Note: This review addresses v1.82 of the
With photo editors, you usually get one of two choices–either
simple or powerful. As a general rule, the simpler the interface,
the more basic the program, and the more powerful the program, the
more complicated the interface. Photo Pos Pro does a great job of
balancing power and usability.
Photo Pos Pro’s interface is clean and simple, with all the
editing tools laid out neatly along the sides and on top of the
main screen, which shows your photo. Hover your mouse over an icon,
and a balloon tip will tell you exactly what it does, although in
many instances, the icon is self-explanatory.
The array of editing tools that Photo Pos Pro offers is
mind-boggling. Every auto editing tool you want is right there,
from the basics such as red-eye reduction, to automatically
sharpening or blurring images, making them warmer or cooler, adding
frames and special effects, and many more. And there are drawing
tools as well, as well as the ability to work in layers. The latest
version, 1.8, adds an HTML Webpage Wizard that helps you easily
build Web pages. If you want powerful editing tools in easy reach,
Photo Pos Pro is a great choice.
Note: Note that when you install the program,
it will ask to set your home page to mystart.com and add a toolbar
to your browser. If you don’t want that to happen, make sure to
uncheck the boxes next to those options. Also, the installation
process takes quite some time.