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Zoner Photo Studio 14 PRO Giveaway
$69.99
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Giveaway of the day — Zoner Photo Studio 14 PRO

Zoner Photo Studio 14 PRO Edition – full control over your photos!
$69.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 962 (77%) 287 (23%) 176 comments

Zoner Photo Studio 14 PRO was available as a giveaway on October 3, 2012!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$19.99
free today
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Zoner Photo Studio 14 PRO Edition – full control over your photos!

Zoner Photo Studio 14 is the one-stop toolkit to help you manage, edit, and share your photos. Retouch pictures in the advanced Editor, or use the Manager to handle a thousand photos as easily as one. Then share easily anywhere! Version 14 brings easy work with Zonerama Web galleries and new technologies like GPU acceleration, Tone Mapping HDR, and advanced noise reduction.

Top Features:

  • Zonerama online albums;
  • RAW processing, HDR, Tone Mapping;
  • Batch photo processing;
  • Advanced noise reduction;
  • Automatic photo enhancement;
  • Full control over exposure and colors;
  • Masking for selection-based edits;
  • 3D photos and panoramas;
  • Sharing on Facebook, Flickr, Picasa Web Albums;
  • Web presentations.

Limitations: please note that "DVD slideshows" feature is not available in this version.

System Requirements:

Windows XP SP2/ Vista/ 7 (x32/x64); Intel Pentium 4 or compatible; 1 GB RAM; min. 350 MB free HD space; Resolution: 1024×768; Internet Explorer 7 and DirectX 9 or higher must be installed

Publisher:

Zoner Software

Homepage:

http://www.zoner.com/

File Size:

94.2 MB

Price:

$69.99

Comments on Zoner Photo Studio 14 PRO

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I had the Ver 14 Pro also given by GOTD previously on 3 Oct 2012.
It could handle EXIF stamping, do panorama and can work with Unicode file names in foreign languages.

Have not tried Ver 15 PRO after installing. It self activated.
Expect it to be just as good.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  2 years ago
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I can't believe I missed this!

Reply   |   Comment by Francis  –  3 years ago
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#171, Tezza, you shouldn't have uninstalled Zoner. There was already a shortcut directly to the editor. Additionally, under Settings, Preferences, Integration, you can choose whether the Viewer or Editor is launched when you right-click on an image and select "Open with".

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  3 years ago
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Looks interesting.
Seems nice and portable after install in VBox

Reply   |   Comment by SteveS  –  3 years ago
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I have been happy with this program so far, but ran into a problem. I went to upload my pictures to a photo site to order prints and I can't find the folder I made. So then I tried to use the program to Burn them to a disk and it won't work. I have a disc burner, but it won't burn them to the disk through Zoner. Any suggestions? Is there a forum site I can go to and find answers to questions since they offer no support for this free version?

Reply   |   Comment by Carol  –  3 years ago
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I realize the give away is over now, but I hope my comment might be useful to the makers of the software anyway.

I have uninstalled it, because I prefer to use photo software for editing individual pictures, I do not like photo browsers. Full credit to you for making one of the best photo browsers I have seen, but I do not like seeing all pictures from all over my computer gathered together, when I know exactly the one single photo I wish to work on.

I certainly would have kept it, if it had a way to turn off the browser from trying to find every photo on my computer. I think it probably does have such a facility already, but I was not able to find it in the limited time I had to test the software. If you have the ability to prevent the searching for photos, please could I ask for it to be made more prominent in future versions please? I know most people like photo browsers, but as a semi-professional photographer, all mine are already sorted and I only ever wish to click on one photo and work on it. Just a personal preferance of mine as I use IrfanView when I do wish to view a single folder at a time, not catalogue the several thousands of pictures I have taken.

Reply   |   Comment by Tezza  –  3 years ago
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#129, William Gorman, the Clone Stamp tool in Zoner has many parameters. Study the Retouching Tools help very carefully and make sure that you understand what each parameter does. Note that even if you uncheck Aligned, the source still moves with the destination, it's just that it springs back to the original source each time you release the mouse button.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  3 years ago
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This program is amazing, and a great suppliment to your favorite photo editor, like Photoshop. It also edits pictures, but it's real beauty is the browser.... Overall the program looks alot like the new version of ACDSee, and the image/folder browser is hella fast, and will even let you preview video. Great for sorting out that big pile of unsorted family pictures.

