Microsoft PhotoDraw

Microsoft PhotoDraw

It is an advance version of PhotoDraw 2000 to help you create rich graphics
The product is discontinued by the developer
3.8  (296 votes)
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License type: Commercial

The unveiling of Microsoft PhotoDraw version 2.0 in less than a year’s time after the initial release of Microsoft PhotoDraw 2000 has really left everybody spellbound. With the release of Microsoft’s PhotoDraw 2000, the dream of every graphic artist was fulfilled. Just a few mouse clicks and they were able to manage their websites, create texts, animated GIFs, logos, and apply picture effects. Now that a better version of PhotoDraw 2000 is available in the stores with an affordable retail tag of $109.00, it is really great news for all graphic designers across the globe.

Microsoft’s PhotoDraw 2.0 has been launched with a number of outstanding features with a view to satisfy all the creative needs of the users. With the new wizards introduced in this latest version, you can create graphics much beautifully and faster than before. Moreover the newly added animated tools enables you to give a wide range of special effects including the addition of an effect named ‘star’, which is only available in this software. With Microsoft PhotoDraw 2.0, creating rich 3D texts have become easier than ever or you can even choose from an already existing text. Creating hotspot within the pictures, picture buffer, new Save As wizard, a wide collection clip arts are some of the added features packed in Microsoft PhotoDraw 2.0. In addition to that it is also integrated with Microsoft FrontPage and Microsoft PowerPoint and other Microsoft Office features. This latest version of PhotoDraw contains a number of filters and also allows you to add your own with the support of plugin.

This new version of Microsoft PhotoDraw is all packed in a 3CD media with a setup similar to Microsoft Office 2000. Like all other Office 2000 software of Microsoft, the PhotoDraw 2.0 setup is easy-to-install, repair and manage and fast enough. The interface is also similar to that of the previous version of Microsoft PhotoDraw, except the two new toolbar buttons – Web Effects and Save. In addition it includes a new file format, the MIX 2, which is compliant with the previous version file format, the MIX 1.

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Review summary


  • Includes a feature that enables you to add ‘star’ effect to the pictures
  • Includes a new Save As wizard
  • Includes ready-made 3D text effects and clip arts


  • Contains no Microsoft agent
  • Customization of toolbars by adding or removing buttons or texts is not allowed
  • Tools are not as good and flexible as in Photoshop or Paintshop Pro
  • Does not have the feature to select accurate areas to give a retouch to your pictures
  • While using models, you need to insert the CD 2 of PhotoDraw 2000
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