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Packed with a large amount of templates, this utility helps you place photos to them in order to create scrapbooks or just enhance them
If users end up considering a complex graphic editor too difficult to use when trying to add a private photo onto various templates, they should give Photoshine a try, as this particular software has been specifically designed to address this issue.
Compatible with all Windows versions, this tool lends a hand to all those who want to create romantic or funny templates using a photo from the hard drive.
Installation is very smooth and fast, but the interface is not as satisfying: PhotoShine is far from impressive when it comes to its aspect, as the whole interface seems old-fashioned and somewhat childish. In all fairness, it is meant to be intuitive enough to encourage both beginners and experts to operate it, but some might argue that it is a little bit too simplistic.
A wide range of templates
Considering this program’s purpose is to enhance photos via templates, Photoshine rises to one's expectations. There are several categories that one can choose from, depending on the occasion they have in mind, from magazine covers to dreams, landscapes and simple frames.
A creative design can be obtained without too much effort on the user's side, especially since some of these templates support several images so as to produce a nice-looking scrapbook.
Picture editing options and a few drawbacks
While it is not possible to adjust the actual templates, one can resize, flip or rotate the images as they see fit, as long as they come in a BMP or JPG format. Additionally, the brightness, saturation and contrast is subject to change, along with some basic effects like black-and-white or sketch.
Not only are you prevented from modifying the templates per se, by customizing the texts, images or colors, you are also stuck with the ones offered by the developer, as there is no option to create one's own templates.
Performance and conclusion
The computer’s performance is not going to be hindered in any way, as the amount of resources necessary is quite low. The interface is intuitive, yet not very easy on the eyes, and the response time is good.
Taking all of this into consideration, we can safely say PhotoShine is a pretty decent and simple tool that is appropriate for those who want to place a photo over another, yet experienced users who search for professional editing tools are advised to keep on looking.
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