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Old 03-02-2012, 11:26 AM   #3
Andrew B.
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I decided to download the demo. It never times out. It limits the software by only allowing you to us several photos they provide. Luckily, they are decent test photos. But not as good as using photo with which I'm familiar.

This is much more than a faux art filter. It's a full application. Meaning, number of features, variety of effects, and complexity of how the program generates them. It can also apply the effects to movies. It's hard to tell if they would be useful, though. Because what looks interesting at first glance, can turn out to be useless in practice.

I find the interface to be annoying. Things are not where I expect them to be. I have looked in the manual for a couple thing and can't find them. I've looked at their tutorial movies, and they are not the best. The program is beginning to annoy me. And it's not a cheap program at $399.

Anyway, I know people online who like this program. I can understand why. Lots of power. I just don't know if its for me. I am no longer able to take on computer tasks that require a lot of thinking or many steps.

Of course, the big question for a lot of people is whether the results look like real oil painting, real watercolor, etc. For me this is a non-issue. This is not Painter. And worrying whether it looks like natural media is like fretting that a sawtooth waves from a synthesizer don't sound like a real orchestra.


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