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Giveaway of the day — Color projects 5

The high-end toolbox for the creative photographer!
$69.00 EXPIRED
User rating: 105 (89%) 13 (11%) 70 comments

Color projects 5 was available as a giveaway on September 10, 2020!

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Convert, edit, enhance, and compress all types of 4K/HD video files.

Discover the expressive capabilities and liveliness of your photos! COLOR projects’ ability to transform all of the images into wonderful masterpieces will be sure to amaze, and that means images from all fields of photography: Landscape, nature/animals, portrait, nudes, tech, architecture, reporting, still life, long exposures, graphic representations, artistic interpretations!

High end image quality: new filters, new colors, new retouching tools.
Endless Creativity: 160 Image recommendations and montages.
Easy operation: Standalone, Filter Plug-in, 4K Interface, GPS.
Mac and Windows, Stand-alone Software as well as Plug-in for Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom.

System Requirements:

Min. System Requirements: Windows 10/ 8/ 7, (32 Bit), Prozessor Core Duo, 2 GB HDD, 1.280 x 1024 Pixels Screen Resolution, Graphic: DirectX-8-compatible, 128 MB, 32 bit colour depth; Mac OS X ab 10.7, (64 Bit), Prozessor Intel/G5, 2 GB HDD, 1.280 x 1024 Pixels Screen Resolution

Publisher:

FRANZIS Verlag GmbH

Homepage:

https://www.projects-software.com/color/color-projects-5-gotd

File Size:

229 MB

Licence details:

Lifetime

Price:

$69.00

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#32

Oops, was so busy yesterday I missed this. Here's a rough getting started guide (I have v6 now, so this is a bit from memory of the changes)...

As usual a complicated registration process if it's your first time with Franzis.

Load a picture, play with the canned effects on the left side, play with the Film Type on the right side panel (which should start on the “Finalise” tab).

The boxes at the top of the left panel just filter the effects that are listed in the panel, so ignore them initially. Although one use you might want to play with is, when you run down the presets looking for ones you like, you click the * beside them to mark them as favourites. When you're done click on favourites at the top to just show those (click "All" to return to seeing all the presets). This does mean with the next image you'll have to deselect ones that are already selected, if they aren't making the cut. Of course you could also use it just to slim down to a few general favourites.

Press and hold the right mouse button on the image to see the "before" image. Double (left button) clicking on the image zooms you all the way in/out (one after the other). A mouse scroll wheel also zooms. When not zoomed fully out the left mouse button can drag the viewing area around the image.

Changing to "Expert" in the right panel you can add filters from the list at the top, select them in the middle of the panel and tweak their effects at the bottom (may need scrolling down). (I'd ignore that until you are comfortable using it.)

On a faster computer you can use the Eye icon on the toolbar to disable the preview mode and show the final image in the main window, which IMHO is worth doing. (Although note items on the toolbar can disappear if the Window is too narrow to show everything. If you don't see something you think should be there make the program's window wider.)

When saving the final image note that the first dialog, where it asks for the title, is going to write that over the image, it isn't the file name.

The main disadvantage is the lack of Undo operations, you can set restore points though (which appear in a timeline).

The thing to get your brain around is it a huge pile of image processing tools, which are gathered together into presets in the left pane. All those options do is select a bunch of processing tools (as shown in "expert") and choose options for them, so they are infinitely tweakable in the right pane.

P.S. I believe this version is high-DPI (i.e. 4k/5k monitor) friendly. If you do have issues I'd recommend, on Windows 10, that you right mouse button the program, select Properties, then the Compatibility tab, click "Change high DPI settings", tick "Override high DPI scaling..." at the bottom of the next dialogue and select "System" or "System (Enhanced)" - see what works best for you.

P.P.S. Oh, and to add raw support for more recent (although not very recent) cameras download this (if you're running 64-bit Windows):
http://transfer.franzis.de/projects/RawImageDllprojects_Win64.zip
and replace C:\Program Files\Franzis\Color projects 5\FreeImage.dll with the one from the Zip if it is more recent (with v5 it might or might not be).
If you're not running the 64-bit version of Windows, i.e. your computer doesn't have a directory "C:\Program Files (x86)" then the file you want for upgraded raw support in 32-bit Windows is: http://transfer.franzis.de/projects/RawImageDll_projects_Win32.zip
If you have a Mac you'll need to get the OSX version of FreeImage from SourceForge and replace the existing one, wherever it might be.

