Serif software is for desktop publishing and creating graphics for print and Web. Back in the 1990s, the initial Serif, Inc. offering — Serif PagePlus — was the first low-cost desktop publishing software for Windows that rivaled more expensive programs such as PageMaker in its features. Today, Serif software includes a range of desktop publishing, Web Design, photo editing, and illustration software for Windows.
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The best known of the Serif line of products, PagePlus is the powerful, but still extremely affordable, page layout and PDF application. Frequently compared to Microsoft Publisher and various consumer-level desktop publishing apps, PagePlus is actually much more akin to the higher end Adobe and Quark page layout programs in the way it works and its features.
It's the page layout application that readers chose as the best for graphic design, business use, and personal projects in the 2010 About.com Reader's Choice Awards. There's a free starter edition that you can download to see how you like it. See this SE vs. Full Comparison Chart to see what you're getting.
Serif PagePlus X5 for Windows
Serif PagePlus Starter Edition:
Other Key Serif Products:
- PhotoPlus (Buy Direct) is the Serif digital image editing answer to Photoshop.
- DrawPlus (Buy Direct) is their vector drawing package.
- WebPlus (Buy Direct) is Serif's web design software solution.
- Serif also produces MoviePlus (Buy Direct) for digital video editing as well as applications for other specialized digital photo tasks.
Serif Digital Scrapbook Artist:
Digital scrapbooking is, in many ways, quite similar to desktop publishing. This scrapbooking software takes traditional scissors, pens, and stencils and turns them into digital tools. You'll get photo editing tools, edge effects, layers, filters, decorative text and more. In addition to scrapbooks, use the software to create greeting cards, postcards, photo books, and invitations. Make pages any size you want including 8" x 8" and 12" x 12".
Digital Scrapbook Artist 2 for Windows
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Where to Buy Serif Software:
You can purchase Serif software from their online store
or from retail resellers such as Staples, Office Depot, Fry's, Walmart, Computer City, and MediaMarkt.
How to Get Serif Software for Free:
From the Serif Free Downloads
area you can legally obtain free starter editions of Serif PagePlus, PhotoPlus, WebPlus, and other Serif titles. You'll need to supply an email address to gain access to the free downloads and a Product Key for the software.