Shares Easy Media Creator's star turn is still in creating and editing your own media files from scratch Our Verdict Great value, but better individual packages are available For Against Jack of all trades means master of none Gone are the days when you'd have to head down to the store and pick up a slideshow maker, a video maker, a video capture tool, a CD burning tool, an image editor and so on and so forth. With Easy Media Creator you're provided with all the tools in one, very full, box of tricks. If you want the best products on the market, expect to pay out extra - the copy of VideoWave you're supplied with here can't hold a candle to Adobe Photoshop Elements, nor will Paint Shop Pro quake at the thought of being replaced by PhotoSuite 7. Suites like this stick resolutely to the beginner end of the market, but often that's all you need to string together your clips and photographs. Give it a few more months and multimedia suites really will be able to do everything. They'll head out with your camera, track down your family and watch them like a hawk until they do something interesting, then mix it up on a DVD while you sleep. Interestingly, top billing this time around doesn't go to one of the multimedia parts of the set - products whose names rather give away their speciality: Instead, the big new sell is Backup MyPC Deluxe, which offers a comprehensive way to both back up and restore your system data without having to drop out of Windows. Individual back-up profiles offer all the flexibility you need to password protect data, schedule your back-up runs and verify a successful copy. This isn't the only tool vying for the top spot, however. Assuming that your discs don't feature fiddly copy protection, you can mount and emulate them on the hard drive with the Disc Image Loader, saving yourself from having to keep all of your CDs on hand just to run a program or find a particular document. Of course, it's no trouble to burn or copy data either to or from a disc, including dual-layer.