PhotoImpact X3

PhotoImpact X3

Full-featured photo editor for both the novice and the expert
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Corel PhotoImpact X3 helps you make the most of your digital images providing you with three powerful and easy-to-use tools:

- A complete management suite to keep your collection organized.
- A comprehensive photo editor for both novices and experts.
- An extensive collection of presentation options to boost your creativity.

Transfer automatically your photos from your digital camera and organize them using the built-in Corel MediaOne Plus Digital Media Management. Tag your images, label them and create virtual groups that help you to find photos and video easily and quickly. Pick your favourites and wrap them up in great-looking presentations, to share with your friends and family.

For those who look for fast and efficient results, PhotoImpact X3 offers you ExpressFix, an automated tool that allows you to chose among 9 easy options to instantly reduce noise and adjust the white balance, the exposure, the focus and the lighting. Besides, you will be able to put straight images taken at an angle or enhance any portrait, using its Beautify Skin tool.

More experienced users can go directly to the Full Edit screen, where you will be offered all the tools you need for precise editing and retouching:

- Adjust curves, colour, brightness, contrast, focus, lens distortion or sharpen blurry pictures.
- Remove scratches and skin blemishes, or even compose your own images only with the elements you really want.
- Clean up colour aberrations.
- Select the right exposure for any image, enhancing all its hidden components regardless of the amount of light.
- Use photographic filters for amazing new effects – blur images, add noise, change colours, enhance dark backgrounds or create dramatic skies. The possibilities are endless.
- Add hundreds of digital effects.

PhotoImpact X3 includes also a poweful suite of artistic tools to create pure digital art using your images as background:

- Paint your skies with clouds of different shapes and colours.
- Make your photos look like original paintings with watercolour or oil-paint effects.
- Add text with all kind of features, including 3D effects.
- Create two- or three-dimensional callouts, logos, or any other object with a variety of colours, shapes and styles.
- Create transparent objects to use with both your images and video.

Finally, PhotoImpact X3 allows you to pre-produced amazing slideshows to use with other Corel/Ulead products, and to create videos that you can burn to DVD, with a wide choice of professional-looking menus and digital effects.

Corel PhotoImpact X3 supports digital cameras, USB card readers, and an extensive list of file formats, including full RAW format support.

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Review summary

Pros

  • Suitable for all kind of users, both novice and expert.
  • Making use of other built-in Corel/Ulead utilities integrates extended functionality.
  • Professional-looking results

Cons

  • None

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Guest Sadly, Corel destroyed PhotoImpact to reduce the number of competitors for their software. I will never buy another thing from Corel. PI was the best photo editor and art tool. Easy to use and capable of very sophisticated things. I still use it. But Corel are pigs.

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