Microsoft drops Digital Image Suite

Microsoft Corp. has discontinued a line of digital photo software, saying that the functions can now be found in Windows Vista and other Microsoft software. Copies of Digital Image Suite will be available while supplies last and existing customers will be supported through April 30, 2010 or three years from purchase date, whichever comes first, Microsoft said on its Digital Image Suite Web page. The software is also still available on Amazon.com.

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I love DI-it's a great program, intergrates with Works Suite. Paint.NET-insterestingly has a MS copyright for some bits:Portions Copyright © 2007 Microsoft Corporation.

Actually their Digital Image Suite is very good. Better than most of its competition.

If anything, Photoshop is the bloatware. Too many confusing options.

As for Microsoft "supporting" the software. That is a joke. I have never once seen them put out updates to software like this. They always make you buy the new version if you want any bugs fixed.

This was once called Microsoft Picture It! I have a full verion copy of it that shipped with my copy of Office 2000 (you remember the large pack for Office 2000 lol.

Of course not, they are Microsoft, they will just buy Adobe. Further, Microsoft has got strong allies in the DOJ and pretty much every other government agency. They could easily avoid anti-trust issues.

If they did, maybe they would release a version of Creative Suite that is actually affordable so that the level of available torrents would go down. As it stands right now, anyone can get a hold off the suite for free.

Seriously, though, they are likely just reorganizing the product to another category. It is very likely that "if" Microsoft does release a new digital imaging program it will be under the Microsoft Expression name.

The Digital imaging suite isn't a competitive product to photoshop, neither is photoshop meant to be a cheap affordable product for the home editors who fix up their vacation photos and stuff like that.

PS is a pro editing suite, not a toy.

Well let's not forget Paint.NET either. Now days, Paint.NET is the only photo editing program that I use. I have completely replaced PhotoShop and Paint Shop Pro with it.

Chugworth said,
Well let's not forget Paint.NET either. Now days, Paint.NET is the only photo editing program that I use. I have completely replaced PhotoShop and Paint Shop Pro with it.

Agreed. Paint.Net has most of what a home user or hobbyist needs for light use. And it's free.

MrCobra said,
It's a very cheap knock-off of Photoshop Elements.

Actually, from what I remember, Digital Image Suite was available for a lot longer than Photoshop Elements.

The Cub said,
Didn't know they had a "Digital Image Suite". Don't care ether.

It's a very cheap knock-off of Photoshop Elements.

And the "antiM$" squad continues to exist.


Microsoft's Digital Image Suite is great. Not as powerful as Photoshop but still great.

testman said,

Actually, from what I remember, Digital Image Suite was available for a lot longer than Photoshop Elements.

Correct!

southside said,
And the "antiM$" squad continues to exist. :rolleyes:

If you didn't like what someone posts then don't post a reply to it.

MrCobra said,

If you didn't like what someone posts then don't post a reply to it.

yes because that would start a discussion, and who would want to "discuss" news in the comments area for the news aarticle. it's not like it's there to... discuss the news...

I wouldn't bash Digital Image Suite. I know different people who use it as their main photo editing program and prefer it over PhotoShop Elements simply because it's easier to use and it does what they need.

The program has been out for many years now. The earlier versions were called PictureIt, and it was first released in the late 90's.