FxFoto Deluxe provides complete photo management, editing, effects, slide shows and much more. It can create and save multi-photo collages and slide shows. FxFoto collages encapsulate photos and annotations in a single file which you can re-open later for further editing.
Slide shows can include layouts with more than one photo per slide and can employ eye-catching entrance and exit effects, plus background music or narration. FxFoto can burn slides shows to CD-ROM for playing on any Windows computer. Burning directly to CD-ROM requires Windows XP or better. With older versions of Windows, FxFoto prepares all files and lets you switch to your CDR software to burn them. (Note: The full Media Edition below is required for DVD and web slide shows.)
The Deluxe Edition also features advanced artistic effects, including over 75 Filter Effects, a Color Brush, a Stamp Brush with optional stutter and jitter, an Undo Brush, and basic Crop Patterns. Photo Stitching automatically joins overlapping shots horizontally. Plus Batch Operations quickly resize groups of photos.
FxFoto Creative has everything you need for digital scrapbooking and more. In addition to all Deluxe Edition capabilities, the Creative Edition adds curved text, a Cutters Library of over 100 special crop patterns, a calendar wizard. It can also check spelling and install downloaded scrapbooking kits from zip files.
With the Creative or Media Editions, FxFoto comes with loads of added graphics for your creations, including eleven designer scrapbooking kits: Amelie, August Shadows, Classique, Colours of Heritage, Fantastical, First Bell, Happily Ever After, Kool Kid, Perfect Pumpkin, Shabby Baby, Weekend Getaway, plus a selection of drag-and-drop Templates. Each kit includes a selection of background paper images and embellishment clipart. If purchased separately, these great kits and backgrounds would cost more than $60. Click here for kit previews. See our Designer Credits for links to additional offerings from these talented artists.
Also included for download or on the CD-ROM are dozens of additional themed drag-and-drop templates and 100 extra designer frame skins.
FxFoto Media enables all features. In addition to the capabilities found in the Deluxe and Creative editions, the Media Edition can convert collage and slide show presentations to movie files that can be burned to DVD with separate software. The software bundled with most DVD burners can record these MPEG movies to DVD or VCD discs for viewing on a home DVD player and TV.
Media converts slide shows to Flash for presentation over the web. Or convert to to MPEG-4 movies for YouTube or iPods. Supported movie formats also include MPEG-2, AVI and WMV. Plus Media can create Acrobat PDF files from photos or layouts.
Media also includes the ability to securely lock your photo folders so that they can be opened only with your password. Without the password, encrypted photos and shows cannot be viewed by FxFoto or with other software. Media can also save FxFoto slide shows that expire.
The Media Edition includes the same scrapbooking kits
and additional graphics
You can upgrade from the Deluxe or Creative Editions to the full Media Edition for a reduced price. But it costs less to purchase the full Media Edition than to purchase the Creative Edition and then upgrade.
FxFoto Portable Pictures gives you the power of FxFoto on a portable U3 Smart Drive.
Portable Pictures manages your photos on a removable USB disk and is available wherever there is a PC. It can show photos on the local PC and lets you easily move pictures between the device and the PC. Portable photos on the device appear in blue folders and fixed photos on the local PC show with red. You can even lock your photo folders with passwords so that they cannot be viewed if you ever lose the device.
Portable Pictures gives you the full power of the Deluxe Edition in a compact format that requires less than 2% of a 256 MB device. It requires one of the new U3 Smart Drives. It can only be installed and used on USB flash disks that carry the U3 Smart logo.
The Standard Edition is a free trial version of FxFoto. But unlike limited-time trials, the Standard Edition is good forever. It's really free!
FxFoto Standard provides organization and editing, including cropping, text annotation, auto improve, red eye and blemish removal and a powerful clone brush. It can save edited JPEG and TIFF photo files. But it cannot save FxFoto's own collage format for multi-photo layouts and slide shows.
The Standard Edition cannot create multi-photo collages, layouts, scrapbook pages and slide shows. And advanced creativity features such as FxFoto's artistic Filter Effects, Color Brush, Stamp Brush and special Crop Patterns are also not enabled. However, the Standard Edition has trial versions of most of these advanced commands which let you view the results on screen without saving. So in addition to being a surprisingly useful photo organization and editing tool, FxFoto Standard lets you try many advanced Deluxe and Creative features.