This one-stop shop allows you to organize, manage, and edit a variety of media files with one program. Import your photos, videos-including high-definition video files-and music into ArcSoft MediaImpression 3 HD.

Finding and accessing media files is easy with the standard Windows Explorer-style system along the left-hand side of the ArcSoft MediaImpression 3 HD screen. You can tag files, add ratings, fix image problems, and batch resize, convert, or rename. Some other features include geotagging photos in Google Earth and recording videos to save in the program if you have a webcam.

A simple movie creator will stitch together more than one video and let you add music to create mini-movies. You can also drag and drop pictures to create a slide show. ArcSoft MediaImpression 3 HD's video editor lets you fix a few image problems in videos.

ArcSoft MediaImpression 3 HD also offers a variety of sharing tools that you can use to upload photos to sites such as Facebook, Flicker, and Twitter, as well as separate tools for e-mailing photos directly from the program.

Everything is easy and quick to accomplish, but ArcSoft MediaImpression 3 HD's functions are limited across the board. The program is designed to make all of the basic tools one would need to access, manage, and share their media files easy and quick to use. However, it doesn't offer much flexibility or control within its various functions.

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ArcSoft MediaImpression 3 HD: Specs

  • Windows XP (SP2 or above)/Vista 32-bit & 64-bit/Windows 7 32-bit & 64-bit
  • Intel Pentium IV 1.6 GHz or equivalent
  • 300 MB free hard drive space for program installation
  • 512 MB RAM (1 GB DDR RAM recommended)
  • 16-bit colour display at 1024 x 768 or above
  • 64 MB or more of graphics memory
  • DirectX 9.0c or above
  • Windows XP (SP2 or above)/Vista 32-bit & 64-bit/Windows 7 32-bit & 64-bit
  • Intel Pentium IV 1.6 GHz or equivalent
  • 300 MB free hard drive space for program installation
  • 512 MB RAM (1 GB DDR RAM recommended)
  • 16-bit colour display at 1024 x 768 or above
  • 64 MB or more of graphics memory
  • DirectX 9.0c or above

OUR VERDICT

For all of its efficiency, the £61 price for ArcSoft MediaImpression 3 HD seems too high. There are many free image and media organizational tools out there, such as Picasa and Windows Live Photo Gallery, and others that come bundled with peripherals. MediaImpression doesn't provide enough features to justify its high price.

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