Reply   |   Comment by JohnL  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#31

I had no trouble at all registering this program, then activating it, although I agree that the process does seem a bit cumbersome. Still... Franzis does have excellent programs which I have been very happy with over the years. I'm looking forward to using this one!!

Reply   |   Comment by M. Aronson  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#30

Tried again and again to activate the software but the code entered for serial number activation is not accepting, asking to enter the correct serial number. Please Help?

Reply   |   Comment by jeevanand  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

jeevanand, it takes a while for the code to finally "take." Be patient and give it a couple of minutes. At least, that was my experience tonight. Good luck!

Reply   |   Comment by M. Aronson  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

jeevanand, The activation code you got in the email allows you to install the app. If when starting the app, you are asked for a serial number, that's because you may have already installed a previous version. I contacted Franzis and am waiting for a solution.

Reply   |   Comment by Craig  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#29

I do have the same problem that Ray E (penultimate OP) has encountered. the long Registration Code is returned as Wrong Serial Number, even after uninstalling the program and reinstalling it. Have to uninstall once more with regret, because this time it is permanent.

Reply   |   Comment by Kalyanaraman  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#28

Is there a bugs in the Preset Structure light after saving? Its looks difference.

Reply   |   Comment by RK  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#27

I was trying to install Photo Buzzer fro, Franzis website under the "FreeGiveaway". When l try to unpack the downloaded Zipfile, it asked me for a Password.
Which Password is this? Can anyone enlighten me, please?
I tried using my registration passwrod but that did not fly.
I tried using my Color Project5 serial number, then user i.d, non of those will fly as well.
Does anyone has any idea or can Franzis coe to my aid quickly before the time to install for free, xpires.
Appreciate.

Reply   |   Comment by Dan  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#26

sir, after registration, when the software opens it is asking for a registration number when the registration code is entered it is asking for the correct number. please help?

Reply   |   Comment by jeevanand  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#25

During the installation the following appear and blocks the installation process:

Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable

Please insert the disk: 1

(I'm using Windows 10)

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Brian, it seems that the GOTD installer is sometimes being blocked by the Win or AV settings. I have installed the trial v6 Pro from the site without any problem. However, before it I have tried to install the GOTD v5 without any success. I am on Win7.

Reply   |   Comment by ER  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Hi ER

I haven't experienced it before, but it is possible, that it is due to the GOTD installer.

Thanks for your input.

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

I have tried trial version of this software a few years back and loved it, so I bought it. You can use this as plug-in for Afinity Photo too.

Reply   |   Comment by Kaz  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#23

Franzis has an excellent reputation for programs that perform as promised and Color Projects 5 is no exception. Amatures and professionals alike will enjoy using this program with the many presets to choose from. In addition it also integrates nicely with Photoshop and Lightroom. Thanks GOFTD it's a keeper.

Reply   |   Comment by Tester  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#22

Yes, Roger is correct about missing the Mac installer. Will the Zip be corrected to install as it should before the time runs out for this GOTD?

Reply   |   Comment by Frederick  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#21

After download and unzip the Mac version won't install. The Mac Setup folder has a Contents folder and then a Unpacker file which is a text file . I don't see any actual .dmg Application that would normally install. So I can't click the Internet to get the ID & Reg info as the Read Me file instructs you. I've tried numerous times to re-download and re-install, it's always the same. Will this GOTD actually work on an iMac? Any help is appreciated.

Reply   |   Comment by Frederick  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#20

When I get to the language box and click ok for English, nothing happens. I cannot install the program at all.
Help?

Reply   |   Comment by Allmen Quester  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I was able to install when I did so as administrator.

Reply   |   Comment by Allmen Quester  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#19

I messed around with it some and like it. Another great Franzis program!

Reply   |   Comment by Anita  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#18

I gathered all the Franzis programs when they were offered on GAOTD last time. My hard drive crashed and took everything with it. My backups did no good as the Franzis programs are well protected, so I've been jumping at the chance to get current versions. Thank you very much, Franzis Verlag!

