Hey everyone, Steve here and I just discovered what has to be one of the easiest, yet most powerful photo programs on the planet!
Sure, there's the expensive competitors that the pros use - but the truth is they're hard to learn and you need about $600 just to get started!
We found it!
And it's gonna BLOW YOU AWAY!
It’s Media Expressions Platinum and it’s one of the most powerful, easy to use photo and video programs I’ve ever had the pleasure of using!
This easy-to-use software makes organizing, editing, and sharing your photos or videos easy and fun! Here’s a quick overview:
First off, this features an amazing photo organizer that, in my opinion, is worth WAY MORE than the cost of the software!
Not only does it make it easy to sort and organize your photos, it also allow you rate and tag ‘em!
And the tagging is REALLY sweet!
First off, you can manually tag the images with either a preset tag (like Landscapes, Parties, etc) OR you can create your own tag (like 2014 Florida Vacation).
Then just run a quick search for the tag to see all the images that include it!
How cool is that?
No endless searches trying to find that particular picture or group of pictures!
Oh, but it’s even BETTER than that! This can also do SmartTagging!
The software uses face recognition to help you QUICKLY tag all your photos based on the people in them!
For example, let’s say you have a family of 4 and just came back from vacation. Once you have the photos in the program, simply select them all and then run Auto Face Tagging.
The software will scan all the faces in the photos and bring up a screen so you can name each individual it discovered.
Oh, and once it learns a face, it's all automatic. It'll only ask if it's not sure who it is!
The way this works is so fast you can literally have hundreds of photos tagged with names in a matter of a couple minutes!
Then, next time you’re searching for photos of a particular family member, you can simply type their name in the search...
And EVERY photo in your catalog / folder that’s tagged with their name will come up!
This is just fantastic!
If you’re looking for a photo editor you don’t need to go to school for three years to learn (or pay $600 for), then this has you covered!
it’s a fantastic combination of easy to use tools and amazing results!
There’s actually quite a few components to it, and there’s no way to really do this justice with this short write up, but let me give you the highlight show at least.
The main editor allows you to do all the stuff you’d expect - you can crop, straighten, remove red eye, rotate, adjust contrast, brightness, saturation, hue, sharpen, adjust color, blur the background, touch up blemishes, clone, lighten / darken / blur / smudge / sharpen selected areas, paint, and MORE!
But that’s really just the beginning.
This also has a pretty amazing feature called “Face Beautify” that’s nothing short of amazing for retouching!
Using face recognition technology, this allows you to make a selection of automatic adjustments to the face that will blow your mind.
In minutes you can remove blemishes, red eye, whited / repair teeth, brighten eyes, smooth the skin, add some tan, and more. Just amazing!
I used several of the editing features to fix the image below. I quickly fixed the color and contrast and added some blur to the background. Then I ran though the Face Beautify to take out blemishes, soften the skin, whiten the teeth and lighten the eyes. Then I wrapped it up with a frame - all in less than 5 minutes!
But that’s not all!
This also gives you a power pack of color toning, filters, and special effects!
Turn your picture into an oil painting with the press of a button!
Make it B&W or Sepia toned!
Add an amazing film grain texture!
There’s way more options than I have time for, but you get the idea - you can really let your creativity run wild!
And there’s STILL more - just wait till you see all the custom frames you can add to your images!
Just amazing - from cute and fun to elegant, it’s all covered! You can even add some fun clipart and do all kind of tricks with text!
Just wait till you try it!
Of course, once you’re done editing your photos, you’ll want to share them with the world, and this has it all built in.
From e-mail to Facebook, to Flickr, you’re covered!
A simple click of the Share or Upload button and in minutes you’re showing off your photos to all your friends and family!
Even create slide shows you can watch on your TV, phone, tablet, etc!!
Oh, and we can’t forget prints!
This is, by far, one of the best photo printing programs I’ve ever seen! You can print a single image on a page, or if you have multiple pics to print, you can group them together on a single sheet of paper to save money! It’s ingenious!
Speaking of printing, with all the cool frames, effect, and text options, this is an ideal program for scrapbooking too!
Oh - and what about making sure your images are safe?
This even has built in CD burning software, making archiving and backing up your photos a breeze!
With DVD authoring options, you can take home videos to the next level!
We're talking professional quality movie making right from your computer!
Not only that, but you can even mix in still photographs with your videos to create the ultimate combination! Nobody will believe you made something like this by yourself!
But once they see the custom title and credits screen Media Expressions Platinum lets you make... they'll know!
Whew - OK, that’s the highlight show.
And we’ve really only JUST scratched the surface of what this can do.
I wish I could spend a couple hours sitting next to you showing this off, but you get the idea. There’s just so much more to this software, but it would takes pages and pages to go over it all.
Now I know what you’re thinking - this has GOT to be expensive right? Well, not so much!
We got a pretty amazing deal not this - but it’s a limited quantity and once it’s gone, that’s it - we won’t have any more - at least we won’t have any more at this price!
Speaking of which -
This retails for a very reasonable $30, but we have it for an unbelievable $18.97!
