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Good for the beginner

  • Oct 3, 2009
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New from Corel is Digital Studio 2010, a unique way to easily store photo albums and create dynamic videos from your camera to your tv screen. Included programs: Paintshop Photo Express, Video Studio Express, Win DVD (in my opinion, the best program in the bundle) and DVD Factory which offer photo and video editing, sharing and DVD playback together in one dynamic experience. Innovative techniques allow you to capture and enhance photos, even add music.

Easy-to-use tabs make it easy to organize all your photos and videos in one convenient place. Creating calendars, videos and photo albums is a snap, even if you are inexperienced in photo and video editing. Best of all, you can edit, burn and share your albums and video clips using email, Facebook, YouTube, Gmail and Flickr. You can also print or send to your mobile device.

System requirements: Intel Core Duo T2400 1.83GHz, AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800 + 2.0 Ghz or higher recommended; Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP with latest service packs installed; 1GB of RAM (2GB preferred), 128MB VGA VRAM or higher; Windows compatible sound card and DVD-ROM installed (recordable DVD drive for creating DVDs) and online connection for online features.

As a fan of Corel software and current user of Win DVD, the addition of Digital Studio was a no-brainer for me. I love that the features are located in one easy-to-access place. Sharing photos and albums just got incrementally easier. That said, this may not be the program for advanced users. One caveat: I installed this on a machine running Windows XP with no difficulties; other reviewers mention having problems using it on machines operating Windows Vista.

Installation is straightforward; Digital Studio 2010 comes with a 30-day free trial but there are limitations:

Video offers nine styles, not all of which may suit the occasion (some life event themes missing). Still the creation process is simple, just pick a clip, select the "create movie" tab, choose your style, and one additional click and your completed video is ready to use.

No sound editor is included, in addition, any clip rearranging needs to be done manually.

The photo options, particularly photo editing are much more straightforward. Items like photo enhancing are simple and quite good, unless you're used to the delights of Photoshop.
Overall, a fairly robust program for the less experienced user. Worth a try.

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Do you take photos and videos with a point-and-shoot digital camera? Then Corel Digital Studio 2010 is perfect for you. This fast and simple digital media suite is designed to let you edit photos fast, and turn video clips into movies in minutes. Plus, you get everything you need to create stunning photo books, slideshows and DVDs.

It's your story to tell, so make it unforgettable with Corel Digital Studio 2010.

Corel Digital Studio 2010 is the easiest photo, video and DVD burning software you'll ever use.

Automatically capture digital media from virtually any device to get started quickly. Then view all your photos, videos and music in one easy place. Organize by folder, album, date, rating or keyword tag to find files fast.

Fix it fast with one-click photo-editing and video-editing tools. Quickly crop, rotate, sharpen, remove red-eye and more to bring out the best in your digital photos. Trim, combine and enhance video clips in seconds. You can even edit, burn and share your HD videos.

Get creative with professionally designed templates that help you capture your memories in style. Create stunning photo books, slideshows, calendars, cards and more. Make a polished movie in just minutes with easy movie making tools. Or, bring your favorite photos, videos and music together in one amazing piece.

Give friends and family the front seat to the show of your life! Upload photos and videos to Facebook, Flickr and YouTube. Copy videos and movies to iPod,...

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