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  1. Adobe Creative Suite CS5 review

    Adobe Creative Suite CS5 review

    10  

    The king returns: Adobe Creative Suite 5 is everything an artist needs in one (pricey) box

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    CorelDraw X5 review

    CorelDraw X5 review

    8  

    Can CorelDraw X5 finally topple the might of Adobe Creative Suite?

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    Aviary review

    Aviary review

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    Aviary takes the full set of image and audio editing tools online - and they're free!

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    Pixelmator 1.5 review

    Pixelmator 1.5 review

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    Can this Photoshop wannabe finally match its expensive rival?

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    Adobe Photoshop CS4 review

    Adobe Photoshop CS4 review

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    Photoshop is one of the few applications that stands alone in its market. There may be other ways to edit images – photographers have Adobe's own Lightroom and Apple's Aperture – but nothing matches Photoshop's breadth and depth of features.

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    onOne Software Essentials 2 for Apple iPhoto review

    onOne Software Essentials 2 for Apple iPhoto review

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    What do you do if you’re a company that has developed a whole range of well-regarded, one-trick, photo-editing packages? Why, you sit down with your marketing manager and work out how you can bundle different ones together in new, exciting and profitable ways.

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    Plasq Doozla 1.1 review

    Plasq Doozla 1.1 review

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    Doozla is play-to-learn graphic design software for youngsters. In our office it got the thumbs-up from parents and grown-up kids alike.

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    onOne PhotoTools Professional review

    onOne PhotoTools Professional review

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    Adobe Photoshop may well be the most powerful piece of software you’ll ever own. It may well also be that you only ever scrape the surface of its abilities, hovering around the Filter menu

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    Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 Beta review

    Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 Beta review

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    Apple’s Aperture development team must be furious. No sooner does it release a shiny new version of Aperture that works nicely and runs quickly, than Adobe announces that it too is updating its RAW image editing and cataloguing app.

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    ACDSee Photo Editor 4.0 review

    ACDSee Photo Editor 4.0 review

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    Despite its low price and small footprint, ACDSee Photo Editor 4.0 is neither the smallest nor the cheapest software. The 57MB download gives you a seven-day trial and if you register with ACDSee you get a CD key that extends the trial to 30 days. Should you decide to buy, the online price is £22 (inc. VAT) with an optional £4.99 for an extended download service.

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    TweakerSoft VectorDesigner 1.0.4 review

    TweakerSoft VectorDesigner 1.0.4 review

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    We’ve recently seen a flurry of low-budget Mac-based bitmap editors, aiming to topple Photoshop from its lofty perch. Now, Illustrator’s in the firing line, with VectorDesigner seemingly positioned as a low-cost alternative.

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    Apple Aperture 2 review

    Apple Aperture 2 review

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    Aperture 1.5 was great but very slow. Its RAW conversions, while decent weren't as good a Adobe's. It was expensive, too. Aperture 2 has changed all that. The database structure has been redesigned, and now Aperture is extremely fast, even on a MacBook.

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    Phase One Capture One 4 review

    Phase One Capture One 4 review

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    Phase One Capture One 4 comes in two versions. The cheaper version, reviewed here, is simply a RAW converter for DSLR images. Capture One has long been renowned for the quality of its conversions, and version 4 adds new features.

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    SilkyPix Developer Studio 3 review

    SilkyPix Developer Studio 3 review

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    SilkyPix Developer Studio is shipped free with the Panasonic L10 digital SLR but is also available as a standalone program. At $149, it's quite expensive so what makes it so special? Certainly there's no shortage of features. It seems able to recover extra highlight detail (via exposure adjustments) and it can correct chromatic aberration and fix distortion.

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    Apple Aperture 2 review

    Apple Aperture 2 review

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    Well, the gloves are now off in round two of the fight to dominate the professional digital photography market.  Apple has launched Aperture 2 and has taken the opportunity to drop the price to a more reasonable £129 in order to compete with Adobe's Lightroom.

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    Adobe Lightroom review

    Adobe Lightroom review

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    Adobe Lightroom is a new type of photo application, combining image editing with image management for keeping track of photos. It's more efficient than using two different programs.

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    Canon Digital Photo Pro 3.2 review

    Canon Digital Photo Pro 3.2 review

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    Canon Digital Photo Pro 3.2 is a pretty basic application that comes free with Canon EOS SLRs. You can view, edit and convert images individually or as a batch. The tools are limited but useful.

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    Corel Paint Shop Pro X review

    Corel Paint Shop Pro X review

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    Paint Shop Pro X is the first version to be published under the Corel banner, and there are some obvious differences straight away. The interface is now simpler, cleaner and more beginner-friendly

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    Stone Design Videator 1.0 review

    Stone Design Videator 1.0 review

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    Apple comes up with cool technology all the time - the trouble is, it's very selective about who can use it. Front Row, for instance, is only available to Mac users with the Apple Remote Control.

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