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[Review] Wondershare Photo Collage Studio (v4.2.12)

Posted By Ashraf On April 2, 2010 @ 12:00 AM In Giveaway of the Day Reviews | 11 Comments

{rw_text}Software reviewed in this article:

Wondershare Photo Collage Studio [1]

Version reviewed:

v4.2.12

Supported OS:

Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Win7

Price:

$29.95 but you can get it for free for a limited time at Giveawayoftheday.com [2]!

Software description:

Wondershare Photo Collage Studio is an easy and funny tool to make amazing photo collages and digital scrapbooks for print. With plenty designed scrapbooking templates, stickers and photo frames for any occasion, you can easily assemble your still photos into an artistic compilation. What’s more, you can create photo books, greeting cards, calendars and more you can image.

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  • Straightforward and fairly easy to use.
  • Comes with many predesigned templates and layouts.
  • Has templates for collages, calenders, greeting cards, and letters.
  • Has a built in image editor where you can add frames, filters and other effects.
  • You can customize collage by adding text and clipart/stamps.
  • Has a built in “paint like” feature where you can create your own drawings.
  • Can create multi-page collages.

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  • Interface is very slow at times.
  • Program window always started fully maximized – doesn’t give user the option to start it in un-maximized position.
  • Program window is not resizable except for maximized or not maximized.
  • A feature to toggle between “blank” pages and templates or templates and different templates without having to start the page all over would be handy.

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{rw_score}
{for=”Ease of Use” value=”10″}Pretty much point and click.
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{for=”Performance” value=”8″}Interface can be very slow at times. Otherwise, it works well.
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{for=”Usefulness” value=”10″}With so many templates to use, I am sure everyone can find this program to be very useful.
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{for=”Price” value=”7″}$29.95 is a fairly reasonable price for a program of this caliber, but a drop in $5-10 would make the program a lot more attractive.
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{for=”Arbitrary Equalizer” value=”9″}This category reflects an arbitrary number that does not specifically stand for anything. Rather this number is used to reflect my overall rating/verdict of the program in which I considered all the features and free alternatives.
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{rw_verdict}[tupr]
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Back in November I reviewed Wondershare Photo Collage Studio [3] when it was v4.2.11.20; today’s giveaway is of v4.2.12. Unfortunately I can not find any changelog so I don’t know the exact changes made to this new version. However, looking at the version numbers, any changes would have to be minor since it is only a minor update to the software. The only real change I noticed is that Wondershare Photo College Studio now sells for $29.95 as opposed to $19.95 when I last reviewed it.

That said, please read the full and comprehensive review [3] on Wondershare Photo College Studio that I wrote earlier to learn about the program in detail. I will list free alternatives and final verdict on this post also for convenience’s sake.

This review was conducted on a laptop running Windows 7 Professional 32-bit. The specs of the laptop are as follows: 3GB of RAM, a Radeon HD 2600 512MB graphics card, and an Intel T8300 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo processor.

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Photovisi [4]

Photovisi is an online based collage maker. It allows users to make upto 18 different types of collages. While Photovisi is handy, it is no match for Wondershare Photo Collage Studio.

Google Picasa [5]

Google Picasa is one-in-all image management software. Picasa will scan your computer for images and add them to its menu. You can manage all your images directly from Picasa. You can also use Picasa as your default image viewer. You can make movies of your images, or collages. You can directly upload your images onto Blogger.com or Google Earth or Picasa Web Album.The interface is beautiful.

The reason I have Picasa here is because it does have a “collage making” feature in the program. There are a few features that Picasa has that I think WPCS should have (like scramble images =D), but the templates in WPCS make WPCS a much better collage making software then Picasa.

Shape Collage [6]

Make picture collages in less than a minute with just a few mouse clicks

-Developer

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{rw_verdict2}Wondershare Photo Collage Studio is a really nice program; thumbs up. I highly recommend it to anyone that needs it.
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URLs in this post:

[1] Wondershare Photo Collage Studio: http://www.wondershare.com/multimedia/photo-collage-studio/photo-collage-studio.html

[2] Giveawayoftheday.com: http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/wondershare-photo-collage-studio-4-2-12/

[3] reviewed Wondershare Photo Collage Studio: http://dottech.org/gotdreviews/12455

[4] Photovisi: http://dottech.org/tipsntricks/12441

[5] Google Picasa: http://picasa.google.com/

[6] Shape Collage: http://www.shapecollage.com/

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