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Microsoft Picture It! Publishing 2001 Platinum [Old Version]

by Microsoft
Windows NT / 98 / 2000 / Me / 95
2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)


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System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows NT / 98 / 2000 / Me / 95
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 10.2 x 3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.1 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: B00004WFVV
  • Item model number: E26-00004
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 7, 2000
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,292 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

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Get advanced photo editing and desktop publishing in one with MicrosoftPicture It! Publishing Platinum Edition. The 2001 version combinesPicture It! with thousands of quality desktop and Web publishing projects.With just a few mouse clicks, you can touch up, repair, and enhance your personal photos. Then turn your creations into greetings, a special birthday calendar, a community newsletter, or a personal Web page. With PictureIt! Publishing, you'll create great-looking results every time. Getting started right away is easy. The new home page and step-by-step creation sequence help you choose the perfect design. The new, simple template search helps you find just the right project design or message. Find the right design from the extraordinary collection--imaginative images and graphics from 200 professional artists. Easily fix common photo problems and restore prized old photos. Then add them to your publishing projects for wonderful results. Get great-looking results at home with a color ink-jet printer and specialty papers. Or publish your creation on the Web using popular e-mail clients and personal Web page services. Send your digital photos to the Kodak PhotoNet online print service or fujifilm.net, and receive true photographic prints in the mail. Even order photo T-shirts, mugs, and mouse pads.