I paid a lot for my Adobe programs, so I suppose $70 is reasonable. For free I'd have to say - grab this one, you won't be sorry.

Reply   |   Comment by Rob  –  3 years ago
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#60 Zoner & #67 Fubar : Many thanks very helpful.

Reply   |   Comment by David Murphy  –  3 years ago
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#134, Lisa, by default Zoner should show up in the "Open with" right-click menu for image files. It's under Settings, Preferences, Integration, "Integrate Zoner Photo Studio into Windows". It shows that administrator rights are required to do that. If Zoner isn't in your "Open with" list, try clearing the setting, Apply, select it again, click Apply again. If you don't get a UAC prompt in Vista or higher, close Zoner, right-click Zoner in the Start menu and select "Run as administrator" (administrator password may be required). Toggling the integration setting again should work. Stay away from the file association settings unless you want Zoner to take them over.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  3 years ago
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#76 Giovanni: "5 THUMBS UP from me."

Jesus, Giovan, how many hands HAVE YOU GOT?!?!? LOL...

I must agree with you and many others...as one who seldom comments here (though i read 'em all every day)...this is one fantabuloustic giveaway. I have a half dozen of the most popular photo programs installed: picasa, xnview, irfanview, coded color, fast stone, Kodak Easy Share, Wondershare - but i've been using Zoner 14 home almost exclusively. It's just so...well-designed. I love it. Try it, you'll like it.

Reply   |   Comment by xpurt  –  3 years ago
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Thanks ever so much for this program. It really worked super fast.

Reply   |   Comment by kendell  –  3 years ago
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I have the previous giveaway, the Home edition. On a whim, I opened it before installing the current giveaway. It offered an update that I applied (had nothing to lose as I was going to install the Pro version anyways). It was still registered. So one might be able to upgrade this version in the future.

Reply   |   Comment by Morris Cox  –  3 years ago
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REALLY, REALLY DISAPPOINTED!! I keep getting an error message saying my "file is corrupted; please download file again." I guess that's what I get for having to wait so long before I try to download.

Reply   |   Comment by Karl  –  3 years ago
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Awesome! Was hoping you'd offer this again. Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by la  –  3 years ago
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Win XP SP3 .

I suffer from ISP , BT profile changes to download speeds despite complaints to their call centre ( India ) ! My first download timed out and said it was a complete zip file despite I could see from the size it was not.

My second download attempt worked , downloaded and installed ok over previous version given away. Choosing Custom instal lets you choose where you want it to the person who commented about there small c drive.

Thumbs up to Zoner for answering people comments here and saying it is registered automatically, however most people like to see it is registered to reassure themselves. Under help , "about " it says version 14 build 7 pro and the copyright and ok button.

Under help , " license" it says enter a license and choose a license which are both blank.

I extracted the GAOTD file to the folder , despite the comments say you dont have to, it would be nice if the prog showed it WAS registered to save us paranoid that it was not .

Other than that I concur it is a fantastic prog and would recommend
downloading it to those who have not tried it. However there are too many features for me to learn or find or try .

I would suggest the prog itself has a suggestion button under "help", to let all your customers suggest improvements , if they want to.

Reply   |   Comment by Peter B  –  3 years ago
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Originally heard about Zoner Free from Gizmo's Tech Support Alert and compared it to XnView and FastStone Image Viewers. Both of these are very nice but Zoner looked far more professional and became my choice.
I recently got 14 Pro from another site and would like to recommend this Giveaway of the Day with the highest praise.
Install and enjoy!

Reply   |   Comment by ailric  –  3 years ago
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TO GAoTD Team

I have mentioned this a number of times before. When a software is offered that requires your activation rather than having us enter an activation key I have the following problem and cannot activate the software offered.

Message displayed "Failed to connect. Please try again later.

If there is a Window's setting that is blocking this I am using:
Window's 7 home Premium. & IE 9.0.8.

Is there an alternative way I can install the software and then validate it as you have done before - entering a registration code?

