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Photo Essentials 3 [Old Version]

by onOne Software
Windows Vista / XP, Mac OS X
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Product Features

  • Make It Better Turn your snapshots into professional images. Automatically fix brightness, contrast, color and sharpness
  • Cut It Out Love the subject but not the background? Paint it away with the magic brush and slide in a new one.
  • Make It Cool Easily add cool effects to any image. Includes dozens of effects that will give your photo the professional look.
  • Frame It For that perfect finishing touch to your photos. Add one or more frames to your photo.
  • Enlarge It Get sharp, poster sized prints out of your photos no matter how small they might be.

System Requirements

  • Platform:    Windows Vista / XP, Mac OS X
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001I9Y0QW
  • Item model number: PEXE-30101
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 4, 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,504 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

onOne Photo Essentials is a collection of five tools that painlessly correct color, add frames, remove unwanted backgrounds, add photographic effects and enlarge your photos. These easy-to-use tools will allow you to quickly get the job done in Adobe® Photoshop® Elements.

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62 of 63 people found the following review helpful
The 19 word summary that says it all: Go to the ononesoftware site and download the free 30 day fully functional demo and try it for yourself.

The details:

If you are considering Mask Pro 4(and you really should, see my review of that product for details) to use with Photoshop Elements (PSE), then get this instead. You get essentially the same masking capabilities, more stuff, and for less than half the cost!

This software consists of five add-on components to PSE. There is nothing they do that you can't do with only PSE but it will take you a heck of a lot longer. Also, perhaps if you were to spend enough time and develop sufficient skill you could produce better results. However without this considerable investment of your time chances are you will be impressed with what you get from the "Essentials" pack after only a few minutes of familiarization.

Regarding the "familiarization", the training resources provided by ononesoftware for this product (and everything they produce) is as impressive as their software. Whenever you first use a new feature you get the opportunity to view a short (< 60 seconds or so) intro that gives the essentials of its use. Beyond that, there is contextual help available and over 100 on-line videos dealing with everything from general usage to dealing with specific "problem" situations. That aside, out of the box and armed only with default settings you should be able to get great results very quickly.

Finally, there is a free 30-day fully functional demo available at the manufacture's site. Don't believe me, download it and give it a try.

For full disclosure, while mostly automatic there is usually some intervention required.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gets the job done April 19, 2010
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This software is a good helping hand for those of us that like to work with our photos but do not have the time or maybe the energy to work with the bare photoshop software. The helps in this package are very much appreciated. I have especially found the "Make it Larger" app helpful to rescue older smaller pixcel photos when cropping the images.
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31 of 42 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Piggy Back on Adobe December 7, 2009
This company basically takes Adobe's features and automates them a bit. Problem is, whenever you update Adobe, you need to buy an upgrade for OnOne because it will no longer work. I also bought Genuine Fractals from this company and have only been able to use it a few times and then my license somehow disappears. I need to go through the motions of contacting their tech support with a load of details and wait for days before they reset my license and I can use the product again. I have had to do this so many times that my original license activation code I have on the software is so outdated that I have to scrounge through several emails from them to determine what the latest key is. It is just not worth the trouble. I may sell it on e-bay as a frisbee.
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