Reply   |   Comment by Shen Andoah  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Hi [ Shen Andoah ], we can usually re-download anytime direct from Franzis Project Software, login with email and password:

[ https :// www. franzis. de/account ]

[ https ://www. softwareprojects. com/login ]

... or something like that, nothing is working for me at the moment, don't know why.

Keep your emails for their registration numbers and re-download from:

[ https ://www. projects-software. com/support ]

Plus they have their own giveaways anytime:

[ https :// www. projects-software. com/giveaway ]

Ask for assistance:

[ https :// www. projects-software. com/contact-us ]
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#17

Here's a problem.

The readme file says to "Click the blue button "Request registration code"".

But there is no such button. There is a big blue "Change Personal Data" button" but no "Request Registration Code" button. None.

Reply   |   Comment by Mark  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Mark,

Okay. I now see that one should NOT use the TOP-RIGHT sign in button first.

My bad. (or their complicated) which ever you prefer.

Reply   |   Comment by Mark  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

I can't find a link that shows a comparison between the "standard", "professional" and "elements" versions of the program (currently is version 6). The link below only shows the first 2 and I can't find anything on the site about what exactly is / isn't in the "elements" version.

Does anyone know of such a link?

Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by BGee  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#15

Sorry, can anybody help me to find the activation code? i cannot find it any place :(

Reply   |   Comment by Durga  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#14

macos version is missing any kind of installer - i think this is an error in zip file currently available to download

Reply   |   Comment by Roger  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Roger, hi, did you also downloaded and installed the mac version? I did it too, i could install it but there is no serial number any place. so mac users cannot register and have it for free, isnt? well... long life to windows....

Reply   |   Comment by Durga  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#13

Free today at their site under 'Giveaway' are Photo Buzzer and HDR Projects 4

Reply   |   Comment by unruly  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

unruly, I think those are just trial versions and they don't supply a reg code.

Reply   |   Comment by BCE  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

unruly, It is asking for a passwrod, any ideas? Please.

Reply   |   Comment by Dan  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

unruly, Only the registration code is available. The program is not.

Reply   |   Comment by Craig  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#12

Great company!

Reply   |   Comment by Barney  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-12)
#11

Enjoyed my little trip through the Alice In Wonderland registration process but got there with little hassle. Pretty impressed with this program. Loaded up large images in a snap and has so many options you are spoiled for choice. Saving a processed image was a bit confusing first time but soon got the hang of it. Obviously I haven't had time to go through all the options but I highly rate what I have seen so far. Thanks for the download and the program.

Reply   |   Comment by Big Col  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#10

Had years old version. Much improved interface now, larger for one thing. Ok for what it does, plus some optional plugins for major apps offered when first installing, a Photoshop & Lightroom. I left them checked since small. Just follow the instructs, especially if first time user. You have to use the long string twice (2nd time when actually launching the installed app). Thanks GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by sludge hound  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#9

This is very good. I am an excellent photographer and this software saves a lot of time when editing. Lots of presets and also fine control over many individual settings. It even opened canon RAW images. I wish I could share an image edited with this but I can't be bothered finding an image host to upload it to.

Reply   |   Comment by Dave  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-42)

Dave, if you are an excellent photographer, then you don't need any post-production software to modify your excellent photos.

Reply   |   Comment by George  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)

No, [ George ], photography is not just about capture, but is all about the final presentation.

An unmodified photo is just a bunch of invisible bits in storage that no one can see.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

Thanks, [ Dave ], for sharing your exploration.

No, it is not necessary to see the difference between before and after, that's in the eye of the beholder.

I'd love to understand what "... I am an excellent photographer ..." means to you.

Thanks.

- - - - - - - - - -

And for people who don't have Canon camera marketing materials in hand, raw is raw, not RAW, it's not capitalized, it's not an acronym or abbreviation, and it's definitely not a proper noun name for a specific person, place, or thing, it just the word raw, sort of meaning uncooked, as in a digital file that contains everything captured on the photographic imaging sensor, with the least manipulation adjustments possible to get the captures digits into storage, no interpretation to make a presentation, no JPG processing, so, like an undeveloped film negative ( or positive slide ), it can later be developed, or cooked, to make a presentation image or anyone's whimsical presentation preferences, but unlike physical film that can only be physically developed once, a digital raw file can be developed over an over differently over time with different software and different algorithms ... and n stinky dangerous chemicals and not in the dark, not in a darkroom, hence "lightroom".
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

"raw is raw, not RAW, it's not capitalized"

Google. It can be written Raw, raw, or RAW, not that it matters to anyone.

