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My father made the mistake of buying this piece of garbage, it doesn't work as advertised and what it does do it does poorly. Similarly, it's a nightmare to completely uninstall. I spent the better part of weekend trying to get it to work for him--and then the following Saturday getting it completely off of his computer. Stay as far away from this piece of garbage as you can.
The amount and the quality of content is excellent. I get quite a few comments from students and other staff about the various wallpapers. The ability to ban a picture from being seen again ensure that only images you like keep reappearing.
This is an app that really should be part of the OS itself. PopChar is a "must have" app that I consider indispensible.
I bit the bullet and upgraded to CS5 from CS3; however, I won't be buying anymore Adobe products in the foreseeable. In particular, I won't be buying anything that requires a seriously overpriced, unfriendly to the end-user subscription. Sadly, Adobe has gotten too big, too unwieldy, and too expensive. After playing around with Muse for a couple of hours this morning, I think Muse is a product that's symptomatic of much bigger problems with Adobe's current business model; that is, overpriced, underwhelming, and based on hazy/lazy assumptions about what its users want/need. I will continue using CS5 for the time being, but I've already started looking for alternative software to replace it--and high quality, user-friendly, alternatives that don't break the bank are easy to find by anyone willing to spend the time looking. Unless Adobe wakes up and starts paying close attention to what its users are saying, it will find itself on the fast track to being about as relevant as Microsoft has become of late.
This program does a great job of what it claims to do. In particular, the ability to modify and then record a soundscape is especially hand when you want to relax and aren't or don't want to be around a computer. I've recorded several soundscapes I've created for myself and put them on my iPod--it's a great way to block out the noise of other commuters on the train, or when I'm flying.