CyberLink MediaShow

CyberLink MediaShow

All-in-one media organizer and disc authoring tool for your videos and photos
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CyberLink MediaShow has travelled a long way from previous versions, from a one-click fix-editing and enhancing tool with limited tagging and sharing options. This new version of the program offers a wider range of creative effects, the possibility of creating stunning slideshows and video discs, and an extensive choice of media managing tools.

Its black-and-grey attractive interface follows earlier versions, but the bulk of its functionality is brand new and much larger than its faithful users might expect. Image editing and enhancing still represents a large portion of the program’s functionality, but to the existing one-click brightness, contrast, balance, and other lighting-related correction tools, CyberLink has added a straighten function, a resizing tool, and new tagging features, such as the “Tag Faces” option. Date-related info embedded in your images can now be used to see your collection neatly organized in the program’s calendar, and you can create your own categories to add to the existing default list. As for the photo effects that you can apply to your images (either individually or in batches), the somehow limited 9-theme list allows you to add a black and white, sepia, vignette, soft focus, or antique finish to your best shots. The one-click process and the high-quality results make up for the short list of photo effects provided.

The creation of your own media files from existing photos and videos has undergone a complete renovation. You can now create your own DVDs, Blu-ray discs, and AVCHD high-definition files in three easy steps, including the possibility of adding a disc menu to your creations. Besides, you can produce stunning slideshows out of your photo collection, complete with background music and a dozen of slideshow styles and more than 30 high-quality transition effects to choose from. You can also use your favorite photos to create new screen savers and desktop backgrounds, and the program’s support for 3D media will allow you to transform your 2D photos and videos into three-dimensional images and movies.

Sharing to social networks and online media sites such as Flickr, YouTube, and even Facebook can now be done easily without leaving MediaShow. Likewise, you may want to send your freshly retouched images to your friends and family via e-mail, or convert your new movies into formats that your mobile devices support – CyberLink MediaShow provides you with the tools you need to convert your videos directly into codecs that your iPod, iPhone, PSP, and PS3 can understand. Thus, this comprehensive media editor and organizer offers you all the functionality you need to correct, enhance, organize, and share your favorite photos and videos in an attractive and intuitive environment suitable for all users, and especially those not too keen on highly sophisticated media editors.

Francisco Martínez
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Pros

  • Attractive and easy-to-use interface.
  • Intuitive and straightforward functionality.
  • Produces creative slideshows.
  • Wide array of transitions and other video and photo effects.
  • 3D support.
  • Video conversion capabilities

Cons

  • None
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