Thanks for your assistance.

Reply   |   Comment by Larry  –  3 years ago
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Thanks for another great program. I've tried a lot of photo image programs.... "played" around with them anyway. Not an expert, but I'm impressed with the easy installation and the speed of Zoner in loading the program and displaying all my pbotos. Controls are intuitive and once I changed the color scheme to one of the lighter themes I could read all of them easily. The dark and black themes are difficult for my “old” eyes to read. I only recently “discovered” GAOTD and really appreciated the opportunity to get quality software. I can play around with it and keep if I decide I need and want it.
I appreciate all of the comments of GAOTD users, staff and the Zoner staff. Impressed that there is opportunity interact with the program and GAOTD staff. In response to the earlier comment about the install making Zoner the default for all image files, it has been my experience that this is true for many program installers of all program types including the big names, if you use the “normal” “recommended” or “quick” options (usually pre selected choice) . I usually select the “custom” install and deselect the defaults and “extra” tool bars, search, etc that many programs try to install along with the main program. This avoids new unwanted stuff added my computer. Thanks again.

Reply   |   Comment by Ernie Bell  –  3 years ago
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WOW this is amazingly quick - thanks GAOTD

Reply   |   Comment by Carys  –  3 years ago
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Like Matt (#43), I also have problems installing this on two different computers with the message “setup files are corrupted or are incompatible with this version of Setup. Please correct the problem or obtain a new copy of the program.”

I’m also using Windows 7 64bit

First time any problem with a GOTD installation.

Reply   |   Comment by Wazza  –  3 years ago
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free email service http://www.inmail24.com
Way too difficult 4 me .
SMS impossible
Great idea tho .

Reply   |   Comment by RE Mail  –  3 years ago
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This has got to be one of the best ever, it has many features and I like the black background which then you can concentrate on the work in hand. I also like the management page on which it gives detailed information.
The price tag for home use is a little high for most people and they will only go for a lower , on which the company are loosing out possibly around $50 would be far more realistic, then as a commercial product they can afford more as this is indeed a fabulous product and a little increase would offset the loss by lowering the price to homeusers. Commercial use price could be recouped by the company as a tax loss on which could not be claimed by home users, so everyones a winner.
Thanks for giving us the oportunity of using this, and it them gives us a chance to comment, the feedback I hope could be of use in ensuring that this excellent product is available to more users in the way of becoming more affordable and cost effective, this would then give in turn more proffit to the company.
Best regards and prosperity.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike Vaughan  –  3 years ago
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I just love this program. I even paid for the pro version after trying the home version from GOTD. Check out my glowing review plus a couple samples of artsy stuff I've made with my photos and art and this program here:
http://alltheworldisart-funcreativitygod.blogspot.com/2012/10/fantastic-zoner-photo-studio-14-pro.html

Reply   |   Comment by Joan  –  3 years ago
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IS IT ME or does the GUI look very similar to ACDSEE?

Reply   |   Comment by Bruce  –  3 years ago
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#60, Zoner Software technical support:
It is safe for you to install the GAOTD distribution alongside whatever version you have installed, just don't let it take over file associations or install desktop or quicklaunch shortcuts and place it in its own folder in program files and start menu.

I have functioning GAOTD ZPS 12, 13, 14 HOME, 14 Pro, normal 14 Pro trial. None apear to interfere with each other. I concour the correct pack.dat license files change the HOME to PRO or visa versa

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 years ago
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To Zoner, Please if my question did not get a responce prior to the deadline, could your tech team please email me regarding my issue as stated before "failure to launch program" this is after I extract all files to one file I've followed all install directions what could the problem be? All security products are disabled. Please email me at
bcman79@shaw.ca as I would love to have the Pro version but have yet to get an answer from the forum and I'm afraid I'll miss out on this GREAT DEAL!!!

System I have,
Windows 7 64bit

Reply   |   Comment by bcman79  –  3 years ago
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downloaded OK on Win XP (#113) the issue is gone. have lots of pix of jewelry and art work that I need to work on, so am looking forward to working with the program. thanks again to all.