"like an undeveloped film negative ( or positive slide ), it can later be developed"

A raw image file can be compared to a developed film negative, which then has to go through the process of making a print. All the data is there in the developed negative, but until you make a print, it's really not viewable. And of course you can make as many prints from a single negative as you want, altering its appearance during the exposure & development of the print.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

George, Absolutely. I've trawled through the top 250 best photographers and the only Dave I found was David Bailey who is 82.

Reply   |   Comment by john wiggins  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

George, You obviously do not understand what fine art is or the creative process involved in using digital images to present your work.

Reply   |   Comment by dave  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Peter Blaise, You seem so quick to point out others' mistakes, I don't understand why you put 'and n stinky' in your comment. Surely this wasn't a mistake? From you? Really?
Don't be so hard on others. Not everyone can walk on water like you.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

The program itself downloaded, installed and activated without too much trouble bar the intelligence test which I must have passed as I'm now the registered user. Easy to use, lots of different filters and presets, on the face of it a very good application which will help the excellent photographers and people who haven't got a clue like me.

Reply   |   Comment by Tony  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

dave, when I get my first film camera back in 1982, I have learned a good photographer has only one shot. It's the art of creativity, timing, and light. A good photo needs a good photorapher, a good developer, good darkroom operator, a darkroom technician/printer. Now, we have the software to achieve the rest besides the photographer itself. A good photographer captures the image that is well composed, exposed and only need a standardize process and the pictures come out beautifully. A good picture does not require dodge and burn, under or over, or other technic in order to be a good print. A good photo produced by photo manipulator does not mean the person is a good photographer. The excellent photographer meant for me is a person often at the right place, the right time, but always captures the right moment using the best technic to capture the light.

Reply   |   Comment by George  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

"... All the data is there in the developed negative, but until you make a print, it's really not viewable ..."

Gosh, [ mike ], do you really have no idea what's on a developed negative until you print it?

Get back to us if you have any developed negatives that are invisible to you ( how would you know, if they are invisible ? ).

How would we even focus the enlarger, let alone know what part of a roll of film to enlarge?

Also, look up "the latent image", the thingy *before* development, the thingy that photographers have copyright on immediately at the release of the shutter button, immediately upon the capture of the ... wait for it ... the latent image.

Adobe's DNg digital negative, for example, would have been more accurately referred to as DLI digital latent image.

But the world, and Adobe, were much more familiar with "negatives", color reversal film, at every drug store as 1-hour processing.

We even knew of black-and-white negatives, black-and-white reversal film.

And we all seem familiar with what to do with "negatives" to create a presentation image:
- first take negatives for 1-hour processing,
- second time for reprints,
- for us across the counter, it was the same "process",
- even though the first time they were developed,
- then the second time they were merely enlarged, not redeveloped.

We can oversimplify and lose track of what is going on.

Then when we try ourselves to directly control things, we get lost, because we do not really understand the individual steps in the whole process.

But why did Adobe ignore "positives", slide film, "slides"?

Few people have the experience of working from "slide" film - positive film - to create a presentation image, instead, we understand that we can directly project a "slide" on a wall or screen.

And "slide" film was never as popularly known and handled as negatives, never as popular as color negatives at their peak, or even as popular as black and white negatives, not once color negatives became 1-hour processing in every drug store.

And yet, we still see software to create "slide" shows.

And no, they are not called "slide" shows because the images "slide" into view and then "slide" out of view.

We call them "slide shows" because they are shows of "slides," shows of positive film, film frames that are framed in cardboard ( usually cardboard ).

Adobe could have called "raw" DPs digital positives.

Adobe might have compared that "slides" and "raw" are more alike than are "negatives" and "raw", since "slides" and "raw" are both already positive, at least when presented through any device designed to present them.

