Ulead PhotoImpact XL

Ulead PhotoImpact XL 8.5

PhotoImpact is a sophisticated photo editing for beginners and advanced users

PhotoImpact is a sophisticated photo editing and basic web page design program in one. This product comes with royalty free images, web elements, templates and bonus software. PhotoImpact allows beginners to quickly achieve professional-looking results, while providing advanced features so users won't feel limited as they gain experience.

PhotoImpact offers a suite of tools for Web graphics creation, image editing, photo correction and enhancement, drawing and painting, plus plenty of extras for special effects and creative exploration. It comes with a GIF animator, Web component designer, image slicer and optimizer, image browser and organizer, photo album database, panorama photo creator, print layout component, screen capture tool, automation and batch conversion features, and Web page creation tools. At the heart of PhotoImpact is the EasyPalette which includes hundreds (if not thousands) of predefined drag-and-drop effects, styles, objects, textures, and shapes. Any of the presets can be customized, refined, and saved for future use in the EasyPalette.

PhotoImpact is easy and fun to use, but flexible enough to grow with the user. It offers many unique features that aren't available from the competition, such as 3D object manipulation, CD burning, and Web publishing capabilities. It's a terrific all-in-one solution for users who don't require high-end features and commercial output, and its unique offerings and low price make it an attractive companion tool for those who do.

Daniel Mantilla
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Review summary


  • Extensive Web graphics and 3D capabilities


  • Small dialog boxes and previews
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