The majority of digital photographers need a powerful and easy to use photo editor to creatively edit their latest shots. The one that is included in this software suite works hard to achieve these aims, and is easily good enough for all the basic photo adjustments. So, simple operations like cropping a photo, straightening, exposure, saturation, red eye removal, and rotations are simple one button fixes. However, the features do not end there. Clone tools, paint brushes, mask cutouts, frames, mats and text layers are also available. There is even a special effects section with over 200 ways for you to create a variety of artistic, colored and textured versions of your chosen photo.
However, Roxio's Photosuite lacks some of the features that you may be used to from the latest version of Photoshop Elements, and it is a long way from more advanced photo editors like Capture One. So, if you are used to working with layers, levels and histograms, and can't do without them, then this may not be the tool for you. But, if you have not even used Photoshop before, or are just looking for something user friendly with plenty of options, then you will likely be quite happy with all you can now do with your photos.
There are two photo slideshow creators included in this software suite. Roxio's Photoshow makes some amazing looking 3D slideshows, but sadly it is limited in functionality unless you upgrade to the full version at a $39.99 premium. The other slideshow tool, Roxio Slideshow, is a functional slideshow creator that lets you burn a musical slideshow to a DVD. It is not nearly as advanced as something like Magic Xtreme Photostory on CD & DVD, but the option to make more complex adjustments exists if you export your slideshow into Roxio's VideoWave utility where you have much more control over the final product.