Serif photoplus x5 is the best photography software i have ever purchased! I haven't been off it since i purchased it last month, i've been so impressed with it! Never been so happy with a product in ages. As a photography student this has really helped me achieve the grades i need, a software has never helped me so much with anything!
Anyone into photgraphy, this is defneatley worth the money! SO SO impressed with this software. I can't recommend this software enough, best buy of 2013 really really impressed, love it! Thank you Serif!
Have used a number of Serif products over the years and generally find them easy to use and produce good results. The only drawback is that they somewhat overdo the marketing side of things... it's all very clever, an no doubt effective, but a little bit annoying most of the time.
Over the years I have watched serif grow from a team of enthusists to where they are now - one of the largest. All their software has been excellent and operated faultlessly. Constantly updated, upgraded and priced so low, it really is a steal.
I purchased their latest Movie software X5, - they now have X6 out. But regardless, the HD performance is stunning and with so many output selections available you simply cant go wrong. Choose from YouTube, 720, 1080i or p and a mass of settings inbetween to keep even the most experimentally prone producer busy along with American standard too.
YouTube formats covered too, where some of my productions now reside. Most go onto Dual DVD with the last production running to no less than 4hrs .20 mins (please note the software cannot handle that size of production so I had to split into 2x 2hr 10mins - but read on!!!
The X5 movie software can handle a whopping 2hrs 20mins of my latest production, where I had 15 (YES - fifteen) video tracks (special effects etc) and 5 sound tracks for it to handle, so that is quite a feat in my book.
You'll find the older Photo packages could handle upto 300 Gb file sizes at a res of 1200 px safely but no larger.
However, the latest photo package appears to have improved this limit although I have yet to push the bondary here so cannot comment on this aspect though I doubt few will be working with such high res / sized photos unlike my historically important archival work that requires this level.
Delivery has always been fast and efficient, as has the service if you wish to return anything on their 30 day trial guarantee.
So, to round off, all their software is excellent. Its a no brainer at these prices folks! and one that will leave your Bank manager feeling happier :-)