The Bottom Line
- Many ways to share and print your photos with lots of stylish templates.
- Detailed printed User's Guide and product tour; step-by-step projects.
- Integrates well with Jasc Paint Shop Pro.
- Most dialog boxes and preview windows are too small and can't be resized.
- Inefficient organizing system which is difficult to manage.
- Some features don't work well (red-eye removal) or aren't very useful (batch 4x6 crop, thinify).
- Browse, organize, enhance, and share digital photos from disk, camera, or scanner.
- Display digital camera EXIF information; add keywords, captions, notes, and audio to each picture.
- Search images by date range, image information, album information, name, size, or keyword.
- Fix common problems with one-click quick fix, guided adjustment wizard, or manual controls.
- Tools for adjusting color, lighting, tone, and sharpness. Also crop, fix red-eye, add text, rotate.
- Effects: borders, frames, edges, sepia, black & white, thinify, & more. Draw freehand with pen tool.
- Share images via email, customizable Web galleries, video CD slide shows, or photo sharing sites.
- Create prints from a variety of custom layout templates. Auto-stitching tool for instant panoramas.
- Batch processing for quick fix, rename, resize, convert, sepia, black & white, and 4x6 cropping.
- Requires Pentium II or higher running Windows 98se/2000/Me/XP; 128 MB RAM, 45 MB disk space.
Guide Review - Corel Paint Shop Photo Album 5 Deluxe Edition (formerly from Jasc Software)
Where Corel Photo Album stands out, however, is the photo sharing and presentation features. Album 5 offers many fun effects like frames and borders, stylish pre-designed templates, and 17 different ways to share your photos. You can create Video CD (VCD) slide shows, scrapbook pages, calendars, CD labels, Web galleries, greeting cards, e-cards, panoramas, and more. Version 5 has been enhanced with a clearer user interface, an easier step-by-step approach to projects, more ways to share, and a photo archiving system with automatic reminders. Deluxe Edition includes extra scrapbook templates, photo recovery software, 250 photos, and a starter pack of Avery paper and labels.