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PCR's guide to web creation and lifestyle software

Laura Barnes
PCR's guide to web creation and lifestyle software

Whether you want to make a professional looking website, need to brush up on your photo editing skills, or plan on creating a family tree, there’s always a selection of software out there to help you achieve your goals...

We take a look at some of the products available.

WEBEASY 9 PROFESSIONAL
SRP: £40.84
DISTRIBUTOR: Avanquest, Gem Distribution
THEY SAY: The complete web design studio, that offers everything you need to create, maintain and publish your own professional website. Create a web site with drag-and-drop simplicity and choose from 600+ professionally designed templates. No programming or HTML experience required. Includes three months of free web hosting.

ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE 6 DESIGN STANDARD
SRP: £1,032
DISTRIBUTOR: Computers Unlimited, Computer 2000
THEY SAY: Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design Standard combines industry-standard tools for professional print design and digital publishing. Create stunning images and graphics with innovative painting and drawing tools.

COMPLETE GARDENS: PLANT AND PRUNING GUIDE
SRP: £10.20
DISTRIBUTOR: Focus Multimedia
THEY SAY: Recent years have seen a huge rise in the popularity of gardening and self-sufficiency. Featuring 2,700 specially selected ornamental and fruit plants (from bulbs and perennials to shrubs and trees) and 9,000 stunning photographs. Complete Gardens is the perfect teaching aid, project companion and gift idea for British gardeners of all ages and experience.

CORELDRAW GRAPHICS SUITE X6
SRP: £214.80
DISTRIBUTOR: Gem Distribution
THEY SAY: Whether you're an aspiring or experienced designer, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 is your trusted graphic design software solution. With its content-rich environment and professional graphic design, photo editing and website design software, you have everything you need to express your style and creativity with endless possibilities.

REALLUSION CRAZYTALK ANIMATOR
SRP: Standard – £29.99, Pro – £109.99
CONTACT: KL Associates
THEY SAY: With Reallusions CrazyTalk Animator students of all ages can quickly turn photos, sketches, statues, paintings, comics and toys into amazing animate-able characters. Engage students by introducing them to the world of easy and fun animation. Perfect as a teaching tool, the product will bring lessons to life quickly and simply. Available for Windows PC and Mac.

CYBERLINK PHOTODIRECTOR 4
SRP: £79.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Gem Distributor
THEY SAY: This intuitive photography software incorporates complete features that photographers need to effectively manage, adjust, edit and showcase photos – all in an easy-to-use photography workflow software. PhotoDirector 4 is also CyberLink’s first Mac compatible software, supporting the latest Mac OS X 10.8 as well as Windows 8 systems. PhotoDirector is the perfect solution for all users to organise, edit and share their photographs.

REALLUSION CRAZYTALK7
SRP: Standard – £29.99, Pro – £109.99
CONTACT: KL Associates
THEY SAY: Bring any face to life with CrazyTalk7’s simple face-fitting guide, and then use your own voice to puppet your actor’s performance. Auto-animation in CrazyTalk7 is an innovative, time-saving feature that helps you create life-like animations in a matter of minutes. The ability to animate characters with any voice or the text-to-speech engine, allows any user to quickly create animated shorts, video hosts, cartoon characters and more. Choose a photo or illustration, fit the facial features, add audio to generate animations, and see your characters perform in real-time.

DRIVING TEST SUCCESS ALL TESTS 2013
SRP: £10.20
DISTRIBUTOR: Focus Multimedia
THEY SAY: This is the UK’s best-selling and most complete learner driver pack. Features include Theory Test, Hazard Perception Test, Practical Driving Lessons, The Official Highway Code, Mock Driving Test, and Braking Distance Simulator.

FAMILY TREE MAKER 2012
SRP: Deluxe – £40.84, Platinum – £61.27
DISTRIBUTOR: Avanquest, Gem Distribution
THEY SAY: With exciting new features to help you, Ancestry.co.uk Family Tree Maker 2012 makes it easier than ever to discover your family story, preserve your legacy and share your unique heritage. Integrate with the 895 million records on Ancestry.co.uk and download new information directly into your tree.

PARALLELS DESKTOP 9 FOR MAC
SRP: £64.95
DISTRIBUTOR: Computer 2000
THEY SAY: Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac lets you seamlessly run Windows applications on a Mac, without rebooting. Powerful performance lets you run Windows productivity applications, even graphic-intensive ones, with ease. Enjoy Mac OS X features like Launchpad in Windows applications. No wonder Parallels Desktop remains the number one choice of customers worldwide.

CYBERLINK POWER DIRECTOR 11 ULTRA
SRP: £79.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Gem Distribution
THEY SAY: This award-winning software blends powerful pro-level features, intuitive functionality and affordability in a complete post-production video editing solution. Content-aware editing automatically analyzes footage to identify important scenes containing faces, motion or lens zoom and pan. For shaky or poorly lit shots, users can apply one-click TrueTheater Technology to correct the scene, and then continue editing in the timeline.

WEBPLUS X6
SRP: £81.70
DISTRIBUTOR: Gem Distribution
THEY SAY: WebPlus X6 is the quick and easy way for businesses, clubs and anyone to create and publish eye-catching desktop and mobile sites, without having to use any code. Whether using stylish templates or designing from scratch, WebPlus X6 lets regular computer users add advanced features to unique sites with drag-and-drop simplicity.

WEBSITE X5
SRP: £59.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Incomedia
THEY SAY: With WebSite X5 no programming skills are required. You can create your very own sites, blogs and online stores using a fully visual and intuitive interface. Choose your template, then drag and drop your text, image, video, gallery, widget or email form object into the grid to create the content. With the same simplicity you can set the e-commerce, blog, and reserved area advanced settings and get your website online with the built-in FTP engine.

WRITE YOUR OWN NOVEL – PROFESSIONAL EDITION
SRP: £30.62
DISTRIBUTOR: Avanquest, Gem Distribution
THEY SAY: Always wanted to write your own book, but didn’t know where to start? Whether you’re a complete novice, or a more experienced writer, Write Your Own Novel Professional V2 has everything you need to create a best-selling literary masterpiece. Using sophisticated Writing Prompts and hundreds of practical hints and tips, you’ll be guided through everything from deciding what type of book you want to write and how you’re going to tell the story to creating a hook to start each chapter and ending each one with a cliff-hanger to keep readers engrossed all the way through.

STELLAR PHOENIX PHOTO RECOVERY FOR WINDOWS AND MAC
SRP: £30.62
DISTRIBUTOR: Avanquest, Gem Distribution
THEY SAY: Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery is the ultimate three-step DIY solution for recovering your precious multimedia files including; audio, photos, images, music and videos, from both Windows and Mac supported devices and without losing their original quality. No technical experience required.

WEB DESIGN STUDIO 3
SRP: £10.20
DISTRIBUTOR: Focus Multimedia
THEY SAY: Everything you need for professional-quality web publishing. Create and publish professional interactive websites with shopping carts (including PayPal), web forms, blogs and more. With just a few clicks you can preview your design in your web browser, check the layout and links and publish to a local folder on your computer or directly to the internet.

CONTACTS
AVANQUEST: 01480 496 666
COMPUTER 2000: 0871 880 3000
COMPUTERS UNLIMITED: 020 8358 9578
FOCUS MULTIMEDIA: 01889 570 156
GEM DISTIBUTION: 01279 822 822
INCOMEDIA: +39 0125 253 491
KL ASSOCIATES: 01327 844 880

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