ArcSoft MediaImpression

ArcSoft MediaImpression 3.5.255.985

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Organize your photos, videos and music

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PROS

  • Easy to use
  • Basic photo editing
  • Easy archiving to CD

CONS

  • Requires some additional video codecs
  • Music player is poor

Good
7

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ArcSoft MediaImpression is an all-in-one media hub for your PC.

The goal with this application seems to be a replacement for various other programs you might use for one specific media type. Why use programs like iTunes, Google Photo, and Windows Media Player when you only have to use ArcSoft MediaImpression which does all three? It certainly makes sense from the outset.

Once ArcSoft MediaImpression is installed, you are faced with buttons for music, pictures, video and all media. Clicking any of these opens a traditional pane with a folder tree on the left. In the picture segment you can perform basic edits, such as cutting, removing red eye and face-tagging. In the music and video segments you can listen to and watch any of your files, and reorganize them. You can also hit the easy archive button, which will save any selected files or folders to a CD.

If you want to print your pictures, you can order a variety of different products from ArcSoft MediaImpression, including mugs and books.

While it's potentially a good idea to have a single media application, the execution of ArcSoft MediaImpression is a bit weak. The photo editing options are not sufficient or comparable to competing programs like Adobe Photoshop Elements. ArcSoft MediaImpression's video player is similarly basic.

ArcSoft MediaImpression is a nice idea and a step in the right direction for an all-in-one media hub. Unfortunately, it still lacks some of the features and flexibility of most media players or photo editors.

ArcSoft MediaImpression supports the following formats

JPG, JPEG, BMP, TIF, PNG, PCX, FPX, PCD, GIF, TGA, PSF, PSD, CRW, DNG, NEF, RAW, AVI, MPG, MPEG, WMV, ASF, MOV, MP3, WAV, WMA

— User reviews — about ArcSoft MediaImpression

  • nick1066

    by nick1066

    "Watch out for what this program imports"

    Its an OK program, but if you have Windows Media Player, why do you need it? One problem I had was what it imports from ... More.

    reviewed on January 13, 2015

  • garret.goucher

    by garret.goucher

    "Seems good, till it decides to screw ya"

    Got this with my webcam...worked fine and did what I needed it to until just recently...Then suddenly, it removed the ab... More.

    reviewed on September 30, 2014

  • leahcudddeback

    by leahcudddeback

    "Great at first, actually sucks."

    It sucks. When you try to upload it anywhere it's incompatible and the transcoding process crashes the program. More.

    reviewed on December 15, 2013

  • rwmtiger

    by rwmtiger

    "Can Be Better"

    this program work really good for my cam and window 7. without it, my computer will tell me i am missing file. but there... More.

    reviewed on May 8, 2012

  • cyborgv2

    by cyborgv2

    "Big mistake"

    Someone told me it would work with a camera i've got... No! on top of that, it eats memory, harddrive space and processo... More.

    reviewed on March 15, 2012

  • kevansuk

    by kevansuk

    "agree - arcsoft not good at all"

    Unstable, crashes spontaneously, freezes up and must be 'forced quit' on my Mac, tried on my Windows machine and it woul... More.

    reviewed on February 12, 2012