PhotoImpact X3 is a program with multiple functions and tools, for capturing, editing and retouching of photographs, as well as for building projects from still images, such as collages, calendars, video slideshows with menus, greeting or congratulation cards, creation of web templates and many more. It supports many file formats, so as to export as to upload pictures. You can also save your projects as video formats compatible with MediaOne, Ulead VideoStudio or Ulead DVD MovieFactory, with HTML format or upload your images directly to the web. It runs with Windows XP and Windows Vista, requires 512 MB RAM for the first case and 1 GB RAM for the second, and also requires 750 MB available on the hard disk to install the software, and 320 MB for additional bonus programs.
The X3 version includes some new features that make it more accessible to those who are not experts. One of the most desirable features is that you can choose between two modes that adapt the interface and the tools to make it more suited to each type of user. The Fix Express mode has a simple interface for quick and automatic retouching of images. For more sophisticated editions, you can use Full Edit mode, which has many tools for professional editing and retouching, and includes a smart guide with step-by-step tutorials to guide you through your work.
In addition, this version has new tools and features improvement over previous versions. The most prominent are:
-- Golden Ratio Crop and Rule of Thirds Crop Tools, to trim parts of images and compose new ones.
-- COOL 360, allows arming panoramas and murals from many pictures.
-- Cloud Pen, simulates various types of clouds to decorate skies with texts and drawings.
-- My Wallpaper, to show your pictures as wallpapers very quickly and easily.
-- Raw camera file support, to capture and edit raw files from your digital camera.
-- Multiple functions for creating projects such as: Photo Collage Templates, Comic Strip Templates, Calendar, Slideshow Wizard Prep, resample for E-mail
-- Complete creative suite, which includes new features such as DVD menu designs and disc covers, DVD Menu Maker, Blog Templates.