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Wondershare Photo Collage Studio 4.2.8 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — Wondershare Photo Collage Studio 4.2.8

Fun and creative photo collage and digital scrapbooking software.
$19.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 728 (62%) 450 (38%) 154 comments

Wondershare Photo Collage Studio 4.2.8 was available as a giveaway on September 5, 2008!

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Wondershare Photo Collage Studio 4.2.8 is a simple yet powerful tool that makes amazing photo collages and digital scrapbooks for print. With plenty design templates, clip arts, photo frames. You'll assemble your precious photos into an artistic compilation in no time!

Features:

  • Turn photos into collage and scrapbook
  • Plenty collage templates and layouts
  • Multiple-page Designs
  • Wordart, cliparts, stamps & more
  • Photo retouching and effects
  • Magic doodle drawing
  • DIY personalized calendar
  • Print & share anywhere
  • Quick and helpful online support

System Requirements:

Windows 2000/XP/Vista

Publisher:

Wondershare Software

Homepage:

http://www.ourpix.com/photo-collage.html

File Size:

31.3 MB

Price:

$19.95

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#154

I'm loving this. I am able to do a collage of photo's to post on my blog of events I attend plus I am very behind on scrapbook pages so this will make easy to catch up by just doing a quick collage. Hardest part so far was deciding what photo's to use.

Reply   |   Comment by Debbi (no 'e' on the end)  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#153

I am running windows Vista and the Activation program has not worked on ANY program for the past two weeks. it looks right but the program expires when a trial period runs out! I activate my programs after I install them just as the instructions say. What's Up!
Dori

Reply   |   Comment by Dorinda  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#152

Activation isn’t working on mine either.

Reply   |   Comment by jose  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#151

RE: My Question (#94) with regard to this app being bundled with pcls.exe; As neither GAOTD or the developer answered the question, I uploaded the pcls file to Virus Total...See the results at the following link.

http://www.virustotal.com/analisis/38bab353d8d5fae4fe3cb97f20bcdd12

It looks like a virus to me, and a nasty one at that. Can any programmer here comment on the Virus Total file structure and verify?

Many Thanks,

Blu

Reply   |   Comment by Blu  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#150

I really appreciate the gift, it will really help me make some nice collages, I hope.

It seems activated, but it is still asking for a registration....have I not done it correctly, perhaps? I'm running Vista.

Thanks again!!

Tanja

Reply   |   Comment by Tanja  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#149

very easy to set-up, had it running in no time. i just love it!

Reply   |   Comment by mel  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#148

The zip file scanned clean with NOD32 and Spybot S&D. After installing I uploaded the .exe to VirusTotal, someone else had already scanned it, and here's the link for the report.

http://www.virustotal.com/analisis/38bab353d8d5fae4fe3cb97f20bcdd12

Only one hit out of 32 scanners, that's enough for me to consider it a false alert.

Reply   |   Comment by Spiritwolf  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#147

Well that was sure strange! Maybe the server was truly that busy for 20 mins, but it's hard to believe. Took 20 mins of trying to activate, with it saying couldnt connect to GOTD, but it finally did.

Thank you GOTD & Wondershare! I especially like the frames and stamps! :)

Reply   |   Comment by Skye-hook  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#146

downloaded, installed. activated & registered flawlessly on both my Vista and XP machines.

This is one Wondershare program I didn't have yet, thanks GAOTD & Wondershare.

I have been pleased with Wondershare programs and they are on a list I keep of programs worth recommending to others.

Reply   |   Comment by Spiritwolf  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#145

Trouble activating! i did setup, didn't run the program itself, but then activate gives me" activation module cannot connect to GOTD! Bubby, note the time please. It's b4 time to expire. Help??

Reply   |   Comment by Skye-hook  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#144

This is a really nice software and very easy to use. I played with this for several hours today. Thanks again GAOTD for another great giveaway!!!

Belinda

Reply   |   Comment by Belinda  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#143

When using winzip, don't use the wizard, use the classic. If you let it unzip itself with the wizard, it installs it for you but you do not see the activate or readme file. I unzipped it to the same folder I downloaded it to, ran the activate.exe after running the setup.exe and the program came right up. When I clicked the register button, it showed the registration information grayed out but it is fully activated.