Reply   |   Comment by Fay  –  3 years ago
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downloaded/opened easily on Win 7. program certainly looks interesting and has lots of features to learn about. Thanks tried to download on Win XP and it tries to open in Win Media Player, which cannot read the code etc. have tried to reload and same issue comes up. Help and suggestions?
Thanks to reviewers who provide a lot of helpful info, to Zoner and GAOTD's group of helpful members/staff.

Reply   |   Comment by Fay  –  3 years ago
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We can't seem to get an answer about whether the 32-bit program folder is still required on 64-bit systems, but attempting to answer my own question, I temporarily removed it, and the 64-bit version still seems to run fine.

#85 the program uses lossless rotation whenever possible (check the Help file).

Reply   |   Comment by DVMarsh  –  3 years ago
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Amazingly good application. I've used the free lite version, and it works great - lots of functionality and very intuitive. My advice: get the full version here while it is free. It's a no-brainer.

Reply   |   Comment by Kevin  –  3 years ago
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finally A sweeeeeet giveaway, this software is fabulous on feature, great on gui, exciting of engine, Cheers! 9.5/10 STARS Zoner makes quality softwares no doubt about it.

Reply   |   Comment by SDP  –  3 years ago
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Excellent software... and most generous of you, Zoner, to offer the Pro version here. Most appreciated! (Is there anywhere on your Website where one can give a donation to say "Thanks"?)

Reply   |   Comment by Eric Hellman  –  3 years ago
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Zoner Photo Studio 14, read me files say,
"After successful activation and installation you may safely delete GOTD installation files from you PC (including .GCD)"

Question: Have looked but cannot find GOTD installation files, mentioned. Can anyone direct me to where they would be located? (XP sp2)

Thanks
And thank you for the nice program.

Reply   |   Comment by Bob Heerwandre  –  3 years ago
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I'm hooked. And I haven't even explored half of what it can do.

I'm been using a 12 year old version of Fireworks for my photo processing. I downloaded GIMP the other day and what a mess that is.

This program is awesome. No problem installing it on Windows 7 Home Premium. Really going to have fun playing with it and finding out what it can do. Puts my 12 year old Fireworks to shame.

Thanks to the Zoner folks and GAOTD. Grab this while you can. It's a winner.

Reply   |   Comment by Richard  –  3 years ago
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I have downloaded this file three times. Each time I get an error that the setup files are corrupt.

This is a serious bummer ...

Reply   |   Comment by Randall  –  3 years ago
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#85,104, Peter Blaise, you irritate me by bad-mouthing Zoner without making the slightest attempt to learn what it does. It took me seconds to learn that Organize, Sort Pictures can do far more than what you want.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  3 years ago
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#106, nix, it sounds like Norton still managed to interfere with installation. Maybe someone who uses Norton can tell you what to do.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  3 years ago
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I downloadfed and installed after reading the many positive comments here (unusual to see so many).
All went well but I have two comments, first the one question that has been studiously ignored through the whole thread. Why desktop icons for Zoner Photo Studio 14 and Zoner Photo Studio 14x64? I'm using Windows7, which do I remove, and how?
Secondly, being new to this program I did a search for a tutorial and though there are a multitude of videos on Youtube it seems nothing from Zoner.
I know there is much info in the help files, but having a separate downloadable tutorial would mean it could be used while having the program screen open to view, specially by folk with more than one PC.
Finally, I'm impressed at how well Zoner tech support have come in so often to answer questions and issues, well done team!
Thanks GAOTD and Zoner.

Reply   |   Comment by Bamboo  –  3 years ago
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Hay.... Droste Effect is in the tools. (at the very bottom)... wow
No, not Droste CoCo mix. It is an Escher like effect.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Droste_effect

Reply   |   Comment by Don Pullum  –  3 years ago
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#6
Me again! I've just checked a few things and found that this is one of the programs I actually bought after using a previous GOTD version. It just goes to show that these giveaways DO generate sales! (I wish I'd been aware of this planned giveaway), however I do get the benefit of a few features lacking in today's giveaway. Something not mentioned here is that Zoner supports 8bf filters.