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74 of 75 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great For The Beginner September 26, 2000
By R. Lade
OK, here we go again. If you read my review of Picture-It 2000, you'll probably notice that I liked that program for what it was intended to do, which is hold your hand through just about every phase of editiing a photograph. Well, this latest version still does just that. You can't miss with this program if you're just getting into the digital photo editing game. What's happened here from what I can tell (please keep in mind that I've only been playing in this program for about a week) is that PI Platinum has combined Picture It and Home Publisher for the most part. Only MUCH bigger! If you do a full install of this program you'll use up just around 3 gig of your hard drive. There are more photos, clip art and templates in this thing than anyone could ever hope to use. There'll be another version out before you use all this stuff! There's seven discs to this program and even with the full install there's still some disc swapping to do, although it is fairly minimal.
The big thing here, and I can't stress this enough, is how easy this program is to use. And new to this version is the free web posting. Microsoft gives you a list of no-fee sites (of which MSN is one of the choices) as well as a list of fee-based sites. There are a few things I don't like about this program and the worst in my opinion is the cloning tool. Once you position the marker and begin to clone, it becomes very difficult at times to see where you're cloning from because the marker tends to vanish and you can lose track of where it is. Picture It 2000 had the same problem. The other negative is that there aren't a lot of "special" effects in here. Again, just like Picture It 2000.
Aside from the minor quirks, PI Platinum 2001 is pretty decent.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bloated but not bad! December 17, 2000
By hitech
This package caught my eye by it's price at a local warehouse club. With the rebate offered it just couldn't be beat (plus the specs of images and templates included were higher than the other similar products offered).
We bought it to do some simple Christmas cards w/photos from both my digital camera and scanner. I also picked it as it was from Microsoft, and I run Windows 2000 on this machine, so I expected stellar compatibility, which I got.
It's a fairly simple program to install, but it takes quite some time (even on faster Pentium III's w/lots of memory and a 7200RPM DMA-66 hard drive). It's also bloatware (just as anything Microsoft is) and takes a bit of space.
It's really easy to use software, and makes some fantastic layouts. I usually used JASC's PaintShop to scan or import my digital images and touch them up, but the included photo touchups worked OKAY.
I think it's a good program, but with so many different products out there, I'm sure there's another choice just as good.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Many great possibilities ! September 22, 2000
I discovered Picture-It when I was looking for software that would let me print frames around my photos. And it does this - plus much more.
I have been creating lots of printed photos from my travels and family gatherings. And everyone loves the neat frames (borders) around them. I share them with friends and use magnets to hold lots of them on my refrigerator.
You can create your own custom calendars easily also. So many great photo projects. And of course you can do great greeting cards, too. I create half-fold cards on glossy greeting card paper and people can't tell I printed them myself at home (HP P1100). I print a small for-keeps self-photo on the back of the card as a nice "extra." It prints on the glossy side; so they get a nice personalized greeting card and a picture they can keep if they want to cut it out before disposing of the card.
The software walks you through the steps necessary to create/customize nice results. You can create excellent output for printing, for sharing by email, for posting to a web site, and even for sending to an online photo-printing service.
I feel I got more than my money's worth with this product.... especially after the $15 rebate, and with the great pack of sample papers included in the box.
There are about 10 cd's with this software. But not all of it is installed to the hard-drive during installation. When you select certain items from the "catalog" (index), you can see which cd it is on before you select it. I find that I use artwork from cd #2 a lot. So I copied the contents of that CD to my hard-drive. (When the software asks you to insert a particular CD, you can click "options" and specify a different location where it should look for the CD.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Nothing but trouble February 2, 2001
My husband and I bought this software from [a store]. I've used Printmaster and Microsoft Home Publishing Suite to create school newsletters. The description on the Picture It box looked promising. It convinced me that it was better than what I've been using. I thought it would be perfect for our brand new super duper computer. The time it took to install this software (the maximum installation) was tolerable. However, this software has BIG PROBLEMS! Picture It kept crashing ("illegal operation, must be shut down"). When we ran "windoctor" to find out what the error was about, it said that there was a missing file (that, or it could not access it). The file was a Picture It "dll" file. When we ran all 7 discs through "find file" command, no such file could be found either. We consulted the Microsoft customer service, and we uninstalled and reinstalled many times using different techniques that were told to us by Microsoft customer service people. The problems didn't go away, and even created more problems. Sometimes, even when we were only sending an e-mail, we'd get a pop-up message that said we needed to put the Picture It disc in the drive (really strange!). On one other installation, the image icons would not appear. Eventually, we returned the software to [the store], and then bought another Picture It, hoping that maybe we had a bad box the first time. The second Picture It box we bought had the same problems. We tried installing on our other computers (we have four computers in the house), but the same problem existed. We returned the second box, and we don't intend to buy a third. Good luck with it if you buy one!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic that is still great
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lucky to find this
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5.0 out of 5 stars Microsoft Picture It! Publishing 2001 Platinum [CD-ROM]
The item that I purchased was in excellent condition, and the sell did a great job as far as sending it to me on time. Read more
Published on February 12, 2003 by Beverly M.
1.0 out of 5 stars I wish I had read these reviews before I bought.
I too am very upset with the bad software from microsoft. I can't even load the program. It claims to be Windows 2000 compatible. Read more
Published on October 27, 2001
5.0 out of 5 stars picture it ,pictures it perfect...
I really love all the different arrangements and reading this programs does for me. I am able to run all my other programs and extentions through it and with it. Read more
Published on September 10, 2001 by sharon lancaster
2.0 out of 5 stars BUYER BEWARE
During installation this program deleted important system files. I installed on a "clean" system and still ended up having to run scandisk and restore lost files. Read more
Published on July 15, 2001 by R. Oxhorn
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent product!
I almost didn't buy this product because of the reviews that had been written about it. But I did and I was very careful, cleaned up my hard drive and made sure I had the room, (I... Read more
Published on June 26, 2001
2.0 out of 5 stars It`s not so BAD
Got this program with my new P.C. AND I HATE IT! BUT I love it too. When it`s good, it`s very, very good. But when it`s bad....IT STINKS. Read more
Published on June 24, 2001 by Pink
1.0 out of 5 stars Major Problems!
I have had nothing but problems with Microsoft Picture It! Publishing Platinum. I installed it on a brand new computer and it has caused nothing but problems. Read more
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