ArcSoft PhotoImpression Gold
ArcSoft PhotoImpression Gold is a graphic editor that can be used by both beginners and expert users.
After a brief installation where you can configure file associations, you can scan for media files when you first initiate the program, in order to quickly create a media library that you have easy access to. You can either scan primary folders only, all folders, or manually run the scan at another time.
The application’s interface is very user-friendly and easy to navigate through, thanks to the Explorer-based layout. It is divided into the workspace (that contains the browser panel, the preview area and the attach tags panel), main menu, and main buttons.
The browse panel contains Folder, Calendar and Search, while the preview area contains the toolbar (e.g. rotate image, batch resize, rename and convert), thumbnail display area, and right-click menu (e.g. attach tag, Exif audio control, expand all stacks).
By using the program's main buttons, you can get photos (from camera, storage device, scanner, mobile device, or capture from a video file or live video), edit (easy-fix wizard, photo editing tools), create and manage a slideshow, add text and clip art, frames and edges, color effects (tone, swap, tint), create a picture book (choose book style, edit, preview and share book), send image via email, print, or archive images.
ArcSoft PhotoImpression Gold is very easy to use, but you can also take a look at the help file to learn how to work with it. The tool consumes a low amount of system memory, and it did not pop up any errors in our case. The only thing that it misses is advanced photo editing options. Still, we strongly recommend it to you.