Presto! Image Folio

Presto! Image Folio 4.2

Multimedia image-processor with editing capabilities

Processes images captured from scanners, digital camera, VCR, discs, etc. Edits, retouches, combines, compresses pictures and supports third-party plugins.

Presto! Image Folio 4 is a program for image processing, combining in one application, utilities to capture images from multiple devices, retouching, editing and adding effects tools, and the ability to combine and compress files. It runs on Windows 2000, XP (32-bit and 64-bit), or Vista (32-bit and 64-bit) and also with Mac OS X, 10.2, 10.3, 10.4 or later. However, not all features are available for Mac OS.
With this program you can open and work with TIF, PCX, BMP, TGA, JPG, PSD, WMF, and PNG files when using it on a PC and TIF, PCX, BMP, TGA, JPG, PICT files in Mac OS. In addition, you can acquire images directly from WIA or TWAIN devices you have connected to your computer, using automatic processing tools that allow you to scan and optimize the quality of the images. One interesting advantage to highlight is that you can scan multiple images and then compose a single image, which will be useful if you want to scan brochures, posters or images too large for the size of your scanner.
As for edition utilities, you have a broad panel of tools that allow you to make automatic adjustments for quality (brightness, contrast, tone, smooth, density, filters, effects, tiles, etc.) as well as achieving customized retouches to your images. You’ll be able to work with various layers to compose images along with backgrounds, texts, frames, and apply 3D effects and shadows to certain portions of your photos.
In addition, this program includes a variety of models to create presentations and postcards from photographs very easily.
You can save your images in various formats, as well as make conversions between formats and adjust the compression level of the file through advanced options. You can also generate wallpapers quickly and easily from the same interface.
Finally, we stress that this package includes help on line and off line, user manual, and the application Presto! Image Explorer. This is an explorer for images in the PC to preview the files and information, including various organizational options as well. In this way, you'll find searching and archiving images very simplified.

Lionel Mira
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Review summary


  • It includes a great variety of tools for retouching and automatic visual effects
  • It captures files from multiple WIA and TWAIN devices
  • It composes a single image from multiple scanned images
  • It includes Presto! Image Explorer


  • The custom editing tools are not that powerful or complete
  • The interface design can be obsolete
  • It’s only available in English
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