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Microsoft Picture It! 99
 Picture It! is professional-quality photo editing made easy.
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Whether you're creating business cards, a garage sale flyer, or making a birthday card for Grandpa Howard, Microsoft Picture It! 99 makes powerful photo editing easy, so you get great pictures every time. For product information, please click on one the links below.

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Microsoft Announces Picture It! 99
"Great Just Got Better With Third Version of Leading Photo-Editing Software"

$20 Off When You Buy Picture It! 99
It's a buyer's market. Every box of Picture It! 99, which sells for an estimated price of $54.95, has a $20US/$30 CDN mail-in rebate attached to the front of the box.

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Read what industry experts are saying about Picture It!

Picture It! 99 Has Arrived!
Over the last year we've surveyed approximately 2000 Picture It! users, and they asked for more content and more touchup features. That's exactly what we've worked on. We've added two project-packed CD-ROMs of content. We've added clone painting to erase distractions from your photos. And we've added much, much more. Check out this feature list which highlights the new and novel in Picture It! 99.

Product Overview
Part number, key benefits, product feature summary, and more.

System Requirements
Hardware and software requirements, plus a list of compatible hardware, software, and file formats.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to common questions about Picture It. Show me the answers!


$20 Off When You Buy Picture It! 99

To obtain your rebate, mail in the following items to one of the rebate addresses listed below:

  1. The original coupon completely filled out.
  2. A copy of the sales receipt clearly showing the date of purchase and the name of the store.
  3. Picture It 99 product box top, with the product name and barcode intact.

In the United States, mail to:
Microsoft Picture It! 99 Rebate
Promotion# 49798499
P.O. Box 2813
Ridgely, MD 21681

In Canada, mail to:
Microsoft Picture It! 99 Rebate
Promotion# 49798500
P.O. Box 186
Fort Erie, ON L2A 5M9

In the United States and Canada, if you have questions about this offer, call (800) 622-4445.

Buy Online

Buy now or find the retailer nearest you.

Not sure? Read what the press have said about Picture It! Or shop for a bargain. We pulled these advertised prices from the Web sites of these software companies on September 1, 1998.

Microsoft Picture It! 99 $34.95
Adobe PhotoDeluxe Home Edition 3.0
$49, upgr. $39
MGI PhotoSuite II
Not announced
Live Pix 2.0 Deluxe $49.95
Kai's SuperGoo $49.95
Kai's PhotoSoap $49.95

*Price after rebates.

Product Overview

Graphics Studio Picture It! 99
Part No. 400-00082
ERP US $54.95/CDN $69.95

Make Good Pictures Great Pictures

Microsoft Graphics Studio Picture It! 99 is professional-quality photo editing made easy for both home and SOHO (Small Office Home Office) users.

Key Benefits

  • Easy to use. Smart Tasks automatically remove red eye, scratches, dust, or distracting objects from your photos.
  • Professional-quality output. New! Two CD-ROMs include almost 800 background photos and cut outs and 400 snap-to-fit templates for producing true photo quality output. Special business templates included.
  • Powerful and Fun Editing. New special effects allow you to make your photo black and white or sepia, make old photos look new, paint, distort, stamp and much more. New cloning tool easily erases distracting objects like telephone wires, cars or strangers from your photos.

Why Recommend?

  • Easy to use. No design expertise necessary. Wizards and smart tools make it easy for novice to advanced users to be instantly creative.
  • Professional-looking output. Create high-quality photo greeting cards, magazine covers, sports trading cards, business cards, flyers, collages and more.
  • Powerful photo-editing. Working with photos is as fast and easy as working with text, offering users the editing capabilities and performance of a professional imaging application on a standard PC.
  • Award winning. Picture It! has won virtually all comparative reviews and awards in the consumer photo editing category!

Top Line System Requirements

  • Multimedia PC Pentium 90 or higher processor
  • Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows NT 4.0 operating system or later
  • 16 MB of RAM
  • 90 MB of available hard-disk space
  • CD-ROM drive

Rebate Information

U.S. $20/CDN $30 rebate. Offer expires 9/30/99 Good only in the 50 Unites States, the District of Columbia, and Canada.

$50 in Offers from Kodak Inside the Picture It! 99 Box

  • Get your photos digitized and posted to Kodak PhotoNet Online for 30 days. You can download your photos from the site. (A $5.99 value free with purchase of photo processing.)
  • One FREE Kodak Picture Disk with 36 of your digitized photos. (A $5.00 value free with purchase of photo processing.)
  • $10 rebate on Kodak PhotoNet Online reprint orders
  • $20 rebate with purchase of a Kodak Digital Camera
  • $10 rebate with purchase of Kodak Ink Jet paper

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What do I use Disc 2 for?

