PhotosArtist-Vertige
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PhotosArtist is a program allowing you to create photomontages, photo albums and digital scrap.
Its originality lies in the presence of tens of thousands available effects and the possibility to create as many as you want without being a graphic artist.
PhotosArtist relies on the association of 6 virtual artists and a colour harmoniser.Aside from the tens of thousands effects available in the program, you have the possibility to create your own backgrounds, page templates, picture effects, text effects, scrap ensembles, global effects on the double pages.
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What's New
Version 1.3.0:
  • PhotosArtist-Vertige proposes models to quickly create beautiful albums. The models are complete double-page compositions that can be applied to other pages and make double-page versioning.
  • Avaibality to copy a double-page effect to another double-page from the same or a different album.
  • Size reduction of full-version : 560 MB
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later



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nazeema aslam reviewed on 08 Sep 2011
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[Version 1.3.0]


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nazeema aslam reviewed on 08 Sep 2011
why its getting too late to download
[Version 1.3.0]


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Justine W commented on 12 Oct 2010
No problem with this software. Photomontage are beautiful.
[Version 1.2.0]


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This-person-died-in-2011 reviewed on 11 Oct 2010
I must be a glutton for punishment since I tried this out several months ago and didn't like it then, and today I went through the no less painful experience again.

My system is a Mac Mini 2.26 with 4GB SDRAM and a 120GB SSD, running 10.6.4.. Computer speed is not the greatest but usually the SSD more than makes up for that.

Once again this application takes the potential user on an extremely unorthodox route to even download the installer. Once downloaded, it installs a couple of gigs of files (mostly templates and images to help you create your projects.

Once installed, launching and running the application is an exercise in frustration. It takes over your whole screen. The developer uses only a few common icons (the Home, Next, and Last come to mind) but beyond that the majority are not self-evident. They are also extremely small and hard on the eyes. Hovering over the icons will bring up tooltips but the delay is intolerable, and, apparently in an attempt to demonstrate some facet of cuteness, they fade in rather than snap open like we're used to seeing. The tooltip font is also pretty small.

There doesn't seem to be any way of setting preferences as none of the icons I looked at produced a prefs panel of any sort. There is a "gear"-like icon but it turns out to be the "Preview" icon.

Windows switchers will be right at home as the close icon is right up there in the upper right corner, just lovely for a supposed Mac application.

Finally, as in the past, quitting is not the easiest thing to do either. There is no icon that I could find to exit the application, and I resorted to the cmd-q option. While that didn't actually cause the application to quit, it did bring up a screen with a quit option (among others).

Not having used Windows I have no idea if the UI and other aspects are due to a Windows influence or not, but for someone who has used a wide range of photo/image editing and workflow programs, the UI on this is horrible (unless you really really enjoy wasting time looking at eye candy). (Actually a tipoff for the eye candy aspect can be seen on the terrible design of the developer's website - a riot of colors, different colored text, wannabe avant garde graphics that no commercial artist would sign their name to, and other migraine-inducing chaos.)

My advice is to not waste your time downloading/installing this beast, but spend it wisely with your significant other or a friend, preferably with a glass of fine wine.
[Version 1.2.0]

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Chriskatprod (developer) replied on 11 Oct 2010
This software is an application in the style of "multimedia software". I chose to make an application which is neither frankly mac or pc but that looks like a video game. Thus, the application is played in full screen to allow the immersion as in a game, which is specified in the description of the software.
I understand that this may surprise the purists of the Mac and you have the right to not like the software interface.

Regarding your "problems", you must know that there's an online help to help people use the software. Videos will soon arrive.

For example, the button to close the application is the last in the top right. This brings you to the screen credits. To exit the application, you need to click the rightmost button at the bottom center of the screen. This will allow you to avoid using the cmd-q option.
For the icon "gear", this corresponds to a random selection of various effects, funds and scrap sets according to the selected feature.
Then, the software actually installs graphics to allow you to stage your photos thanks to funds, the effects on images, text effects, effects on double-pages as well as elements of scrapbooking. This gives another dimension to your album and not to restrict yourself to make albums that contain rectangular photos on a plain background.

The software is actually free but the printing of the album or a double-page is not free, like all software to make photo albums.The only difference is that in our case, the printing is done in pdf format, not paper.
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Hawke5501 reviewed on 11 Aug 2010
I have just downloaded the program Photos Artist and installed it on my MacBook Pro. The following is a list of issues I experienced.

1- The download link was sent to your email address and you got the program from there. The download did not come through Safari's regular download window. The suggestion was to download to the desktop. I selected the desktop but the program downloaded to the root directory. The download was 1.16 gig. There was a progress bar that kept you apprised of the progress.

2- After un-zipping the file I installed it. The program placed over 1.2 gig of files on the my hard drive. The menu asked for primary language and I selected English. I allowed the program to finish installing.

3- When I ran the program I was suppressed to see it take over the entire screen. I was unable to access the menu bar, the dock, the hard drive or the desk top. The other issue was the black screen that took over the desk top was in a non English language. I could not understand any of the menu and had to blindly push buttons until I could exit the program.

4- I would appreciate it if someone with better computer skills than I would take a look at this program. It is very un-Mac but may have merit that I did not see.

5- I do not make a habit of trashing others work because I am not a software designer or programer. I have great appreciation for those who make my Mac into a useful tool.
[Version 1.1.1]

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This-person-died-in-2011 replied on 12 Aug 2010
Yeah, that's some disk hog! I did the same as you and wound up giving it the ol' heave-ho.

It turns out that the software is free but in order to print anything you have to create an account and pay for a PDF copy of your albums as you go. Go to their site and read all about it. Not worth the trouble.
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Downloads:1,216
Version Downloads:512
Type:Multimedia Design : Image Editing
License:Demo
Date:06 Mar 2011
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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PhotosArtist is a program allowing you to create photomontages, photo albums and digital scrap.
Its originality lies in the presence of tens of thousands available effects and the possibility to create as many as you want without being a graphic artist.
PhotosArtist relies on the association of 6 virtual artists and a colour harmoniser.Aside from the tens of thousands effects available in the program, you have the possibility to create your own backgrounds, page templates, picture effects, text effects, scrap ensembles, global effects on the double pages.
No need to be a graphic artist, the software creates for you and you tell it when you are satisfied.

Comments:
-The software is free, but you will need to pay for the export of pictures created in PDF and JPEG format.
-PhotosArtist run in full screen mode with its own environment (multimedia style)


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