Reply   |   Comment by Charles  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#142

I just scanned my computer and found a trojan attached to this program.

Reply   |   Comment by Linda L Deslauriers  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#141

Thank you! What a fun freebie. It kind of reminds me of a photo program I received free with the purchase of a genealogy set.

Reply   |   Comment by Linda L Deslauriers  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#140

Couldn't get it to activate, whether I installed it first or activated it first. I give up.

Reply   |   Comment by Daryl  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#139

I am having problems finding the code, I've put it on administration, like fubar said, still can't get it go register. can someone help me...

Reply   |   Comment by nam  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#138

For #110.When you have it set up the way you want it click Save Collage at the top of the program.It gives you the options how to save it and where to save it to.

Reply   |   Comment by rabgary  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#137

While I like this program very much, I am very disappointed that I missed out on Robotask that was given away on Sept. 3rd. I had no electricity due to Hurricane Gustav... :(

Reply   |   Comment by Slick1Rick  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#136

Best install advice for Vista users is #79 by Nonie. Works very well.

Ron

Reply   |   Comment by Ron  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#135

#70, mike, if you bothered to do an installation trace, you would notice that this definitely does damage your flash installation. It installs an old Flash8.OCX, downgrades the installed version information to 8, and deletes a flash-related CLSID. It doesn't delete other flash files lying around on your computer, but your flash installation is definitely damaged. Adobe/Macromedia plug-ins are the number one reason why browsers crash (flash intros and ads are everywhere).

For all the people making a big deal out of activating after installing, it makes absolutely no difference with this software. You can do it in either order.

#121, garfey2006, this doesn't affect your Internet connection. There is an uninstall routine in the installation folder, and in the standard Windows list of installed programs. Activate doesn't install software, it only affects some Registry entries (nothing Internet-related).

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#134

Downloaded and installed without any problem on Win XP2.

Really good program to use for the non techy. Just click
and drag. A lot of choices to play with for the creative.
Don't miss this download.

Many thanks to GAOTD and Wondershare!

Reply   |   Comment by CathL  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#133

HELP! I'm having the same problem as Nancy (#19). I've downloaded, installed, activated, unistalled, redownloaded, at least 4 times. I AM following the read-me file exactly. I've downloaded programs from here for about a year and never had a problem with any of their programs before. I'd really like to try this program!

Reply   |   Comment by shiima  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#132

Has anyone confirmed whether the "PCLS.EXE" is or is not a
trojan in this particular program ? It seems to me that this
is a question that should be of concern to those of you that
have installed this one. I love Wondershare products but I have
to pass when I see trojan warnings. Someone with knowledge in the
trojan/virus field should speak up please. Thanks,
Mansion Trash

Reply   |   Comment by Mansion Trash  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#131

thanks for another nice program would like to se something that will convert files like avi into MJPEG for photo frame seems they are hard to come by.
still love your site look forward to each new program

Reply   |   Comment by Sandra  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#130

says its activated but when i launch the proggie comes up with the screen asking for user name and pass.... am i missing something ... btw... running vista home premium.

Reply   |   Comment by Rachael Temple  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#129

This program installed perfectly on Vista. And yes, you do have to right click on the Activate file to get it to register correctly. I ran the program and made a background from a photo I have on my computer and it worked great. Pretty simple tools though. Thanks GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Steve  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#128

Installation: easy - download file, (did not need to unzip), read the readme.txt. Ran Setup.exe then Activate.exe from within my zip program. Opened the program and checked that it was registered by clicking on the Register button at top right of screen and yes, it's registered.

Ease of use: very easy, probably most suited to those with minimal PC experience or with no other graphics programs. Young school children could use this for projects, for example.

Functionality: OK, very basic, suitable for it's intended audience (ie NOT for graphics artists!)

How I tested it: I clicked the Create from template button, chose an image library (top left), and dragged in some pics from the library displayed on the left of the screen as thumbnails. The individual photos can be moved around within the frame to get them looking more centered. That done, I did some editing by adding photoframes, masks and filters. These are cumulative, and there is an undo option. I could only edit one photo at a time.
Then I decorated the collage, adding a title and some photo descriptions, dropped some cutesy clipart and stamps on the page, and a little bit of freehand doodling, then saved it and printed it.

