Cyberlink Photo Director 4

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Cyberlink Photo Director 4

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For photo editing I use Photoshop Elements and for videos Cyberlink Power Director.
Cyberlink also have a photo editing programme called Photo Director. Have any of our members used this programme/comments please.
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Just to thank you again for the heads up over at CiC about the short term giveaway of Photo Director 3.

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stuck wrote:Just to thank you again for the heads up over at CiC about the short term giveaway of Photo Director 3.

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Oh so the time on the offer is up already, sorry.

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No, the link was "borked". Try this one.
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Oh, and watch out when you install - c|net has acquired a rather doubtful reputation of bundling undesirable stuff with its downloads.
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HansV wrote:No, the link was "borked".
Sorry, I was in a rush.

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PS I've downloaded a copy but not installed it yet. I'll be careful!

PPS This smells like a response to the recent "Adobe gives away Photoshop CS2 for free (except they didn't)" incident

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Well done chaps :fanfare:

The download does not seem to be loaded with c... and it easily installs. It is an OEM version so cannot get PhD3 'Updates' but you can of course spend $ to obtain version 4 at a reasonable price. Also this 3 version seems to include all the edits etc of the non OEM. YouTube has quite a few videos on how to use and a User Guide can also be downloaded direct from Cyberlink. There is also a guide within the Help of the programme.

Having had a 'play' for most of today I can confirm that it is very user friendly with some easy to use Adjustments and Edits. I think I will be taking advantage of both PhD3 and Photoshop Elements when editing some pictures ...

If you are interested the forum for this product is:
http://forum.cyberlink.com/forum/forums/show/82.page" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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As Ron said, it installed without any problems and with no junk (Revo shows the only programs installed today are Photo Director 3 and a MS C++ 2005 redistributable and I saw the InstallShield do the C++ package that before it started on Ph D 3).

It's very early days obviously but first impressions are that it needs a PC with more grunt than my P4 HT 3.2GHz chip + 3Gb RAM setup. It appeared to hang as it loaded but I suppose it might have been checking for updates. It's running (idle) in the background as I type this and the characters are appearing a bit more slowly than they should.

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Hei Ken,
My experience with any of Cyberlinks 'editing products' is that some serious pc grunt is necessary though they will function with 2 core machines etc. Its best to not have any other programmes open when editing and regular re-boots are the order of the day. My PhD3 crashed 3x today ... I was trying to load my pictures file into it in one hit totalling some 14000 pics. PhD3 was not a happy chappie :sad:

That said ... hey its free and has some really nice features and Cyberlink product forums have some skilled folk who love to help.
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HansV wrote:Oh, and watch out when you install - c|net has acquired a rather doubtful reputation of bundling undesirable stuff with its downloads.
Much like Piriform ( CCleaner, Speccy, Recuva ) wanting to install Google Chrome if you neglect to untick the boxes? :hmmn: :mad:
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Yes, but I read some reports that c|net operated sneakier. I'm happy that Ron and Ken didn't experience this.
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Yes Hans, I've become increasingly distrustful of CNET for the past couple of years, including a not-so successful support encounter with them a few months ago about a bad software link.