Serif products

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Serif have a range of software products, which are listed below.

Serif PagePlus[edit]

PagePlus
Developer(s) Serif Europe
Stable release X6 / 2011
Written in C++
Operating system Microsoft Windows
Type Desktop publishing
License Proprietary EULA
Website www.serif.com/pageplus/
Main article: PagePlus

Serif PagePlus is a desktop publishing (page layout) program developed by Serif. The first version was released in 1991 as the first commercial sub-£100 DTP package for Microsoft Windows. Serif's latest releases all support Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

PagePlus is primarily written in C++ using Visual Studio 2008, with a heavy dependence on the Microsoft MFC framework. The Windows GDI library was discarded early in development in favour of an in-house composition engine - supporting advanced bitmap and typeface operations. Said engine currently performs well in comparison to other GDI based products.

PagePlus is generally targeted at the "entry level" DTP user, much of the functionality present in market leading applications from companies such as Adobe Systems is present in PagePlus, such as working in the CMYK colour space. PagePlus also has the ability to view, create, edit and publish PDF files.[1] However Serif has failed to achieve much acceptance within professional circles, partly due to the notable absence of Macintosh versions of its products.

There is a free version of the software, called PagePlus Starter Edition. It is based on an older version of the software. In order to use this software, the user must download and install the program, then get an activation code through their email in order to unlock the software. The user has access to free designs and templates to download at the site.


Serif DrawPlus[edit]

DrawPlus
Developer(s) Serif
Stable release X5
Operating system Microsoft Windows
Type Vector graphics editor
License Proprietary
Website www.serif.com/drawplus/
Main article: DrawPlus

Serif DrawPlus is a vector graphics editor for Microsoft Windows. The latest version, DrawPlus X5, is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

It has many features that can be expected in such a program, such as graphical effects, gradient fills, transparency, animation and image slicing, and is capable of producing professional, high-quality images.

DrawPlus was often criticised for not supporting the SVG format despite being a vector graphics editor. However as of version X4 this SVG support has been added.

Serif WebPlus[edit]

WebPlus
Developer(s) Serif
Stable release X6
Operating system Microsoft Windows
Type Web Design Software
License Proprietary
Website www.serif.com/webplus/
Main article: WebPlus

WebPlus is a web design program for Microsoft Windows, developed by UK-based software company Serif. It allows users to design, create and upload their website onto the internet without any knowledge of HTML or other web technologies.

Much like Microsoft Word, WebPlus uses WYSIWYG drag and drop editing to add and position text, images and links as they would appear on the finished web page. Once a user has designed their site, WebPlus can preview the site in a web browser before uploading the site using the in-built FTP.

The software comes with a variety of pre-designed websites which can be used as a template for quickly designing a site. It also provides drawing tools for creating and editing buttons and web graphics.

WebPlus is available both as a paid-for version, WebPlus X6,[2] or as a cut-down Starter Edition[3] which is completely free.


Serif PhotoPlus[edit]

PhotoPlus
Developer(s) Serif
Stable release X6 / December 3rd, 2012
Operating system Microsoft Windows
Type Raster graphics editor
License Proprietary
Website www.serif.com/photoplus/
Main article: Serif PhotoPlus

Serif PhotoPlus is an image editing program for Microsoft Windows.[4] The latest version is Serif PhotoPlus X6. Serif PhotoPlus X6 is compatible with Windows XP (SP2, 32 bit), Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.[5] PhotoPlus is available both as a paid-for version, PhotoPlus X6,[2] or as a cut-down Starter Edition[3] which is completely free.

Serif MoviePlus[edit]

Serif MoviePlus
Developer(s) Serif
Stable release X6 / March 5, 2012
Operating system Microsoft Windows
Type Video editing software
License Proprietary
Website [6]
Main article: MoviePlus

Serif MoviePlus is a non-linear editing system created by Serif that allows both professional and home users to edit digital video and digital images.

The latest release, MoviePlus X6, runs on Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

From the early 2000s, MoviePlus has developed an enthusiastic user base. Originally, it was designed largely for editing video from MiniDV camcorders, largely to produce DVDs. Version 4 released in 2004 was a complete re-write of the previous Version 1. It included the ability to edit and generate Windows Media files and MPEG files as well as DV-AVI. Version 4 ran on Windows 98 SE, Me, 2000 and XP. The current version X6 has added many new features including the capability to edit and generate QuickTime, MPEG-4 and High Definition HDV files.

MoviePlus is affordable and popular with home and semi-professional filmmakers. It can be used to edit material from FireWire-attached MiniDV video from a consumer digital video camera, professional DV camera or HDV camera. The software captures video onto the computer's hard drive, where it can be edited and processed. The result can be recorded on MiniDV tape, converted into a format suitable for replaying on a PC, converted into a format suitable for uploading to a web site, or burning onto a DVD. The current version of MoviePlus X6 requires a minimum of an Intel Pentium 4 Hyper-Threading processor or AMD Athlon XP processor and 1 GB of RAM.


Serif Digital Scrapbook Artist[edit]

Digital Scrapbook Artist
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Digital Scrapbook Artist under Windows XP
Developer(s) Serif
Stable release 1
Operating system Microsoft Windows
Type Vector graphics editor
License Proprietary
Website www.serif.com

Serif Digital Scrapbook Artist is a digital scrapbooking program for Microsoft Windows.

It has many standard vector graphics features, and also includes features designed specifically for digital scrapbooking such as intelligent photo frames, a cut-out studio, photo adjustments and realistic filters effects. It also includes a selection of high resolution photographic assets, and is capable of exporting 300 DPI images for print or upload to photo sharing websites.

References[edit]

  1. ^ PC World - PagePlus X2 - Reviews - Software - Graphics & Publishing - Desktop Publishing
  2. ^ "Serif WebPlus X6". Serif. 2009. Retrieved 2013-01-03. 
  3. ^ "Serif WebPlus Starter Edition". Serif. 2009. Retrieved 2013-01-03. 
  4. ^ "Serif PhotoPlus". Serif. 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-03. 
  5. ^ "PhotoPlus X6 System Specs". Serif. 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-03. 
  6. ^ http://www.serif.com/movieplus/%7C

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