How did this get offered in the Apple Store?
SImply instaling this software would be enought to know that it is broken at best. I would have expected the Apple Store to remove this kind of trash before putting it out there for Apple Customers. Bottom line, Composer FX lite makes Apple and the Apple Store look bad. NOT worth the time to download.
Downloaded the free version. Double clicking opens a window and I follow the screen instructions to drag in an image from the desktop. Nothing happens. There are supposed to be options to select from, but that pane is blank. Clicking on any of the buttons produces nothing. Maybe they'll do an update for this app - it looks like it would be really fun to use.
Just plain doesn't Work!
I originially had version 2.0.4 running on Leopard and I loved it. It quit working with Lion and I assumed this newer version would fix that. WRONG! It was a good product but must not be ready for Lion.
This Lite version was supposed to be free. I was charged the full price. Impossible to get Apple to issue a refund.The email address on the company's website is incorrect and my email bounced back as "undeliverable".Whether or not the app itself is any good is irrelevant at this point. Not a good way to do business.
It's simple to use. Drag an image in, mess with it, and pull it out to the desktop.I like the effects. I've used the bulge to simulate a "Mega-mind" portrait for facebook. I've used many of the others(ASCII Art, City Lights, Comic Book) to create images for cards, I've used the Color Controls to create different renderings of the same photo, sliced them and put them back together for a Warhol effect.... and I -really- like the Kaliedescope effect.2 small drawbacks (remember the price before you consider these to be "negative"): You can't combine effects unless you pull the image out and put it back in again .... and it would be awesome if Kaliedescope was somehow useable as a screen saver. The rendering is fascinating to watch.