  2. When you open certain projects or tasks, Picture it will ask you to insert CD 2, which contains additional Picture It! content:

    Photo albums, business cards, calendars, cards, certificates, collages, designer frames, designer mats, edges, e-mail post cards, flyers, fun money, head swaps, invitations, kids IDs, magazine covers, postcards, reprints, sounds, stickers, surface rubbings, text effects and trading cards.

  3. Why can't Picture It! see the thumbnails for .jpg files
  4. ?
    You might have installed another application after you installed Picture It! The installation could have changed the file extensions in the registry from lower case letters (.jpg) to upper case letters (.JPG). Picture It! doesn't read file extensions in upper case.

    To change the extensions in the registry back to lower case so that Picture It! can display .jpg file thumbnails, reinstall Picture It!

  5. I'm sending pictures in JPEG file format to my friends, who tell me they often have to scroll to view them because they're so large. What am I doing wrong? Or does the program they're viewing the pictures in influence the size?

  6. The Save for the Web task in Picture It! will reduce the size so that both you and the recipient can see the whole picture at once.
    Note: Reducing the size also decreases download time.

    Try this:

    1. Make sure the picture you want to send is open in the picture pane.
    2. On the Workbench tab, click Save & Send, and then click Save for the Web.
    3. Click One-quarter screen, then complete the task.
    4. On the Workbench tab, click Save & Send, and then click Send Via E-Mail.

  7. How do I print several pictures on a page?

  8. Answer is just three easy steps:

    1. On the Workbench, click Print, and then click Print Reprints.
    2. In step 2, double-click the template you want.
    3. In step 3, drag each picture onto one of the stand-in pictures.

System Requirements

To use Microsoft Picture It!™, you need:

  • Multimedia PC with Pentium 90 or higher processor
  • Microsoft Windows 95™ or Windows 98 operating system or Windows NT Workstation operating system version 4.0 or later
  • 16 MB of RAM 90 MB of available hard-disk space
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Super VGA; 1 MB of VRAM
  • Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device
  • Optional: Audio board with headphones or speakers

Note: Internet access with a MAPI-enabled e-mail client is required to e-mail photos over the Internet (Microsoft Outlook™ Express included). Internet access may require payment of a separate fee to a service provider.

Compatible with:

  • Kodak digital cameras and scanners
  • Hewlett-Packard PhotoSmart products
  • Most other digital cameras, scanners or printers
  • Kodak Photonet Online
  • MIX, JPEG, PCD, TIFF, WMF, BMP, CDR, GIF, PCX, PNG, TGA, and more file formats


Picture It! 99 Feature List

Easy to Use!

Step by step wizards guide you through every tast

Automatic "Snap-to-Fit" design templates

New! Alignment guides help you line up objects in a collage

New! Quick Touchup for fast access to most common editing tasks

Getting photos into your PC is easy.

Wizards make capturing photos from scanners or cameras a snap.

Supports many different file formats including mix, bmp, wmf, wpg, pct, pcx, hgl, dxf, plt, dib, drw, eps, jpg, tif, gif, pcd, pcx, cdr, emf, tga, png

Optimize your printing and photo management.

One button preview and print

Drag and drop photos into Word or Publisher

Cataloging to quickly find your photos

Print mulitple photos on a page

New! Print real photos with Kodak and Fuji

More Photo Editing!

Crop, rotate, zoom, flip

Combine unlimited numbers of photos into one collage

Automatically fix red eye, scratches, brightness/contrast, tint and sharpness.

Cut out objects or people by tracing, or cut out with New! cookie cutter shapes

New! Clone painting to erase distractions from your photos

New! Touchup painting lets you adjust the tint, brightness/contrast, sharpness, bluriness of a specific section of a photo

New! Cutout by color let's you click on one color and cut all of it out of your photo

New! Wrinkle Remover

New! Skew

High-quality photo output every time.

Create collages, cards, frames, calendars, business cards, flyers, postcards and more

New! 2 CDs with 800 backgrounds and clip photos and 400 templates

New! Head Swap templates.

New! Photo Album templates

New! Create your own stamp


Apply cool edges, paint, distort, apply artististic effects and add fancy test.

New! Emphasize highlights the focus of your photo turning the background black and white or faded.

New! Old to New turns yellowing photos into sharp black and white shots

New! Turn color shots into timeless black and white or sepia tone photos.

Go Online

New! More flexible, completely customizable email, multimedia postcards and slideshows.

New! Save for the Web preps photos for posting to your web site.

New! Shop for Photos online, an inexpensive way for Picture It! users to get more photo content

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