Ulead is revamping its range-leading budget image-editing app, PhotoImpact, adding "innovative features that allow beginners to immediately enjoy success in editing digital photos and sharing images in creative projects". Prices are £50 for the boxed version and £5 less for a download, with upgrades at £30 and £25.

Stand-out selling-point in Version 12 is the new ExpressFix mode. This puts up a simplified interface reckoned to handhold users as they carry out common photo-editing tasks with fully-automatic tools.

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