Editing Your Digital Photos with Roxio PhotoSuite

Roxio PhotoSuite allows you to do basic image editing on your digital photos. PhotoSuite is inexpensive (less than $50) and easy to use. PhotoSuite has many features that you may want in an image editor:

If you’re new to image editing, PhotoSuite guides you through the process.
If you’re new to image editing, PhotoSuite guides you through the process.
  • Uncluttered display: PhotoSuite’s opening screen is uncluttered and features big, graphical icons with a lot of interactive feedback.

  • Editing tools: PhotoSuite offers a reasonably good assortment of image editing tools for this level of image editor. And you can crop and rotate the image, remove scratches and red eye, and touch up the brightness and color balance, among other things.

  • Sharing: You can gather a set of pictures together into an album and then share an individual picture or an entire album on the Web, show them as a slide show, or send them via e-mail.

  • Projects: The built-in projects make it easy to create greeting cards, calendars, report covers, and many other items that incorporate your pictures into the design.

PhotoSuite has its downsides:

  • Digging for tools: The almost stark simplicity of the user interface means that most of the available tools and options are hidden from view at any given time. You often have to drill down through several layers of options to reach a specific tool or to apply an effect.

  • Too much assistance: The program’s constant handholding is helpful for newcomers, but after you learn the ropes, you might find yourself getting impatient with all the prompts and clicks.

  • Windows-only: PhotoSuite is a Windows-only program, so Mac users are out of luck.