Reply   |   Comment by Julian Clayton  –  3 years ago
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#103, Alicias, I don't use social media so I don't have accounts on those services, but I clicked on one other than Zonerama and Zoner tried hard to connect to the Internet via multiple paths (I kept doing "Block once" in my firewall). I don't know how it selects or allows you to select the account that it uses, but it would obviously expect you to have an account. Maybe someone else who has an account will respond.

#85,104, Peter Blaise, I'm not going to respond to your individual queries. Zoner will do or partly do much of what you want. I don't normally even use Zoner and I can clearly see much of what it does. Options that you get when a picture is selected are different than when no picture is selected. Study the menus, options, and help (there's a standard search feature). Most of your posts amount to, "Why wasn't Zoner written specifically for me, combining the features I've seen in other editors and tools?" Folders are so last-century. The modern method is tags, which Windows Search effectively does with not only tags, but almost all Properties, as well as filenames, paths, etc. It's way too complex for me to tell you how to use here, I've said a lot about it in the past.

#99, TopDog, Zoner not only displays the dimensions of the selected picture in panes on the left and right, but you can go into Settings and select to display them along with thumbnails, and/or in thumbnail tooltips (Zoner has a cool feature called Variable Text to display almost anything that you could want).

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  3 years ago
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I did install this but as per the comment from Fubar (#13) and Springy (comment #54) since I was a bit concerned about this program taking over every possible type of picture file so I did a custom install and removed the check mark for the program to do so.

Anyway, is there any way to right click on a photo that I have downloaded (from my camera or elsewhere) and put into / onto my computer, then select open with and have that particular photo be opened with this program to work with it (like I would do if I wanted the picture opened up with something other than MS Office Picture Manager)?

Pretty new to all of this photo stuff but any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks for the software!

Reply   |   Comment by Lisa  –  3 years ago
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I've used previous versions of Zoner and this version has added some great features. I love the RAW editing. This reminds me very much of ACDSee.

Reply   |   Comment by George  –  3 years ago
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This program downloaded, installed and ran with no problem whatsoever (thank you, thank you!).

As others have mentioned, it's very intuitive and also is far faster to use than the two pro software programs I use now ... and, in addition, it handles 'batches' quickly and with ease (no freezing part way through, especially important as all the images are 300dpi).

My sincere thanks to Zoner for this great give-a-way that is easy for both newbies and more experienced users - really do appreciate it.

And thanks again to our site!

Reply   |   Comment by Mara  –  3 years ago
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Ah, thank you so much. I bought a new laptop yesterday and Zoner was one of the pieces of software I was going to miss. Brilliant photo editor. Thanks Zoner and GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Allen  –  3 years ago
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How does this software have so many thumb ups?
Out of all the software in the past 3 months, Zoner Photo Studio Pro 14 has the highest postive feedback: %80. That is even higher than Achohol True Burning Studio Pro. I already have Photoshop but will check this out. Impress me!

Reply   |   Comment by Yang Yang  –  3 years ago
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One glitch that I have with the program is that the "Clone" tool does not work for me. On my Fuji S3 photo diode array is a piece of dirt that I can't seem to get rid of. When enlarging photos I have been using the "Clone" tool in either Photoshop or Photoshop Elements when this spot appears. The Studio 14 clone tool appears to have taken the color from one or two shades darker and covered the spot----actually making it worse. I tried moving the spot to be cloned but that didn't help. Any suggestions. This looks like a great program and an alternative to Photoshop Elements if I can get the clone tool to work.

Reply   |   Comment by William Gorman  –  3 years ago
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For those that are asking there is a help at zoner. com tutorials. you will need to scroll to find what you want they also have pdf you can download.

Reply   |   Comment by maurice  –  3 years ago
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I downloaded the home version before, and thought it was
okay, but since I love using plugins, I was delighted
this one was offered! Only one thing- most seemed to work,...
but not the Xero plugins (my favs) I'm not sure why?
Win 7-64 here,.. the Xero plugins work with some other prgs,...
like XNView,.... so not sure what the problem is,.. the windows
won't pop up for it but are fine with all the others.
Anyways,.. thanks for this version!! I'm pretty happy with it,..
plus the filters given with the prg. I have to play with this a bit more,....

Reply   |   Comment by Martina  –  3 years ago
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