Roxio Creator 2012 Review and Giveaway

roxio creator 2012My full-time job is a blogger if you haven’t guessed that by now.  I am on the computer a good amount of time every day and with all the product reviews I host, taking photos and editing those for my posts is imperative.  And with that an excellent as well as easy digital media software program is crucial.  I have an inexpensive digital camera I take those photos with and a FLIP Cam for my videos so you can imagine the quality is not superior.  But when I edit those photos with Roxio Creator 2012, they turn out pretty amazing.  If you are not familiar with Roxio, they have  software products for individuals and businesses which allow users to easily create, manage, protect, share, and enjoy their digital media.

Roxio Creator 2012

I received a copy to review of Roxio Creator 2012 (you can also check out my review of Roxio Creator 2011) and have had a chance to “try” some of the many features this offers.  Roxio Creator 2012 is the one software you will need to edit videos and photos, create DVDs, rip music and convert audio files, back up data as well as share your media.  The first thing I used this for was editing  a few recipe photos I took for recipe posts.  Like I stated above, my camera is an older digital camera, which makes it hard to get a great quality photo.

With Roxio though I can take a food picture that looks like this:roxio creator 2012or this:nutella cookies

and turn it into this:Roxio Photo editorand this:nutella cookiesView the recipe

With many features including cropping, removing scratches, red eyes, wrinkles and blemishes, to enhancing photos with special effects, frames, clip art and adding text are just a few.  I had fun making myself look like a celebrity with no flaws on myself at all.  Not only can you remove unwanted things from your images, you can create photo cards, calendars, collages, posters and more with their photo projects.  I also admire using the photoshow option to create shows to share with my family.  For instance…Gavyn recently had his 9th birthday in July.  With the Roxio PhotoShow I can name the creation, who it stars(Gavyn) and who created it(me.)  Once you add the photos individually or by folder, you can delete unwanted photos, add music to the show, text to all images or certain ones and many other things.  So instead of emailing each individual photo to my in-laws so they could check it out,  I can email them a link to a really cool movie I made starring their grandson.  You can check it out below(this is very basic but you can see the captions I added, the border, the fun birthday music etc.)

You can also burn onto a DVD to send to family.  There is also a really cool 3D  photo creator allowing you to take your 2D photos and change them into 3D, pretty cool and there is an easy tutorial on how to create those images.  Not only that but you can take videos you have captured, edit those with tracks, titles, effects and more.  I actually haven’t had a chance to edit a video as of yet as I don’t take many videos, and when I do I just add my blog name to them.  However, this version has new features that are better than ever including:

Enhance your videos with 8 artistic effects

Convert and create DivX® videos

Powerful portrait improvement tools

50 professional background music tracks

While there is so much to talk about and a lot to do with Roxio Creator 2012, this program is certainly fantastic. I am loving it for my photo editing, and that photo show, but that is only a small portion of everything Roxio Creator 2012 will do and can do. The file for installation is large, so will take some time to download and install on your computer. Overall, I love this software. Everything is simple to use and if you need help there are many tutorials available. This is a very affordable software program for everything that is including with it.

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Disclosure: Although, we received product to help facilitate our review, all opinions are 100% our own.