Microsoft Digital Image Suite 2006 ( Windows) review: Microsoft Digital Image Suite 2006 ( Windows)

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CNET Editors' Rating

3.5 stars Very good
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The Good Excellent organizational and image-editing tools; plenty of fun projects.

The Bad Three separate applications instead of one integrated program; requires 400MB of disk space.

The Bottom Line Microsoft Digital Image Suite 2006 is an easy-to-use and powerful image editor with a great organizer.

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By the end of a week in Myanmar, we had clicked our way through 1,000 photos and were seriously in need of a photo organizer. Fortunately, we had Microsoft's Digital Image 2006 Suite--a slick application trio designed specifically for sorting, labeling, editing, and sharing digital photos. The three tightly integrated programs in the suite--Digital Image Library (organizer), Digital Image Editor (image editor), and Photo Story 3.1 (simple slide-show creator)--are feature-rich and a snap to master. The intelligently designed interface and ubiquitous help make this program especially appealing to the casual user, but more serious photographers will find a wealth of heavy-duty editing features lurking beneath the friendly desktop.


Microsoft added quite a few new features to the 2006 version, including better organizing and editing tools and camera raw file support. Plus, the full-featured editor gained a black-and-white photo effect for colorizing, plus improved panoramic stitching with better control over the finished product. It may be a little pricey at $99, and it requires a gluttonous 400MB of disk space, but if you have mountains of photos that need organization and don't want to puzzle through jargon-filled manuals, Microsoft Digital Image Suite 2006 is an excellent investment.

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Microsoft Digital Image Suite 2006 ( Windows)

Part Number: S83-00430 Released: Jul 25, 2005
MSRP: $99.95 Low Price: $149.99 See all prices

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  • Release date Jul 25, 2005
  • Category creativity application
  • Compatibility PC