We can directly look at "slide" film to see that they are positive, even though they have been *developed*, even though they are no longer latent images.

Not so with digital images, not so with digital image files, they are latent images, we need some kind of computer, software, and display screen in order to make digital images visible.

Yet even when using any computer, software, and display screen, "raw" files present immediately as positive, not negative, exactly as the same systems would present a JPEG or TIFF digital image file immediately as a positive image.

All digital image file formats are more like positives than negatives.

Even though they are all latent images.

That is, even though they all are invisible, even though they all need something done to them to make them visible.

Yet negatives are reversed in their tone and chrome, black is white, red is green.

But no, Adobe did not call "raw" DSl digital slide, either, which would have been a fun revisiting of at least the film that professionals often preferred.

Undeveloped film is a latent image.

Digital files are latent images ( even if digital image files have been "developed" as JPEGs or TIFFs - confused yet ? ).

We cannot see the image within undeveloped film, or within digital image files, until we do something to make them visible.

Negatives, however, are no longer latent images, we can see the images on developed negative film with our naked eye.

As you can see, so to speak, there is a lot to understanding what is going on in our exploration and manipulation of our photography creation, saving, editing, and presentation.

We can abbreviate, or explore the details, but if we do either, I will try to keep us tethered to accuracy.
__________

Google and other dictionaries *report*, they do not *dictate*.

Why would "raw" be "Raw" or "RAW", eh?

Again "raw" is not a proper name for a *specific* person, place, or thing, so why capitalize the first letter?

And "raw" is not an acronym of three words beginning with R and A and W, so why capitalize all three letters?

JPEG can also be jpg, but we know that J and P and E and G stand for other words.

What do R and A and W stand for in raw?

Yeah, get back to me.
__________

My point - completely without vitriol, by the way, I'm not yelling, I'm not reprimanding, we're just exchanging information, this is what discussion threads are for - my point is that if we do not understand the way things work, if our expectations are based on misinformation, then we fall under the spell of magical thinking.

Question: "... I forgot to set my camera for RAW+JPG, so I only have JPGs, can I convert the JPGs back to the original RAW format so that I can re-process them again? ..."

Can anyone explain why the answer is "... ~10% yes ..."?
__________

Thanks for exploring this and sharing.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

So, [ Chris ], do you think that when [ Dave ] wrote RAW, it was a typo, the way "... n ..." was a typo for me instead of my intended "... no ...", and that [ Dave ] was actually trying to type something else?

Thanks for exploring this and sharing.

Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

mike, you have made my point, the person develop the film does not necessary takes pictures. The photographer who takes pictures doesn't always develop the film him or herself.
By today's technology, good photographer understands its cameras equipment and takes a picture and print without any modification. I say this type of photoraphers is rare, excellent, and hard to find.

Try right click your picture and print. If it comes out perfect, you are a good photographer. Otherwise, you are just a digital artist that can be later be replaced by software or other technology.

Reply   |   Comment by George  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Peter Blaise,
Yes.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#8

Downloaded and installed very easily. Be sure to follow the Readme instructions very carefully otherwise you will get problems.

This seems like a very much extended version of the Focus 4 giveaway which was available in July from the same developer, Franzis. For simpletons like me it is very easy to use, in that you are presented with a huge number of possible new versions of your original and you simply choose the one you like and save it. For those who like to do their own customisations there are plenty of options to fiddle with.

To be honest, this version seems to have TOO MANY options and I will stick to the July, Focus 4, version. As usual excellent software from Franzis.

Reply   |   Comment by Niv  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

I've got Color projects 5 from a July, 2020 giveaway as well as Focus projects 4, FWIW. Focus projects is a Very different bit of software, designed to merge several images of the same subject or object that are identical except for their point of focus. By moving the camera in small steps with the focus locked you can create a sharper macro photo than otherwise possible for example. Color projects might be thought of as a bunch of filter or FX presets that can be applied to an image. You could most likely get the same results manually in a good image editor, but this way is designed to be much quicker/easier.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#7

Franzis makes excellent products, each designed to perform a specific task, and perform it easily and accurately.I have one of their HDR products, from a few years ago. I used it on a late afternoon series of images from Bryce Canyon, Utah, and HDR projects worked with accurate color renderings of the redish colored spires on the right side. That is an example of how well their products work.