There was no watermark, which is great. (Some people above have complained that the program leaves a watermark - perhaps their copies were not registered.)

Overall - it's OK. Easy to use, good for beginners, enough functionality to allow a little bit of creativity without being confusing.

Reply   |   Comment by vj  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#127

At first I wasnt going to comment on the product, since Wondershare products speak for themselves. Excellent company with products in the right price range!Plus I purchased an earlier version of this program and I love it!
BUT
#94 I have never never had an issue with something I have downloaded from this site. I have refused to download items that require me to get .net! Either way dude you need to investigate what a trojan is and what trojan like activity is. Basically this information has been on the Internet since at least 1998. Stop being so paranoid!

#2 How old are you?

#25 I don't see anywhere it says it is a photo editor, so why bring it up? As for your comment "I think it is made for some women, children and computer illiterates", first of all I am NOT computer illiterate, and if you had not been living a cave for the last 15 yrs you would know that very few people are computer illiterate anymore. I run on my PC paint shop pro 12, abobe photoshop CS3 and Adobe InDesign. I take photos with Nikon cameras only D80, D200, D300.Just one of the lens' I own for these cameras probably cost more then your entire computer system! So don't assume I don't care about picture quality! I love Wondershare products! I use them all the time! My 9 yr old grandson who has already written a nice game program I assume can run circles around you! I am a Grannie, that has gotten excellent results from this program. But beaware this grannie has been a computer science graduate since 1976 with continuing education until 2006.Just because your inadequate doesn't give you the right to down other people. Grow up!

#67 Having a bad day? Multiple voting? Apparently you don't vote at all.

#85 & #101 You did something WRONG!

Reply   |   Comment by KD  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#126

Oh My!!! I downloaded, installed no problems onto my laptop and had a quick play. I liked it so much I have just been and purchased the full package!!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Becky  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#125

When I see a Wondershare gift, I immediately download it. Having used their wonderful products in the past I have perfect confidence in their offerings. This low cost way to get extra templates is a great deal and great idea, too.

Robin

Reply   |   Comment by Robin Dallred  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#124

I think this is good software. It does exactly what it says it will do and makes a reasonable job of doing it.
You can move images around, frame and shadow and save as bmp or jpg.
If your looking for a simple well programmed collage programe this is a very good place to start.
Excellent value for a free give away

MotorMouth
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Reply   |   Comment by MotorMouth  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#123

I had no problems installing this program! I have s.p3 on XP.
Its simple and easy to use program.
Anyone can use it and you can create your own back grounds etc.
For nothing this is good.

Reply   |   Comment by SJH69  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#122

I have a previous version of this program and have to say it is really good. I will not hesitate to remove the old version and replace it with this one.
Its a bit different to other photo type programs and better for it. Highly recommended.

Reply   |   Comment by John L  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#121

Uh-oh...


I got a "Runtime Error" pop-up when I tried to Activate this software. Here's what it said:

"This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way. Please contact the application's Support Team for more information."

My PC doesn't seem to be running as well ever since I installed it, and a few strange things are happening [example: I couldn't get into my Gmail account for quite a while. This cleared up after I rebooted.]

I contacted Tech Support & they responded promptly, but it was a "form" letter saying they'd get back to me in 1 or 2 days.

I'm not sure I want my PC working this slowly for 1-2 days. I looked for a way to uninstall, but none of the standard methods worked. There doesn't seem to be an "uninstall" anywhere in any of the normal places, and I think I know them all.

FYI, I am using Windows XP with Service Pack 2.



Garfey

Reply   |   Comment by garfey2006  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#120

Oh yeah, I forgot to say, I think having to purchase extra templates is ridiculous. Templates should be given away free as well.

To be honest, I've found the templates on offer with today’s giveaway very limiting. to make this program anywhere near decent it would need the additional pack to make it worthwhile having.

The link to get the extra templates is an annoying sight that tells me this isn't a full version; more like an extended trial.

Not a treat

Reply   |   Comment by Treat  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#119

12. Thanks for help..

Reply   |   Comment by Steve  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#118

Re Guych comment #44,

Provided you've activated the program on the day - using the icon with the key, or on days when you get a full registration code - you can then install the executable at any time, though you do need a full set up program. Most of the set up programs that you can get from the developers home site will work with the giveaway activations, (but not always).

