At CES 2010 we got a chance to get a first hand look at the Printshop 2.0 software, a desktop publishing tool that is geared around the basic premise of “ease of use”. Not every product has to be super detailed and frustrating; Encore software has created a desktop publishing software that allows a large degree of customization with a fun and easy to use platform that takes the software into new boundaries.Whether you are making a card for grandma or creating business document, newsletters or calendar for your firm or small business. It is simply easy to use. So what is new in 2.0?
With a sleek new workspace, it’s easy to find and switch between the various tools quickly. The Print
Shop offers tabbed browsing on the left along with quick launch buttons at the top, giving users access to
the wide variety of features at their fingertips.
Wizard Design Tools
Create and print over 150 projects, each in less
than 5 minutes. Simply choose a template, modify
the text, change the image and print. This is the
quickest way to create professional quality design.
Improved Photo Management
New photo management tools allow users to mark
favorites, add tag photos for ease in searching, and add
photos to the image tray. The image tray allows users to
have easy access photos and clip art while working on
New Photo Editing
The new photo editing tool gives one-click access to common photo fixes, like red-eye reduction, crop
and color correction. Plus slider tools allow users to manage the degree of effect to make every photo
New Clip Art Editing
The Print Shop is the only Consumer Desktop Publishing tool that allows
users to edit XML clip art images. This allows users to modify overall look
and feel of a clip art image to match any project.
All New Text Editing
Flow text across columns and around shapes to create a professional
effect. Plus use the mail merge tool to add personalization to any project.
Advanced Design Tools
The Print Shop provides the creative freedom to do professional-quality
effects like gradients, drop shadows, transparency and layer management.
CES 2010 PREVIEW
There are three versions of The Print Shop is compatible with Windows 7, Vista & XP. There are three versions of The Print Shop; Standard, Deluxe & Professional – all features are not available in all versions.