Reply   |   Comment by Rick_S  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#6

It is very necessary to read the README file carefully to install Franzis software. The User ID, registration code and passwords are all different items. The process is a bit complicated the first time but if you save your password and User ID you reuse them for future installs with a new registration codes. The software is well worth the process.

Reply   |   Comment by rww  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#5

Downloaded and installed...and as easily as all the other Franzis software I've had so far. To be honest I'm not really sure I'll be using it as it's so similar to other software I already have. but...it's another string to the bow so to speak.

Reply   |   Comment by Ian  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Ian, are you on Win7 or 10? Other?

Reply   |   Comment by ER  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)
#4

Followed the installation steps precisely. It accepted the personal ID and registration code during installation -- but always gives this error when entering the serial number: "Wrong serial number! Please enter the correct serial number.".

I pasted the exact same registration code, that long sequence of letters/numbers separated by dashes, into the activation dialog box that comes up when you launch the program, but it always gives that error.

I'd like to try this software, but I'm blocked. Perhaps somebody has a solution or workaround?

Reply   |   Comment by Ray E  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Ray E, Did you make sure there wasn't a space in the front of your pasted text?

Reply   |   Comment by Fred Pellerito  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Ray E, Sometimes when I delete and retype manually, the first two and last two digits, it works.

Reply   |   Comment by Jeff Wilson  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Answering my own question: the company said that I'd registered an earlier version so I have to re-register. I'm asking how to do that -- whether or not I need to use a different e-mail address (since following the instructions using the old e-mail address didn't work). I'll report back...

Reply   |   Comment by Ray E  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

They didn't answer my last question, so I tried this: I uninstalled the current and previous versions, cleared all cookies related to that company, and began the setup anew.

This time the web page looked different (it no longer remembered I'd registered before, so it no longer asked for a password). I used a different e-mail address and, from there on, everything went as expected.

Reply   |   Comment by Ray E  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Ray E,

Copy & paste the code into Notepad, then copy & paste from there - always works for me.

Reply   |   Comment by Othello86  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#3

Today's offer has many additional features & presets vs the "Elements" edition previously given away on April 3, 2019:

https://www.giveawayoftheday.com/color-projects-5-elements/

There is a product edition comparison tool on their web page (scroll below "Your Upgrade Options"); however, its selector does not seem to be working correctly today (in my browsers):

https://www.projects-software.com/color#!/comparison

Reply   |   Comment by HMarx  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

HMarx, Thank you. I was reading comments to find out if I needed to get this version since I have the Elements.

Reply   |   Comment by MsRose59  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#2

Tried, no success. The installer (Setup_Win.exe) starts and almost immediately stops.
My Win7 said that the program has been installed incorrectly.

Reply   |   Comment by ER  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Just downloaded and installed the latest Color 6 Pro (trial version) without any problems.
Seems that this GOTD Win_Setup.exe is a bit specific.

Reply   |   Comment by ER  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Franzis giveaways usually use a "wrapper" that shows a window with spaces for your user ID & serial number, plus a link to their web site to get both. Once you fill in those fields with correct info the actual or real setup file is expanded into the User temp folder [you can save that BTW to skip the wrapper in the future]. Something, possibly security settings or software, might be preventing the wrapper from opening that initial window.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#1

Downloaded, installed and registered easily on my Windows 10 laptop. I decided to try this because it said that it can be used as both a standalone app and as a plugin to Adobe. What a crock! You can open a pic in the app without Adobe but you can't do anything with it. All the functions are grayed out! Uninstalled!

Reply   |   Comment by Silent Wolf  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Silent Wolf, Hi I dont have photoshop and just used it perfectly with everything available m8.

Reply   |   Comment by Greg  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Silent Wolf, Maybe you did not do the registration correctly. I have never heard Franzis registration process called easy (at least not the first time) so you may have missed some steps. Somewhat of a process but well worth it for the quality of the software. I look forward to adding this to my Franzis collection..

Reply   |   Comment by rww  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Silent Wolf,

Like Greg, I do not have Photoshop or any other Adobe programmes and this works perfectly.

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