It inherits haze reduction and shake reduction from its big sister.
In addition to 4K, there are some interface tweaks and new guided edits.
Microsoft Office Excel 2003
If you're looking for gee-whiz features, you won't find them here. But there are still some nice enhancements.
While the updates to its Shake Stabilizer is welcome, the rest of the program's updates don't feel terribly compelling.
Nero 7 adds significant new features to this already impressive suite, furthering its reach to the living room and giving users a true bargain.
QuickBooks Premier 2006 is the best upgrade in years. Its slick new interface is the best in small-business accounting, and its accounting toolkit is easy to learn. Small but growing businesses should buy it.
Mid- to high-level graphics professionals will like this package, but it's overkill for just touching up photos and drawing organizational charts.
Best for coding and design pros, Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 is perhaps the sharpest, swiftest tool for developing and editing dynamic Web sites.
This update should be worthwhile for security-minded businesses and creative firms. With Acrobat 9, Adobe brings new Web relevance to print-ready PDFs by enabling embedded video and animation. Forms, security, and overall ease of use are also enhanced.
Why pay for a collection of second-rate audio add-ons and desktop decorations when you can find better junk for free on the Web? Skip Plus, unless you're looking for a silly holiday gift for a tech newbie.
Businesses that publish plenty and want a quick way to turn paper docs into PDF files or assemble catalogs from databases should turn to PageMaker.
Kudos to Adobe--the second version of Photoshop Album is a notable improvement over the first.
TurboTax 2008 is the most expensive tax app on the market, but it's also fast, complete, and straightforward. If finishing quickly is your goal, the extra cost is worth it. If you anticipate wanting live help support, look into TaxCut.
Faster, easier to use, and more powerful than the previous version, Dreamweaver 8 is a worthy upgrade for professionals, but amateurs should stick with a less complicated app, such as HomeSite.
McAfee Total Protection 2010 hits many of the right notes. It's easy to use and it's effective, but years of below-average releases will likely leave many users unwilling to give it a try.
Office for Mac 2008 may be the best pick for business users, but most people can get by with less costly alternatives.
Ulead's MovieFactory 3.0 Disc Creator joins the ranks of solid, multipurpose disc-burning programs, but Nero 6.0 remains our Editors' Choice.