PS - Again, this is the ultimate photo editing software - it’s great at organizing, tagging, editing, special effects, sharing, and more - but it is a VERY limited quantity item, so you ARE going to have to HURRY!
Media Expressions 3 Platinum Suite has all the tools you need to organize and edit your media, create and share sensational projects, and burn and preserve your photo and video memories. All of this in one easy-to-use interface - every tool you need is right at your fingertips! Quickly move from one project to any other and from one task to another with the user-friendly and powerful photo and video software in the Media Expressions 3 Platinum Suite.
- Organize your photos with Smart Auto Tags and tagging features
- Import photos, videos, and audio from your camera or other digital devices
- Edit high-definition (HD) video content
- Supports DV/HDV/DVD/AVCHD camcorders and Dolby
- Import your own music from CDs, MP3s or iTunes
- Share on YouTube, Facebook, Flickr, Vimeo, and Twitter
- Burn, print, copy, and preserve your photos and videos
- All in One Easy-to-Use Interface - Media Expressions has everything you need to organize your photos, edit, and create projects, and movies, all in one easy-to-use interface. Every tool you need is one click away - even uploading, sharing and burning! Get started quickly with one product designed to make creating and sharing photo and movie projects simple.
- Smart Tag Magic - Let Smart Auto Tagging scan your photos and group photos of a person or a scene in minutes. Get started quickly and save hours of searching for photos. Create memorable movies, slideshows, vacation photo albums, or wedding scrapbooks, easily!
- Make Hollywood-Style Movies - Just import video, photos, and audio from your camera and digital devices including popular DV/HDV/DVD/AVCHD camcorders. Drag and drop technology makes organizing your media a breeze.
- Transform Your Photos - Create "picture perfect" photos with powerful editing tools. Easy Fix improves your photos instantly. Crop, rotate, sharpen, remove red-eye, face beautify, adjust brightness and more with just a few clicks.
- Editing Tools to Add Special Effects - Add dynamic lighting, denoise, make color adjustments, adjust brightness, and more with just a few clicks. Add a theme to enhance your movie content and make it a masterpiece.
- Powerful Editing Features - Easily enhance photos with Face Beautify features: smooth skin, add a tan, remove blemishes, and brighten teeth. Experiment with makeover tools, black and white filters, and many creative effects.
- Import from Cameras and Digital Devices - Edit high definition (HD) video content using Media Expressions Smart Technology. Create the ideal soundtrack with studio-quality tools. Import your own music from CDs, MP3s, or iTunes.
- Create Project Masterpieces with Your Photos - Transform all of your photos into project masterpieces to enjoy and share with friends and family. Choose from professional templates for photo books, scrapbooks, greeting cards, calendars, slideshows, and more.
- Produce Movie Magic in Minutes - Just pick the movies and photos you want to use, select a theme and music, and let Media Expressions assemble and produce a finished professional movie to share on the big TV screen, or upload and share online.
- Share with Family and Friends Online - Upload slideshows and movies directly to your social networking accounts. Media Expressions makes it easy for you to share videos on YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, and as a Tweet on Twitter. Also share photos and scrapbooks on Facebook and Flickr within minutes of completion.
- Convert and Play with Portable Devices - Quickly convert your media into portable formats to watch on any DVD player or computer in the comfort of your home. Play on Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, Sony PlayStation and PSP, Droid and other smartphones, or other popular devices. You control the quality level and optimize results at any size.
- Play Your DVD Movies on TV - Media Expressions provides all the authoring tools that you need to create a CD or DVD movie that you publish for playback on your computer or TV in the living room. Get access to templates and scene selection features. You can even burn a 1080i DVD capable of playback on a Blu-ray Disc player.
- Create and Burn Special Occasions Movies - Back up and burn CDs and DVDs to preserve and share your memories from weddings, birthdays, holidays, vacations, anniversaries, graduations, family reunions, and more.
- Design and Print Personalized Labels and Inserts - Customize labels with your own photos, text, video stills, and music playlists. Hundreds of professionally-designed themes are included inside and supports label paper template by Avery, Memorex, Neato, CD Stomper, and Direct CD/DVD Printing with Epson and other printers.
- Print any Photo with Sharp, Crisp, Results - Get great-looking prints using most printers. Print individual or multiple photos per page to save ink. Choose from dozens of layouts and print sizes including wallet, 4x6, 5x7, 8x10, and more.
- Order Prints and Gifts Online - Once you've organized your photos or created a project, simply upload it to Kodak's EasyShare Gallery. You can order these projects online (additional fees apply).
- Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7
- Pentium III 800 MHz PC or faster (PIV 1.6 GHz or higher recommended)
- 512 MB of RAM
- 1.25 GB of available hard disk space
- 4 GB+ of available hard disk space for video capture and editing
- 16-bit color display at 1024 x 768 (32-bit recommended)
- Microsoft DirectX 9.0c
- TV-tuner or video capture board for analog video capture
- Windows Media Player 9 or higher
- QuickTime 6.5 or higher required for some file conversions
- DVD-ROM Drive