My advice is install it on the day to be sure. If it's a program you really want to keep then it's probably worth buying anyway.

Reply   |   Comment by Treat  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#117

I am playing with my first collage, but when I view it I find a watermark. Have I done something wrong with the install? I description says I can print so I would assume it means with a watermark telling me to purchase the program. Any information would be appreciated.

Reply   |   Comment by Terry  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#116

I have noticed several times on giveaways that people have trouble with activation. I ALWAYS read the Readme file first after I unzip the download - especially if there is an Activation and a Setup file. The Readme file tells you what order to open the files. Todays program says to run Setup first and then run Activation. A program a few days ago said to run Activation then Setup. I don't know why the order changes, but I just follow what the Readme file says and I've never had a problem. Good Luck and Enjoy!

Reply   |   Comment by Melissa  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#115

No problem with installation on XP although it felt strange to use set-up before install :) As a side note: I never unzip files - just start them straight from Winzip.

I haven't played around too much with the various effects but this will be useful to transfer a bunch of pictures for my mom - the only person in the family with no computer yet (we're working on her though). I could do all of this in Photoshop but why bother.

I did create a test page and printed it. It was very slow in creating the print file but I had no 'watermark' problems that others complained about. I am guessing that the cause could be not restarting the program after the activation process was completed. If you open the program immediately it is unresistered. Re-opening after activation shows it as registered. I will also have to try the save function - I'm interested in the resolution used.

Thanks GAOTD, another nice offering.

Reply   |   Comment by LonniH  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#114

Hey 63- I'm and idiot. I had neglected to remove an older wondershare product from my archive and got it mixed up with today's offer. It worked just fine when I figured that out. By the way, in the readme to the old program, it did say to activate first.

Reply   |   Comment by Trish  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#113

For #106, readme file says run setup file then activate file. After activation start the software. If you click Register icon (a key) at top right and between File and Help icons you will see the program has been registered. My OS is win2kpro, hope this helps.

Reply   |   Comment by winston  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#112

Some giveaway - you can't print anything without have a watermark all over it unless you purchase the full version. Seems good but NO GIVEAWAY !!!

Reply   |   Comment by pnwood  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#111

Mr.99 please tell it how it is to individual #89 (wouldn't mind a 5 digit jailbird number for him --- he's too dumb to enjoy life with normal members of the society). Hey 89, stop coming here and spewing your venomous words on us!

Reply   |   Comment by Big Stick4retards  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#110

My only complaint is that the templates (with pictures added) save as .pcs files, which is a file extension already used by Pfaff embroidery design files on my system. That may end up being a problem. I could just use a screen capture, I suppose.
I do like the look of the pages, though. I plan to print them on fabric to put on a quilt. Thanks, GAOTD

Reply   |   Comment by SamsMom  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#109

downloaded it three times and installed great activated great but it will not open , no matter what I try the icon for opening is dead, a link is broken or a path is not what it should be . I guess there is no help on this one I will read some of the posts and see if someone else had the same problem

Reply   |   Comment by ken roberts  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#108

I acutally Like programs like this- Simple -easy to use is somedays my style. Thanks GAOD for putting up all types of software. Some I use some I don't but this is a keeper for me.

Reply   |   Comment by Wendy  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#107

# 87 Are you like a day late on that post because I can't tell if you are SPAMMING or just late w/ your comparison. Neither of those Apps. have anything to do with today's Give Away. Smoke some more and post less (Much Less)

Reply   |   Comment by Super Tux  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#106

I have never had this prob before, but it wont activate. It keeps asking for a reg code and licensed name. I made sure to read through the read me several times, extracted the activate file and all that. I would really like to use/keep this program. I am using Vista Home Premium. If anyone has any suggestions or help I would appreciate it.

Thanks in advance

Reply   |   Comment by ibwebb  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#105

First of all thank you to #79 I tried everything else and it would not work til I got to yours. Thank you again.

I like this program it reminds me of Scrapbook Factory that I used a lot but is an older program. Thank you GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by FuzzBall  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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