published on June 23, 2008 by Patricia Buckles
4.0 out of 5 stars Simply to use, easy to retrieve photos from your computer
I received this software free with my scanner years ago and find it's simplicity a breath of fresh air. Read more
Published on May 19, 2008 by R. Marsh
4.0 out of 5 stars Not that bad.
This is the first program I have of this type. My brother had the earlier version on his old computer, so I decided to get it for mine. I like it. Read more
Published on July 12, 2004 by S. Lawrence
2.0 out of 5 stars You get what you pay for
I got PhotoDeluxe 4.0 Home Edition free with my current scanner. I used it for about eight months (using windows XP), and had limited success editing photos and graphics. Read more
Published on November 29, 2003 by laura
2.0 out of 5 stars 2.0 is actually better than 4.0 !!!
I got Photodeluxe 2.0 bundled with my Dell back in 1999 and loved the simplicity (still do). I got 4. Read more
Published on November 21, 2003 by Howard L Lambert
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